Category Archives: IT stuff

I’ve been working in IT since before someone thought of calling it IT, so it’s pretty likely I’ll be writing some IT related posts.

Moving to MythTV

I’ve long meant to take a closer look at MythTV, but I’ve never really had the time nor the hardware, so it’s been just another project waiting in the pipeline. Besides, we’ve had a Nokia PVR for over ten years, … Continue reading

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FTTH – we’re online!

Slightly late update, but as of last Friday 23/3/2012, we have fibre-optic internet access! My provider called up in the morning to say “never mind about the VLAN, we’re skipping that, just use plain DHCP to get an address.”. Sure, … Continue reading

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FTTH – our fibre box is here!

We’re still missing the final step, but as of this morning, the 2nd last step was accomplished, the neat little white plactic box was installed, see picture. Apparently we have a total of twelve fibres – four for building 1, … Continue reading

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Why not join GIMPS?

The Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search has got to be one of the first collaborative internet projects open to the public. I’ve been participating since sometime in the late 1990s, but I can’t find any record of exactly when. Today … Continue reading

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Need to upgrade webserver

Having just installed WordPress, it has become only more obvious that my webserver needs upgrading. It already runs quite a few things, including my company website and a few hosted customers, but sofar it has been perfectly adequate. Now however, … Continue reading

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