I am an experienced IT Professional most recently employed as an IT Systems Engineer at a technology company in Dundee (previously as an Operations Analyst at D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd and Systems Administrator in the gaming industry at Realtime Worlds).
I’m also a founding organiser of Dundee Tech Meetup hoping to build a stronger community of tech and creative individuals in and around Dundee.
Topics you might find covered here will vary as much as my own interests do but think sysadmin stuff with smatterings of me ranting about things.
Recent Blog Posts
Continuing on from my last post then, all parts had arrived by Tuesday therefore that evening was build time. All in the build took about four hours, most of that time spent trying out the Corsair H60 in various mount points to see which would be the best fit. It turns out the first one, with the radiator and [more]
My main desktop computer died some time last year (in fact so long ago I can't actually remember when!). Since then I've been relying on my laptop which has done admirably considering its age - coming up for four years. Obviously then there was no impetus for me to replace the desktop, until a colleague at [more]
Searching for this online to resolve a problem with one of these units proved fruitless so I decided to throw this up here for reference and perhaps it will help someone else out in need. The unit in question is a LifeSize Team MP. SSH to IP or hostname of the unit Login as auto using [more]
With almost six months since my last post you may have been fooled in to thinking this blog had died a death. The truth is I've just been really busy at work and still am but I had to post about this subject as its really starting to get on my nerves. Web security, or rather your informations security on the [more]
Office 15, the next iteration of Office, has been made available to selected partners via the Technical Preview program. That in itself is fairly unremarkable (for more info read the official announcement on the Office Blog) but there is something in the blog that seems to have gone widely un-noticed by [more]
In September I'll be 30. It's a milestone for most people and so myself and a group of seven friends (four of who are also 30 this year) have decided that to celebrate we shall take a trip in October - it falls pretty much in the middle of all our birthdays, and a number of them are Teachers. After quite [more]
When I started work at brightsolid one of the tasks given (or rather one of the tasks I gave myself) was to get the Cisco AnyConnect client working on OS X. The symptoms are not very helpful in diagnosing the issue, the error you get will be something like "posture assessment failed". Fortunately Cisco [more]
Having a busy week since upgrading to the iPhone 4S I hadn't thought to test everything I had before the upgrade. The most important things worked so it wasn't a big deal. That was until yesterday when I tried to use Personal Hotspot with my iPad. It was epic fail, the option was gone. I don't just mean it [more]