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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.


Apr
30
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
30
comment Windows 2008 R2 AD servers on fanless flash based systems
Update - I've now deployed four of these with another 11 to go. Very happy with this choice. The fanless stuff looked cool, but the cost of the microservers was so low it was hard to argue with.
Apr
25
answered Number of subnets in this network
Apr
23
reviewed Edit Puppet & Puppetmaster for development on VMs
Apr
23
revised Puppet & Puppetmaster for development on VMs
Corrected markdown - this isn't wikipedia!
Apr
23
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How do you accept an SSL certificate through the SVN command line?
Apr
23
comment Measuring network latency
Requests for recommendations of products are off topic, but saying what tool to use, particularly generic ones, surely is on topic, else most of the content here will have to go.
Apr
23
comment Multiple-NIC vMotion in vSphere 5 with separate core switches
Oh yes - it is a lesson learnt but not a lesson easy to put into practice. Still stuck with the two cores - next hardware refresh will be the first opportunity to make a change.
Apr
22
answered Measuring network latency
Apr
22
comment Multiple-NIC vMotion in vSphere 5 with separate core switches
I've been here too - and I am beginning to wonder whether having two sets of stacked switches for use with VMware is a good idea (or at all). I've seen very little extra value from having this extra level of redundancy but it has been an extra complexity challenging every networking project. If I were doing all this again, I'd just stack all my switches into one. The failure of a whole stack seems well within our SLAs and we can get redundant hardware and extra throughput within a single stack.
Apr
22
reviewed Edit How can I get ls to print output as it goes along?
Apr
22
revised How can I get ls to print output as it goes along?
Formatted example
Apr
22
reviewed Reviewed How to over 500000 cpuunits on OpenVZ
Apr
22
reviewed Reviewed STP in a mixed environment
Apr
22
reviewed Leave Open How to over 500000 cpuunits on OpenVZ
Apr
22
reviewed Close How to recover resize2fs failure
Apr
22
reviewed Close Performance of Asterisk Telephony System on Linux
Apr
22
revised Monitor traffic between two network switches using a transparent firewall
typo clean up.
Apr
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on windows internal database consuming a lot of memory
Apr
22
reviewed Looks OK Install Java EE 6 on CentOS 6