New UK server

I got a new web server in the UK to replace the previous one that had a bad kernel and one of the drives in the RAID array failed. This one is a HP P4 3.2GHz 64Bit CPU with 2GB RAM, 250Gb SATA RAID 1 and unlimited data-transfer on a 10Mbps connection. Some of my clients have contacted me about the noticeable improvement in speed.

HP P4 3.2GHz 64Bit CPU with 2GB RAM, 250Gb SATA RAID 1

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nVidia graphics on SuSE 10.1

As I want to move some of the more CPU intensive scripts away from live web servers, I have installed SuSE 10.1 on my own computer. Unfortunately, the graphics card didn’t have the Linux drivers available on the installation disk, making 1600×1200 resolutions unavailable. One thing that I must have on my 20.1" LCD screen is the native resolution for an OS – otherwise it annoys the hell out of me.

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2Shame going up

I have added a creative commons copyright message to my friend’s new website:

This news site will allow investigative journalists the chance to publish their findings to a worldwide audience about their dealings with corrupt people, organisations and governments.

It starts with the estate agents… what have they got to hide?

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Lemonade stand

I received a copy of the photos taken during the Kemptown Festival. Lydia and I sold freshly squeezed lemonade and lemon&lime-ade directly outside the house.

Lydia Ade's Lemonade

The weather was scorching, so it went pretty well for our first attempt. Lydia was frequently rushing to replenish our supplies of lemons, limes, water, ice and sugar.

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