Growth Rate

According to the latest figures released by WebHosting.info we are now ranked 21st for Ireland. There are a number of flaws with the webhosting.info stats, however, as an extremely rough barometer, it is interesting. John McCormack’s WhoisIreland also provides statistics, which seem to be slightly closer to reality. In either case we are definitely expanding, […]

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MyDoom vs M$ vs Linux

Earlier this week a number of media sources reported on the aftermath of the MyDoom virus. What was quite shocking was the way they handled or, more accurately, mishandled it. Both RTE and BBC attributed the blame to linux / Open Source. If that were not bad enough, one of the commentators on Irish radio […]

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Copyright

Interesting one this.. I came across an Irish site this evening that is a verbatim copy of another one – or at least very large tranches of it are. I’ve asked a few other people in the industry what they think of this kind of behaviour. Personally I find it abhorent. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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The long Friday

Today was Friday – what a revelation!! Last night we went to the NOC to do some work and install a server for a new client. As was to be expected, we didn’t get back to Carlow until late…. What I was not expecting was the busiest day for the company we’ve had so far. […]

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Useful Software

If I was asked to come up with a list of useful software I’d be hardpushed to give a simple answer. There are so many useful bits of software out there, but maybe they aren’t all that important. I like a lot of the Macromedia products, I just wish they were a bit more affordable. […]

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Is linux good enough?

Silly title I’ll admit, but somebody brought my attention to the dichotomy expressed by an Irish site today. Although they claim to support linux etc., they host their main site on Windows. Now we can all accept that for various commercial reasons people will host and develop on a variety of platforms, but surely from […]

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Techie Toys

Techies like toys, but I’m never too sure whether I should be classified as a techie or not. I guess I’m not really when I compare myself to some of my peers.. In either case I DO like my techie toys. This year so far has been good to me in that area. Last year […]

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IRC bots

I’ve setup a simple IRC bot on one of our channels on quakenet. The bot accepts certain commands and also stores facts (factoids). I saw a very nice implementation of this kind of bot over on lspace where a lot of the ILUG guys hangout. Our bot is nowhere near as advanced and probably never […]

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spamhaus

Spamhaus have recently launched a new RBL for public use. We’ve been playing with it for the last few days… So far the results have been very good. As it pushed up the spamscore on emails that may have made it though the loop You can get information about the RBLs on their site : […]

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