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SQL – not dead yet!

Mar 28th, 2014No Comments

Just when you thought it was safe to dump all your MySQL tools, switch SQLAdministrator for RoboMongo and dump ApachePHP for Node.js, it appears someone has thrown a thumping great spanner into the works!

CRYSIS [not] for Windows

Mar 12th, 20141 Comment

So with the advent of Valve porting all their games to Linux, the first Domino fell. Here comes the next one, Crytek have just announced that their game engine will now run natively on Linux, so watch out for games like Crysis and Ryse coming to a Linux box near you soon!

Netcraft

Mar 12th, 2014No Comments

I’ve been following Netcraft for many years and they’re a company who produce some very interesting and useful (free) Internet metrics and are often overlooked. Each month they produce a report detailing some of the more technical aspects of the Internet and what’s going on. Here’s a sample of their Newsletter (reproduced with permission) take a look!

SPOF #2 – Clustered Filesystem

Sep 27th, 2012No Comments

The second instalment in the Single Point Of Failure series is now available detailing how to go about installing a Gluster filesystem. Click here to visit [&hellip

SPOF #1 – Storage Node

Sep 26th, 2012No Comments

The first instalment in the Single Point Of Failure series is now available detailing how to go about creating a ZFS based storage node. Click [&hellip

No single point of failure …

Sep 24th, 2012No Comments

Over the last 20 years, practically since on-line services came about, I’ve been chasing the holy grail of computing in the Internet age ..