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Developer, Systems Admin, Geek, Gadget lover, etc. etc.

I started programming in BASIC at the age of 11 on a Sinclair ZX81, advanced to a BBC Model B, where I learned 6502 assembly language programming. I never really worked with PCs until the early 90s.

In the late 90s, I joined a higher educational institution as a desktop technician, a quickly got promoted to be a systems admin, working predominantly on Windows systems, but also had a keen interest in Linux systems. I later got involved in software development, working in C#, PHP, C.

In my current employment, I'm the manager of the company's Information Systems department. The primary focus of our business is industrial control systems (mostly legacy systems). The work isn't exclusively legacy/control systems though, as we also support modern systems for a number of business customers.

We're always on the lookout for staff who are interested in working with legacy/control systems. Experience or qualifications might help, but aren't always important. A geeky persona is essential though. If you think this would be interested please get in touch with me via our web site, or twitter.


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revised Where can I edit a calendar's working time in Microsoft Project 2010?
This feature is actually on the 'Project' ribbon in Project 2010, not the 'Format' ribbon.
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comment Force users (on a mac) to log off after inactivity
@DrorCohen I don't think it will, due to the use of stat -f %u /dev/console. It probably should be fairly trivial to fix for Ubuntu (assuming it doesn't work). If you can't get it working though, please create a new question.
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comment Will my portable browser leave any mark behind if I use it on my pc at my workplace thru my USB stick?
Just a word of warning though, it might not leave any trace on your computer, but that doesn't mean the network administrator can't see what your browsing from this portable install. So depending on your motive, the whilst the answer to your specific question is no, you should be aware that this doesn't make your browsing invisible. As an admin myself, I'd never go looking on individual PCs to obtain browsing history, I'd be hitting proxy server logs on the network.
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comment Fix slowness of PC
@Scandalist I didn't downvote your answer as you make a good point about the 'free program', which I wholeheartedly agree with. It's your comment I take exception to.
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comment Fix slowness of PC
@Scandalist - nice move posting that as a comment, because comments can't be downvoted. Seriously bad advise though, so bad that it's probably worthy of being flagged. Configured properly, antivirus software doesn't have to be a performance drain.
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answered Trouble getting SHARP AR-M237 driver to work on Win8, can't open .inx file.
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revised How to change the Windows XP console font?
Changed the windows tag to windows-xp, as this specific problem is related to WinXP and the answer doesn't fit later versions of Windows.
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