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Chris Hills
Works at National Grid plc
Attended Bromsgrove School
Lives in Hinckley, GB
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Ubiquiti UAC-AC-PRO fits neatly in a tub of Celebrations!
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Your chance to win a limited edition Ordnance Survey print!
 
Who'd like to win a limited edition OS print? We have 5 copies to give away. To enter, just plus one and share this post by midday on Friday 18 September.  We'll pick 5 winners at random.

Just 250 of these signed, limited edition digital prints were made to celebrate our brand refresh earlier this year. Artist Bradley Hutchings has paid tribute to the graphic artists of our past, like the wonderful Ellis Martin.

Good luck!

#maps   #competition   #win  
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Knot DNS 1.5.3 with couple of bugfixes is out! Users using Knot as a slave should definitely upgrade. Full story: https://lists.nic.cz/pipermail/knot-dns-users/2014-September/000507.html
[knot-dns-users] Knot DNS v1.5.3 bugfix release. Jan Kadlec jan.kadlec at nic.cz. Mon Sep 15 18:37:06 CEST 2014. Previous message: [knot-dns-users] problem with debian repository; Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [ author ] ...
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Dell's iDRAC Quick Sync allow's you to manage a server by touching your phone to the front bezel. Dell, please consider publishing the Openmanage app on the Amazon App store so that it is available on BB10 phones (Q5/Q10/Z10/Z30/Passport).
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I have set up a mirror for the latest release. The server is located in France and is connected with IPv4/IPv6 on a gigabit connection.

http://mirror.chaz6.com/solus-project.com/Solus-1.1.iso
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Thanks! I'll add it to the site as soon as possible :)
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Fed up of SystemD ?
Kdbus the final straw ?
Linux community too large and noisy ?
Yearn for the good old days when you knew every contributor by name and the source code fitted on a single floppy disc ?

I am pleased to announce the initial (very initial) code drop of the Fuzix OS. The goal of Fuzix is to provide a reasonably complete Systen 5 Unix experience without all the bloat. At this point in time the kernel needs about 40K, plus memory for user space.

The Initially supported processor architecture is the Zilog Z80. The code uses no "naughty" instructions so should run correctly on clones and variants, as well as on things like the T80 FPGA core. The core code has been built for 6809 and 6502 as a sanity test but more work would be needed to bring up an actual platform. In theory if it's got 8bits and banked RAM you can probably run Fuzix OS on it.

At this point there is no 8086 port. It's certainly doable for a PC/XT or PC/AT style box but needs a usable open source ANSI C for 8086.. I've done some initial work on pcc (http://pcc.ludd.ltu.se/) but could do with help on bringing that up further as I've not had time to make much progress on it.

So why Fuzix ?

- There are various other "modern" OS for Z80 systems but they are not CPU portable, and except for CP/M mostly non-free or depending upon non-free tools. In time they will become a liability not an aid to playing with old systems

- UZI is neat but constrained by limits in the tools and unbanked memory configuration

- UZI180 is neater but still lacks some basic features

- All the existing UZI variants are forks, and generally incompatible. That's not a long term sustainable way to maintain retro systems.

But in truth the main reason is simpler

- Because it's fun.... and it's halloween which as an ex Red Hatter is kind of the right day for a release

https://github.com/EtchedPixels/FUZIX
FUZIX - FuzixOS: Because Small Is Beautiful
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Select features by location not working as expected in ArcMap 10.1.
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When we launched Google+ over three years ago, we had a lot of restrictions on what name you could use on your profile. This helped create a community made up of real people, but it also excluded a number of people who wanted to be part of it without using their real names. 

Over the years, as Google+ grew and its community became established, we steadily opened up this policy, from allowing +Page owners to use any name of their choosing to letting YouTube users bring their usernames into Google+. Today, we are taking the last step: there are no more restrictions on what name you can use. 

We know you've been calling for this change for a while. We know that our names policy has been unclear, and this has led to some unnecessarily difficult experiences for some of our users. For this we apologize, and we hope that today's change is a step toward making Google+ the welcoming and inclusive place that we want it to be. Thank you for expressing your opinions so passionately, and thanks for continuing to make Google+ the thoughtful community that it is.
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Knot DNS 1.5.0 final has just been released! Some of the changes include smaller codebase with leaner code, smaller memory footprint and optional query modules. It's quite good, be sure to give it a spin!
[knot-dns-users] Knot DNS 1.5.0 final release. Jan Kadlec jan.kadlec at nic.cz. Wed Jul 9 08:56:34 CEST 2014. Previous message: [knot-dns-users] workflow for zone signing on master; Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [ author ] ...
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  • National Grid plc
    Forecast and Geospatial Analyst, 2010 - present
  • North East Worcestershire College
    Network Support Technician, 2002 - 2008
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