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MagentoLive prize winner!

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Congratulations to Jase Clamp from Madison Technologies who has won $1000 worth of Magento website migration and optimisation! Jase attended the MagentoLive conference last week and dropped by our booth to enter the draw. For your chance to win other cool prizes, be sure to come visit our booth at future events, such as Online Retailer.

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iPad mini winner!

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Congratulations to Evan Tanuhardja from Hybris. Evan has won an iPad mini just by visiting our booth at the e-Commerce Show which was held in Melbourne last week. Anchor will also be attending Online Retailer in August. Be sure to drop by our booth for your chance to win other cool prizes!

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Online Retailer Expo – iPad 2 Give Away Congratulations

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As mentioned in our previous post, Anchor have spent this week at the Online Retailer Expo . While we were too busy talking to attendees to catch any of the seminars, we had a smashing time! The width and breadth of online initiatives that we saw at the event (at other booths and through conversation) promises a bright future for Australian consumers. Personally we’ll be happy to get our online purchases come from a local address rather than having to deal with customs, however I digress. While at the event Anchor gave away not one, but two iPad-2s!! The allure of surfing net and media from the comfort of your couch (or really, anywhere, be it bus or bed) was great as we saw just about everyone who passed stop to drop…

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When HA won’t play the way you want it to

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In an ideal world every service would support High Availability and Load Balancing, would scale up easily and cleanly and all of us systems administrators would be paid bucketloads to play golf all day while the computers did all the hard work. To quote Dylan Moran of Black Books fame, “Don’t make me laugh…bitterly”. I’ll cut to the chase – sometimes you have to really shoehorn technologies to do what you want. Fortunately I love doing this, and the technologies of today’s article are virtualised Windows 2008 on Xen, and Oracle XE 10g. Neither likes to play ball, for a few reasons: Generally speaking, when you virtualise an OS you want to have para-virtualisation drivers enhancing the hardware support. Open Source Xen has PV drivers, but they are not signed…

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Wireless IP KVM mk II

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If you have been following this blog for a while you might have seen my previous article on the portable, wireless IP kvm that we constructed a while back for datacentre use. This has proven to be an invaluable tool for remotely accessing machines instantly, in fact so invaluable that contention for its use frequently causes consternation. When I completed the last device, I made a list of how it could be improved in a future revision so when I decided we needed a new one, I thought I’d take care of some of the improvements I had planned. To refresh your memory: remove covers of internal components to reduce space requirements and improve cooling align the wireless antennae in the middle of the case so cables from the wireless…

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