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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.


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awarded  Notable Question
Nov
4
comment How dangerous is a wet server room floor
Surely you need some hot air blowers in there to dry out the carpet.
Nov
4
answered Can I send clients a pre-configured Virtual Machine?
Nov
4
revised Can I send clients a pre-configured Virtual Machine?
Clearer title
Nov
4
comment How dangerous is a wet server room floor
+1 for realism - some people on this forum forget that there is a real world out there that everyone has to deal with, rather than some miraculous instant implemention of the perfect solution.
Nov
4
answered Can DNS do failover switch for a domain?
Nov
3
comment How to enable system restart on BSOD from commandline
Look in the BIOS settings as well - your server needs to know to turn on after a power failure.
Nov
3
revised WAN Link Balancing - Best Way To Approach
Added links
Nov
3
revised how to setup a socks 5 proxy server on centos
Added link to ss5
Nov
3
comment Laptop as server
I don't see why this needs to be closed. Sure - maybe using a laptop as a server is a bad idea - but that doesn't mean it isn't a valid question, and it certainly relates to servers, so how is it off topic?
Nov
3
revised iptables forward one outside port to a different port on localhost
edited title
Nov
3
comment Unexplained slow gigabit network speeds
-1 for "not auto". You need the same config at both ends (switch and NIC) including auto-negotiate.
Nov
3
answered Find all internet facing servers
Nov
3
comment dns/mx records for sub domain
no - I think it would try and resolve the whole domain name, and go for the A record. Easy enough to test.
Nov
3
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
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revised Configure Cisco 877 as bridge between Internet and Cisco ASA 5505
edited body; edited title
Nov
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asked Configure Cisco 877 as bridge between Internet and Cisco ASA 5505
Oct
31
accepted What are some great network diagram techniques?
Oct
31
comment What tools are available to sleep desktops at night to save power?
Many updates will require a reboot, so you can only get what you want with discarding the updates or relying on users to reboot in order to activate the updates. You can set a sleep or hibernate policy through GPO, but I don't know the effects of WOL on these. You should test. Or go to senior management with the potential power savings and value of proper updating, and get them to endorse a shut down.
Oct
28
comment Configuring high-availability with snapshots
You might use such a feature to restore a VM to a snapshot in case the VM stops responding. I can imagine times you might want that.