Monthly Archives: April 2012


WordPress 3.3.2 update

Three external libraries included in WordPress received security updates: Plupload (version 1.5.4), which WordPress uses for uploading media. SWFUpload, which WordPress previously used for uploading media, and may still be in use by plugins. SWFObject, which WordPress previously used to embed Flash content, and may still be in use by plugins and themes.


OMD distributed monitoring

Been working on an enhancement to a current Nagios monitoring system by adding Check_MK to the mix. Its quite interesting to see how easy it is to add multiple remote monitoring hosts to a central control host using the OMD’s built in distributed monitoring. In fact its really a case of – installing the OMD […]


The Power of Notes Domino in action

A client has requested an application that pulls data from three disparate sources with several variants in each – making a total of 9 data sources – including Sage Line 50, Access and a proprietary estimation tool. Most developers would not look forward to this kind of unpredictable and messy interaction but this is where domino […]


I take it back – twice as quick

After a recent painful outage on a Virgin Media cable connection I was pleasantly surprised to get an email saying that they had completed upgrade preparations and that the current 50MB speed was being updated to 100 mb effective immediately. I was glad to see that they had dropped the nonsense idea of looking to […]


Winzip 16.5 update

Got some news about additional features when I downloaded the latest release 16.5 of Winzip. WinZip 16.5 introduces: ultra-fast zip engine that taps into your computer’s full processing power (haven’t been able to quantify that yet) next-generation technology that harnesses the power of AMD graphics processors (GPUs) streamlined interface with a more attractive, intuitive look-and-feel […]