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I'm a senior developer at Chase IT Services in London. We build great software for the financial services industry.


Apr
5
answered Can't Reset Password - Ubuntu 10.04 on Hyper-V
Mar
25
answered What is a DB 9 to 3.5mm quad plug cable used for?
Dec
5
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Oct
15
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Sep
10
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May
10
awarded  Yearling
Mar
20
answered Regarding temperature in our server cabinet
Dec
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
29
comment Postini journalling leaves messages stuck in queue
I did post in the Postini forums and someone posted a helpful workaround: google.com/support/forum/p/AppSecurity/…
Oct
4
answered How do I make sphinx restart when I reboot my Ubuntu server?
Sep
29
comment 100% uptime for a web application
It doesn't have to be an insanely high figure. Just realistic. Draw them a graph of the costs of high availability, and the costs of downtime, and talk about the point where they meet. If downtime costs you $millions per hour then 5 nines is achievable, since you have $millions to spend on HA. If it costs $100/hour then two nines is probably all that you should consider.
Sep
1
comment How many computers can have the same public IP?
In some cases a single IP may be shared by users of multiple ISPs - for example if your site is on a national censorship list. It happened to wikipedia in the UK - wired.com/threatlevel/2008/12/wikipedia-block
Aug
9
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
19
accepted Postini journalling leaves messages stuck in queue
Jul
19
comment Postini journalling leaves messages stuck in queue
I see what you're saying. Fortunately we don't need discovery for legal or compliance reasons, we're not regulated nor audited for anything related to email. I'll try posting in the postini forums.
Jul
18
asked Postini journalling leaves messages stuck in queue
Jul
12
comment Hyper-V limit disk usage of a VM
Thanks. I'll look into moving things around then.
Jul
12
accepted Hyper-V limit disk usage of a VM
Jul
11
asked Hyper-V limit disk usage of a VM
May
23
comment pfsense log file retention
Is it straightforward to set up a syslog server on the pfsense server? Again, my google skills seem to be failing me here.