Monthly Archives: March 2007

ICANN rejects rude TLD again!

I see that ICANN have again rejected a proposal for a .XXX top-level domain. This has been going on for years, and I hear people with kids banging on about how good it would be if all porn sites were … Continue reading

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XML, Perl, MRTG, wibble wibble wibble

Busy day today, feels like my brain is going to melt!   Had to start using XML in anger today, the Address Allocator portion of VitalQIP 7 uses it in a big way for the CLI’s, so I wanted to write … Continue reading

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Sybase Central weirdisms

What’s going on with Sybase Central in Sybase 15? I have just spent the last hour setting up my log devices only to find that Sybase Central has only been "altering" the database to use 1/4 of each log device, e.g. if I … Continue reading

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Sybase localisation problem

After all these years, Sybase 15 still seems to suffer from some localisation issues. Today I have installed Sybase 15 on a Red Hat 4 box and changed the language to UTF-8 using the the Sybase "sqlloc" utility. After running … Continue reading

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The Strolling Bones play IoW!!!

Woo-hoo! Found out yesterday that the Rolling Stones are headling the IoW Festival on Sunday 10th June! As Lenny and I have tickets, this is great news and I am really looking forward to it. Not only are the stones … Continue reading

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GTOUK web site down again

Well it seems the web site I run (www.gtouk.org.uk) is down again. This is depressing, the hosting company we use (Bargain Hosts) are so unreliable, but to move to another host will involve a load of work and hassle. As I … Continue reading

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Pensions nightmare

I’ve spent the last week reviewing my pension arrangements, and it has turned into a bit of a minefield. It seems that while my pension hasn’t been performing as well as some others, I have managed to build up quite … Continue reading

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