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Robert's Sysadmin Blog Unraveling the datacenter one fibre at a time July 2005 Entries
BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Japanese develop 'female' android
BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Japanese develop 'female' android The Osaka University website seems to be unreachable currently, but I found the link below to a bit from Discovery Channel on Repliee Q2 (The upgrade of the Q1 model). I am very impressed with her range of motion, and especially the speed at which she moves, it seems very natural. I wonder how development is going on those electroactive polymer muscle fibers? Repliee uses compressed-air actuators. http://www.androidscience.c... ......

Posted On Thursday, July 28, 2005 5:29 AM

MDA IV - HTC Universal demo movie @ Windowsmobile

Its pretty corny.


Still want the phone though.

Posted On Wednesday, July 27, 2005 9:42 PM

Messing with IBM xSeries 336 1U and IBM in general, my experiences so far...
Pictures @ eWeek So in my current job I get to play with some cool toys, like the IBM xSeries 336 model 8837, and the EXP 400 Disk cabinet. I must say its the first time I have had some real hands-on experience with server hardware, and then to get to work with stuff thats pretty new is quite cool. Add to that, the fact that its my job to get to know this stuff very well, something I am not accustomed to, is very cool. My past jobs where all pretty pretty boring compared to this, so very rarely was ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 26, 2005 8:03 PM

Bought a Canon Powershot SD500 (IXUS 700)
After my lodger bought a Sony camera, I was increasingly finding uses for it, and I started considdering in ernest getting one myself. Read the DPreview of the SD500 here. So far, I am extremely happy with it, and used it almost immediatly to shoot some pics of a party I went to. The results can already be seen on Flickr, which I upgraded to a Pro account at the same time. I need to spend some time learning how to use it properly though ......

Posted On Sunday, July 24, 2005 1:37 PM

Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Books

Yay! It arrived!


Gonna take a while to get though it. Once I do though, I promised Kevin a Admin-to-Admin book review

Posted On Sunday, July 24, 2005 1:17 PM

BBC NEWS | Technology | BBC opens TV listings for 'remix'
BBC NEWS | Technology | BBC opens TV listings for 'remix' It just seems that everytime you turn around, the BBC corperation just keeps getting cooler and cooler. “ Developers and designers are being encouraged to come up with innovative ways of using TV and radio schedules by taking part in a BBC competition. The competition, announced at the Open Tech conference in London, has been organised by the BBC's developer network. Backstage lets people remix the BBC's content to ......

Posted On Saturday, July 23, 2005 10:29 AM

Geekswithblogs has its own podcast! Very Exiting! Show is live! Hosted by Jeff Julian and John Alexander, who host and run the blogging community, and where of course my own main blog is. Not only have they started a podcast about Geekswithblogs and its members, they are also setting up a podcasting service for members to use. Its a great community building effort they have started here, and I feel privileged to be a small part of it! Subscribe to the feed here, and keep your eye on ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 20, 2005 7:37 PM

And so it begins.. I start to learn scripting


Wanted to get into this for a while now…  never got round to it at home.

Now I have to do it for my work! Coooool

Posted On Tuesday, July 19, 2005 6:58 PM

Blogcast (screencast) Directory

[Via Scobleizer: Microsoft Geek Blogger]

Woah this is cooooool!

I really gotta get into this screencasting thing, its a fantastic knowledge sharing tool!

Check out the installation of WSUS on there.

Posted On Monday, July 18, 2005 6:26 PM

How to setup IIS, PostToSpaces and Blogjet to post to MSN Spaces
Robin Curry has posted a follow-up on his PostToSpaces webservice, here he explains how to get Blogjet working with it. Me and Dmitry Chestnykh (creator of Blogjet) also spent some time on this, and got it woking also, as I had posted about earlier. Personally, I had never really installed a webservice manually before, and it took me some doing to figure out all the steps, so I thought the community might be served if I wrote my own little ......

Posted On Saturday, July 16, 2005 10:26 PM

System Administrator Appreciation Day
Yes! Its that time of the yeah again! Mark 29th of July in your calanders Time to do something special for the guy that keeps it all running! Check out this fantastic sysadmin dedication song by Wes Get your T-shirt here ......

Posted On Saturday, July 16, 2005 1:02 PM

A Few Good G-Men
Another great example of how the Half Life 2 engine lends itself well to Machinima work For info on the Machinima movement can be found here: Click here for another great great example of Half Life 2 being used for a music video ......

