Blogging on the move

It’s been a while, but through the joys of the WordPress app I can now blog on the move. Could this be a blogging renaissance? We shall see…

Weird MacBook Pro wifi behaviour

Another one to file under “weird shit behaviour”. Tonight, my Macbook Pro (a late 2006 model, but now running Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.1) decided that it didn’t want to connect to the house Wifi network. What transpired to fix it was a lot of mucking about with the Airport config on the machine… Read the rest of this entry »

Project TwistoTuesday

Hello all #twisto (and #glasto) people!

In response to scattered requests and talk of follow up #twisto meetings after the fun we had at Glastonbury 2009 and after a bit of unilateral planning and pseudo dictatorship, I am activating Project TwistoTuesday (#twistotuesday).

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Glastonbury 2009

It’s all over. Home again and the come down begins. Lots of great things running in my head which need to be written down so I don’t forget them. There’s more to add and probably load’s I’ve forgotten (especially on the thanks front) and I’ll update this as time progresses, so you might want to check back soon but I needed to make a start!

So, with no further ado and in no particular order (because they’re just going to fall out of my head and I can’t be arsed to sort it all out right now):

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It’s all blippy!

I’ve discovered Yet another fantastic total waste of time. Excellent. Music on tap. Sort of like Spotify in planetary collision with Twitter.

You can see what I’ve posted on my embedded blip page – just click the link in the main site navigation above!

All of a (Glasto) Twitter

I’m following #twisto on Twitter (one for all you Glastonbury-goers out there). Check out Twitterbury for details too. It’s kind of weird, but nice, to suddenly find you have followers…

If you’re going to Glasto this year, stop by and say hello (either here, on Twitter, or at the festival: hopefully I’ll be pitched in or near Michaels Mead again – look out for the orange streamer flag).

Only two months to go… woo hoo!!

The great outdoors

You know, it’s great living in a place where the outdoors looks like this:


Woodbury Common

Woodbury Common

Why is my side-bar missing?

Hmmm… after the last post the right-hand side bar “moved” to the bottom of the page. Some kind of CSS schenanigans afoot I think…

UPDATE: Hmmm… obviously some weird character got stuck in the last post. Re-editing it by hand (good old HTML!) solved the problem. Strange…

iPhone choices: Tioti TV

My latest iPhone app find is Tioti TV+ by Vizimo Ltd. Not only does it provide TV listings and Sky+ remote record but it also links direct to the BBC iPlayer (well, at least for BBC channels obviously!) so you can catch up on “missed” episodes easily, which is very handy as I often find myself catching up on missed TV when away from home. This feature has helped it earn a place on my iPhone apps list.

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BIND goes ‘deaf’ on TCP/53, stops slave transfers

Ok, that was weird.  Our slave DNS name server stopped updating from our master. After a quick bit of diagnostics even using dig to manually try a transfer – an AXFR in dns-speak – didn’t work, it just stalled with a timeout.  Normal DNS resolution on both servers was fine.  We’re running BIND 9.3.4-P1 on Linux (CentOS 5.2 x64 to be exact).

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