[Possible Job] Perl, Linux

2001-06-07 Thread Dave Hodgkinson


I'm doing some work for a .com type company in the travel sector. They
have a network support blokey and a Windozey programmer type, but
since their live system is apache and linux they have a slight hole in
their skillset.

Are there any of you lot still looking for jobs? 

Nice offices in W2 BTW.

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Re: M$ SQueaLServer

2001-06-07 Thread Simon Wistow

Ian Brayshaw wrote:
 
 What I'm trying to find is industry evidence of SQueaL's performance (or
 lack of). The more gory the details the better. 

It's not unbiased and you have to sift through the cruft but checking
old Ask-Slashdots is often worth doing as the occasional person comes up
with some hard evidence and some convincing facts.

Building Large Scale e-Commerce Systems?
http://slashdot.org/askslashdot/00/09/07/1758230.shtml

might have some stuff and I'm sure there was something about terabyte
database solutions one time

Linux Databases with Huge Tables?
http://slashdot.org/askslashdot/99/09/29/0520201.shtml

RAID Solutions For Terrabyte Databases?
http://slashdot.org/askslashdot/01/01/11/2243216.shtml

might also have some useful links

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Re: [Possible Job] Perl, Linux

2001-06-07 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Piers Cawley [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 I presume that this is a permie thing?

Yes. And I'd estimate that _most_ of you I know would be, um, a bit
too heavyweight for them...

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Re: M$ SQueaLServer

2001-06-07 Thread Roger Burton West

On or about Wed, Jun 06, 2001 at 04:58:11PM -0700, Paul Makepeace typed:

At the end of the day, the simple fact is that Windows 2000 crashes more
frequently than *n[ui]x does -- this surely is unquestioned fact.

Bear in mind also this item from Monday's RISKS (21.44):

Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 12:20:53 +0400 (MSD)
From: Oleg Broytmann [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Insurer considers Microsoft NT high-risk

[...] An insurance company has started to charge 5-15% more if you use
Windows NT as a base for Internet services:

  We saw that our NT-based clients were having more downtime due to
  hacking, says John Wurzler, founder and CEO of the Michigan company, which
  has been selling hacker insurance since 1998.  Wurzler said the decision
  to charge higher premiums was not mandated by the syndicates affiliated
  with Lloyd's of London that underwrite the insurance he sells.  Instead,
  the move was based on findings from 400 security assessments that his firm
  has done on small and midsize businesses over the past three years.
  Wurzler found that system administrators working on open-source systems
  tend to be better trained and stay with their employers longer than those
  at firms using Windows software, where turnover can exceed 33 percent per
  year.  http://www.zdnet.com/intweek/stories/news/0,4164,2766045,00.html

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Re: London.pm List Weekly Summary 2001-06-04

2001-06-07 Thread Robert Shiels

From: Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 whether there were any Masai tribespeople on the list. Anyone? Anyone?
 
 reminds me of that Reggie Perrin snippet ..
 'Is there anyone here from Tarporley ...'
 
 I dunno .. maybe I'm getting old.

pass the earwig would you please...

/Robert





Re: London.pm List Weekly Summary 2001-06-04

2001-06-07 Thread Robin Szemeti

On Thu, 07 Jun 2001, Robert Shiels wrote:
 From: Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  whether there were any Masai tribespeople on the list. Anyone? Anyone?
  
  reminds me of that Reggie Perrin snippet ..
  'Is there anyone here from Tarporley ...'
  
  I dunno .. maybe I'm getting old.
 
 pass the earwig would you please...
 

I didn't get where I am today by saying 'earwig' instead of 'thank you'

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Real Solutions For A Virtual World 



Re: Social meet

2001-06-07 Thread Greg McCarroll

* Lucy McWilliam ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
 
 Oki, assuming I don't get stranded in rush hour traffic (I'm only
 ickle), can find my way to the the PO (I used to do orienteering)
 and can recognise you lot, I shall see you tomorrow.  Tho' if
 anyone going has a mobile I'd appreciate the number just in case.
 
