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    by , 28th June 2008 at 05:31 AM
    I have joined up on and I have to say that I am now hooked! So, far I have created five lenses, some of which are:

    - How To Choose A Web Host
    - Computer Jargon Buster
    - Nerdcore
  2. Stuff this week

    by , 17th June 2008 at 04:39 PM
    Right - rain tomorrow (so they say) so I might have to drive to work instead of cycle. Look out of the window tomorrow then decide.

    Thursday - car going for MOT. Hope if passes, it seems OK but it is 11 years old.

    Friday - friend's birthday so taking the camper van up to Glyncorrwg mountain bike centre for a weekend of drink, chats and mountain biking.:drunken_smilie:

    Saturday - as above.
  3. Blog, eh?

    by , 17th June 2008 at 02:45 PM
    So how does this thing work?
  4. Exams

    by , 17th June 2008 at 07:38 AM
    Oh joy exams all this week, luckily I do BTEC ICT so we have no Exam for that which is excellent as I would proably get annoyed by answering questions such as "Name an email application" and "What do you use Microsoft Word for?"

    At least I have study leave

    So, everyone have fun at work and wish me luck!
  5. Weapons of War: the Dust Bunny Epidemic

    by , 10th June 2008 at 02:09 PM (Ramblings from the Restaurant at the Ragged Edge of Reason)
    Dust Bunnies, my own private war, a war waged unseen by the staff or pupils of the school. Vastly outnumbered I am left to wage war on these often unseen and unnoticed foes. They seem native so the school, appearing from out of nowhere and colonizing the cooling components of computers and switches throughout the site. Once there they breed, quietly waiting and building up their number biding their time waiting for the opportunity to rise up against us.

    The Costs:
    The ...
  6. The DMI Discontinuity and the Perils of Brand X Computing

    by , 6th June 2008 at 06:27 AM (Ramblings from the Restaurant at the Ragged Edge of Reason)
    The Idea:
    Built into practically all late model computers there is a small chunk of the BIOS flash memory reserved for management information such as the brand, type and serial number of the product. This was originally called DMI (Desktop management Interface) but has now been renamed SMBIOS (System Management BIOS). This little chunk of memory is accessible by a number of means including WMI and hardware identification programs such as Everest. This little chunk of information is a fabulous ...
    Network Managment
  7. 3 Years On This One Is For You

    by , 5th June 2008 at 06:48 AM
    Well we made it to our 3rd birthday and what a ride it has been so far from our first months to just finish running out latest conference. So many people I could thank and if tried i would miss someone out so think best thing is to say a big thank you to everyone who has made this site from my fellow admins to the mods and to most important people you the membership who make this site.

    The site has always had ethos that if a member has an idea then heck if we can do something to ...
  8. Conf done, now on to the next bag of worries

    by , 1st June 2008 at 11:40 PM
    Well, now the conf is all done and everyone is left happy and content it just remains for me to worry about just how to pay for it!
    Don't worry, we will have enough (eventually!), but, if you didn't know, Fasthosts decided to take a years worth of hosting out of our bank with no warning, yes, it was due for renwal (I though we had another 2 months and was going to cancel anyway), but it was galling that they didn't send a reminder email, and that the invoice\receipts was automatically sent ...
  9. ok so it's saturday night....

    by , 31st May 2008 at 10:21 PM
    ...and i'm staying in despite just being paid, everyone else is busy and there's sod all on telly, have watched all the films I own at least boring and sad is this? flatmate has even bogged off out for the evening, so i've been sitting on my own and now i'm rather bored. I'm reduced to watching mtv and the music channels on sky...nothing else has caught my interest.

    anybody else staying in on their own?

    on a good note, i have made some progress with a website ...
  10. Cache Pilot - Search facility not working any more

    by , 18th May 2008 at 09:09 PM
    The search facility on my Espresso server isn't working anymore. I have changed its ip address but nothing else. Anyone any ideas? I've looked at the search code and it seems to be Perl but I've no idea where the code is directing the search to - it doesn't seem to be ip referenced. Help please.