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I recently read an article in ComputerWeekly describing how Transport For London (TFL) had redesigned their website using HTML5 to optimise performance across multiple device types. I was interested to see how the new site was handling the likely increase in traffic due to the tube strike. 

Posted by Richard Bishop

I was interested to read an article on The Next Web (TNW) which mentioned that almost 25% of the world’s web browsers are still IE8 or older!

Posted by Richard Bishop

We are now into the final week of January and at the point where New Year’s resolutions are either continued or stopped.  Like most, mine was to go to the gym more. Now, I can't say that I enjoy the gym much, as I prefer playing sports such as cricket and football. With this in mind, at the gym, I go by the mantra ‘looking the part to feel the part’ (some may say it’s ‘all the gear, no idea’). With my motivation starting to waver, I decided the only thing to keep me in the gym was buying some new sports ‘stash’.

Posted by Mahesh Johal

This afternoon, my wife (who is a Dentist) was looking for information on the BDA (British Dental Association) website (www.bda.org) . She called me over when she realised that somebody working on that site didn’t seem to know their own domain name. One of the links to previous articles sent users to www.bda.org.uk (The British Deaf Association).

Posted by Richard Bishop
Some years ago I worked with Unix based systems (mainly through a terminal window) but tried out the Linux distribution 'Ubuntu'. Coming from a Windows background although the GUI was familiar, the weeks of pain I endured getting hardware setup, the right drivers installed etc finally lead me to ditch it, remove the dual boot loader and revert to Windows XP.   Posted by Chris Lucas

Its that time of the year again. After consuming copious amounts of food and drink over the festive period, a growing number of people are going ‘dry’ for the New Year and are supporting Cancer Research UK Dryathlon. To those who have not heard of the event, Dryathlon is whereby an individual gives up alcohol for the month of January and donates their usual ‘beer money’ to Cancer Research UK.

Posted by Mahesh Johal

We recently had some problems with an ageing server that we host for one of our customers, so we decided to virtualise it onto our new Hyper-V platform. I carried out a P2V migration as follows. Firstly, I removed the server's hard drive and mounted it on my laptop using a ‘SATA to USB’ adapter. Then, I converted it to a VHD file using Microsoft's Disk2VHD utility and saved this VHD to the Hyper-V host.

Posted by Charlie Dowd

Security can seem like a tightrope at times.

Obviously, too little security is a bad thing (I considered including examples, but there are too many to choose from). However, too much security can be dangerous too.

Posted by James Pickering

We had our annual Christmas party last weekend at the Portland Thistle Hotel. Held in the heart of Manchester city centre, this was our biggest ever company party. There was a mix of present and ex colleagues, friends and family; many who partied late in the night to celebrate another great year for the company.

Posted by Mahesh Johal

Here at TrustIV, we use Microsoft Hyper-V as our virtualisation platform, and host various Linux systems on it. Hyper-V and Linux may seems like something of an odd couple, but they match up surprisingly well. Hyper-V is reasonably priced and very capable, and using Linux as the guest OS saves all kinds of licensing headaches. Microsoft also contributes various Hyper-V integration drivers to the Linux kernel, which smooth things further.

Posted by James Pickering

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