Aled Treharne on November 21st, 2007

Last Friday, Skype posted this notice to their status pages indicating that they were contacting users who had bought 0207 London geographic numbers for their SkypeIn accounts. SkypeIn is a service that allows Skype users to have a normal UK phone number that people can dial to reach them on Skype. There’s been nothing more around […]

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Aled Treharne on November 5th, 2007

Some time ago, I was a religious reader of UserFriendly (about the same time I was reading BoyMeetsBoy and a few other online cartoons). When I came back from the states, my internet access changed and eventually it dropped off my radar. Having recommended it to Sean a few months back, I’m catching up. It’s […]

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Aled Treharne on July 27th, 2007

In response to the growing VoIP industry in the UK, Ofcom have released a new consultation. This investigates whether it should mandate certain types of VoIP provider to carry 999 calls. this could have far reaching impacts on a number of providers, but does it mean the end for Skype?

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Aled Treharne on May 31st, 2007

I was going to write a post on how thanks to someone deciding to upgrade Xorg in the FreeBSD ports tree, it caused me a problem or two. After two days of compiling, installing, tweaking, and generally spending time on trying to a desktop system working at work, I really couldn’t be arsed. I appreciate […]

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Aled Treharne on April 26th, 2007

First, an apology. For those of you who hang on every word I write (yes, both of you), I apologise for not updating you. Things have been quiet recently. Well, no, not quiet – because I have been manically busy, especially at work where we have far more work than time. It’s just there’s not […]

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Aled Treharne on December 28th, 2006

Yes, thanks to all who let me know the formatting is borked – that’s the last time I write it offline in Word. Thanks Microsoft. I’ll fix it shortly… Update: All the recent posts are now sorted.

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Aled Treharne on December 13th, 2006

So the time has come. I need to upgrade from php4 to php5 – mainly because Sean’s bitching at me, but I kinda wanted to do it for a while and PHP5 is fairly stable now. So, I head on over to the ports tree and see what’s what. Right, so there’s a php5 port. […]

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Aled Treharne on October 24th, 2006

[13:48:16] Jon Pearse says: mysql> delete from table WHERE foo=’a’ AND tableId=8169; Query OK, 1 row affected (4.39 sec) [13:48:21] Jon Pearse says: Holy shit [13:48:27] Jon Pearse says: That scared the crap out of me Yup, that’s a crap and very busy server. (For the non-techies, a simple query like that should take a […]

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Aled Treharne on October 16th, 2006

On Friday I had a conversation with a supplier that went something like this: Me: Hi, I need a quote from you guys for a managed server, with foo disks for the OS and bar disks for the Database, dual Xeon, 4Gb RAM, Supplier: Sure. I’ll email it to you. Me: Thanks. This morning I […]

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