Welcome to Project Alpha
What is Project Alpha?
Project Alpha is my small corner of the web.
I am a lover of all things mathematical, statistical and so on, especially where these two collide with my first loves.
I have developed many websites and for numerous companies and I hope to continue on this this fashion, either as a consultant, freelancer or (in the ideal case) an employee
More information will appear here in the future
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By oliver on Monday, July 9th, 2018 at 09:20 in Core
Here at Project Alpha, we've been upgrading some of our servers to be running the latest OSes of their kind. The vast majority of the time, this goes unnoticed, but the time has come to make some adjustments to the machine serving up the front pages of our website.
In light of this, some time soon, not quite sure when, things may go offline for a bit. Hopefully, unlike last time, not for too long. I've been holding this off for as long as I can; holding essential things back for more up-to-date and hot-swappable virtual machines. That was fun.
So yeah. Watch out for the web services we provide and e-mail servers going up and down.
By Oliver on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 00:12 in News
If you're in Shepshed or in the Loughborough area of Leicester, be on your guard for a white trailer reported missing over the last week. Details listed below
By Oliver on Monday, June 12th, 2017 at 11:20 in News
Those appologies I issued a few months ago. I lied
By Ancan on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 at 11:51 in News
All of us here are very, very excited as we've been looking very deep into some new techniques amongst us.
First of them is we've acquired a new server and a new switch to accommodate the infrastructure. We're very pleased with them and have been setting them up over the course of the past few days. No doubt more tweaking will ensue and some breakages - non-permanent breakages I might add!
When we say we've had a new server, in reality we've had five new servers, and by that I mean we've had a new one, and taken an existing one and made two virtual servers within the both of them. We've been setting up all the systems for all four of the new servers to communicate with each other on a base level, now we're going to do some Python calling on the top of that
Stay tuned! We might be letting people loose on our little "cloud"
By Oliver on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 at 09:43 in News
i've just ran a few pieces of data on our main server and can't help but notice that the clock is out by two hours. I will be looking into this personally.
I am aware that the server uses code to poll internet time servers on a daily basis - I know, I wrote it myself - as over the course of a month, it has the tendency to gain an average of ten minutes.
I have no immediate reason as to why the clock should be behind by two hours, but I can imagine that certain issues may arise if networked devices' times don't sync, particularly Windows.
Will keep you all posted.