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The Last GUADEC?

MortenMW Re:GUADEC? (376 comments)

I was wondering about the same thing, I've never heard about GUADEC before. Thanks for clearing it up.

about a year ago

How One Drunk Driver Sent My Company To the Cloud

MortenMW Re:Bad design Cloud? (290 comments)

It might be a bit harsh but still, if the production is critical and you expect it to work at all times you can't be surprised when shit happens if you don't have a good and tested plan. Moving everything to the cloud does not necessarily solve this issue. What if "something" happens to the cloud provider? What if someone hacks your prod system? What if you accidentally delete your data?

You still need a backup, you still need a distaster recovery plan, you still need some sort of HA solution and you still need qualified personnel. Personally I would not trust that my cloud vendor actually does this for me.

I don't really have a lot against the cloud, I have actually set up and used Office 365 for a small/medium business. But I still have local copies of that businesses data and a local Exchange server in case "something" happens.

about a year and a half ago

How One Drunk Driver Sent My Company To the Cloud

MortenMW Bad design Cloud? (290 comments)

If a single drunk driver is able to stop your production and that production is critical you are doing something wrong to begin with. While the cloud might (and probably will) offer better HA and DR it will not fix a bad design by itself. The article also states: " I didn't want to create my own internal IT department". I' guessing Andrew Oliver is a PHB.

about a year and a half ago

Piracy Rates Plummet As Legal Alternatives Come To Norway

MortenMW Re:We are just pirating a different way (261 comments)

"Hack it"? Using a proxy or a VPN tunnel is not hacking, its circumventing the restrictions.

about a year and a half ago

Book Review: Programming PHP 3rd Edition

MortenMW Re:Facebook? (155 comments)

Its pretty interesting reading. However he used a carpenter analogy which renders any argument invalid. If he had used a car analogy I would have believed everything he's written.

about a year and a half ago

Did Google Tip Off EU About Microsoft Browser Ballot?

MortenMW Re:Obvious troll (187 comments)

They still are, at least in MSDN and ActionPack, but I don't think I have ever seen it in retail or actually running at an end-users computer

about 2 years ago

Cisco Exits the Consumer Market, Sells Linksys To Belkin

MortenMW About time (284 comments)

In an attempt to save some money for my business I bought several WAP4410N's in my office to provide wireless networking. They worked great, the setup was easy, they had good range and nice functionality, they were even quite cheap.

So, based on my good experiences with the AP's, I decided to use them in one of our other offices. I bought three of them and configured them like the first ones I bought. None of them worked..... They crashed at random (but at least a couple of times each day), multiple SSID's did work, RADIUS failed. After some research I realized that the sticker underneath the AP's said "V2", the first ones I bought said "V1". It turns out that Cisco had done "something" to the hardware and called it version 2.

Contacting Cisco was meaningless, the only answer I got was "Yes, we know it does not work, you should have bought something more expensive from us". Hopefully Belkin has a bit more respect for its customers.

about 2 years ago

Server Names For a New Generation

MortenMW Keep it simple (429 comments)

I generally just use the location and function of the server. Something like this: Country-Function-Number. So a web server in the US would be US-WEB-1 and the second database in Germany would be DE-DB-2. Makes troubleshooting and looking for a machine a bit easier.

more than 2 years ago

Google Deploys IPv6 For Internal Network

MortenMW Re:Supported (260 comments)

I actually have a PowerConnect 5424 with similar problems. I have to disable STP on ports connected to non-managed switches. As its not easy to control what the user plugs into his/her port i have to disable STP on the switch. As far as I can see on the labeling its Allied Telesys, just with a Dell logo slapped on top.

about 3 years ago

Why Do Companies Backup So Infrequently?

MortenMW Easy (403 comments)

It's expensive, so management does not really want to pay for new tapes, a disk-based system or cloud backup. It requires personnel, which management does not want to pay for either. It's boring for the persons involved (who likes testing their backup?).

more than 3 years ago

Android Phones Get Virtualization

MortenMW Print version (122 comments)

I'd appreciate a link to the print version, like this

about 4 years ago

Kaminsky Offers Injection Antidote

MortenMW Re:"Kaminsky" (244 comments)

Why would a code-monkey write erotic novels?

more than 4 years ago

Apollo 13 Mission Manual Pages To Be Auctioned

MortenMW Why not a museum? (96 comments)

In the worst case, someone buys it and keeps it in their "private" collection. In effect, no one will ever see it again. Why can't NASA give it to a museum?

more than 4 years ago

FCC Asks You To Test Your Broadband Speeds

MortenMW Geolocation? (454 comments)

Im able to run the test from outside the US. This data con not possibly be considered trustworthy.

more than 4 years ago

Correcting Poor Typing Technique?

MortenMW Dvorak (425 comments)

Switch to dvorak, then go back to qwerty. If its still not fast enough, go to azerty and then back to qwerty.

more than 4 years ago

US To Build Nuclear Power Plants

MortenMW Re:That's good (622 comments)

Very simplified, but should work:

  1. Find a mountain
  2. Create a tunnel deep into it
  3. Build chambers inside the tunnel
  4. Fill chambers with waste
  5. Fill chamber with concrete

more than 4 years ago

"No Scan, No Fly" At Heathrow and Manchester

MortenMW Re:Another reason not to fly via Heathrow (821 comments)

Just go to Stansted instead of Heathrow. It takes longer to get to London, but its usually cheaper.

more than 4 years ago

Solutions For More Community At Work?

MortenMW Re:Ideas: (205 comments)

Propaganda has to be fast :)

more than 4 years ago



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