BBC news has a lot of information.
One interesting technology part – again from the BBC
Mobile phone services across London were jammed with all major networks reporting problems as people tried to contact relatives and friends. A spokeswoman for Vodafone said the emergency services were being given priority.
Was ACCess Overload Control (ACCOLC) put in place?
More details here, here and here.
Year 2000 ACCOLC article here.
Wow. Grandpa is selling room space within Zone 2 for $2000 a night already..
I rebuilt a NetWare 6.5 server at home this weekend; replacing it with SLES 9.
What should have been an hour or so turned into a fun half-day – the CD-ROM on the server was flaky; SLES 9 CD1 booted; every other CD turned into just unreadable errors.
In the end I installed over ftp from another server – I should have done this much much earlier – I keep a server just for this purpose (AutoYaST, ZENworks Imaging etc).
In the end I was very pleased with another over-the-wire installation; it’s been a few months since I last had to do this; and this time for a ‘real’ server of my own.
I saw this on The Register this morning. The local interest (Utah woman gets $15k for tattoo on face) angle was interesting – but I thought “no one could be that crazy”.
The local Deseret News ran the story – and it all seems genuine enough.
Hunting around – and it looks like it may be a fake:
“However, the lack of blood or bloody tissue, redness or swelling … makes me still seriously doubt this is real.”
A new channel appeared in the last week or so – Logo – and I’m sure there will be complaints from the locals. We quite like it 😉
WELCOME TO LOGO!
For the first time ever, Gay America has a home on television where we can go to see ourselves. On LOGO you will see more than 200 lesbian and gay films, an ongoing documentary series, newscasts tailored for a gay and lesbian audience and quality original shows and specials. Programming that reflects our lives. Programming that tells our stories.