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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.


Dec
16
asked Sharepoint 2007 Document Library - lost ability to rename documents
Dec
15
answered How to setup /home over software RAID under Ubuntu 10.10?
Dec
13
comment What do I get for a paid DNS?
By the way, your choice of DNS provider may depend on exactly what you are using the domain for. WikiLeaks had their DNS record pulled last week by EveryDNS, who bought DynDNS. So if you are setting up a *Leaks website, you probably want to use someone else ;-)
Dec
13
answered What do I get for a paid DNS?
Dec
13
answered How to periodically collect hardware performance counters in linux?
Dec
13
comment Help me fight this spaghetti monster [cabling]
Use labelling that can be removed, and remove it as soon as you remove a cable for a particular purpose. And never leave a cable connected at only one end for longer than absolutely necessary. Someone will plug it in where they shouldn't.
Dec
13
asked Prevent creation of recurring appointments with no end date
Dec
11
awarded  Quorum
Dec
2
comment Display Document Library Folder contents on a different Sharepoint 2007 Site
There are web parts that can access document libraries on other web applications and site collections - e.g. My Sharepoint Sites which displays documents I have recently edited on any site I specify. So this isn't technically impossible.
Dec
2
comment Not authorized to control networking in SSH console
If you aren't ssh'd in do you get the same issue? What user account are you running the command as?
Nov
30
comment how to restrict ssh login to a specific ip or host
The purpose of ListenAddress is to define the IP address that your SSH server is listening for SSH connections with. Your server may have multiple IP addresses, so you use ListenAddress to say which one someone can use to make an SSH connection on. It has nothing to do with the IP address of the person trying to make an SSH connection.
Nov
30
comment how to restrict ssh login to a specific ip or host
Why don't you want to use "any iptables thing"? That will do what you want simply and securely, and knowing how to use it will serve you well for every other network tool you want to secure.
Nov
30
comment how to restrict ssh login to a specific ip or host
It is the IP address that SSH is listening on. Not the address it is listening to.
Nov
30
answered Teaching total beginners who prior worked with Windows only bash?
Nov
30
asked Display Document Library Folder contents on a different Sharepoint 2007 Site
Nov
26
revised Allowing Sharepoint to relay email through Exchange
added 241 characters in body
Nov
26
asked Allowing Sharepoint to relay email through Exchange
Nov
26
comment Is there a Pre-deployment Windows Workstation Verification Program?
It often feels like it checks "when it feels like it", because it does run scheduled checks, and then the report updating is also scheduled. Figure out how to run the checks and report updates on demand. The scheduled Desired Configuration checking will be useful for your expanded requirements. As I said the user level checking appears to be in SCCM 2010. If you have enough users to justify complex checks such as this, then maybe you can justify updating to the latest version of SCCM. It is a bit hard to get your head around, but it looks like you have most of the tools you need already.
Nov
23
comment which disto to pick for Linode?
I looked there first too :-)
Nov
22
comment Sharepoint and Libraries
Basic list functionality of Lists allows you to specify at creation time that users should only be able to view their own items. You can then create a group of users who can view all items (your helpdesk staff). No workflow required. I agree that Infopath seems overkill, if all the form does is populate this list. If it does more, fair enough.