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bio website dunxd.com
location London, United Kingdom
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seen Jul 7 at 12:06

I work at a large international development charity in London, as International Operations Manager. I manage a team of Regional ICT Service Managers, based in developing world countries, who keep our users happy through fixing problems, setting up great connectivity and generally making sure users can do their day jobs.

I previously worked at the same place as International Network Systems Analyst. I looked after a bunch of ICT systems in offices in the developing world, as well as looking after systems in our HQ. I gained a lot of knowledge in that job, and the techy side competes with the people stuff in the new role, hence I still hang out here a lot.

I'm passionate about the use of ICT in developing countries, both in terms of dealing with the inherent problems for ICT in those places, and using ICT as a tool for development.


Oct
20
comment “Connection failed” error when trying to telnet into SQL Server
@mh - you are making a few assumptions then jumping to conclusions. Not helpful.
Oct
20
answered “Connection failed” error when trying to telnet into SQL Server
Oct
19
comment Disk-Less Web Servers
And a decent SAN with preferably 10G Network backbone. And why not throw in some tiered storage on that SAN for good measure :-)
Oct
19
comment Create Exchange 2003 server side rule without logging in as user
Could you give a little more detail in your answer? The Google results for the search don't make me feel any more enlightened.
Oct
19
asked Data storage on same guest as vCenter?
Oct
19
comment Upgrading ESX 4.0 -> 4.1 with vCenter Server & Update Manager running on a local VM
Yes - this ran through my head in the past too. However, we went for it all the same. We did encounter some issues with vCenter (to do with hitting the 4Gb limit in SQL Server Express - why did VMware tempt us into that?), and this was easy enough to resolve once we figured out what host vCenter was running on.
Oct
19
comment VMware ESX 3.5 Host Health shown as unknown
Most definitely. I can't believe we are still on 3.5...
Oct
19
answered VMware ESX 3.5 Host Health shown as unknown
Oct
19
comment Implementing emailing (bulk & event based) features for my website
You don't specify what kind of hosting you are looking to get from Godaddy. Presumably server hosting?
Oct
19
comment Create Exchange 2003 server side rule without logging in as user
Yes - done all that. But there is no interface to create rules for a specific mailbox - they all get applied to your own mailbox. One sometimes wonders whether the designers of Exchange ever did any Exchange admin...
Oct
19
answered VMWARE Hosts - Seperate from rest of the network ip sec?
Oct
19
comment VMWARE Hosts - Seperate from rest of the network ip sec?
Which version of ESX?
Oct
19
comment hosting IP change, how much downtime to expect?
Yes - it should be, but depending on where the people you want to visit your site are based, you still want to allow more time. I've seen ISP DNS servers in a few locations completely ignore the TTL specified in the DNS record, and update according to their own schedule. 48 hours seemed a good compromise between what we wanted, and what we got (which was more like two weeks in one location!) Short story - pick a number that seems reasonable, and longer than you'd hope for, and you should be ok...
Oct
19
answered hosting IP change, how much downtime to expect?
Oct
19
comment hosting IP change, how much downtime to expect?
I've always been warned 48 hours for DNS changes to propogate, and working with offices distributed in many odd locations where DNS servers may be configured in strange ways, this seems about right.
Oct
19
comment Improving Skype quality
Would be very interested to know the specific details of the SOHO router you mentioned.
Oct
19
revised Really clear introduction to Sharepoint architecture
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Oct
19
asked How to set server side auto responder that sends to fixed email address
Oct
19
revised Create Exchange 2003 server side rule without logging in as user
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19
asked Create Exchange 2003 server side rule without logging in as user