Free as in beard

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The LinuxConf Penguin Dinner was held the other night, and the key event for the night was a charity auction. The goal in this case was to raise money to help save the Tasmanian Devil. It’s a great cause and bidding was moving along nicely with the auction being run by Rusty Russell and Bdale […]

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sock.receive()

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Well, I’m impressed. My socks arrived, and just in time for my trip overseas, where I fully expect to deal with lots of snow. Delivery took one week, though one might even argue they’re a bit too serious about expediency. One pair arrived yesterday in its own box, followed by three more individual packages today. […]

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Patch Tuesday again

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If you’re one of our dedicated server customers, you’ve got the option of a paid support package, the choices being Anchor Secure and Anchor Complete. Whatever you choose (or if you decide you don’t need one), we just hope it’s the right one for you. One of the services we provide with a support package […]

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SaaS (Socks as a Service)

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http://www.blacksocks.com/ I came across this rather amusing company a little while ago. They’ve been around since before the turn of the millennium but I somehow hadn’t stumbled upon them until now. What with everything turning web2.0-ey nowadays, I’d say they’ve got themselves a nice little niche. In case you’re too busy to visit (or too […]

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SaaS (Security-scanning as a Service)

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We’ve had some enquiries from customers recently regarding security compliance scans, the most popular of which is the PCI DSS. For those not in the know, this stands for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. It is of course a fascinating topic, covering best-practice standards for processing and storage of customer information. The enquiries […]

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A new home for the Anchor NOC

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http://royal.pingdom.com/2008/11/14/the-worlds-most-super-designed-data-center-fit-for-a-james-bond-villain/ This story’s been around for a little bit, but it popped up in the geeky media a few days ago. Seeing it, we were inspired to share our own little piece of home with you. Rent prices for inner-city office space have been rising steadily over the last few years, and smaller businesses in […]

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Firewall Hero III: Legends of Packet Filtering

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Customer support can be fantastically rewarding sometimes. When your combination of skill, tenacity and knowledge produce a solution that’s straightforward and effective, the feeling of satisfaction is hard to match. It doesn’t even have to be something big, we’ll take those small victories gladly. Our work sometimes looks a bit like magic, and we don’t […]

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