* Posts by Cliff Stanford

6 posts • joined 18 Feb 2008

Begone, Demon Internet: Vodafone to shutter old-school pioneer ISP

Cliff Stanford

Good article.

It's a shame to see the brand finally disappear. But it ceased to exist in reality long ago.

For the record, Demon Internet was launched on the 1st of July 1992 (not 1993) and also on the 2nd of July 1992 as it didn't work first time.


Cliff Stanford

Re: Wild West Days

Nope. I'd never heard that one before!

Cliff somebody

OVH data centres go TITSUP: Power supply blunders blamed

Cliff Stanford


More than twelve hours after it went down and the only update is:

Il reste encore en panne:

- 2100 serveurs dédié

- 1500 instances PCI

- 25000 VPS

- 300 hosts PCC

OVH really shouldn't be able to survive this! Or at least they don't deserve to.

Vodafone: Dear customers. We're sorry we killed your Demon

Cliff Stanford

Re: RIP Demon

Anyone want a name@demon.rip address? I could set them up for a tenner a month!


Guy Kewney: Integrity in socks and sandals

Cliff Stanford

So often wrong

One of the things I remember fondly about Guy is how wrong he could be.

A recent article (well 2008) at http://www.pcw.co.uk/personal-computer-world/comment/2224643/kewney-large-head-cloud is a good example. He clearly couldn't know about Dropbox and other cloud-based products that would bring it withing everyone's reach.

Nevertheless, I know for a fact that his world-view often promped developers into proving him wrong. So in that sense, maybe his being right actually made him wrong, with hindsight.

Guy was a great journalist and a good friend.


Nanny agency hacker fined

Cliff Stanford

A £500 fine?

Doesn't really compare with my six months suspended sentence and a £20k fine, does it.


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