Thursday, November 6, 2014

Python 2.x.x AND Python 3.x.x on Windows

If you need to run both Python 2 AND Python 3 scripts on Windows, this is good to know -
- also, check out section 3.4 here -

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Less than 1 month later!

So, 8 Terabyte was the newer hotness in August, now at the start of September HGST has a 10 (Terabyte drive ready! (But I still hate Shingled Magnetic Recording)
Whopping 10TB disks spin out of HGST – plus 3.2TB flash slabs

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

4 months later

So, 6 Terabyte was the new hotness in April, now at the end of August Seagate has an 8 Terabyte drive ready!
That 8TB Seagate MONSTER? It's HERE... Have a look (sans specs)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Just when I plan to catch up...

Most of my machines have 1TB drives and 2TB external backup drives.
I was thinking about moving to multiple Virtual Machines running on the desktop PC with a 4TB drive to hold the VMs and another for backups.
This means losing having the SSD as Windows 7 boot drive unless I get a bigger SSD for Windows 7 and the Hypervisor and keep Linux machines on a HDD.
Still, as of today I know what the server needs for VM backups - Seagate brings out 6TB HDD
Get a datasheet here (PDF).

Monday, March 3, 2014

Ten Songs Challenge

Well, I know at least 10 good songs that I always want to have around.
Finding near approximations to my home versions took a little longer, but here (in no particular order) you go!

Everlast - Ends

Massive Attack - I against I

Jean Elan - Where's your head at

Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb

After Midnight Project - Take Me Home

Booker T. And The Mg's - Green Onions

Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight

M.I.A. - Paper Planes

Eddie Vedder with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - The long road (My version is 16:37 long)

Ng Pei Sin - Misty Heart (From my Mod collection, an XM actually)

I could easily do 100 if I had the time! Torley Wong and Madonna very nearly made the list for starters!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Omega-3 and B12 Myth

It looks like being vegetarian is good for health, but not necessarily longevity for many practitioners.
A Vegan explains some worrying study results for Meat-eaters, Vegetarians and Vegans.
It's a worthwhile 1 Hour 15 Minutes of nice explanations and tips that we can all use -

So, What foods are good for you?

Eggs? - Not really

Avocados? - If only

Coconut Oil? - Hell No

Garlic and Flavinoids? - at least vs Fish and white meat induced cancer in breast cells

Acia Berries or Pomegranate Juice? - Finally, a pretty positive result (if you can actually get them)!