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bio website neilbarnwell.co.uk
location Midlands, 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.


Jan
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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.
Jan
25
asked How suitable might my loft/attic be to install a network router and switch?
Jan
22
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)?
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asked What DVI splitter cable do I need?
Feb
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asked How does machine name resolution work when not on a domain?
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asked New HDD causes general lockups (including mouse freezing!)
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revised Unexpected IPv4 address when pinging machine on home network
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asked Activate OEM Windows XP after upgrading HDD and reinstalling
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answered Burn-in testing a pc
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Feb
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comment Windows 7 blank DVI screen
This solved a problem I was having in a different question - thanks very much!
Feb
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answered Windows 7 fresh install blank screen