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Television

+ - How do you keep track of your shows?

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Forrest Fuqua
Forrest Fuqua writes "I'm Writing to ask what most people use to manage their media, mostly TV Shows, I'm Always losing track of what show I'm on, Also a auto skip those pesky intros are annoying, Right now I'm using a M$ Access DB to keep track so far I've Thought about using AutoIt but have failed, I ask you Slashdot Users, How do you keep track of your shows."

Comment: get management software & people (Score 1) 164

by ddent (#23525956) Attached to: Best Way to Start a Website Hosting Service?
If you are just starting out, the way to go would be to get a dedicated server with hosting management software such as cPanel/WHM, preferrably from a company that will provide some management for you as well. There is also the 'reseller account' approach but for a variety of reasons I don't really recommend it (e.g. there are more potential and real problems which are outside of your control, and it becomes harder to do your support, among other things). If you aren't really prepared to make the $160-500/month investment for a decent server with some management, you might be better off pursuing a different opportunity.

Warning: You need to differentiate yourself somehow. This is a highly competitive market.

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Communications

+ - Aging telecommunications network

Submitted by Jake Platt
Jake Platt (666) writes "I am a network consultant working on Long Island, NY and help support about a dozen small to mid-size companies mainly located in a huge industrial park originally built in the 1950's. In the past 60 days, the Verizon data and voice networks have experienced huge spikes in failures, as many as, 2 — 3 local loop/central office equipment and line failures per week for each of my clients!!! Verizon has been taking 2-3 days to respond, effectively leaving these companies in the dark (no internet, no email, no voice). I've never seen anything like this. Privately, the Verizon tech support guys have told me that the copper lines in the ground are so old that they are letting the system go into decline and do not want to spend any $$$ to improve it until they have no choice. Are parts of the US telecommunications network reaching its age limit? Jake Platt Long Island, NY"
Windows

+ - Redundant Terminal Services Servers

Submitted by thundergeek
thundergeek (808819) writes "The company I work for is purchasing thin clients, lots of them! I am responsible for the integration of these thin clients into a redundant failsafe server system consisting of two server 2k3 servers (not my choice) on an Active Directory domain. I want to know from the rest of you admin geeks how I should go about creating some sort of rsync between the two which mirrors, in real time, all the session data created by the clients. What needs to happen in the event of a server failure is a seamless transition to the back up server with minimal data loss and down time. Is there a software solution, or an easy robocopy hack?"

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