Month: March 2009

  • Personal: Internet problems, multiple issues on multiple providers!

    Ooh, what fun I’ve just had with 3 different internet connections (, “3” and O2 on the iPhone) trying to resolve a one second accidental click I made! This is a bit of a rant, but does show a few problems with the way user interfaces, websites and customer services work.

  • Snippet: Length of Time to Clone a VM in Xen

    *snippet* This is more an aid to my memory, it takes 1 hour 2minutes to copy/clone a 100Gb Virtual Machine (VM) in Xen using XenCenter on an 8Gb Intel Xeon 2.5Ghz Quad Core machine.

  • Fun: Plurals or Pluralii?

    From Maarten Lippmann: We’ll begin with box, and the plural is boxes. But the plural of ox should be oxen, not oxes. Then one fowl is goose, but two are called geese. Yet the plural of moose should never be meese. You may find a lone mouse or a whole lot of mice, But the […]

  • Snippet: Ok, who thinks I’m dead…

    I was just looking up the dates of one of my namesakes who committed suicide (don’t ask), so I searched on Google for “richard chiswell suicide” (as you do): and my Twitter page came up as first result! The word “suicide” doesn’t appear on my twitter feed (Google admits it only “appears in links pointing […]

  • New Season Doctor Who Finale: De ja Who?

    Do you remember the 3rd season of the “New Doctor Who” when they brought the previously-thought-deceased Master back to life for the season finale? Do you remember the 4th season of the “New Doctor Who” when they brought all the “New Doctor’s companions” together, including the “trapped-in-parallel universe Rose Tyler” back for the season finale? […]