Due to the excessively stagnant "on hold" status of Menalto Gallery software I have decided to move my galleries to something that is at least maintained and a little more up to date. In an era where everyone just uses paid or other service based galleries there's not a whole lot out there in the self hosted open source world. Piwigo fit the bill, so far 2 Galleries migrated with great ease thanks to the official plugin it was rather painless.
While for quite some time I've been mainly building websites using Drupal and Joomla, I recently discovered the new system developed by some of the Rockettheme folks (whose themes I have used on several websites I worked on) called GRAV. It's a flat file system, uses no database yet has quite a flexible system if you don't mind getting your hands on code for a bit. Looks a lot like some of the wiki formats I've seen. I might just redevelop this website to use it! (yes, we all know this site is long overdue for an overhaul!)
So some time ago Ono was bought out by Vodafone, and they recently called to upgrade my service as they are migrating all clients to the main Vodafone platform... so the new speedtest looks like this:
gotta love free speed upgrades...
As I'm sure happens to many these days, you upgrade your main Windows 7 system drive to a new blazing fast SSD, but of course, you run into space issues (unless of course you're loaded and can afford the proper big ones, or have no media files at all) I recently migrated my inlaw's main PC from the old 1TB spinning platter SATA disk to a new 120GB SSD. This was great as the system speed has increased dramatically. And since we were upgrading the hardware we also took the opportunity to roll back the system to factory (and then apply the updates and drivers).
So quite some time ago I acquired one of these NAS devices with hopes of being able to power down my main machine and still download torrents and have some sort of central media storage for our TV shows and music etc. I recently discovered that there's a new GUI firmware available after ignoring it for a long time.
Upgraded to Fibre Optic 50mb/5mb on Ono...
I'm a happy camper, now to reconfigure our LAN...
We've finally made the leap, and should be ditching our "Maximum Speed" ADSL from Orange and moving to fibre optic cable this Friday! So, here's one last look at our "up to 20MB!"
Well, in light of recent issues with her old machine it was finally time to replace the wife's machine. It's been an ongoing issue, we knew it had to be done, but it seemed like all the newer PCs that were available were lesser machines than my main machine that I bought a few years back, but at the same price! I'm talking about a 500 euro desktop... I was hoping to find something a bit lower price as she doesn't need that much horsepower, just something a little more stable.
Been a while, so here's a random speedtest: