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Finally some decent snow!
We where not expecting any snow anymore this year, but father winter decided to give the Netherlands a visit anyway…. roads where very dangerous this evening, we saw cars on the side of the road all the way down. Took two hours to get home, twice as long as usual. ......

Posted On Friday, December 30, 2005 7:10 PM

New IBM xSeries 346 servers
As part of a new global Active directory roleout, we recieved 4 xSeries 346 servers today, which will function as domain controllers. Here are some pictures I made (also on my Flickr! work page) IBM xSeries 346 server, with a 5 disks in the front. Mark is placing the controller. The Blower-array of the IBM xSeries 346 server. Each fan can be taken out seperately, or you can take the entire rack of fans out in one go. This little module that looks much like a memory stick, is in fact the Adaptec/IBM ......

Posted On Friday, December 30, 2005 6:58 PM

GWB Podcast With Billy Hollis:
I found this a really informative listen. Being a non-admin, I have a bit of trouble sometimes with developer-oriented podcasts, but this was just perfect. New Podcast Tonight With Billy Hollis: Tuesday night we recorded a podcast with the infamous Billy Hollis, discussing smart client technologies and what makes a client smart. I will finish the editing tonight and publish it in the evening. I would have had it out yesterday, but John and I were interviewed on Michael J. Murphy's IT Heroes Show ......

Posted On Thursday, December 29, 2005 5:43 PM

Timewasting Courseware
Update: Post edited after reflecting on some much deservered critisim on my tact So it seems now that every monday evening I am stuck in training.I was doing 70–299 self-paced training and getting closer to that exam point,but apparently my employer thinks its more usefull to know Exchange. Dont mind Exchange at all, but the guys instructing us, though knowledgable, are not the most skilled at bringing across that knowledge, or reading the kind of audience they have, and how their information ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 21, 2005 11:13 PM

IBM Bladecenter Pics 2
Here are some pics of the Bladecenter now that its been installed. (click on pics for way more detail and additional notes) (This post is also a test of the new Blogjet, which has some really fantastic new features) The front of our two bladecenters, with an HS20 server partially removed. The top media tray can be switched between all blades The 2 bladecenters, large fans at the back. Check the flickr notes for more details. Normally the Noise Autenuation modules would cover the back. The rack we ......

Posted On Saturday, December 17, 2005 4:24 PM

Pure Pwnage Episode 9 Dutch Screening
So last night was the advanced screening of Pure Pwnage Episode 9, organised by my m8 Skrie, who is quite well known on the Pure Pwnage forums. About 50 people turned up, and some of the well known forum peeps stayed overnight. Several hundred people apparently turned up at the Toronto screening!Overall it was a great success, and a testiment to how popular Pure Pwnage is becoming in the gaming community worldwide. ......

Posted On Sunday, December 11, 2005 11:17 AM

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