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I run Farsight Software, a software consulting firm. Good people, team approach, reasonable rates. Give us a shout on info@farsightsoftware.com.

I'm a software engineer with a particular interest in web technologies (esp. JavaScript). I also do lots of work in C#, Java, and several other languages. I've been doing this professionally for 20 some-odd years, goofing with computers for 10 years before that, but I hope I'm not this guy.

On occasion, I write up snippets of nifty tricks or techniques in my anemic little blog.


Oct
29
asked Gigabit switch - Brand names or other magic cost components
Oct
29
revised Server Memory - Brand names or other magic cost components
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Oct
29
comment Server Memory - Brand names or other magic cost components
Cheers, glad to know I'm not just missing something obvious.
Oct
29
revised Server Memory - Brand names or other magic cost components
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Oct
29
comment Server Memory - Brand names or other magic cost components
The Crucial memory I linked to is ECC. Specifically, it's "DDR2 PC2-5300 • CL=5 • Single Ranked • Registered • ECC • DDR2-667 • 1.8V • 256Meg x 72"
Oct
29
comment Server Memory - Brand names or other magic cost components
@John: Thanks. The Crucial RAM I linked to is indeed registered, and they do have a money-back policy.
Oct
28
comment Server Memory - Brand names or other magic cost components
Thanks. The supplier isn't HP, but they may well be buying through some HP-approved intermediary (hence the cost). Technically the machines are under some kind of service agreement, but I don't know that it's HP's any more (they're over five years old).
Oct
28
comment Server Memory - Brand names or other magic cost components
Cheers, sorry for the mix-up.
Oct
28
revised Server Memory - Brand names or other magic cost components
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Oct
28
comment Server Memory - Brand names or other magic cost components
My bad, the question read "PC-3200" when it should have read "PC2-3200". Just caught that. Fixed.
Oct
28
comment Server Memory - Brand names or other magic cost components
See, this is exactly the kind of thing I was thinking might be the case. But the ProLiant's spec sheet says it has DDR2 slots, not DDR slots, and the overview page says "PC2-3200R DDR2". Just added that to the question.
Oct
28
revised Server Memory - Brand names or other magic cost components
fix the memory numbers
Oct
28
asked Server Memory - Brand names or other magic cost components
Oct
26
comment who is responsible for server monitoring?
This is at least two separate questions, both of which (IMV) belong over on serverfault.com. It's also a "how long is a piece of string" question.
Oct
5
awarded  Yearling
Oct
4
comment Schtask.exe, Running Java Jar as System, Program Can't See Network (Windows Server 2003)
I've deleted my answer because I don't think I'm helping. A brief glance at the schtask docs (msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb736357%28VS.85%29.aspx) suggests you should be able to do this with /ru and without /u / /p, but I've never used schtask so can't really help. With your original command line, you might check to make sure that the system account has access to the network resource. My guess is that it doesn't. If you end up having to use /u / /p, apparently (from the error message) you'll need to use /s as well.
Jun
16
awarded  Tumbleweed
Jun
11
comment How easy is it to migrate a Linux VM image from one VM env to another?
Thanks! That's good to hear. What sort of modules issues did you have? Just a couple of examples would be handy.
Jun
11
asked How easy is it to migrate a Linux VM image from one VM env to another?
Jun
8
comment What statistics app should I use for my website?
@Artelius: Which is both good, and bad. :-)