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systems administration meanderings

Update on new to me bike

I’ve ridden it a few times now to work. Distance is about 24Km. The Specialized Rockhopper is good to ride. However, there are reports around the web of the poor quality of some of the components. I have hit upon an issue with my front wheel. The other day I pumped the tyres up and locked out the suspension as I mainly cycle on the road. On one section there is a slight incline, and rather than change down a gear, I stood up and powered over it. Read more →

Scosche MyTrek update

Well I didn’t return the unit as I heard that Scosche were going to produce an Android version. Alas they have. The app is so much better than the iphone one. The good parts are :- * Asks permission to turn on BlueTooth when you start the app * Does now show maps etc. * Liaises with RunKeeper by sending it's data after an activity - more later. * It seems more accurate most of the time. Read more →

A new bike

Well I have a new mountain bike, thanks to my Christmas presents. My old lovely yellow Trek 8000 SHX mountain bike had a problem with the front derailleur. So I took it to a bike shop. Their initial reaction was to laugh as the bike’s geometry was so old. They now do not make bikes with that kind of geometry. It was 16 years old. So the bike mechanic after looking at the front derailleur looked at the rest of the parts. Read more →

Apple shop

So from my bad experience on trying to return the Scosche MyTrek and being told I couldn’t. I had a much better experience when I had issues with my Apple Magic TrackPad. It would react crazily whilst you were trying to use it, moving wildly and closing windows when you try to select them. So I thought it might be a Lion issue but then paired it with my MacBook Air running Snow Leopard and it behaved in the same manner. Read more →

March devops meeting Sydney

This was the first event I had been to. Inspiring, that’s how it should be. First up was a talk about scriptrock. This looks like an interesting tool although it relies on Java being installed on each of the machines it runs or tests. It is a tool to allow tests on infrastructure to be written from various teams and then run automatically. Thereby, eliminating the costly manual testing of a new roll out. Read more →