Solutions to problems

February 12, 2014

It’s been a while since I posted something, so here’s a couple of thoughts to solve our nations problems.

To solve the problem of deaths from illegal drugs, and unfit, drug addicted, parents. Why not legalise drugs when bought from state approved suppliers, but they would have a contraceptive drug added to them. You can get high, but you can’t breed.

For people worried about immigrants flooding the country and putting strain on jobs, schools, hospitals, etc. Why not create jobs by building and staffing schools, hospitals, homes, etc.

There, job done. This is easy. Next?

AFS vos move speed up

November 14, 2011

It would be nice if doing a ‘vos move’ of a volume to a partition that already contains an RO site for that volume, to somehow utilise that RO to speed up the process of the move. eg something like doing a ‘vos release’ and then ‘vos convertROtoRW’, ideally without interrupting access to the volume for any longer than a normal ‘vos move’ does.

My thinking here is that if you have volumes replicated across two site for disaster recovery, and you want to bring the current RW server out of service to do work on it. Currently you can do this by ‘vos move’ing all the RWs off that machine to another. Depending on the volume of data, this can take a long time. So how about utilising that offsite RO copy, assuming its a regularly released copy of the RO, then the bulk of the data has already been moved. “All” you need is some way to atomicly¬† update that RO and then promote that RO to RW, presumably turning the original RW back into an RO.

Ideas for “app for that” comedy sketches

January 19, 2011

While at a funeral, of all places, the idea for a series of short comedy sketches based on abuse of “there’s an app for that” popped into my head.

So the basic joke is an unlikely app that leads to the destruction or ruining of someone’s smart phone. The initial thought came about because we’d just been served tea and coffee at the funeral tea, but there were no teaspoons. Someone at the table was playing with their phone (probably me) and I pictured someone saying “No problem, I’ve got an app for that.”, bringing out his phone clicking on an app picturing a teaspoon, which promptly shows on screen, and them him dunking it into a hot cup of tea and stirring it with the phone!

Anyway, it amused me and a few other scenarios popped into my head:

No butter knife? Gets phone out, brings up picture of knife, and proceeds to stick it into a margarine tub and then smear his toast with it.

Wobbly table in a pub causing your pint to spill? Brings up picture of wedge (or folded beer mat) and sticks it under the leg of the table – cracks screen.

Or perhaps needs a beer mat? Beer mat app, puts phone down and pint on phone, with spillage onto phone/table.

I’m sure you can come up with some more. Comment below.

Update: Nov 2012. Looks like someone has the same sense of humour as me. It’s in German, but the title is all you need to know
Update: Jul 2013. Not really an update, just testing some anti comment spam stuff.