Singapore ADSL DelightSingNet the IP arm of SingTel.
I walked into the SingTel store near my office building at 4pm on a Thursday afternoon last week and applied. Since I didn't have a phone line, I also applied for one of those, too.
Tuesday morning, 11am the line was installed, by 2pm I had working 3500 / 350 kbps ADSL. Most of that intervening time was me ducking out to purchase an ADSL modem - I wasn't expecting it to happen so soon.
Less than 3 working days, from application to working ADSL service. The equivalent from Telstra in Sydney, or any ISP so lumbered with Telstra's DSLAM provisioning headaches would have taken 3 weeks. Add to that the typical 10 to 15 day wait for a copper service and the total pushes 6 weeks.
You even get given the choice - pay the Telco for an ADSL modem, or roll your own, so to speak. Just TRY getting Telstra to unbundle the modem. Needless to say I was very impressed.
SATA Raid controllersreview of 8 different controllers.
iPod OwnershipiPod I finally understand what the fuss is all about. I mean it just gives you unprecidented access to your music collection. I find myself listening to music I was only dimly aware that I owned, from CD's that must be buried somewhere dusty on the back of a bottom shelf behind a mountain of used computer parts and smelly dive gear.
iTunes sort of does that for you, but the 'aways have it with you'-ness of the iPod means that while you're waiting for a train, you can pop it out and explore. Man, to think I've listened to literally HOURS of completely irrelevant noise when I could be listening to music instead. (Some may argue that my music collection IS, in fact, irrelevant noise. Bite me).
Apache 2, Webmail
Apache 2 allows "ProxyPreserveHost" option, which ensures that the website requested by the client is passed to the proxied machine - that way Outlook Web Access knows how to insert correct URL's into the returning data. Works ver nicely now.
I must say I'm very impressed with the modular way Apache 2's configuration works. Heaps neater than one monolithic file, especially if you have multiple sites of configs.