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Archive for November, 2007

DataCenter Dynamics – London November 2007

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

I attended the Datacenter Dynamics conference in London last week. As the name suggests this was about data centres, and in particular about the facilities such as power and cooling. There were some good presentations and the underlying themes of almost all the presentations was about Green computing. The important thing being that this is […]

Electronics with Linux

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

The current version of Linux Format has an article on programming a hardware controller to interface to electronic circuitry. This is based using the Arduino available from pcb europe. I’ve written an email to Linux Format all about it. I’ve particularly enjoyed the 10 Great DIY Projects and Hardware hacking articles. I hope you are […]

Moving House

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Well we managed to move in the end, so goodbye Coventry and hello Redditch. Most of the furniture is still flat packed, and all the rooms are full of boxes, but we are getting there. Here are a few of the companies that we used: Estate Agent in Coventry – Wiglesworth Wiglesworth were really good […]

Letter to Linux Format – Published in Christmas Edition – OpenOffice.org Special Edition Magazine

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

I’ve had another of my letters published in Linux Format magazine. This time it relates to the OpenOffice.org Special Edition magazine. This is a magazine and DVD available from WH Smiths. Although on the magazine stands it’s more like a software package complete with instruction manual rather than a normal magazine. It caters for all […]

Alcohol tax rise – would it cut excessive drinking?

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

There is a news item on the BBC web site about the government being lobbied to increase Tax on alcohol for health reasons. BBC News: Campaigners want alcohol tax rise. I have posted a response on the web site. The website restricts to only 500 letters which is a bit short to really put a […]

Broadband reconnected

Monday, November 5th, 2007

After over a week without a proper Internet connection at home, I’m back online. Virgin Media have just been around to reconnect me. I’m not quite fully reconnected as I want to have the cable modem in a back bedroom, which means calling in a specialist cable installation team. For now I have a wired […]


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