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What’s the story on webRTC?

Ask some people, and they’ll claim webRTC isn’t making great inroads. In fact, a podcast I heard recently triggered me to actually write this article. After all, it’s a technology that’s helping change a...

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Wired 802.1x on OS X

Getting 802.1x going on OS X for wired networks is not something that should be particularly difficult. In fact, when you connect the machine to the network, you’ll get a little popup window asking...

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Weather with You

While waiting in for a delivery one weekend (thanks to my partner for that one!) I ended up mucking about with one of those USB TV reciever dongles. Specifically, one that can be used...

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TTL for Now

It’s always the little things that get you in technology. I’ve seen instances of stations taken off air by a simple fuse blowing. You also wouldn’t believe the level of embarrassment that can come...

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SIP-ing Through the Firewall

Here’s an odd puzzle for you. Fire up a SIP soft-phone and connect it to an external provider. Dial a number and you can make a call successfully. Doesn’t sound particularly unusual. Now fire...

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Sound to Light Christmas

Pop into most radio stations and you’ll soon see Christmas decorations going up in the offices and studios. In most cases, it’ll be some lights, tinsel and maybe even the odd electronic reindeer in...

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Shared Nothing Hyper-V Infrastructure

The “standard” way to build a VM farm involves centralised storage, usually some form of SAN, with a number of compute nodes. The resultĀ is an infrastructure that looks something like this:   I’ll admit...

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WDS for Windows and Linux

Where I work is very much a Windows shop. Well, there’s also almost 2000 OS X laptops to worry about. However, most of the infrastructure we operate is built around Windows. Active Directory provides...