 L.
 07939 476024
 

i'm 07957 386 815

i'm also going to be free this afternoon after about 2 ish (ill
switch the phone on then) so if anyone wants to meet up before
the meeting give me a bell

-- 
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Re: London.pm List Weekly Summary 2001-06-04

2001-06-07 Thread Paul Makepeace

On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 10:25:17AM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote:
 I didn't get where I am today by saying 'earwig' instead of 'thank you'

Might it've helped?

P



Re: Social meet

2001-06-07 Thread Robert Shiels

From: Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 

 i'm 07957 386 815

 i'm also going to be free this afternoon after about 2 ish (ill
 switch the phone on then) so if anyone wants to meet up before
 the meeting give me a bell

Between 5 and 6pm I'll be wandering up and down TCR looking for a new PDA.
Sony Clie is my preferred choice at the moment. If anyone knows a good shop,
or is good at haggling and wants to help, I'm on 07801 814138.

/Robert






Sony Clie (was: Re: Social meet)

2001-06-07 Thread Dominic Mitchell

On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 10:45:09AM +0100, Robert Shiels wrote:
 Between 5 and 6pm I'll be wandering up and down TCR looking for a new PDA.
 Sony Clie is my preferred choice at the moment. If anyone knows a good shop,
 or is good at haggling and wants to help, I'm on 07801 814138.

Has anybody got the USB syncing thing to work under Linux/BSD?  I tried
coldsync, but unfortunately, the USB protocol that sony use appears to
be completely different to the visor one that it supports.  :-(

-Dom

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Re: Social meet

2001-06-07 Thread Greg McCarroll

* Robert Shiels ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
 From: Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  
 
  i'm 07957 386 815
 
  i'm also going to be free this afternoon after about 2 ish (ill
  switch the phone on then) so if anyone wants to meet up before
  the meeting give me a bell
 
 Between 5 and 6pm I'll be wandering up and down TCR looking for a new PDA.
 Sony Clie is my preferred choice at the moment. If anyone knows a good shop,
 or is good at haggling and wants to help, I'm on 07801 814138.
 

funny enough i was planning on going to TCR as well, for a new digital
camera (something cheap and cheerful) - i just hope PO will let me
charge it 

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Re: Social meet

2001-06-07 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

Robert Shiels [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 From: Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  
 
  i'm 07957 386 815
 
  i'm also going to be free this afternoon after about 2 ish (ill
  switch the phone on then) so if anyone wants to meet up before
  the meeting give me a bell
 
 Between 5 and 6pm I'll be wandering up and down TCR looking for a new PDA.
 Sony Clie is my preferred choice at the moment. If anyone knows a good shop,
 or is good at haggling and wants to help, I'm on 07801 814138.

those nice people at scan.co.uk were offing it at 199 the other day...

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  Interim CTO, web server farms, technical strategy
   



Sony Clie (was: Re: Social meet)

2001-06-07 Thread Paul Mison

On 07/06/2001 at 10:45 +0100, Robert Shiels wrote:

Between 5 and 6pm I'll be wandering up and down TCR looking for a new PDA.
Sony Clie is my preferred choice at the moment. If anyone knows a good
shop,
or is good at haggling and wants to help, I'm on 07801 814138.

When this came up on IRC I asked at Micro Anvika who wanted 240 ukp inc
vat for the basic package (8MB onboard, 8MB memory stick, etc). Mark
Fowler paid about the same, but after haggling his way up and down the
street, so I'd just cut the hassle and go there.

Mind you, I'm no good at the haggling thing, so YMMV.


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::  bongo drum thing isn't easy.' dadadodo





Re: Sony Clie (was: Re: Social meet)

2001-06-07 Thread Tony Kennick


On Thu, 7 Jun 2001 10:59:32 +0100
Paul Mison [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 On 07/06/2001 at 10:45 +0100, Robert Shiels wrote:
 
 Between 5 and 6pm I'll be wandering up and down TCR looking for a new PDA.
 Sony Clie is my preferred choice at the moment. If anyone knows a good
 shop,
 or is good at haggling and wants to help, I'm on 07801 814138.
 
 When this came up on IRC I asked at Micro Anvika who wanted 240 ukp inc
 vat for the basic package (8MB onboard, 8MB memory stick, etc). Mark
 Fowler paid about the same, but after haggling his way up and down the
 street, so I'd just cut the hassle and go there.
 
