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bio website neilbarnwell.co.uk
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I'm an Application Developer and Software Architect for a wide variety of software solutions including websites and desktop applications. Most recently focussed on a bespoke warehouse management system using C# 3.5 and SQL Server 2008.

Since my move to .NET I've become active in the community, attending monthly usergroup meetings and various conferences. I've even made a foray into speaking at usergroups about topics I am passionate about.

While I love experimenting with new tech and have a hobby project hosted on CodePlex, my current focus is less on specific new technologies and more on good principles and techniques.

When not at work I'm a family man, biker, amateur photographer, guitarist and of course, software developer.


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comment External Blu Ray drive or internal + enclosure?
That was my question. One is a black box, the other is a SATA drive in an enclosure that "converts" as it were, SATA to USB. I was wondering if there were going to be driver issues, incompatibility issues etc. If the black-box solution is basically the same (albeit in a smaller box) then that's my question answered.
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comment External Blu Ray drive or internal + enclosure?
That's fair enough. The point really was that there's a lot more choice for internal drives, and all the external ones are in terrible plasticy boxes.
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asked External Blu Ray drive or internal + enclosure?
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comment Overwriting with robocopy
Certainly, though I'm not sure how it helps you: ss64.com/nt/robocopy-exit.html
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comment Overwriting with robocopy
It certainly should, yes.
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comment How suitable might my loft/attic be to install a network router and switch?
Yeah I know a router contains a processor etc. My point was there wouldn't be any high-power devices up there (i.e. 800 watt PC power supply on a server kicking out a load of heat). It makes sense what you say about it failing sooner, though. I guess I better find an alternative method. It might be that I put the patch panel in the loft and just route a bunch of cables down to the room below and install routers/switches etc there.
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comment If I buy the Windows 8 Pro upgrade, can I do multiple fresh installs?
Do you know if it's possible to purchase multiple licenses from the same machine (I want to get a license key for my Dad but can't run the install from his machine)?