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I’d have to say (in fact I often do) that Telstra sucks.  This is the very large anonymous telco that supposedly provides a telecommunications service.  Alternatively they also force me to have a phone line because it is far cheaper to buy a line and phone service instead of just a line.

My website, email and pretty much everything else has been offline for almost exactly 2 days and this being the third time in 8 days it has happened.  The service interruption impacts at least a large chunk if not all of the suburb I live in so you’d think the second time they’d look into it more, but apparently not.  They don’t even have technical staff oncall on Sundays either apparently.

The weird thing about when I called up was they didn’t know about the fault. If it was a single line that would be fine but a large bit of an exchange go and they don’t know about it?  It seems a little too casual to me as it wouldn’t be that difficult to have some sort of alarming.  I just hope that perhaps someone knew but their call centre doesn’t get that information pushed down to it.

I have a few sponsored Debian packages that now need working on and uploading so that’s what I’ll be getting into once I get some more time.  procps is almost ready as well with the final minor patches to be integrated.

 

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JFFNMS 0.9.2 Released

JFFNMS Interfaces and Events

JFFNMS version 0.9.2 was released today both as an upstream tar.gz file and a new Debian package.  This version fixes some bugs including making sure it works with PHP5.4.

The biggest change in PHP 5.4 is that you can no longer call by reference.  Previously you could call a function like myfunc(&blah); which would send a pointer to blah and not the item itself. Now the function definition needs to define what it wants rather than change it each time.

 

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