Aled Treharne on June 30th, 2006

Sean’s come across a problem recently on his laptop where there’s an earthing problem (probably) on his laptop is causing the headset/mic he has to buzz and hiss. Sean’s voice is naturally quiet, and especially when we’re trying to get a little privacy to talk and he’s in a place where he can’t be alone […]

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Aled Treharne on June 30th, 2006

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Aled Treharne on June 30th, 2006

Pager’s just gone off [1036] with an “Area call standby” for possible shouts of help from Craig Cerrig Gleisiaid, just above the A470 and technically in Brecon’s area I believe. I however am stuck in work babysitting a dying server and writing a report for a client… …oh wait and there goes the Area call [1049]. […]

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Aled Treharne on June 30th, 2006

Several months ago: Me: Don’t get harddrives with the server, Dell use Maxtors. PHB: But they’re cheap…. ex-BOFH[1]: It’s ok, buy several of them, it doesn’t matter when they fail because they’re RAIDed…. Me: ! PHB: Where’s my credit card? Yesterday: User: Moan, server foo is being crap… Me. Let me see. Er, hrm. That’s […]

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Aled Treharne on June 28th, 2006

In an email discussion following the recent death of a geek community member, I found this quote to be highly accurate for us geeks: One of the readers at the service said that as long as someone was in your heart, they were still alive. For us geeks of course, as long as you are […]

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Aled Treharne on June 26th, 2006

No, the Canadians weren’t falling, thankfully. This weekend was a jolly spiffing weekend, chaps. Friday Jon and I left work and headed back to his place for a relaxing cuppa before I headed back to Senghenydd. This didn’t turn out quite as described since Jon had some visitors – Dora and Richard (apparently known as […]

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Aled Treharne on June 23rd, 2006

Where do I start on this? First, a clarification. I’m not talking about children, I’m talking about adults and inter-personal relationships. I’m also not talking about tryin to stop someone from doing something bad, instead I’m talking about people trying to instill a certain behaviour in other people. I’m going to take you back to […]

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Aled Treharne on June 23rd, 2006

I sent BT an email recently asking for an interim bill. My email consisted of: Hi. On account foo, can I get an interim bill please. I’ve registered online, but it’s not pulling up my details. Thanks. The reply, which makes me wonder what they thought I was writing was this: Dear Mr Treharne Thank you […]

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Aled Treharne on June 22nd, 2006

So I timed my 2-mile route this morning and I’ve got it down to 44 mins 50s, though my hayfever is playing up and it’s giving me asthma which is annoying as hell. Especially as my inhaler is still buried in the pile of crap that came back from Cheddar. It’s there somewhere… To be […]

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Aled Treharne on June 21st, 2006

Tip of the day dialogue boxes. Great idea, I quite like them as it often gives me something I never knew about before. Today’s tip was just stupid. For a piece of software that tracks your time on different projects so that you can bill the customer: “Put a description of what you’re doing into […]

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