Eugene van der Merwe

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bio website snowball.co.za
location Stellenbosch, South Africa
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I am a computer network engineer by training that started in the days of Novell NetWare 3.x. I now run an Internet service provider called Snowball Effect that I started with my brother Storm in 1998. Snowball specialises in wireless, hosting, and ADSL. Storm heads our web development team. Our offices are based in Technopark, Stellenbosch (close to Cape Town) South Africa where we also have a fully redundant data centre that we built from scratch.

My speciality apart from computer networking is business management especially operations. I have a intense undying passion for programming that started when I first laid my hands on a ZX-81. I am well versed in PHP and MySQL and I am enjoying learning Android. I am currently working on an app that I hope to launch by end 2012.

Stellenbosch is beautiful wine country in South Africa. Here are my favourite wine estates as of 8 Jan 2012: Glen Elly, Delheim, Muraie, Dornier, Ken Forrester, Meerlust, Thelema, Camberley, Jordan Wines, Thelema.

I see myself as ADD and BC. Before, I was ADD and now I am BC. My world changed when I discovered Basecamp.


May
23
comment Find and replace text in multiple files
This question would have been more useful if 'search files using wildcard' had been specified.
Nov
17
comment nmap says 0 hosts up even though I can ping
Being sudo also works on my system, however, it's problematic because I execute nmap through a PHP script which by default does not have elevated rights :-(
Apr
17
answered ERROR: Not found source for system packages (release 10.04) in APT software sources configuration - Plesk Autoinstaller
Apr
17
comment ERROR: Not found source for system packages (release 10.04) in APT software sources configuration - Plesk Autoinstaller
I have exactly the same problem and as it happens I also updated from Ubuntu 8.04 to 10.04. > Not sure why or how but plesk got removed somehow. I don't think this is the case. The errors of concern starts at the last line you posted: > 500 ppa.launchpad.net/tarkus/ubuntu hardy/main Packages release v=8.04,o=LP-PPA-tarkus,a=hardy,n=hardy,l=PPA for Tom Liu,c=main origin ppa.launchpad.net On my system I have similar errors, but many referring to "hardy" and "8.04". So I suspect that now that your OS is upgraded Plesk is still trying to refer to some old files via "8.04".
Feb
5
awarded  Informed
Aug
29
comment what is itevomcid? (whys is it appended to emails?)
@Karan your search skills are better than mine. I just did a search on that term and found many Mimecast e-mails, I never saw the community topic. You should post your comment in the answer box, because you have the correct answer.
Aug
27
comment Why is my second monitor not working?
Does Windows shows a ? icon in device manager for the monitor?
Aug
27
answered How do you know if a router is good for 50 computers
Aug
27
comment what is itevomcid? (whys is it appended to emails?)
I looked long and hard at this question, but couldn't find any conclusive answers. My guesses at this point is it's some kind of ID that either Mimecast or services that use Mimecast use.
Jul
5
awarded  Supporter
Apr
6
awarded  Teacher
Apr
5
answered Computer randomly freezes when playing games
Apr
5
answered Windows 7: Wi-Fi connection drops intermittently - only returns after “Troubleshoot connection” resets the adapter