Availability is hard it seems

Posted on Wed 30 March 2011 in geek • Tagged with bbc, dns, twitter

It's a mark of how reliable some websites are that the first thing you do when you can't access it you assume it's something up at your end. As it turns out the BBC has suffered a major DNS outage knocking all four of their DNS servers off the 'net …

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Question Time

Posted on Fri 23 October 2009 in general • Tagged with bbc, bnp, politics

Well the reaction quotes are in from last nights Question Time, as are the viewing figures (7.9m, easily beating the previous 3.8m water mark at the height of the MPs expenses scandal). I'm not sure I'm cynical enough to accuse the BBC of engineering the media storm on …

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Guilty Pleasures

Posted on Sun 14 September 2008 in geek • Tagged with bbc, flash, iplayer, isihac

I've finally started taking advantage of all the memory I put in this machine to indulge a guilty pleasure. Seeing as I'm only testing the next Ubuntu in my virtual machine I can install Flash on it so I can watch iPlayer. Although I'm obviously critical of the fact it …

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Bright Lights, Big City

Posted on Fri 14 March 2008 in geek • Tagged with bbc, iplayer

We headed down to London last night to meet up with some of Fliss' old friends for a few drinks and a meal. As we wondered past the bright lights of Piccadilly Circus I saw the adverts flashing up on the multi-media advertising for the BBC's iPlayer, now available for …

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