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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.


Oct
25
revised Cisco ASA 5505 :: Techniques for limiting consumed hosts (max 10 with base license)
added 464 characters in body
Oct
25
answered Cisco ASA 5505 :: Techniques for limiting consumed hosts (max 10 with base license)
Oct
25
answered How to extinguish a small fire in a server rack to minimize damage to surrounding equipment?
Oct
25
revised How to extinguish a small fire in a server rack to minimize damage to surrounding equipment?
edited body
Oct
25
answered Linux /home privacy
Oct
24
answered Cisco ASA - Force all traffic through SaaS Web Filter
Oct
24
comment Are PHP session files ever deleted?
If your question is specific to a particular version of PHP, then you need to state this in your question.
Oct
24
answered Cisco ASA 5520 configuration on two SITE, A and B
Oct
18
asked QoS on Cisco ASA 5505 by VLAN/subnet
Oct
18
comment What is the correct behaviour when Nameservers Change
How long ago did the changes take place. The rule of thumb is that it can take 72 hours for the changes to take effect everywhere.
Oct
18
answered What is the correct behaviour when Nameservers Change
Oct
18
comment What is the correct behaviour when Nameservers Change
Do you mean that you have changed the nameservers defined as authoritative for the domain via their NS records, and the ISPs DNS servers are still using the records from the previous nameservers? Do you have any kind of access to the old nameservers?
Oct
18
revised DHCP not working through long bridged network
fixed typo
Oct
18
asked DNS resolution failing over to secondary DNS - why?
Oct
17
comment How should I manage a domain that has certain nameservers but MX records pointing elsewhere?
Setting the NS record for the domain defines the server that is authoritative for the domain. Unless you have a good reason to do that, I would leave those settings alone. The Linode DNS management is there since they offer the service. You don't need to use it unless you know why.
Oct
14
answered How should I manage a domain that has certain nameservers but MX records pointing elsewhere?
Oct
12
comment Ubuntu Server and Hyper-V
Give some more specifics - just because DHCP works for some PCs over there, doesn't mean the settings it assigns will work on a server over here. Use Static addressing until you have figured out how to make it work, then if DHCP assigned address is still broken, you can look at what is assigned and see if there is a problem with it.
Oct
12
answered Ubuntu Server and Hyper-V
Oct
11
comment How can I tell what version of SharePoint a site is using, from the outside?
In Sharepoint 2007, the help page does indeed say it is 2007!
Oct
11
comment Best Linux for hosting a server
Generally though, CentOS is stable, but if you are interested in upgrading your packages easily, you should note that the official packages for CentOS tend to be rather out of date. Complicating things further, if you want to upgrade say PHP to the latest version on CentOS5, you will either have to upgrade to CentOS6, or use alternative repos, as the official repos for CentOS5 are locked to previous versions. I think we can stand to be a bit faster moving these days. I don't believe Ubuntu has quite the same issues.