OpenReach fail.

I ranted a little on Twitter about OpenReach and their inability to connect a second line, a line I ordered four months ago. To be clear: I have no problem with the BT engineers – they’ve all been knowledgeable, polite and just as frustrated by the whole thing as I am. It is the admin they swim in that lets the whole thing down…

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ZoneMinder Control Script for Foscam FI8918W

Update 27/02/2011: Added IR control and password passthrough.
I’ve recently put together a CCTV solution using a few Foscam FI8918W cameras and the excellent ZoneMinder software. This is all running on a CentOS 5.5 virtual machine under Hyper-V (more on this setup another time). The Foscam cameras have pan, tilt and the ability to set and move to preset locations. Continue reading

Java Update 13 breaks Cisco SDM 2.5

Another post in a series designed to help Future-Howard work out why things have broken.

If you install Java 6 Update 13 and then try and log into Cisco SDM 2.5 it will fail. The SDM console will not load.

I found I had to go back to Java 6 Update 6 (available at the Java archive page, or direct download.).

With that the Cisco SDM started working again. I’ve not found anything about this on the Cisco site.