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January 31, 2008

iRaid

I've been increasingly looking at getting some network storage for our house. The cellar has a nice ethernet patchbay we could hang it off, and having to reconnect an external firewire drive every time I want to synchronise my music is a total pain.

But then I realised I already have three ipods that are in various stages of knackeredness - but only the control surfaces or headphone outputs. 140GB would keep me going quite nicely actually...

Why isn't there a gadget which would allow you to take all these knackered bits of storage - maybe a few dozen of those useless free-gift 256MB USB sticks too - and just turn them into a heavily-striped Raid array on your network.

Posted by Tom Dolan at 10:58 AM | Comments (0)

January 18, 2008

Propware

Today's latest neologism:

'Propware' is software bought by an amateur to make them feel like a professional, even though the professionals may not actually use it.

e.g. is Final Draft propware, or do real scriptwriters still use Word?

Posted by Tom Dolan at 06:40 PM | Comments (1)

January 11, 2008

*whistles embarrassingly*

Yeah, I've not done to much of this blog updating I promised, have I?

In my defence there's a big big pile of films to be watched. Normal - or rather as-intended - service to be resumed in a week or so...

Posted by Tom Dolan at 12:36 AM | Comments (0)