Outage 2 – Faceparty

Posted on January 30th, 2008 by Luke Sheldrick.
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30 01 2008

“An error (504 Gateway Timeout) has occured in response to this request.”

Come’on chaps, sort it out!

You’d think a big enough site like that, would at least have come redundancy.

p.s no it isn’t my connection, it’s when you try to log in, so more than likely their DB back-end… pft

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Outage

Posted on January 30th, 2008 by Luke Sheldrick.
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30 01 2008

Oh yes, I forgot to mention, my stupid firewall at home died again, leaving my primary MX, Site (including blog), and numerous applications offline.

It keeps losing it’s default gateway. It usually reboots it’s self, but occasionally doesn’t. The remote hands (i.e. housemate) doesn’t wake up til 15:00ish, so had to leave it off.

Should all be solved as soon as I get my colo sorted 😀

As for the firewall, never get a Netgear FVS124G. It’s completely rubbish. This fault, and more annoyingly it’s bottleneck. It only has a 12meg throughput, which is brilliant considering I am on a 20meg line (which I do actually get).

Will have to save some pennies for a PIX or something similar.

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Goodbye windows, hello linux

Posted on January 26th, 2008 by Luke Sheldrick.
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26 01 2008

Well tonight decided that both the XP / Vista (dual boot) installed on my main desktop at home were too annoying and memory hogging.

Decided to give a Linux distro a go, as have become quite accustomed recently to the unix way of doing things (well have a few cent servers running, and have a macbook).

Went for Ubuntu Gutsy (7.10), and after fighting with it to play nicely with my nVidia graphics card, and Dual HP monitors, it seems pretty cool.

Still gotta get it to play with my web cam (shouldn’t be too difficult) and my Asus TV Tuner card, which so far doesn’t look too promising on the t’internet.

Oh and… can’t sleep again. Grr!

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Office 2008 (Mac)

Posted on January 25th, 2008 by Luke Sheldrick.
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25 01 2008

Installed this yesterday on my macbook, and must say I am very impressed.

Install was super smooth, run’s without any problems (well so far), and seems about 10 times faster than both 2003 and 2007 on ze PC.

Entourage 08, is quite simply brilliant. Plays nicely with HTTP DAV, so it means all my exchange accounts (well work and home) can be sync’ed without having to VPN in (work dont have outlook over http supported, but do use OWA). All just works.

Once thing I have noticed with entourage is that it acts like many other non-ms products i.e. when you click reply it will add a header to the original mail like

On 24/01/2008 10:18, “x” wrote:

and is much better and handling bottom posting replies 🙂 all is good.

That is all

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