Shop updates

Spending today knocking a hole in the wall between the shop and the shop next door.

Sneak peak of the inside in the second pic.

Simon Lindsay

Bloody Telemarketers!

Just had a call centre guy from "Telko" - http://www.telko.com.au/ - I guess it was.

Very persistent with the "We can save on your local, long distance, you name it calls".

When will these sort of companies get a clue.

I can only guess that the profits from selling telephony services must be obscene for the sheer amount of these that we get.

I'm tempted to just say "yes" to all of them, and churn, churn, churn for a lark. Maybe not with the business line, however.

Anyway, dont give them the time of day!

Monitor per station traffic on local LAN

 

Ever wonder what traffic is eating up all your downloads?

If you have a linux server, you can install a couple of tools to do this.

I initially found vnstat - http://humdi.net/vnstat/ but it doesn't do per ip, so thats no good.

Next I found ntop - http://www.ntop.org/ but it looks quite complicated

I decided to use darkstat - http://dmr.ath.cx/net/darkstat/

It was dead simple to install, has a built in web interface, and works a treat, and uses absolutely minimal cpu.

Multiple RDP Sessions on Vista Business x64

Recently I looked into using a ncomputing device to provide mult user capabilites to a slightly up-spec PC (i7 with 6GB Ram), but I found that the ncomputing devices dont support either Vista or event Windows XP 64, meaning that the ncomputing can't be used on any more advanced Windows XP workstation than simple XP Pro 32bit.

So I looked around, and found a hack to allow Multiple RDP Access on Vista Business 64 on this page - http://xlnk.me/3p

A couple of extra things I found are: