December 21st, 2012
I’ve been playing around with Windows 8 a little. I don’t rate it very
highly yet. I was impressed with Windows 7; it’s familiar but powerful.
Windows 8 takes things in a new direction, and I like to see things pushing
forward. However, at the moment it feels like you have 2 operating systems
installed. And they gel together even less well than the various VM
environments there are, e.g. for running Linux on Windows, or Windows on
Some stuff only seems to be available in one of the ‘OSs’ (such as
restarting the system – it took me a long time to figure out how to do
that.) And the stuff that’s available in both ‘OSs’ has clunky transitions
(such as applying windows updates: I started in Metro, and clicked to see
more details about the 20 available updates. I got jumped into the Desktop
view, and I had to click again to view the details.)
December 5th, 2012
Argh! I just
rm -rf all my iTunes library. I feel like such a n00b.
The music is backed up (in many places, including iTunes+) and I was in the
process of adding Movies and TV shows to a backup, but deleted the wrong
So, me and Caroline have 3 episodes of Battlestar Galactica left to watch
on the iPad, and then we’ll have to wait to watch the final season until
I’ve managed to recover them.
May 3rd, 2010
I’ve built myself an unraid server, using an atom-based motherboard – the POV/ION330, complete with a picoPSU, so it’s completely silent, apart from the hard drives.
Getting Wake on LAN to work on the POV motherboard wasn’t particularly easy. The settings in the BIOS weren’t clear. PME is a Power Management Event. It also has wake-on-ring. I enable both, but WOL still wasn’t working. Read the rest of this entry »