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General Car Chat / Oil. How hard can it be.
« on: 06 November 2017, 19:56:11 »
Grrrr. I swear most of these specs are there just to make it impossible, so you end up buying the properly expensive stuff  >:(

Found a couple that meet the spec, at a not too outrageous 30 for 5l.

I hope actually changing it is easier than trying to find it ;D.  Guessing not, seeing as no dipstick, and all geared up for sucking out (but does have a sump plug, but its a pig to get to).  Chuck in 5l, wait 10m, then read the level, and repeat from there?

General Discussion Area / That time of year again...
« on: 06 November 2017, 18:16:49 »
...she wants to know what toys I want for Crimbo.  And, as usual, I have no idea.

Can the OOF membership give me inspiration?

General Discussion Area / Mrs TB 1, TB 0
« on: 01 November 2017, 18:36:00 »
Shit, she's right. Its now November. Apparently I said she could have the central heating switch on in November...

General Discussion Area / Images server outage
« on: 31 October 2017, 19:53:28 »
Our external host where our images are hosted have informed us that they will be upgrading their servers in the next 24hrs.

You may nothing images not displaying during this time, which is expected to last 2hrs.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

General Car Chat / Public transport
« on: 26 October 2017, 09:37:43 »
Is pointless.

Another day, and again the slug is chugging along at 35mph.

Car is so much less hassle, even taking into account the average modern tree hugging child on board shitbox drivers. Esp Nissan drivers

General Discussion Area / Fcek knows
« on: 24 October 2017, 20:28:24 »
Still, made for an entertaining evening sat in a car park in Winslow!

General Car Chat / Tunnie style
« on: 18 October 2017, 19:12:47 »
Fed up with picking up silly fines for work put me on work to rule ;D

So my trip to Sheffield yesterday was driven at the speed limit.  I thought with less than half a tank when I set out I was going to have to fill up. But it made it there and back on quarter of a tank, if the gauge is to be believed.  It will need filling up before Colindale tomorrow though, as it had a special treat on the way back from work today...   ...a proper spanking.

General Discussion Area / Old Trusty
« on: 11 October 2017, 17:47:32 »
My own HP 6720s laptop, from the Vista era, isn't getting long from its battery again.  Its on its 3rd.

Dilemma - buy another battery, or replace it?  Trouble with latter is so few now have keyboards without the numeric pad.

General Discussion Area / OOF Outage
« on: 08 October 2017, 12:35:38 »
Unfortunately we suffered a bizarre incident last night that caused everything here to fail...  ...including the alerting system, which meant it went undetected until early this morning.

Clearly we are back up and running, but we will have to go down again for an hour or so later to resync the databases - not quite sure when, as I still have a lot to do getting all the infrastructure up and running.

It looks like we had a near simultaneous failure of 2 of our 3 storage solutions, one being a hyperconverged, high availability one, and the other being a standalone SAN solution. Trying to work back through the logs to see if it genuinely was 3 simultaneous storage server failures (unlikely) or 2 simultaneous hypervisor failures (unlikely), or something common that I haven't yet found (likely).

Sorry, as always, for the outage, and the fact you've probably had to talk to wives/partners or go down the pub!

General Discussion Area / Avatars on Photobucket
« on: 01 October 2017, 13:18:32 »
If you host your Avatar on Photobucket, and are impacted by there recent policy change about using on 3rd party websites, can you modify your avatar so it isn't hosted on Photobucket.


General Discussion Area / Beeching was far too liberal
« on: 28 September 2017, 07:55:05 »
Should have closed the lot, then I wouldn't be suckered into using such a crap service, and being 70 lighter for the privilege. I make that 50p per mile, give or take, not taking into account t the taxpayer subsidies

General Discussion Area / Final Reminder for those with old computers
« on: 16 September 2017, 15:10:01 »
As we've been warning about for some time now, older computers might not be able to view OOF effectively soon - in fact you may start to see page glitches from now, but will get worse over the coming days.

Examples of problematic devices include:
Windows XP running IE (mileage may vary using Firefox or Chrome)
Pre ICS Android devices
Pre Blackberry 10
Symbian (ie, Nokia before Microsoft bought them)
pre iOS 4 gayDevices (I believe all iPads are iOS 4 or later, as are all iPhone 4 and later)

Anybody running anything from approx. 2010 (late 2011 for Andoid, the slackers) should be OK. Anybody running XP needs shooting, as does anybody running Android pre KitKat.  Most iPhones and iPod Touch gayDevices can go to iOS4.

Test Zone / Test post
« on: 16 September 2017, 13:54:14 »
Test post

General Discussion Area / I hate all people
« on: 06 September 2017, 07:37:48 »
Sheer incompetence mixed with the natural stupidness of the British public. I might have to go on the rampage and do a trial cull

General Discussion Area / Grrr, need to reboot network switch
« on: 03 September 2017, 09:26:01 »
Poxy, useless, crappy netgear shite.  >:(

Looks like its misrouting untagged packets across an etherchannel, hence dropping packets. Tagged packets look to be OK. Poxy useless piece of shit.

Trouble is, as the primary storage hangs off this, it means everything has to come down before the switch can be rebooted. Expect a 3 hour outage later  >:(

Have I ever mentioned that all Netgear stuff is shite. Absolute shite.

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