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phpBB 3.1 Ascraeus Released

Just a quick heads-up for those that use it, phpBB 3.1 Ascraeus as been released. It’s a feature release, so the upgrade is a bit messy. I did the “automatic” upgrade. There was so much manual work involved, I would recommend you take the approach of deleting the old files, replacing with the new ones, then […]


phpBB 3.1 Ascraeus Released was first posted on October 28, 2014 at 8:41 pm.
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Website Outage Warning : 26 Oct 2014 20:00-00:00 GMT

Just a quick note to say the website will be out of action this evening for 3-4 hours. There have been a couple of random failures recently. With nothing in the logs to work with, I figured I’d try testing the hardware. Yesterday I tested the disks and they came back OK. Tonight it’s the […]


Website Outage Warning : 26 Oct 2014 20:00-00:00 GMT was first posted on October 26, 2014 at 9:38 am.
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The Ad Hoc Reporting Myth

Empowering users! Giving users access to the information they need, when they need it! Allowing users to decide what they need! These are all great ideas and there are plenty of products out there that can be used to achieve this. The question must be, is it really necessary? There will always be some users that need […]


The Ad Hoc Reporting Myth was first posted on October 20, 2014 at 8:42 am.
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ReadyNAS 104

My old NAS went pop a little while ago and I’ve spent the last few weeks backing up to alternate servers while trying to decide what to get to replace it. Reading the reviews on Amazon is a bit of a nightmare because there are always scare stories, regardless how much you pay. In the […]


ReadyNAS 104 was first posted on October 18, 2014 at 2:36 pm.
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Yosemite : It’s like OS X, but more boring to look at!

I went on my MacBook last night and saw I had updates available on the App Store. I figured this was one of those Twitter updates that seem to happen every time you blink. Much to my surprise it was a new version of OS X. You can tell how little of an Apple fanboy […]


Yosemite : It’s like OS X, but more boring to look at! was first posted on October 17, 2014 at 6:19 pm.
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Managing your Database in a Zombie Apocalypse

Zombie Server Room

Only two things are really certain: network latency over long distances, and the fact that humanity will soon rapidly degenerate into undead brain-eaters. When that day comes, when the dead are crowding at your door and the windows are busted out and ripped up rotted arms are clawing at the inside of your home, I […]

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Another Great OpenWorld

Steve at the Delphix Booth

Last week I attended Oracle OpenWorld 2014, and it was an outstanding event filled with great people, awesome sessions, and a few outstanding notable experiences. Personally I thought the messaging behind the conference itself wasn’t as amazing and upbeat as OpenWorld 2013, but that’s almost to be expected. Last year there was a ton of […]

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