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So, I finally got an SSD

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Having had (another) drive failure recently, taking out my entire steam games library, I decided when it came to replace it, to use 2, one for OS and stuff, and another for Games and the like. Perfect, sounds like an … Continue reading

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Attach a SATA disk to a local XenServer instance.

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Recently, I have been using XenServer to run a small cloud instance, this has been great but there are a few things you can’t just do with the XenCenter GUI. One of these, was to control and manage an extra … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview

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Microsoft Today have opened up Windows 8 for anyone who wants to test and try the latest version of Windows. This is the consumer preview program and it allows users to download and try a time limited verison of Windows … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Logo Revelead

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For the first time since very early versions of Windows, the new logo for Windows is actually closer to an actual Window! Gone is the wavey flag effect and instead we have a simple, blue Window.

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Google Chrome’s New Features? Good or Bad

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This week Google have pushed out the latest version of Chrome, bringing with it security updates and several new features. One of these features introduced is “Preemptive Rendering”, which on the front of it sounds like it could be a … Continue reading

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Reliance on 3rd Party Services – Good or Bad?

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More and more, developers are becoming reliant on 3rd party services to provide data, provide code or enhance the site that they offer. This can be as simple as somewhere else hosting some of your resources, be it simple Javascript … Continue reading

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New Servers – Costing them Out.

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When planning server upgrades and features, cost is always high on my personal consideration list. This isn’t just an upfront cost or a monthly cost but what gets called the total cost of ownership. What you pay over the life … Continue reading

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Even Microsoft Wants to rid the world of IE6 now

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10 years ago now, Microsoft unleashed Internet Explorer 6 on the world… even now it is still a heavily used browser, even after 2 upgrades have been released and a 3rd is on the way this year. Microsoft themselves have … Continue reading

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Is it good to work without a framework now?

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My initial thought would be “god no”, however there are some benefits to working without one. The biggest advantage to what I’ll call stray code, without any form of framework is its easy to add to, anyone can jump in … Continue reading

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Facebook Visualising Friendships

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You can do interesting things with data, in this case a Facebook engineer has taken all the Facebook friend relationships and mapped them out producing the following image. Click here to view a high rest image of this Every relationship … Continue reading

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