Seems like the Applications Performance Monitoring landscape has changed since last time I looked, here’s some links, including a route to the Gartner Report. Continue reading “APM”
I need a fifth blog; I am planning to reimplement my ello feed in wordpress and so I checked out some themes, simple, sosimple, libretto and minnow. I went live with minnow. Continue reading “Yet another wordpress theme”
While transcribing my Sun/Oracle blog to this space, I coped an article which pointed at now defucnt Digg Labs visualisation tools, I said,
I also took the opportunity to publicise/review some of digglabs visualisation experiments. big spy, stack and swarm.
I have posted the screen shots I used here. Continue reading “Digg Labs Visualisation (2007)”
A problem at work led to me run a few quick queries to determine if MoSQL was the way to go, we had some legacy code constraints and some legacy skills constraints. Continue reading “Some thoughts on No SQL”
This is not a good story, it seems v. opaque and I think they’re between regulatory regims, which means the subsidy is gone. Continue reading “Rural Broadband”
I am mailed once/month by Naymz who tell me that they have discovered something interesting about me. I often login to see, but it rarely seems to be that interesting. I have not connected all my networks to it, keeping it out of Yahoo and Facebook which I treat as mainly private networks. This week I decided to have a further look, among other reasons, I have forgotten how I came to use it. Continue reading “Naymz & Klout”
Microsoft are encouraging the use of online accounts with windows. NOt everyone wants this. I was asked by someone without an account, who uses so-called local accounts how to get into their mail when challanged for a password. Continue reading “Windows 8.1 apps”
The time has come..it would seem. Is it easy? It all depends. It wasn’t seamless but we are working again, sort of. Also it seems Apple consider
/var to be a system directory and not for use by user installed code but I have only found one program (written by me) impacted, which I initially assumed was based on a breach of standards, I use /var, but on closer inspection, also fails because the Xcode download/install fails. Here are my notes on the OS install, /var and Xcode. Continue reading “El Capitan”
I bought a ROKU stick, it’s pretty easy to start and make to work. It’s not clear from the web site, but you must open an account on their web site, agree their terms and conditions and lodge payment details with them; for buying extra I assume. The BBC, ITV, All 4 and Demand 5 are free, there is a free NOW TV channel and access to all the big SVoD suppliers. Continue reading “Streaming TV at home (ROKU)”
I bought a Raspberry Pi to act as a Media Server in the home. I bought a PI, case, SD card and power source. As ever here are my notes. Currently, getting started (or 1st boot), 1st customisations, and early days with the media browsers and XBMC/Kodi. I have BBC, ITV and YouTube working, Channel 4 is going to be very hard and so is Sky, since among other things since Silverlight is deprecated. I have given up, and bought a Roku stick. In addition to the challenges of getting all the channels I want, even v3 of the Pi struggles with iplayer HD; it might be the CPU, it might be the BT broadband plus speed but it’s too hard. I shall reconstruct the page and use comments, as one of the purposes of making a notes page was collecting the various web pages that helped me get to wherever I got. Continue reading “Raspberry Pi”
I want a raspberry pi in the living room to stream content on the TV. How to control it without moving my arse; this is a major design goal.
Right. I needed to write a UNIQ filter in an excel spreadsheet and this needed to be implemented using functions i.e. not VB for two reasons; I can’t and the customer doesn’t want me to. Continue reading “OMG Excel Arrays (a UNIQ filter)”
I screwed up the installation of a U14 Gnome installation and the user was not prompted on the desktop login panel. This was fixed by using the settings -> user accounts control.
Been trying to get my latest Linux Laptop to behave nicely while on battery. It’s an Elementary Luna build. I came to the conclusion that there’s not much that can be done; it’s one of those things we leave to the OS authors, in this case Canonical. Continue reading “Linux Power Management”
I installed the ‘Hello Simpsons Chalkboard Gag’ plugin. I use it as a test tool since it is invoked using a short code.
Here’s the wisdom for today,
Milhouse did not test cootie positive