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I wear many hats at my workplace.

Primarily a Database Developer, but also programmer, web designer, DBA, sysadmin, and general office bitch.

I work for a small custom software house in Sydney, Australia. We use all manner of tools - but mainly MSSQL and a Rapid Application Tool called eDeveloper uniPaaS Magic XPA.


Oct
14
comment Server Systems under Extreme Environmental Conditions
If I remember correctly, 486 processors are still produced today (well, at least 5 years ago) that have been ruggedised to the point where they can run in insane environmental conditions, like -100 to +500 celcius or somesuch crazy numbers. If I can find a link I'll post it as an answer, rather than conjecture.
Oct
14
comment Looking for a DID (or VoIP-in) number in the Beijing area
We tried to get this in Hong Kong, and we were required to ahve a "Local Presence" (i.e. a physical office) before we could get a number allocated. There are companies that will be your "Local Presence" for you if you run into this problem.
Oct
13
revised IIS 6 permanent redirect to deal with a google indexing issue
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Oct
12
comment Win Server 2K8 - Setting up SMTP Server
Aah, I follow. Yes, that can happen, but usually your email would end up in their junk mail. It might be in your interests to contact the provider to find out which anti-spam service they use so that you can find out why your emails are failing.
Oct
12
comment How to backup VMWare ESXi using free tools?
Uuh, I think you'll find ESXi still runs a Linux kernel... there are plenty of places on the internet that will show you how to enable SSH on the box so you can get a shell...
Oct
12
revised Can software licenses be resold?
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Oct
12
answered Win Server 2K8 - Setting up SMTP Server
Oct
12
revised Broadcast message
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Oct
9
revised Why is Internet access and Wi-Fi always so terrible at large tech conferences?
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Oct
9
comment Why is Internet access and Wi-Fi always so terrible at large tech conferences?
(cos you could totally use a few more rep)
Oct
9
comment Why is Internet access and Wi-Fi always so terrible at large tech conferences?
Yes, I saw that Joel's blog has linked to this question, so I shall await the incredible influx of visitors. Lucky you for having the top rated answer, you should fare pretty well ;)
Oct
9
comment Why is Internet access and Wi-Fi always so terrible at large tech conferences?
Mythbusters did this one with Mobile Phones. I never believed it in the first place, and rightly so. The stuff some people come up with, honestly...
Oct
9
comment Why is Internet access and Wi-Fi always so terrible at large tech conferences?
Hey, that's actually a fairly good idea. Apparenty 5Ghz was quite popular in europe, but I don't know how many of them would still be in operation
Oct
9
comment Why is Internet access and Wi-Fi always so terrible at large tech conferences?
Future DevDays might need to get in touch with the building manager and see if you can BYO networking equipment. A lot of additional headaches sure, but probably the only reasonable solution!
Oct
9
comment Why is Internet access and Wi-Fi always so terrible at large tech conferences?
I'm inclined to agree. Also, if they did make this installation permanant we'd all be on the equivalent of 802.11b (or god forbid a, does anyone even have an a card any more?)
Oct
9
answered Why is Internet access and Wi-Fi always so terrible at large tech conferences?
Oct
9
comment Free SSH Client for Nokia S60 (Nokia 5800) / Symbian
Gotta make sure your phone is S60 3rd edition (or higher) though. Normal S60 won't run 3rd edition programs. The 5800 is 5th edition, but others (like myself) might not be so lucky.
Oct
9
comment High Failure Rate of Large Drives?
Just for the record, I took all of them back and got all new ones, and they've been running for two months now without any issues at all.
Oct
9
comment High Failure Rate of Large Drives?
Wow. That's some in-depth stuff! Thanks! I hadn't even considered the number of moving parts (platters) before now.
Oct
8
revised IIS7: How to block access with a web.config file?
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