Category: Life: Work and Techy

  • Tech: Allowed characters in names

    Inspired by Scattermoon’s tweet and Your Last Name Contains Invalid Characters, I just thought I’d make a quick “public service” announcement that British and Irish names can, and do include the following examples (all from current living people who are Irish or British born): Apostrophe: Chris O’Dowd Double-barrelled: Jane Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby (technically Nancy Jane Marie Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, […]

  • VMWare Workstation Feature Request: Better Raw Disk Access

    I’ve made the following feature request to VMWare to improve the handling of raw disks under virtual machines in their Workstation product and was wondering if anybody else felt it’ll be handy for them: Practically everytime I start a VMWare Workstation VM on Windows7 which uses a raw disk partition/physical disk, I receive the “Partition […]

  • Farnham hotel prices compared

    Please bear in mind this post was written for my own research purposes/notes and prices/availability and your needs will differ. Checked on the 5th of August for a one night stay 12-13th August for a double room for a single guest. Walking distances given from the hotel to GU9 7NJ (Borelli Yard, Farnham) via Google […]

  • Jobs ahoy!

    I know of quite a few companies currently recruiting – so if you are job hunting and think any of the following are of interest to you, please get in contact: Leicester based Senior Magento Developer Senior Digital Designer WordPress Developer Account Manager London based Account Manager Big Data Engineer DevOps Engineer / Big Data […]

  • Clearing DNS caches

    Just moved your site to a new provider/host and want to try and clear various DNS caches? Well, using http://www.opendns.com/support/cache/ will clear OpenDNS and https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/cache will clear Google’s: so that should get quite a few people sorted (if you are running Chrome copying chrome://net-internals/#dns into the address bar will clear your local cache). Any body […]