Monthly Archives: September 2005

Laptop Diary, Linux, software updates and grub

I contemporaneously published three Laptop Diary article on my sun/oracle blog, about Linux, software updates, grub and x-windows again, caused by my need to move my triple boot forward from its original Dell to a newly issued Toshiba. It might once have been helpful, but I doubt that it remains so in 2016, when I posted this bookmark.  … » Read more …

Wine & Wisdom

Mark Pennycook & Bill Trim of Company-I & I had dinner at The Don restaurant in the City today. We were just catching up, discussing business, organisational issues and red wine. The sommelier was very helpful and while some may sniff at our choices, we drank  … » Read more …

The best in the country

On my sun/oracle blog, I reflect on the 2005 BCS Infrastructure Developer of the Year competition; I was one of the judges.  … » Read more …

Sybase 15

I popped into the Brewer’s Hall at the invitation of Sybase for their UK launch of Sybase 15. The have three great new features to help them compete with Oracle and the free ones, and its good to see them spend some money and more importantly intellect on the database server.  … » Read more …

More soon to be ex-colleagues

Dave Jones ,one of Sun’s Client Solutions CTOs and occasional blogger, was over last week and we hooked up and went to a works party. It was thrown by a bunch of the volunteers for our UK redundancy programme which you may have read about in “The Register”, here… . It was surprisingly enjoyable. The company i.e. at the party just shows that sometimes management lose track of what they’re trying to do   … » Read more …

Visiting Berlin

I travelled with the family to Berlin over the bank holiday weekend. I’ve never been there before and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The city is at the social, historical and physical centre of Europe. I’d hoped to avoid much of the history; its a sad tale of totalitarian success and much democratic failure but the Berliners have found ways to celebrate their resistance and successes and its hard to avoid, from the remaining bullet holes in some walls, to the new & rebuilt landmarks of the past and the remnants of the wall, the many T34s and Check Point Charlie.  … » Read more …

Learnings make benefit glorious blog server snipsnap

During August and early September, I made some progress in implementing a private snipsnap server. The original articles are here, and here. I used snipsnap for a number of years and most of my thoughts and notes on how to make it work are now posted to this site’s companion wiki, or to its own home site.  … » Read more …