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bio website vade.ie
location Ireland
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visits member for 5 years, 6 months
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never ending interesting boringness

Jan
6
comment Inexpensive Remote Assistance software?
Great software. Never had trouble explaining the steps to get people online compared to the other options out there. Only downside is that is runs in usermode, so UAC prompts need to be clicked by the user.
Jan
2
comment nginx vs lighttpd for wordpress
Unless you are getting massive hits, any webserver will work fine. Even with massive hits, simply enabling a caching plugin will useless drop the load way way down.
Dec
24
comment Choosing the right backup solution - SCSI vs SATA tape drives
When you pass a certain level of data, tapes become unusable. Large multi site disk arrays are the only way to go. Faster, data is online (in readonly), and you can get more copies to step back in time.
Dec
23
comment Network hardware recommendation for new small office going VOIP
Very interested in this. One of our remote office is using consumer routers and was working fine until the numbers increase. Then suddenly seemed like the NAT tables couldn't cope and all the VOIP phones started failing randomly during the day. Powering off some laptops or phones fixes the problem.
Nov
28
comment Is NAT completely transparent to a host?
STUN servers give the external IP to the client. It is possible with lots of protocols to determine that nat is being used without having to fallback to a stun server.
Nov
13
comment Testing faulty on-board raid card
I've sent the machine back to company who built it. They have swapped out the raid card for another brand, replaced the motherboard and ram, and now swapped out all the disks for different ones. Delayed writes have stopped since disk buffering is off however the writing to the array from the os disks or the other way around stops and freezes regularly. Waiting on a replacement CPU as that is all that is left!
Nov
7
answered Domains and 'Private Registration Services'
Nov
7
answered Should old servers be retired
Nov
4
answered Discrepancy in memory usage between `top` and `free`
Nov
2
answered sendmail restrict any outgoing emails
Oct
30
comment How to share /etc/hosts?
Had this setup in my job for the first few months. Was blamed on the dns not working across the vpn connection. Whoever set it up didn't think specifying the dns servers were necessary for vpn connections :)
Oct
30
revised Who is your favorite European Windows web host provider?
edited title
Oct
29
answered Syncing Exchange Inbox subfolders to Blackberry
Oct
23
answered what is the most suitable software to take over computers on the net?
Oct
20
accepted Virtualisation Ratios
Oct
20
comment PCI-X RAID controllers compatible with Intel X25 SSDs
Intel released a new firmware to battle with the fragmentation "issues" they have been having. Trim is on the way too so they say.
Oct
16
asked Virtualisation Ratios
Oct
16
answered How many simultaneous requests would you expect a webserver to handle
Oct
16
revised High Availability iSCSI Target Options
edited tags
Oct
13
comment Ideal robots.txt for WordPress?
This is a much better option than what you have. Adding your feed to google will see articles getting indexed much quicker. Quickest I've seen is under an hour so far.