* Posts by Tim Kemp

10 posts • joined 3 Oct 2007

Samsung slings the skinny on its 12GB GötterDRAMmerung for next-gen smartmobes

Tim Kemp

Didn't Sir Clive

intimate that you could run a power station on a 1k ZX80?

Total Inability To Support User Phones: O2 fries, burning data for 32 million Brits

Tim Kemp

Using a multi-net SIM here. Feeling smug today.

I wonder how many people finding voice calls affected are trying to use VoLTE?

UK 'meltdown' bank TSB's owner: Our IT migration was a 'success'

Tim Kemp

Saw Pester on the news last nigjht, when asked when the systems would be up he replied "I've been told 4 PM but we can't always believe what IT people say".

That's disgraceful. He is CEO, buck stops there. If he can't trust his IT department and leadership then why did he allow the transfer to proceed?

How life started on Earth: Sulfur dioxide builds up, volcanoes blow, job done – boffins

Tim Kemp


... congratulations on hiding "blow job" in the headline!

Sysadmin told to spend 20+ hours changing user names, for no reason

Tim Kemp

Not difficult.

1. Document and inform of the risk

2. Create a transformation project, engage a consultant

3. Create a process, and a test, then re-assess risk

4. Request budget for change.

5. Create methods and scripts for PFYs to follow an implement

6. Await sign off from 2IC to approve the potential downfall of anything AD linked for the whim of a change, then either sit back knowing you've been vindicated because he backs out, or plough on and kick off the change project, knowing that the overtime is coming, and the "I told you so" moment will be glorious.

Freeparking hit by DDoS, vexed customers scream into abyss

Tim Kemp

The joys of hosting.

I've worked for a small hosting company, DDOS on the servers is a nightmare, hard to mitigate, slow to fix and when you're in it it's like being drowned with screaming customers who do not understand that no matter what they do there's nothing that can be done that isn't being done.

I've used FP for years, and they're no worse than the other small providers I use, I'm in no hurry to move my domains away from them based on a DDOS and a few migration issues, those customers of mine who have complained I've explained the situation to and offered to move them to other provision but with the explanation that such action is not a mitigation against re-occurrence.

Hopefully FP will put better plans for communication in place and better mitigation against future attack and maybe spread the DNS around a little more, and publish a statement showing their diligence and what they have improved, and it won't hurt them too much, as it stands today I'm not moving my domains away, about 60% of mine are with them.

Photo finesse: Eyefi Mobi Pro Wi-Fi SD card

Tim Kemp

Indeed the older cards do support pro. I've had mine ages and for me the best thing is that you can have a mifi running, and with a couple of photographers covering one event the images are backed up as they are shot. I seldom sent RAW that way but to know that if your camera was stolen that the images were safe was a big bonus.

Sony Bravia KDL-37S5500

Tim Kemp

couldn't get a power saving indication?

Why not invest on http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270326836162 - made me realise that all these claims for low power by LCD TV manufacturers are pretty much rubbish, and that my Plasma isn't that bad after all.

El Reg obtains snap of OGC logo reveal

Tim Kemp

the funny thing about monday

was them publicising the web address "www.introducingmonday.com" and neglecting to get the .co.uk


3Com - a company built on ether

Tim Kemp

USR modems

I bought a new courier a few months ago for use on a fax server, still brillian and was used for a couple of weeks while BT got the DSL sorted at that site.

Still expensive, still big, still black with a slide volume control, still connect first time and as fast as the line will go.

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