Archive for the ‘General’ Category


Well our age’ed Dell server has finally hit a limit with cacti. Currently it has: Hosts:354 Data-Sources:16943 RRDs Processed:8744 And has hit a limit with Disk i/o. What I plan to do is: Move it onto a temp virtual server. Completely rebuild the old dell with two RAID 1 sets each on 2 disks – […]

September 12, 2006 · robert · Comments Closed
Posted in: General, Networking, Software

What I want from a linux TV Application

Unfortunately there appears be a lack in applications that use some of the best features of DVB in the uk. What I want from a TV application is: Ability to record digital TV as it is broadcasted without any additional compression Ability to record more than one channel at once (preferably more than 2 some […]

August 2, 2006 · robert · Comments Closed
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LugRadio – Sunday

Sunday – woke up with a minor hangover, but a shower and breakfast sorted this out. This time I got chance to have some toast and coffee. Got down to the SU in plenty of time. On sunday I listened to the following talks: John Leach – Everyone Loves Eric RaymondAnother one of the talks […]

July 31, 2006 · robert · Comments Closed
Posted in: General, Thumbs Up

LugRadio Live – Saturday

Saturday was the first day of the “Official” event. I eventually got up from simply lying down in the bed for a while (I did get some sleep, but the heat of the room woke me up quite early), went for a shower and then for some breakfast. Sward wanting to get there early so […]

July 30, 2006 · robert · Comments Closed
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LugRadio Live – Friday

Last Weekend I went down to Lug Radio Live in Wolverhampton. A great weekend it was too. I got down there about 5ish Friday, then waiting about 30min for Junior ‘s (sward) train to arrive (he missed the one he was meant to be on). As it was the first time either of us had […]

July 29, 2006 · robert · Comments Closed
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Well I must take part of my last post back – it would appear the reason Rockbox was struggling was due to some corrupt files. I would still be nice if it could handle them slightly better and not caus playlist confusion – but now I know the reason behind it at least.

May 25, 2006 · robert · Comments Closed
Posted in: General, Software

Current Projects

Work: Test TN5250 for Windows as a replacement for Teemtalk Test thinstation to allow reuse of slow computer (+ the ten as yet unused blade servers) Finish migrating the Citrix Metaframe XP on 2k applications to the new Presentation Server 4 on 2003 + Loads of other stuff Home: This site Shift the email system […]

November 4, 2005 · robert · Comments Closed
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Change of Name

I’ve changed the blogs name – mainly so I have a whinge about windows when I want and not be OT. Anyway Windows Whinge 1: Why have and add remove programs system which 1) Doesn’t list who added the program or when it was added – especially given the fact that even on a locked […]

November 1, 2005 · robert · Comments Closed
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What is this: A Blog of computer related stuff going on in my life. I have other out lets where I’m sure with the use of a good search engine you can find – but I never really go into details about some of the computer stuff I do. So this page is here to […]

October 31, 2005 · robert · Comments Closed
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