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The Great NHS Sell Off

Uxbridge Road, Ealing Bound – 15th September 2012, a photo by reckless_rik on Flickr. My first protest march, because some things are actually important.

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Injection of Interest to BBC`s “The Voice”

Declining viewing figures for BBC`s vocal talent show “The Voice” have resulted in writer Steven Moffat being rushed on board to widen audience appeal.  

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Now without CLOUD POWER

Back to regular servage, and the shit slow WordPress. Bye bye memcached, APC, and MySQL tweaks.

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So, I`ve temporarily moved the website away from some shared hosting to some cloud servers. These are load balanced, along with a cluster of MySQL servers. It shows how bloody slow WordPress sites actually are until you add a shitload

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Bonk – Scrapping the Other Site

Eagle-Eye Cherry, and eagle-eyed viewers may notice a proliferation of extra junk on headstaggers. I`ve decided to move all my other crap here, so it`s all in one place and I can perhaps save a fiver a year on another

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Cloning VirtualBox VMs… Sledgehammer – Meet Nut

So I want to play around with a few bits and bobs, specifically Puppet, and MySQL/Tomcat clustering.  I never really have the time, but the aim is there, but it also means I don`t have time to faff around with

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New Job. EastEnders Plot-Liner. DONE.

I`m a bloody genius, I am.  I`ve written the plot of EastEnders for the next 15 years.  Enjoy. Dup dup duppaduppadup. The Vic changes hands. A wedding. Scene directed by art student.  Includes music by Coldplay, faded across scenes via

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Berry Nice

Berry Nice Originally uploaded by reckless_rik A little photo to spice up the UK autumn. Unfortunately I`ll be working weird hours until the end of October, so will probably miss most of the good stuff out and about. Hopefully, in

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Just What Is The Problem With Freeview?

With the UK`s digital switchover looming like the Hindenburg it`s likely to turn into (when has anything ever gone right in the UK?), just why are Freeview receivers so flakey? For the PC I have a little Hauppage WinTV USB

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