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5 posts • joined 18 Jun 2009

Watford council punts parents from playground

Nick B (Zeus)
Dead Vulture

Is the Register turning into the Daily Mail?

...and the comments are getting nearly as bad too.

Watford council's statement contains this sensible paragraph:

"If parents aren't happy leaving their children - there are lots of other options open to them. In the town, there are 4 community centres, 5 children’s centres, over 40 areas of park and playgrounds, as well as a museum, two libraries... These are also free to attend and open to everyone."

What's the problem? I take my child to nursery, and I am not allowed to stay there. I take my child to ballet classes, I am not allowed to stay there either etc etc

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Open source API dreams of The Meta Cloud

Nick B (Zeus)
Go

@Thorsten...

The answer is not to use the built-in features, but use a product that can provide that functionality in multiple clouds. You can then replicate these "high level goals" in the same way, in multiple places. This negates the problems of "translating" the differences in semantics.

So to take load balancing as an example, deploy a software load balancer (it could be open source or a commercial offering like our ZXTM) within the vendor's cloud in just the same way you would a web server. You can then exactly (with a couple of tweeks in how it fits into the architecture) replicate this installation in multiple clouds.

Nick

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Hackers crack ColdFusion

Nick B (Zeus)
Stop

No application firewall?

It strikes me that whether there are known vulnerabilities or not. If you are running an ecommerce site, you should assume that there are, and that people are going to try and exploit them!

The most simple and straightforward solution would be to deploy an application firewall into your infrastructure. With the tick of a checkbox you could then turn on generic protection against this type of problem.

Simples!

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Girls Aloud net obscenity case falls at first hurdle

Nick B (Zeus)
Unhappy

@Coruscating Frenzy

That's it exactly, and when he signed his contract of employment he agreed to it. He did not have to.

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Ryanair requires web check-in, shuts down website

Nick B (Zeus)
Go

@Techies Against Advanced Notice?

What a daft comment! There is no excuse for that amount of downtime.

Retailers wouldn’t dream of closing a high street store on a trading day. When it comes to online retailing the situation shouldn’t be any different, especially given the amount of money people now part with on retail sites. When Sainsbury’s website went down over a three day period last year the supermarket giant lost £700,000 each day in missed sales.

With such high figures involved, it’s important organisations selling online take every possible step to avoid downtime. Flexible software technology that intelligently manages web traffic is readily available to help businesses address this challenge so there’s no longer an excuse for downtime or slow levels of service, even when essential maintenance work needs to be completed.

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