Recently two things got me thinking a little:
- One of my main PC’s needed a little maintenance
- I visited the launch of Gigaclear’s Appleton network in Oxfordshire
My main Windows PC developed a memory fault and I needed to get a little support from Yoyotech, the excellent people who made it for me. When I got it back up and running, I benchmarked the machine using the Windows Experience Index and saw it was hovering between 7.8 and 7.9 – the index only goes to 7.9.
I’m yet to find a task this PC, when it’s feeling fit and well, can’t do in its sleep.
And this is one of two Yoyotech machines I have, so when I link databases between them and run queries on millions of records and transfer piles of data between them, they do it at gigabit speed in moments.
My network addressed storage box joins in, delivering data only a tad slower than the solid state drives in my PCs.
So to get this out of the way, I guess that does make me a geek.
But the other event was the launch of Gigaclear’s gigabit network in the Oxfordshire village of Appleton. They’re delivering a gigabit-based broadband service to homes and businesses in the village, and people were encouraged to come along to the village hall to try it out – a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) day.