Happy New Year

Written By: - Date published: 11:56 am, January 1st, 2008 - 13 comments
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Cyber-Santa came a little late to The Standard this year but we’re certainly not complaining – evidently we’ve got a New Year’s present instead.

He and the techno-elves have moved us to a brand spanking new server cluster that should give us plenty of breathing room and make those pesky traffic congestion problems we were having a thing of the past.

Seriously though, it wasn’t really Santa. Just like James Bond apparently we have our very own M and it’s him we have to thank instead.

We’re still secretly hoping for the pimped out Austin Aston Martin but this should tide us over in the meantime. Thanks M!

13 comments on “Happy New Year”

  1. Chemist Peter 1

    In 2008 please make sure you give National 2 ticks in the General Election. Get rid of the corrupt Labour led Government we currently have.

    For Name and address please whistle Dixie and I may oblige.

    Happy New Year


  2. AncientGeek 2

    Ah – a toxic chemist…

    Who is dixie ?

  3. Phil 3

    It’s an ASTON Martin… not an AUSTIN Martin.

    And, if I find out that you’ve ever “pimped” it, I will find you and beat you to death with the automotive travesty of an exhaust-pipe you add to it

  4. Chemist Peter 4

    An Austin is the Union Reps car, the Aston Martin is the MDs car.
    Toxic chemist indeed, I used to work with Hazardous waste.

  5. MikeE 5

    Is “M” they taxpayer?

    Seriously, I’d like a taxpayer funded Astin Martin too.

  6. burt 6

    Chemist Peter

    You are well qualified to frequent the standard.

  7. Phil 7

    Thanks for correcting that AYB – much appreciated

    An autophile anorak

  8. all_your_base 8

    No worries Phil. My excuse is having spent the holiday touring the country in a ’73 Austin Mini – one that may well sadly be on its last legs (wheels?) as a result!

  9. Phil 9

    So, this is the server change that is now causing such a ruckus?

    I note no mention of “temporary”, as Tane and Co now assert.

    I sympathise with you in respect to the fact that thestandard may be a victim of its own success/popularity, but you seem like a smarter bunch of people than that.

  10. andy 10

    Having climbed down from my high horse, I withdraw and apologise for demanding answers in regards to the server.

    Can we be friends again 🙂

  11. Matthew Pilott 11

    Well Phil, not to nitpick (ok actually there’s no other way to put it) but the post says “…but this should tide us over in the meantime” so I’d say that implies that there were plans afoot to transfer to a new server as far back as this post and that the current set-up is temporary.

    The fact that they blogged upon it doesn’t really lend any grand conspiracy theories any credibility though…

  12. Tane 12

    Of course andy, it’s a fair enough question to ask. You’ve always made constructive comments, and lord knows we need as many of them as we can get at the moment.

  13. andy 13

    phew, better check in with robinsod and take me off the brown shirt list too.

    Cheers Tane!

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