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I thought 64-bit OSes were supposed to solve this…?

This machine has 4 gigabytes of addressable RAM, is running a 64-bit OS and native x64 code. However, it also wants to behave like it’s a 32-bit OS. Anybody know why? (no bonus points for suggesting I don’t use IE9, this was an unfortunate necessity at the time)

Tiplet: monitor realtime web site traffic on a Linux server with tmux and tail

I run a VPS which has numerous sites on it. Whilst I was trying to pin down the root cause of sporadic hard lockups and runaway memory usage, I settled on a somewhat inefficient (yet very handy) line of code which I run inside a tmux session over a PuTTY SSH connection (two other panes […]

The Three Year Review: Zoom H2 portable field recorder (pros and cons)

After reading a DV247 Magazine article comparing a dozen or so different hand-held digital recorders, I wrote a longish post adding my own experiences of the device (I’ve been a Zoom H2 owner for several years and I think it’s a great little device. However I doubt my comment will ever be approved on their […]

Photos: inside a Virgin Media cable street cabinet

Once upon a time (way back in 2007!), I was walking home and noticed the door on my road’s Telewest distbox was hanging open (the lock had been forced). Having always wondered what was in one of those unassuming grey (or green) street cabs, I decided to have a quick look… And take some pictures. […]