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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.


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awarded  Yearling
Sep
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awarded  Notable Question
Jul
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awarded  Curious
Apr
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comment How can I add Trash icon to the sidebar in Mac OS X Lion?
I couldn't figure out what was meant by "proxy icon" above, but figured I could see the Trash folder if I switched to column view as this allowed me to see the parent folder including the hidden trash folder. I could then drag this to the sidebar and voila.
Dec
30
revised How to find just deleted files in Time Machine?
Clarification of question - why the basic functionality of Time Machine is not enough.
Dec
30
awarded  Critic
Dec
30
comment How to find just deleted files in Time Machine?
Unfortunately I am talking about cleaning up several hundred duplicate image files, scattered across multiple folders. The basic functionality of Time Machine is not much help - I am looking for a more automated solution.
Dec
30
asked How to find just deleted files in Time Machine?
Oct
2
awarded  Popular Question
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asked If I turn on FileVault for a TimeMachine drive, are previous backups encrypted
Feb
22
answered Anyway to reinstall a clean Mountain Lion without erasing my personal data?
Feb
22
comment Have Automator add original path to Spotlight Comment for a file when moving to the trash
In that case I'm not going to get much further with my project - I'm trying to get an automator workflow that will "fix" the trash functionality. I don't get this by creating a "special" way to move files to the trash. I guess what I have achieved so far allows me to find recently deleted items, and the Put Back functionality works at least some of the time. That'll do for now. Thanks for the assistance.
Feb
21
awarded  Benefactor
Feb
21
comment Have Automator add original path to Spotlight Comment for a file when moving to the trash
I'll award the bounty to this, as it has probably set me in the right direction, but it hasn't really answered the question for me.
Feb
20
comment How to force ejection of a DVD
@gosmond -yeah you are right - this should probably be marked as an exact duplicate.
Feb
20
comment Have Automator add original path to Spotlight Comment for a file when moving to the trash
This looks very helpful in that it shows how to get the path of a file but I am using the Folder Action receives files and folders added to Trash. I already have a step which appends the timestamp and user that deleted the item to the Spotlight comment. How can I append the original path to this comment as a separate step?
Feb
20
comment Which low cost server device is compatible with iOS VPN on demand?
This question may be more on topic at Server Fault (www.serverfault.com), or at least you may get more Cisco people lurking there.
Feb
20
comment Buying a Macbook pro retina 15", RAM or storage?
I'd second this. Only five years ago, 256GB of storage would have seemed plenty and you wouldn't have worried. Not having enough RAM is going to hurt on a daily basis.
Feb
19
awarded  Commentator
Feb
19
comment How to move not copy files into iTunes
-1 - why? What is wrong with this? It worked for me, and it was my question.