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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.


Feb
16
answered How can I convert emails to an emailable list?
Feb
16
comment Accessing vm(vmware instance) from ESX server through commandline
Something like the Vmware Management Assistant VM available for download from VMware is probably the way to go instead of using the Service Console.
Feb
16
comment Accessing vm(vmware instance) from ESX server through commandline
I don't think the IP pool functionality is available in ESX 3.5.
Feb
16
revised Accessing vm(vmware instance) from ESX server through commandline
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Feb
16
revised Accessing vm(vmware instance) from ESX server through commandline
Typo in question
Feb
16
answered Accessing vm(vmware instance) from ESX server through commandline
Feb
15
comment Accessing phpMyAdmin as Admin on Plesk?
Surely this is a question for your VPS provider?
Feb
15
comment Switching to IPv6 implies dropping NAT. Is that a good thing?
However the question was asked, it illicited interesting replies, and probably turns up in search results for people with similar fears so +1
Feb
15
comment Squid breaks some flash media players
I wouldn't say its a duplicate - the other question is asking how to cache youtube. This is just about allowing access via a proxy, which isn't necessarily the same thing. The answers may well be quite different.
Feb
14
comment Testing whether jumbo frames are actually working
Ok - man page would have helped you straight away, but I've updated with the specific details for Linux. Do not fragment flag is required for test to work properly, and this isn't as clear in Linux ping as in Windows.
Feb
14
revised Testing whether jumbo frames are actually working
Added info for Linux ping and links to man pages.
Feb
14
revised Testing whether jumbo frames are actually working
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Feb
11
comment Network Misconfiguration when adding first host to new vSphere cluster
+1 because that usually is the cause of this problem.
Feb
11
revised Can someone explain what NETFLOW. and IPFLOW are?
Added link to Wikipedia Netflow page which gives more detailed explanation.
Feb
11
comment Sending e-mails with SMTP from PHP on Ubuntu Server
I didn't mark your answer down, but can say this. Think of someone hunting Google for a similar issue. The top result is this page. They get to this page only to find the only answer is to go back to Google. Not very helpful is it? The point of this site is to answer the questions definitively, as a resource for everyone, not just the original poster. If you think the OP didn't try hard enough, leave a comment, vote down their question, flag it, or move on leaving it for someone else, or oblivion.
Feb
11
answered Testing whether jumbo frames are actually working
Feb
10
comment router flapping after plugging in server
When you say "it is up and down like a yoyo" are you referring to the router or the server? How are you establishing up or down or flapping? What happens to the other devices on your network? Have you got console access to your router, and do you know what to do if you have this?
Feb
10
answered Network Misconfiguration when adding first host to new vSphere cluster
Feb
10
answered router flapping after plugging in server
Feb
10
comment Caching youtube on LAN
Probably because their ranking mechanism relies on views, and possibly completed views, which wouldn't be measurable if the content was served from a local cache. It probably also simplifies content licensing issues.