53 RoundaboutsI am now on the train back from Milton Keynes and returning home after my interview at Cranfield’s School of Management. I left home this morning with mixed feelings about my aims in doing and MBA there and now on my route back home have even more mixed feelings about committing to a year. …

Summer in MunichI decided to take some time off from work to enjoy the summer this year. That and I need to move from Munich back to the UK, finish applying for business schools and haven’t taken much time off from working at the EPO for the last 2 years. I am loving it. This …

Saturday shopping rules Yesterday I finally got motivated and had the mental commitment to go out and shop for all the little outstanding things that have been building up on my list. I was out for about 5 hours and it was very successful. I was thinking about what made it so successful and came …

Munich Street Life Festival Given my proximity to the Munich Street Life festival on Leopoldstr I wandered over last night. Pleased that I did and I managed to get some nice pictures too. Here’s one looking onto a monument whose name I cannot recall. There was all kinds of exotic food on sale and I …

Server Hell

I am speculating that the recent high temperatures have triggered the 2 disk failures on bunker. I am very pleased to be running in a raid'ed configuration. Data secuity is no laughing matter and so Robin came over and destroyed/extracted the magnets from the dead disks incase anyone should try to ressurect them and extract …

Motherboard robustness

I was over at Robin and Taska’s house last night - they brought a new media PC and are setting up mythtv on it.  Was really impressed with the speed of the new Athlon dual core cpus.  Never seen linux install so fast. Unfortunately we connected up one of the firewire ports incorrectly and when …

VoIP debuggingI have been fighting againt a problem with my VoIP calling setup. The problem presented itself last week and was not accompanied by any software upgrades or network changes on my end. I should first explain a little about my current setup. I use Asterisk as a software PBX. This handles outbound and inbound …

MythTV

After 2 years of on and off attempts to get MythTV working, I can can now confirm that it has been running well for the last couple of months. It’s currently recording TV shows (via dual tuners) and playing back DVDs and videos that I’ve collected. Although I’ve enjoyed not having a TV for the …