Michael Shimmins

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bio website lexim.com.au
location Melbourne, Australia
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Web developer (mostly Rails and formerly ASP.NET) and entrepreneur. Founder and CEO of Lexim - cloud based eLearning software.


Feb
24
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
8
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
4
awarded  Popular Question
May
18
comment How much memory w3wp.exe consume
Voting to move to Server Fault.
Mar
30
comment Exchange 2010 periodically stops responding to SMTP events with error 421 4.4.1 Connection timed out
No - I decided it was a better use of my time to move to hosted exchange. Couple of months now and no noticeable downtime, wonderful.
Feb
8
comment Should dev be admin on their computer?
+1 - well said :)
Feb
8
comment Should dev be admin on their computer?
It isn't about writing for the low end of requirements, its about using tools that require higher performance than VMs allow. Using Visual Studio 2010 inside a VM is noticeably less responsive than on bare metal. The product you're writing may run just fine in a VM, but that doesn't mean developer's tools always do.
Feb
8
comment Should dev be admin on their computer?
Wow - love the us and them mentality. Did you consider that "his" deadline is actually "your" deadline too since you're all in it together (presumably) for the benefit of the company. I don't know you from a bar of soap, but you remind me of the nasty, arrogant, try-to-find-a-way-to-say-no-rather-than-yes typical sys admin. For everyone 1 good sys admin out there there are another 10 that your company hires that perpetuate the stereotype you just laid out and make every else in the company's lives that much harder. You should be concerned with service delivery, not constraint.
Jan
30
comment Determine which active directory object is referred to by GUID in a Directory Synchronization Error Report
Thanks for that - didn't know about dsquery. I wasn't able to work out how to query by ObjectGUID, but since we've got a relatively small userlist I was able to get a list of users, with the sAMAccountName and ObjectGUID attributes and just lookup the guid from that list in excel.
Jan
30
accepted Determine which active directory object is referred to by GUID in a Directory Synchronization Error Report
Jan
30
asked Determine which active directory object is referred to by GUID in a Directory Synchronization Error Report
Jan
23
awarded  Tumbleweed
Jan
16
asked Exchange 2010 periodically stops responding to SMTP events with error 421 4.4.1 Connection timed out
Jan
9
comment Exchange 2010 SP1 upgrade prerequisite checks fail for KB979744, but update fails as Not Applicable
Yup went smoothly - a nice change. After about 45 minutes of installation it was all done. Didn't prompt for a reboot either, which was nice. Mail was flowing again and services were up, but restarted anyway :)
Jan
9
awarded  Scholar
Jan
9
awarded  Supporter
Jan
9
accepted Exchange 2010 SP1 upgrade prerequisite checks fail for KB979744, but update fails as Not Applicable
Jan
9
comment Exchange 2010 SP1 upgrade prerequisite checks fail for KB979744, but update fails as Not Applicable
Wow am I embarrassed. I downloaded the x86 version of it (only it, the other updates I needed were all x64). Took someone to actually tell me to check to make me check heh. Downloaded the x64 and it has installed fine.
Jan
9
awarded  Student
Jan
9
asked Exchange 2010 SP1 upgrade prerequisite checks fail for KB979744, but update fails as Not Applicable