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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.


Jun
8
comment Scripted forwarding for Outlook 2003
Was that through the script above, or did you find another method?
Jun
8
answered Find out how many DNS Queries/month via WHM or SSH?
Jun
8
comment Is it recommended to use XAMPP(software bundle) on production environment and why?
+1 for citing XAMPP's own line on this.
Jun
8
comment Scripted forwarding for Outlook 2003
Did you end up resolving this issue?
Jun
8
comment Do I need to retain Sharepoint usage analysis log files
-1 - that isn't an answer to the question of whether I need to retain the files. I don't want to delete to find out if it causes a problem - I want to delete in the secure knowledge that it won't cause a problem.
Jun
8
comment Sharepoint Wiki: Can you embed anything other than images and hyperilnks? Specifically, .swf?
To be honest, I only head that this was going to be in Sharepoint 2010 at a Microsoft event - I haven't seen it for myself.
May
27
answered Scripted forwarding for Outlook 2003
May
18
answered What are the necessary periodic checks for server?
May
18
comment What information can an outsider obtain from my system by knowing only the IP address?
This is server fault, not stackoverflow - so a valid question.
May
18
answered Is it okay to use a SSH key with an empty passphrase?
May
18
comment WSS audiences dont show all AD Groups
Full import in the User profiles and properties section. This seems to be the case, even if your Security groups are outside the scope of the import connection. It also seems necessary to do a full import to correctly get an up to date group membership. Not entirely sure what an incremental import does if it doesn't import changes...
May
13
awarded  Tumbleweed
May
6
comment Solution to easily share large files with non-tech-savvy users?
How many users do you anticipate using this? Unless the number is really very large, then the overhead shouldn't be that high - you create a folder, you create a group, you give the group appropriate access rights to the folder. Then for each user, you create an account, send them the login details, and assign that user to the group. Use the web browser as client - zero distribution challenge. It is a tried and tested model and can be automated to an extent. You think the overhead is high, but if you try and roll your own system, I am sure you will find you spend more time and energy.
May
6
comment IP assignment in small network
@Massimo - it isn't all that hard - you can do it via the console, or use SDM to set the bindings via a GUI, or even use the web front end. On a small network with the right switch/router it is quite viable in my opinion. We don't do it here, but there are times I wish we did...
May
6
answered Solution to easily share large files with non-tech-savvy users?
May
6
revised IP assignment in small network
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May
6
asked Do I need to retain Sharepoint usage analysis log files
May
6
comment IP assignment in small network
I don't think you would want your DHCP server on a VM, for the reasons you state. Many higher end switches (and some lower) can do DHCP, and depending on your requirements, this might be enough, without having to dedicate a server to the task.
Apr
30
answered IP assignment in small network
Apr
30
awarded  Editor