Friday, August 22, 2008

Uplink in Kilcash

We stuck a pole up temporarily last night to facilitate for the downloads, that are needed to bring the Midlans game server up to scratch just before the event. Part of the organiser team has "invaded" my home, as I'm near to the event and we can't get into the hall before this evening. The 3G connection was entirely unusable and this gives me a 4 mbit symmetric feed into Newbridge base. Mind ya, it'll blow over on the first windblow. It's going to move to a bracket on the garage later today.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Move to Kilcash, Rahara

I'm moving to Roscommon. I wasn't looking forward to another winter in the old house, as it's drafty and moist. Usually I would have moved into the living room and that would have been the only place used during the winter. The other incentive for moving is, that our coverage has grown into Co. Roscommon and it'll be better to have somebody locally initially to look after things. Gives a better spread between Ciaran and myself.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Fiber pull in

Finally, KN has arrived to pull the fiber into the ducts. Notice the difference on the vans ? Whoever screwed the signage up on the Focus should be shot.

And obviously, the manhole is full of water. That needs to be pumped out first.

Anyhow, until now the order is only 2 weeks late, so we'll see how much more it'll take before we go live.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Back on the road

Well, I've been on rental cars for nearly 2 weeks now and it's way too expensive, even though we're sending the bill on to the insurance.

Since it's gone 2 years, I last had a decent car, Robert and myself drove to Mallusk and imported this lovely BMW 525tds. Horrible drive home though. The M50 got flooded right when we came into Dublin in all the rain. We made it out of there over the N2 just in time.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

BT has finally installed the gear for the fiber to TeleCity in Mervue. We're just waiting for the physical fiber from the road and into the datacenter now.

For the time being, the fiber will reside here and after completion of the datacenter moved into the facility itself.