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You can contact me by email for consultancy and similar requests, on stack@twinhelix.org if you so desire.

If you've got a question, or require linux consultancy, don't hesitate to get in touch.

Here's a snippet from my CV:

Good leadership skills and able to efficiently work alone or as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Extensive linux, networking and virtualization knowledge in parallel with windows desktop and server administration experience.

Programming: Python, Django, Java, Perl, C, C++, Qt, MySQL, Postgres, XHTML, CSS, Javascript, Linux/UNIX shell scripting, SVN, CVS, Bazaar, Hudson, Selenium

Applications: Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Blackberry Enterprise Server, Microsoft Exchange, OpenOffice, Pro/Desktop CAD and electronic circuit design packages such as Proteus ISIS

Operating Systems: Ubuntu and Debian Linux, VMware ESX & ESXi, XenServer, KVM, Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 and Server 2008, Apple OS X, Solaris, and other Linux/UNIX distributions.

Network Technologies: iSCSI SAN, GlusterFS, Cisco IOS, Monitoring with Nagios, Munin and Zabbix, MySQL replication, Message Queues (RabbitMQ), High Availability & Scalable Network Architecture


Apr
26
comment Windows another RAID 5 fails
RAID5 should not be used for arrays with a) sata disks, or b) disks larger than 1TB each.
Apr
16
comment How can I achieve Gigabit LAN speed without wires?
Hah. There's also free space optics (laser link), options, which could work.
Apr
16
comment what is the best way to send a large amount of data between two computers?
You only need to specify a gateway to tell the computers how to access ip addresses outside of its own network, so if you're only going point to point, it's irrelevant
Apr
16
comment what is the best way to send a large amount of data between two computers?
Actually, for back to back connections, you don't need to specify a gateway.
Apr
14
comment 2 Operating Systems on one HD how to delete one
I thought ServerFault was unfriendly. Superuser is far worse.
Apr
11
comment Netgear router listening on port 32764?
Possibly a TR-069 thing.
Mar
4
comment Can Linux tell from the command line whether a monitor is connected?
Can you disable SELinux for get-edid?
Mar
4
comment Copying files from external HDD to USB stick - will files remain anyhow on the computer's system drive?
" what is the likelyhood of this blowing up in my face" -- Huge.
Aug
14
comment RJ11 for ethernet connection
Cisco Ethernet router with modem card.. Connect 56k modem to router, connect ethernet to router... Hmm, connectivity over PPP at 56kbit/s. Yeah, buy a USB ethernet (or PCMCIA ethernet adapter.)
Aug
9
comment Backing up multiple vmware VMs from a mac
I use VMware Fusion too, but I don't give a toss about my VMs, as I'll just rebuild/redeploy them.
Jul
11
comment One way high ping when directly connecting two devices
Nice. Hopefully someone here will be able to help you. Out of my hands now ;)
Jul
11
comment One way high ping when directly connecting two devices
Try without a crossover, also, because most (or all) modern NICs are MDI-X capable, eliminating the need for a crossover cable.
Jul
11
comment One way high ping when directly connecting two devices
You made your own cable? Why?
May
30
comment I can't get a second router to extend my network over powerline adapters
I've abandoned Powerline at home numerous times, because it's very dependent on pretty perfect cabling between the adapters. Something that's very difficult in both modern (because of inductive breakers) and old houses (because of old wiring). ISTR that american houses are wired fundamentally differently, but IANAElectrician.
May
30
comment I can't get a second router to extend my network over powerline adapters
Since you've said "loft" I'm going to assume you're british. Are these two Powerline devices on different ring-mains? Which would mean there's circuit breakers between them? .. I've seen circuit breakers interfering with Powerline hardware, as they work by having some inductors on the line, which can cause untold mischief with the frequency that Powerline adaptors operate at.
Nov
17
comment Planning home network
What kind of budget do you have?
Nov
17
comment Planning home network
I'd ditch the ATA route, as if you're looking for a router with "VoIP built in" then you're limiting your choices. Just grab a Linksys SPA 948 off ebay, and move to real voip.
Nov
17
comment Planning home network
Do you mean RJ45 for the VoIP phone?
Sep
3
comment Wi-fi signal with keeping the internet cable
I install wireless systems for a living. I don't want to go anywhere near this question until it gets revised a bit.
Aug
7
comment What USB NAS adapter allows one to mount its attached hard drive and access it locally and remotely via the internet?
I'd quite like to find one of these too. Business case: We have a tape drive that only seems to be happy saving logfiles to a USB stick. I'd like a thing that could pretend to be a USB mass storage device, but also present a filesystem over IP.