In Web Services we get a lot of support requests, these range from bug reports, feature requests and job requests to our fans hounding us for signed autographs. Your first point of contact with us is by emailing the IT Service Desk from Outlook or by calling #7444. This is your time to shine! Without … Continue reading How to request support?
Over the recent months I've been pushing myself to be more of a software engineer than a "coder". To that end I've been investing my time heavily in a lot of things, and part of that is attending talks and conferences on interesting topics. So when I saw the tweet below, I jumped at the … Continue reading Percona Live London 2013
If you want to see where free computers are around campus then you're in luck. The Edge Hill computer availability web app is up and running in some key locations around campus (@ehu.ac.uk/computers). And here it is! Each area’s unfoldable map shows which computers are free (green is free!). We chose a salmon colour for used … Continue reading Computer Availability App is here!
Working in a University or any organization generally leaves you supporting a lot of old code, on even older systems. As part of our web services infrastructure virtualisation project I've been bringing a lot of old code on to new systems. As can be seen when I got PHP 5.2.4 running on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS … Continue reading Creole on PHP 5.2.4 with MSSQL
As part of a move to virtualise our last remaining physical servers and build more scaling capability and resilience into our web serving infrastructure we have a specific need to run a couple of legacy apps on PHP 5.2.x. In the future when we've managed to fit in testing a bug fixes we'll have these … Continue reading PHP 5.2.x with APC on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid (via Hardy)
I’ve been looking at Typekit as a web font solution for headings, quotes, and promotional text - as an experiment I’ve mocked up this Blog post using Typekit; so you can get a feel for what it’s about. So why would we need to use it? I’ve harped on about web font limitations before; so … Continue reading Get your kit on
I'll admit it, I like to dream too.. though I'm sure it's not much of a secret, the content of my dreams will surprise some! I dream about ideal web serving infrastructures. There, I said it, and this is my dream: What I'm hoping to get set up in the new year is all sorts … Continue reading Infrastructure dreams
I have heard this warning before in the last few years from conservationists but it appears now to be a more serious issue; the future supply of traditional English mistletoe is under threat. Why I hear you say; mistletoe thrives in established apple orchards and if you follow conservation then you will know that our … Continue reading No more kissing under the mistletoe!!
It’s a Friday afternoon, I’m as busy as a bee, and I need to write my advent blog post in five minutes. I need a theme: think Christmas, think technology…….think poetry??? Proustian memory time It’s the 1970s when school boys wore Clarks sandals and had dirty faces; we sit crossed legged on a shiny cork … Continue reading The Computer’s First Christmas Card
In my previous post I talked about Wallboards. As an aside, I've just started experimenting with using some old O2 Joggler's as miniature information radiators in my new home. But that's another blog post for another blog! This time round I'm covering dashboards! Dashboards are beautiful things that seem to be getting slung haphazardly into … Continue reading Dashboards