 Mind you, I'm no good at the haggling thing, so YMMV.

On a roughly related note, can anyone recommend somewhere to look for the
following.

1) Laptop screen repairs. We have had the backlight go on a gateway at
work that is out of warrantee.

2) Cheep low end laptops. Basically don't need anything with a lot of zoom,
just want to put linux on it to relieve train boredom. So my only real
want is reasonably standard kit inside and battery life.


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Re: Sony Clie (was: Re: Social meet)

2001-06-07 Thread Robert Shiels

From: Dominic Mitchell [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: 07 June 2001 10:44
Subject: Sony Clie (was: Re: Social meet)


 On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 10:45:09AM +0100, Robert Shiels wrote:
  Between 5 and 6pm I'll be wandering up and down TCR looking for a new
PDA.
  Sony Clie is my preferred choice at the moment. If anyone knows a good
shop,
  or is good at haggling and wants to help, I'm on 07801 814138.

 Has anybody got the USB syncing thing to work under Linux/BSD?  I tried
 coldsync, but unfortunately, the USB protocol that sony use appears to
 be completely different to the visor one that it supports.  :-(

I did some reading on this, and you are of course right. The Sony machine
has a serial interface, with some kind of USB conversion. Therefore you only
get serial speed from the sync, but you don't have to mess about with serial
ports and IRQs and stuff. I suppose I should get a PalmV, but I like Sony
stuff so much, and it does have the memory stick expansion slot.

/Robert




Re: Sony Clie (was: Re: Social meet)

2001-06-07 Thread Dominic Mitchell

On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 11:10:48AM +0100, Robert Shiels wrote:
 From: Dominic Mitchell [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 10:45:09AM +0100, Robert Shiels wrote:
   Between 5 and 6pm I'll be wandering up and down TCR looking for a new
 PDA.
   Sony Clie is my preferred choice at the moment. If anyone knows a good
 shop,
   or is good at haggling and wants to help, I'm on 07801 814138.
 
  Has anybody got the USB syncing thing to work under Linux/BSD?  I tried
  coldsync, but unfortunately, the USB protocol that sony use appears to
  be completely different to the visor one that it supports.  :-(

 I did some reading on this, and you are of course right. The Sony machine
 has a serial interface, with some kind of USB conversion. Therefore you only
 get serial speed from the sync, but you don't have to mess about with serial
 ports and IRQs and stuff. I suppose I should get a PalmV, but I like Sony
 stuff so much, and it does have the memory stick expansion slot.

I've got a sony laptop with a builtin memory stick slot, so it's not the
end of the world, but it would be very handy to sync to my Linux box as
well...

I tried looking up developer docs for the clie on the web, but there's a
a dearth of information about it, and what there is is protected by
sony's restrictive licensing.  It's a real shame, I wanted to add jog
dial support to a doc reader, but I'm probably not going to be able to
now.  :-(

Sony: Lovely kit, crap support.

-Dom

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Re: M$ SQueaLServer

2001-06-07 Thread Ian Brayshaw

Hi guys,

Thanks for the input. I'll investigate further, but it has confirmed my 
suspicions that SQueaL hasn't made an impact at the terabyte level.

As for the job, it's good, but not the be-all and end-all. I'm too 
passionate about what I do to work on systems that I don't believe in. 
Anyway, it would be the excuse some are looking for to dump Perl/Apache and 
move to ASP/IIS/ColdFusion.

Might see you at the pub tonight and do a proper introduction.

Cheers.


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Re: Sony Clie (was: Re: Social meet)

2001-06-07 Thread Robert Shiels

From: Paul Mison [EMAIL PROTECTED]

 On 07/06/2001 at 10:45 +0100, Robert Shiels wrote:

 Between 5 and 6pm I'll be wandering up and down TCR looking for a new
PDA.
 Sony Clie is my preferred choice at the moment. If anyone knows a good
 shop,
 or is good at haggling and wants to help, I'm on 07801 814138.

 When this came up on IRC I asked at Micro Anvika who wanted 240 ukp inc
 vat for the basic package (8MB onboard, 8MB memory stick, etc). Mark
 Fowler paid about the same, but after haggling his way up and down the
 street, so I'd just cut the hassle and go there.

