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bio website dunxd.com
location London, United Kingdom
age 39
visits member for 4 years, 7 months
seen Aug 14 at 11:36

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.


Jun
17
comment How can I paste text without format in a lync chat window?
That is stripping some annoying formatting such as bullet points, but keeping colour and font. I don't know where all this crap about pasting the source formatting came from - does anyone really want to do that by default?
May
22
comment How to display DNS cache without using ipconfig?
I realise that isn't helpful if you are restricted from running ipconfig, but I was looking for a graphic interface for this, but then realised I just needed a better interface for reading the text.
Apr
25
comment How to stop Excel following hyperlinks when I click on them?
Well, I guess this is just a hangover from the late 90s when Microsoft thought everything should be a hypertext browser and forgot that some applications might normally be used for something else than opening web pages.
Dec
9
comment Access two networks with two network cards
If you have a valid network address in Network A then you should be able to reach a host in it by ping for example. Use tracert to validate whether it is going direct to the host in Network A, or going via the default gateway in Network B (assuming of course that the default gateway is not set up as transparent). What is the subnet for Network B? If it is larger than 255.255.0.0 then traffic for Network A will be sent to the NIC for Network B.
Dec
9
comment How to stop Excel following hyperlinks when I click on them?
That there isn't a setting would be a valid answer. Turning off automatic hyperlinks would work for all documents I create, but not for any created by other people who haven't also turned this off. If you know for certain that there isn't UI to turn this off, then say so, Otherwise, please don't deter other people from answering by criticising the question.
May
14
comment How to stop Excel following hyperlinks when I click on them?
I've Googled and searched on SuperUser and come up with plenty of suggestions for how you can click and hold, create VBscripts or Macros to strip hyperlinks, but so far nothing about making Excel behave like Word. To be honest I thought that would be obvious from the question. I'm running Excel 2010, but is potentially annoying for anyone running Excel 2003, 2007, 2010, and possibly 2013.
Feb
13
comment How can I do a recursive find and replace from the command line?
An alternative answer for the same questions can be found here stackoverflow.com/questions/9704020/…
Nov
20
comment Looking for MD5 utility that integrates to Windows
AVG is flagging that the core Windows Utility has been changed - that is the sort of thing that malicious software often does.
Sep
22
comment XCOPY /Exclude Directory Syntax
Is it necessary to include quotes around Source Code in the exclusion file, or can it handle spaces ok?
Jun
13
comment Move open Excel document to separate window
Microsoft be damned for locking me into a single Excel window! Isn't your OS called Windows - plural? Welcome to Window 7!
Apr
24
comment Damaged HDD recovery woes
There you go then - I don't see any reason to worry about which OS is better at handling a broken drive. Maybe get a refund and buy Seagate instead, but I think you are probably unlucky, or have some sort of environmental factor that is breaking drives in your computer.
Apr
24
comment Damaged HDD recovery woes
SpinRite tries to read every sector on your drive up to 2000 times, then copies the data elsewhere on the disk. That is fine on small drives, but if you are running this on a drive larger than 100Gb then you can forget about using your computer for anything else for a week! I tried to use SpinRite 6.0 to recover a 150Gb drive a few years ago - it was not worth the effort or expense.
Mar
30
comment Disable auto creation of birthday events for contacts in Outlook 2010
Google doesn't sync with Outlook. Just to the Android device. So if you want to sync Outlook to Android then gSyncit is one way of doing this. Works quite well for me.
Mar
30
comment Disable auto creation of birthday events for contacts in Outlook 2010
The feature existed in Outlook 2003!
Oct
24
comment New memory installed - anything else I should do in Ubuntu?
But now I upgraded my swap space is half the size of my RAM. Now I hope not to need swap space with what I use my Netbook for, but what happens if I need more than I have?
Oct
22
comment New memory installed - anything else I should do in Ubuntu?
Anything else I might want to do - e.g. any kind of profiling or anything that might have been done as part of the OS install process? I know in Windows I wouldn't do anything, but not sure about Linux/Ubuntu.
Jan
29
comment What does that 2 Mbit/s exactly mean for an ADSL?
+ 1 for mentioning the contention ratio. Hugely important. The lower the better.