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zengeek: Brexit result: thoughts are with MEPs

Fri, 2016-06-24 07:00 - Last checked: 2 days 5 hours ago

On this historic day of the #brexit result, my thoughts are with Britain’s MEPs who have worked tirelessly in our country’s interest within Europe, and who must now feel like the vote is a kick in the teeth.

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zengeek: Poolside reading. Love my kobo. #kobo #summerday #chillin

Sun, 2016-06-19 12:38 - Last checked: 2 days 5 hours ago
from Instagram: http://ift.tt/1V7v1ex

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chrisjrob: technology: Sluggle IRC Bot

Tue, 2016-06-14 13:26 - Last checked: 30 min 35 sec ago

Today I released the first semi-stable version of sluggle, a simple IRC searchbot. The name is a contraction of Google and SLUG (an informal and inaccurate acronym for the Surrey Linux User Group).

Sluggle enables IRC users to search the Internet using Bing, to search Wolfram Alpha, to look up and shorten web addresses and to check the safety of sites.

For more details please visit sluggle.




zengeek: Server busy. Load Avg 100+!

Tue, 2016-06-07 12:08 - Last checked: 2 days 5 hours ago

Yup. Server is definitely busy.
load average: 101.86, 93.67, 61.21

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zengeek: Facebook app now self-defeating

Wed, 2016-06-01 14:57 - Last checked: 2 days 5 hours ago

Since Facebook introduced the data-harvesting ‘Continuously Upload Contacts’ feature in settings, a change has occurred in the background (the Facebook API, for those inclined..) which prevents you downloading your friend list via a trusted 3rd party app.

In addition, the Facebook app itself no longer supports the older style ‘contact sync’ properly (or at all) on both Android and iOS.

In addition (and YMMV), the calendar sync no longer seems to work either. There is a workaround you can follow (link beneath), to create a Google calendar which syncs your Facebook contacts’ birthdays – and this is the primary reason for my post.

I used to rely on the app...




zengeek: Star Wars for hold music? Sweet!

Sun, 2016-05-29 11:22 - Last checked: 2 days 5 hours ago

On phone to car insurer.  While on hold, incidental theme music for Star Wars plays.  Please keep me on hold!  #starwars #customerservice

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zengeek: Busy weekend lined up! #beer #bankholiday

Fri, 2016-05-27 17:23 - Last checked: 2 days 5 hours ago
from Instagram: http://ift.tt/1XCvSc9

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chrisjrob: technology: A Probably Inaccurate History Of LibVirt, KVM and QEMU

Mon, 2016-05-09 18:38 - Last checked: 30 min 35 sec ago

A while ago I was explaining the difference between QEMU, KVM and LibVirt, and I ended up by emailing this nonsense. I don’t claim it’s accurate, it certainly isn’t. It’s probably not even funny. Enjoy :).

In the beginning there was QEMU, but it was slow and the people grieved.

Then KVM was forked from QEMU with a kernel module to use the CPU’s virtualisation features to work much faster and there was much rejoicing. Linus also rejoiced and welcomed KVM’s kernel module into the mainline kernel.

But the people did not rejoice, as they were mostly using Sun’s VirtualBox (also forked from QEMU).

QEMU awoke from its slumber and joined with KVM and their union caused almost no rejoicing, in fact I am not...




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