PCWorld were doing it for 249gbp, so I suppose 240gbp will save me a bit.
Thanks everyone, it's nice to know in advance the kind of price to expect.
I'm crap at haggling too.

scan.co.uk btw will charge me £252.63, (includes 10pp). Not very good if
they can't undercut PCWorld.

/Robert




Re: Sony Clie (was: Re: Social meet)

2001-06-07 Thread Robin Szemeti

On Thu, 07 Jun 2001, Tony Kennick wrote:

 On a roughly related note, can anyone recommend somewhere to look for the
 following.
 
 1) Laptop screen repairs. We have had the backlight go on a gateway at
 work that is out of warrantee.

SKA system engineering ..purveyors of all manner of laptop spares 01582
477970 ..did me a backlight invertor for a toshiba for 10 quid and a new
Li battery for 65 .. the invertors usually plug in easy enough once you
get the case apart.

 2) Cheep low end laptops. Basically don't need anything with a lot of zoom,
 just want to put linux on it to relieve train boredom. So my only real
 want is reasonably standard kit inside and battery life.

www.laptopshop.co.uk

or just buy a nice new Dell ;) ...

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Redpoint Consulting Limited
Real Solutions For A Virtual World 



Re: Sony Clie (was: Re: Social meet)

2001-06-07 Thread David Cantrell

On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 11:12:23AM +0100, Tony Kennick wrote:

 On a roughly related note, can anyone recommend somewhere to look for the
 following.
 
 2) Cheep low end laptops. Basically don't need anything with a lot of zoom,
 just want to put linux on it to relieve train boredom. So my only real
 want is reasonably standard kit inside and battery life.

Morgans, New Oxford St.  They have a webshite too, but I disremember the
address.

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Re: Sony Clie (was: Re: Social meet)

2001-06-07 Thread Robin Szemeti

On Thu, 07 Jun 2001, Tony Kennick wrote:

 2) Cheep low end laptops. Basically don't need anything with a lot of zoom,
 just want to put linux on it to relieve train boredom. So my only real
 want is reasonably standard kit inside and battery life.

and .. crap web page .. but...

http://www.sterlingxs.co.uk/system/index.html



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Re: Sony Clie (was: Re: Social meet)

2001-06-07 Thread Robin Szemeti

On Thu, 07 Jun 2001, Dominic Mitchell wrote:

 I tried looking up developer docs for the clie on the web, but there's a
 a dearth of information about it, and what there is is protected by
 sony's restrictive licensing.  It's a real shame, I wanted to add jog
 dial support to a doc reader, but I'm probably not going to be able to
 now.  :-(
 
 Sony: Lovely kit, crap support.

their Memory Stick is a closed book. bastards. they only release
documentation to their partners after big bucks licences .. so any chance
of seeing memory stick support natively under linux is probably going to
be from someone with a copy of IDA pro and Softice reversing the windoze
drivers.

I just dont get why they wont release specs .. surel;y the plan is to
sell as many memory sticks as possible? ..or hav I missed someting?

-- 
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Real Solutions For A Virtual World 



Re: Sony Clie (was: Re: Social meet)

2001-06-07 Thread Roger Burton West

On or about Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 11:40:20AM +0100, Robin Szemeti typed:

I just dont get why they wont release specs .. surel;y the plan is to
sell as many memory sticks as possible? ..or hav I missed someting?

Yup. The plan is (a) not to get kicked out of bed by MS and (b) not to
have cheap memory-stick-compatible devices (cf Apple clones).

R



Re: Sony Clie (was: Re: Social meet)

2001-06-07 Thread Dominic Mitchell

On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 11:40:20AM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote:
 On Thu, 07 Jun 2001, Dominic Mitchell wrote:
  I tried looking up developer docs for the clie on the web, but there's a
  a dearth of information about it, and what there is is protected by
  sony's restrictive licensing.  It's a real shame, I wanted to add jog
  dial support to a doc reader, but I'm probably not going to be able to
  now.  :-(
  
  Sony: Lovely kit, crap support.
 
 their Memory Stick is a closed book. bastards. they only release
 documentation to their partners after big bucks licences .. so any chance
 of seeing memory stick support natively under linux is probably going to
 be from someone with a copy of IDA pro and Softice reversing the windoze
 drivers.

