Continuing the saga of getting my new house ready ...The last couple of days have been fun. I mean that. Things are finally coming together so that I'll be able to move into the new house very soon.This morning the electrician dropped over and as of this afternoon I now have functioning lights in the kitchen. They're LEDs and they work, unlike what was there up until … [Read more...] about Broadband, LED Lights and Kitchen Hobs
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I've been running IPv6 via a Sixxs tunnel at home for several years. When I first set it up I was using an old LinkSys with alternative firmware. It worked, but it had a tendency to break randomly. After a couple of years I got a FritzBox! which "just works". Over the years the number of end user devices that support IPv6 has grown so these days the hardware is no longer the … [Read more...] about IPv6 In Ireland 2015 Edition
I Want You To Use IPv6, a photo by blacknight on Flickr. IPv6 day came and went and still none of the major commercial ISPs are offering IPv6. None of the Irish government websites are available over IPv6 and only a tiny number of sites are dualstacked.Successive Irish governments have harped on about the "knowledge economy" and tried to play up how "advanced" the country … [Read more...] about IPv6 In Ireland
Back in October of last year I got bitten by Hilton Brussels City's stupid broadband limits.The limits are inane, but the false advertising is what really bugs me.Several months later and I see nothing has changed even though they assured me at the time that it was a "mistake".Here is what I'm seeing this morning (again!):Last time I checked 250 megs is NOT unlimited.No wonder … [Read more...] about Hilton Brussels City Still Have Stupid broadband Limits – False Advertising!
Politicians and political parties love to throw around buzzwords. In Ireland we have got used to terms like: "digital economy" "knowledge economy" and, of course, "celtic tiger". Labour have released a document with the rather pretentious title of "Plan for Digital Ireland". Download it. Read it and try not to spill too much coffee all over yourself. Their … [Read more...] about Labour Overlook A Basic Issue