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7 posts • joined 18 Apr 2013

Alphadex fires back at British Gas with overcharging allegation

joewilliamsebs

Someone here is being an idiot.

They arrival of a winding up petition would not have come as a surprise. Surely they can't have hoped that people wouldn't notice and their business wouldn't be affected?

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British Gas applies to wind up UK colo outfit Alphadex

joewilliamsebs

I'm joining the rats

Time to jump off the sinking ship.

We have websites, domains, and DNS hosted on a virtual server at Alphadex. The last thing we want is for that to go dark - I was trying to do an Office365 migration over the weekend of their outage, and had to roll back because I wasn't able to update the mx records. Our helpdesk is on it, our remote support software is on it.

Better to move in a managed fashion than have a panic because one Monday morning absolutely nothing is working.

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Yes! New company smartphones! ... But I don't WANT one

joewilliamsebs

I believe the primary driver for smartphone upgrades is not battery life, but screens :)

I was going to be quite happy with my S2 for another year or two. I'd just replaced the battery for a whole £6, so it could last the entire day again. Then I dropped it on the wooden floor one time too many and the screen finally gave up :(

I've now got that mix of "shiny toy!" and "where's all my stuff?" that comes with toting a new device (a Note 3, in case you were wondering).

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End of an era as Firefox bins 'blink' tag

joewilliamsebs

For REALLY important stuff...

...blink had to be combined with marquee.

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Microsoft waves goodbye to Small Business Server

joewilliamsebs

For small customers, hosted Exchange has made more sense than SBS since SBS2k3 bit the dust.

For large customers, onsite Exchange is still cost effective.

Its the 25-75 user companies that I'm having the greatest trouble with. O365 is an expensive monthly sub. Onsite Exchange is an expensive capital investment. Alternatives are available, but without the large support infrastructure - tying my clients down to my knowledge of the installed system.

My feelings towards MS at the moment are very much "Bah."

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BT workers cuffed over fake overtime and moonlighting claims

joewilliamsebs

Ah, clever...

Create parking tickets from a pretend company, give to your employer who has a policy of paying them, collect fines the account you control.

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Brit IT biz boss wrongly 'terminated' in red-tape blunder

joewilliamsebs

The position on Companies House does not affect an employment contract.

Why the hell aren't ProBrand filing the termination online?

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