Well, the memory stick works just fine (at least under FreeBSD).
It just appears as a SCSI-over-USB device (and I'll wager that's how
it's implemented in the clie as well).  I suppose that the PCMCIA memory
stick reader does something totally different?

 I just dont get why they wont release specs .. surel;y the plan is to
 sell as many memory sticks as possible? ..or hav I missed someting?

Pass.  Withholding developer information to *anything* seems nuts to me.

F'rinstance, I'd love the jog dial to work on my laptop, too...

-Dom

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Re: Sony Clie (was: Re: Social meet)

2001-06-07 Thread Robin Szemeti

On Thu, 07 Jun 2001, Dominic Mitchell wrote:

 Well, the memory stick works just fine (at least under FreeBSD).
 It just appears as a SCSI-over-USB device (and I'll wager that's how
 it's implemented in the clie as well).  I suppose that the PCMCIA memory
 stick reader does something totally different?

kewl .. thats a step forward from he situation a while ago .. excellenty
  
  I just dont get why they wont release specs .. surel;y the plan is to
  sell as many memory sticks as possible? ..or hav I missed someting?
 
 Pass.  Withholding developer information to *anything* seems nuts to me.

ideedy .. do they really think that by withholding info they will stop
people cloning things ? arsewipes the lot of em. as any fule kno there is
precious little that you cant do with some strong acids and an electron
microscope .. anything is possible.

 F'rinstance, I'd love the jog dial to work on my laptop, too...

and if you could make the 'stop play FF REW' buttons on my inspiron
accessible to something linuxy on my Inspiron I'd be pleased too. 

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Redpoint Consulting Limited
Real Solutions For A Virtual World 



Re: Sony Clie (was: Re: Social meet)

2001-06-07 Thread Robin Szemeti

On Thu, 07 Jun 2001, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:

  their Memory Stick is a closed book.
 
 Fine with me. Then maybe we'll get decent short range wireless data
 exchange with good authentication and encryption.

and the problem with Lucent Orinoco ( + RC128 )  is?

actually I was keen on using the memory stick for data capture in a
datlogger I;d been working on .. but it lokkslike im stuck with either
SmartMedia or CompctFlash ... prolly compact flash as it mounts as a
plain IDE device.

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Redpoint Consulting Limited
Real Solutions For A Virtual World 



London.pm posting stats

2001-06-07 Thread Paul Makepeace

This is dated from beginning of last year, and mutt is saying that's
about 13,700 messages (gasp!). Note that some people
(cough/dcrosscough/) appear more than once. Not that a) they
necessarily need it b) have any hope, ever, of catching Greg...

  Greg McCarroll: 1546 **
  Dave Cross:  762 
  Jonathan Stowe:  729 ***
   Robin Szemeti:  586 **
  David Cantrell:  563 **
  Paul Makepeace:  504 
Leon Brocard:  459 **
Piers Cawley:  378 
  David H. Adler:  365 ***
Simon Wistow:  355 ***
   Philip Newton:  331 **
   Jonathan Peterson:  316 **
 Michael Stevens:  258 
 Mark Fowler:  250 
David Hodgkinson:  223 ***
 Dave Hodgkinson:  198 **
   Aaron Trevena:  192 **
   Robert Shiels:  176 *
  Redvers Davies:  176 *
   Roger Burton West:  156 *
Dominic Mitchell:  152 
Steve Mynott:  147 
   Neil Ford:  144 
Dean:  139 
Simon Cozens:  134 
   Robin Houston:  128 
   Richard Clamp:  122 ***
 Elaine -HFB- Ashton:  120 ***
James Powell:  118 ***
   Peter Corlett:  117 ***
   Nathan Torkington:  109 ***
   Struan Donald:  108 ***
dcross - David Cross:  106 ***
Matthew Byng-Maddick:  100 ***
 Tony Bowden:   97 ***
 Marcel Grunauer:   96 ***
  Paul Mison:   95 ***
Cross David - dcross:   86 **
Andy Wardley:   83 **
   Dean S Wilson:   82 **

Paul, *finally* not anywhere near the top.

