Over the years I’ve acquired a rather large music collection of about 100GB or 17000 files. Unfortunately a lot of these are badly labelled and categorised. Music files such as MP3 have the option to store so-called “metadata” or (information/data about data) which describes the music stored within the same file. This is the so-called […]

I’ve not posted about this before now, even though the network has been operational for a few months now. I am a founding member of a new Internet Relay Chat (IRC) Network that allows anybody to talk with friends for free. The network is comprised of four geographically diverse servers, two of which are my […]

So, it’s late into the morning again, and I’m awake in what appears to be a progressive cycle. Ho hum. random service update At least I can be of some use; to that end I’ve been reorganising the FreeCh.at DNS servers to hopefully improve our load-balancing “round robin” which randomly sends users to each of […]

There has been some discussion on the FreeChat IRC Network about the email system for reducing SPAM called “Sender Policy Framework”. This system uses the network of servers used worldwide to transform the readable domain name (such as my thehoneymonster.com) into the computer address which uniquely globally identifies the server operating said service (in this […]

My Dad sent me this link to the Movement for Active Democracy website. Below is my response to my Dad explaining my own views. I got to the fourth video and couldn’t will myself to go any further. What he says souds idealistic, but implementing it would be somewhat harder than he seems to think. […]

I have recently been configuring multiple Virtual Private Servers, hosted at Linode.com‘s UK data-centre, into a highly available (HA) web-hosting and IRC cluster. My design required the use of a shared storage using DRBD, which is akin to network-based RAID Level 1 or mirroring. To allow two servers to be operational simultaneously while maintaining data […]

I need to explain the major changes that have happened overnight. Yesterday I actually stumped up some money and bought a very nice looking WordPress theme, which you can now see being used on this site. I spent all last night going through all my posts re-categorising them and ensuring they’re all appropriately tagged; this […]

Warning: this is a random amalgum of what should really be separate posts. I have just finished going through the 600 or so queued up comments for my blog. The most heavily commented articles appear to be my OSX86 Snow Leopard post and, somewhat surprisingly my AJAX Blog post. This latter post’s comments were entirely […]

Yeah, so why does WP-Super-Cache have to hard-code it’s file paths into the PHP to work correctly? What I’m talking about here is -content/advanced-cache.php which is created by wp-super-cache when you activate it the first time. That would be all well and good, but it chooses to use absolute file-system paths based on your individual […]

As a keen HTPC enthusiast based in the UK, I can only concur that some kind of official app for TVCatchup.com on Boxee‘s platform would be awesome. However, if things turn out that the two parties unfortunately can’t get along in some way then I will probably have to jump-ship to Kodi (formally XBMC) which […]