Friday, 20 May 2011

I cancelled my uncapped ADSL account at Afrihost today (ADSL in South Africa)

I'm being throttled so badly (down to +-7KBps on a 512kbps=80KBps line) that I had to turn on my prepaid account so I could view some web pages while downloading a couple of megs. I had to stop bittorrent too :( I only downloaded 40.9GB so far this month and I don't know why they need to throttle me after hours..

Some other user experiences:

That settled it, now I just had to decide: mweb or openweb?
In the end I'm going for mweb because it is cheaper.

Compare prices:

I see mweb throttles bittorrent quite badly :(

MWEB Uncapped ADSL claims questioned

I don't see much difference between the throttling of p2p stuff between mweb and afrihost:

Bonus 1: You get 2 months free when signing up for 6 months at mweb:

Bonus 2: Telkom are upgrading their 512kbps lines to 1024kbps lines for free:
...mmmm maybe I should get the faster isp account too for an additional R70...
(will need to double check that my line is in deed 1024kbps...)

Monday, 9 May 2011

Bazaar on

(sorry if you get this twice, blogspot made it disappear..)

I've bean looking for a place to host a modular project which is being version controlled with Bazaar. I would have loved to use Launchpad, but I can't because of the following:
  1. Launchpad only allows one level of branches (no hierarchy). My project is made up of a lot of sub-projects: I have a main branch which controls the sub-projects as bzr-externals.
  2. Launchpad does not have a nice project wiki or any custom web content.
I saw that now supports Bazaar, but I was a bit worried when I saw on their wiki that they only support Bazaar version 1.10 . It turns out that it is thankfully only an outdated doc:
[me@shell-21002 ~]$ bzr --version
Bazaar (bzr) 2.1.1
Python interpreter: /usr/bin/python 2.4.3
Python standard library: /usr/lib64/python2.4
Platform: Linux-2.6.18-...
(I don't seem to have rights to correct the wiki and I could not google the current version, so I'm documenting it here for you.)

I did test that I could upload nested branches. But unfortunately the code browsing tool on Sourceforge (loggerhead) does not display the nested branches :( Hopefully that is fixable..
Update: Alexandre Garnier kindly noted that there is a bug report for it.