PS The ratty bit of code, should anyone wish to automate this, that
   produces this is:

cat $* | formail +1 -x From: -ds | perl -lne 's-\\?--g;s/(\w+), ([\w\s]+\w)/$2 $1/;/^ 
(\w.*) / and $p{$1}++; END {printf %20s: %4d\n,$p,$n while ($p,$n) = each %p}' | 
sort -t : -k 2,2rn | head -40 | perl -lpe 's-(\d+)$-$1 .*x($1*($s||=50/$1))-e'



Re: London.pm posting stats

2001-06-07 Thread Dominic Mitchell

On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 04:26:44AM -0700, Paul Makepeace wrote:
 Dominic Mitchell:  152 

Oh dear.  And I haven't even been subscribed since the beginning of the
year...

-Dom

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Re: Sony Clie (was: Re: Social meet)

2001-06-07 Thread Robert Shiels

From: Dominic Mitchell [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 
 Sony: Lovely kit, crap support.
 

Has anyone seen http://www.sonystyle.com/micros/clie/

/me drools.

/Robert




Sony Clie (was Re: Social meet)

2001-06-07 Thread Neil Ford

On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 10:45:09AM +0100, Robert Shiels wrote:
 From: Greg McCarroll [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  
 
  i'm 07957 386 815
 
  i'm also going to be free this afternoon after about 2 ish (ill
  switch the phone on then) so if anyone wants to meet up before
  the meeting give me a bell
 
 Between 5 and 6pm I'll be wandering up and down TCR looking for a new PDA.
 Sony Clie is my preferred choice at the moment. If anyone knows a good shop,
 or is good at haggling and wants to help, I'm on 07801 814138.
 
 /Robert
 
I would strongly suggest you check out the Palm M500/505 as they come in the
lovely Palm V form factor but have an expansion slot (taking both Secure
Digital and Multimedia cards)
http://www.palm.com/products/accessories/expansioncards/

or alternatively the Handera (formerly TRG) 330, which uses the Palm III
form factor, supports existing Palm III peripherals but has both a Compact
Flash and a SD slot for expansion!
http://www.handera.com/

Oh yeah, and it's got a real speaker :-)

Neil.
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Managing Director, Yet Another Computer Solutions Company Limited
[EMAIL PROTECTED] - http://www.yacsc.com



Re: Big Shiny Toys (was: Re: M$ SQueaLServer)

2001-06-07 Thread Elaine -HFB- Ashton

Dominic Mitchell [[EMAIL PROTECTED]] quoth:
*
*AFAIK, the starfire (Sun Ultra Enterprise 1) only goes up to 64
*processors (I used to work on an under equipped one  ;-)  The SGI
*challenge does 128 procs, though.

The starfile does, indeed, max out at 16 boards with 4 processors each
making 64 processors in total. It also has a cap of 64 GB ram.

*Sorry, but I have no experience of SQL server worth mentioning, just
*Oracle.  Although the starfire had 6Gb of RAM in the place I used to
*work at, it still ran like treacle.  But I'm no DBA, so there's probably
*a very good reason for it doing this.

Yeah, probably someone was a cheap bastard after buying the E10k. One of
the major US broadcasting companies used to run their website on a couple
of U2s with 512mb ram and a NFS mounted filesystem with Oracle..and let us
not forget them using FrontPage for collaborative design. Buying fast
hardware is only one part of the solution. 

If the E10k was slow it was most certainly due to bad system operation
desgin and a human who didn't connect the dots and follow the slow I/O. 

*[1] The ultrasparc was still stuck at 400Mhz last I looked...

Look again. The UltraSparc-III is at 750Mhz and up. 

e.



rewind elector

2001-06-07 Thread jo walsh


eek, i've just grokked that george osborne, who was 2 years above me at
college, has been elected tory mp for tatton. i wish i hadn't been
passed out on dave's sofa at that point. gah, i feel old and sleepy

so nothing changes, but it was nice to realise that in the company of
perlmongers.

cheerz

jo
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