Posted On Saturday, July 16, 2005 11:29 AM

London bombings: ABC News Map using Google Earth
London bombings: ABC News Map. 08/07/2005. ABC News Online This is remarkably effective! ABC News Online has created an interactive map of the scene of the London bombings for the Google Earth software. To see the map, you will need to have Google Earth running on your computer. If you have Google Earth installed, just download and open this file and it will fly you to the location of the London bombings News Map, also including Gleneagles in Scotland where G8 leaders are meeting. On the map, you ......

Posted On Monday, July 11, 2005 8:57 PM

Grid Thinking
Grid Thinking My friend Maarten has had this project going for some time now, I didnt even know about it Its kinda hard to summorize what he is trying to do, i think it can be best described as a particapatory collaboration and data disssemenation platform. Can you tell he was enspired by EPIC? Some quotes from his Grid Thinking blog, which he seems to be using as a scratchpad for his thoughts more than anything else at the moment: For the past year i'm loaded with thoughts due to what’s happening ......

Posted On Monday, July 11, 2005 7:28 PM

Gillmore Gang: Money for Nothing
» Blog Archive » Money for Nothing So I was listening to the latest Gillmore gang and what they where talking about struck a chord. They where discussing how Live8 was consumed by about 5 million people via AOL’s streams, and how the consumption of such media was shifting from the broadcast model to the remix model, especially in the under-35 age group. Do-it-your-self content provisioning. Customize what you consume! Well I have to admit, it was the only time I had actually considdered ......

Posted On Monday, July 11, 2005 6:39 PM

MSN Spaces will support the Metaweblog API - and some thoughts
From: BlogJet weblog :: MSN Spaces API Carnage4Life, of the MSN Spaces team, posts on his blog, that MSN Spaces will be supporting the Metaweblog API soon. Or at least, a version of it Our current plan is to provide an implementation of the MetaWeblog API with some methods from the Blogger API while using HTTPS/SSL for security. These APIs are widely supported by various weblog applications and already have a vibrant developer ecosystem around them. The API will enable people to create, edit and ......

Posted On Monday, July 11, 2005 5:58 PM

Uploaded all my stuff to Flickr
I am a little late to the Flickr crowd.. See how much of a Warcraft or Battletech fan I am Speaking of Warcraft, I actually went and ordered the Collectors Edition on Ebay… Now I have to go an decide which account I wanna use.. my old one with my lvl 52 (soon to be 60) character, or my Collectors edition one with the cool Pet, cause using both might be a little expensive… ......

Posted On Monday, July 11, 2005 5:26 PM

ITT: SUS server Sync error caused by Surfcontrol and ISA (Solved)
First week on the new job, problem nr1 solved. (hostnames changed to generic names) We where getting continuous Sync errors like follows:Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB898792): Failed to download from URL 'http://download.windowsupd... (Error 0x80072F78: Invalid server response.) - WindowsServer2003-KB898792-... is a copy paste of ......

Posted On Monday, July 11, 2005 8:18 AM

The Fluffshack goes wireless
I thought I might keep my UTP cable around for my laptop? I haven’t used it since, everything works flawlessly, and the setup took just under 30 minutes. The downside to it being so easy, is that I didn’t learn anything new about wireless or ADSL… ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 6, 2005 8:14 PM

WowWiki .. The ultimate World of Warcraft resource

I have been going mad adding stuff. My nick is Jemimus on there.


Posted On Wednesday, July 6, 2005 8:00 PM

This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Posted On Wednesday, July 6, 2005 1:10 AM

Tech-Ed Irony
I started my new job on monday. Its looking very cool, but I will relate that in a later post. Anyway, to get there, I travel by train to Schiphol, our international Airport, and grab the bus to Hoofdorp, which is only 2 minutes away. In fact where I work is more or less at the end of the runway! So today I was waiting for my buss, and I notice all these coaches with Microsoft sighs in front of them. I so wish to attend Tech-Ed, but my employer would never pay my way. So typical that I have to see ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 5, 2005 10:31 PM uprades to Community Server
Community Server :: Blogs Before I came here, I started my blog over at my own ISP’s blogging service, that they had started on .text (my ISP is very very cool by the way). A few days ago Blogjet started giving errors on posting to it, and now I see why.. they have upgraded :D We cant login yet, I expect they will now make the authentication passthrough so I can use my regular account info, and they still need to clean up some of the template code.. my own blog looks b0rked ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 5, 2005 10:21 PM

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