With the fans on my PC forever silenced in the wake of my successful water cooling experiment, the sound made by my hard disk is surprisingly grating – like a geiger counter going off as each radioactive file is read or written. Continue reading Approaching Silence
The water cooling kit arrived at 17:15 yesterday (that’s still officially “next day delivery” because of the four day Easter bank holiday weekend, though it’s really exactly five days since I ordered the kit). Continue reading Water Cooling Installation
I’m a little excited and apprehensive because my boss (who is me, incidentally) today decided to roll out a new silent-computer initiative throughout our corporate offices (i.e. my little back room). To whit, I have today ordered a water-cooing kit for the Dual Xeon 2.8GHz machine on which I perform my daily feats of technical investigation. Continue reading Water-Cooling
Reverse engineering of a real world object like the Eiffel Tower, would require a few theodolites, perhaps a tape measure or two and a big sheet of paper, in order to create a set of blueprints from which an identical tower could be built. Continue reading Bad-guys, 1, Good Guys, nil.
Over the last few days the referral spam tide has ebbed and flowed: for about a week, everything that came in was pointing to doobu.com, then today, there was a definite change in tactic as 15 new poker related domains (see the existing story on referral spammers for the updated table of details) were added to the ever growing list. Continue reading 15 New Referral Spam Domains
Today I’ve stopped getting hit by named domains for referral spam. At first glance this sppears to be good news. Continue reading New Referral Spam Tactic?
Today Google Desktop leaves it’s beta status behind and stands as a fully fledged application. Having used the beta version for several months I’ve found it unquestionably useful. Searching for something on my machine used to be a chore; Google Desktop makes it a breeze. Continue reading Google Desktop (what no Linux?)