Some Background Over the years I have used a great many operating systems. When considering a desktop operating system my needs have almost always been driven by which platform I was currently developing for. Not only are developer toolsets better on the platforms they are intended for but it helps to be fully familiar with … More Switching From Windows 10 – But To What?
After years of searching I found an unused version of my first ever PC – a 486 SX25. What better to do with it than decide to get it online and try some web browsing 20 years later? … More My First PC – Getting Windows 3.11 Online
After a decade of using Apple products I’ve had enough. It’s time to leave Apple behind and build myself an insane 28 core Xeon workstation. … More 28 Core Xeon Workstation Build for Developers
I’m currently working on a project for a client that involves the implementation of Microsoft SQL Server Replication on some very heavily loaded databases. The implementation is to replace an outdated system that cannot keep up with the load and especially high-latency connections such as links from Europe to Asia. To make sure the new … More WAN Latency Simulation in Windows
All the bits for my home VMWare lab have arrived and I’ve been building out the ESX host over the weekend. The hardware build went reasonably well apart from a few cables I needed to pop down and get from Maplin. The Build This was my first time installing VMWare ESXi 5.5 which should have … More My Home Lab ESX Host is Online