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bio website dunxd.com
location London, United Kingdom
age 39
visits member for 3 years, 4 months
seen Dec 13 at 21:14

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.


Apr
25
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
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.
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
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
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.
Feb
19
comment How Can I Use AirPlay Globally for System Sound?
-1 - why? It works.
Feb
15
comment Have Automator add original path to Spotlight Comment for a file when moving to the trash
@HairOfTheDog - that's right - I've got everything else done already.
Feb
15
comment Have Automator add original path to Spotlight Comment for a file when moving to the trash
@ShaneHsu - I found the Put Back option. It works fine for individual files that were deleted, but not if their parent folder was deleted (and Put Back isn't available for parent folders). Anyway, sometimes I might want to Put Back based on where the file was originally (e.g. I deleted a bunch of files out of a folder in one go and may want to restore only a few of them).
Jan
20
comment Locate empty folders within a folder
It turns out that the folders have some hidden files in, so they aren't returned at all with this command :-(
Jan
20
comment Locate empty folders within a folder
That finds empty directories in the current working directory, but not empty directories inside it. How do I make this recursive?
Jan
7
comment OS X software for copying from Windows File Shares
I wasn't aware of an OOB box method that will do that with a Windows File Server. I'd accept an answer that gave the OOB method.
Feb
18
comment Using iMac in Home Cinema
Hi - assuming that "1. I don't see why that would be necessary" is in answer to the question about blanking the screen on the iMac. Necessary, because if you can't blank the iMac screen then an annoying amount of light will be visible from the iMac screen when viewing from a projector in the same room. Like being sat in the cinema next to someone who is constantly checking their bright smart phone...
Feb
2
comment Using iMac in Home Cinema
Great - thanks, that answers the question :-) Shame Apple don't share that info!
Feb
2
comment Using iMac in Home Cinema
I need to know whether the Dolby Signal is output to the Thunderbolt port. The specs for adapters connected to that port don't tell me if the signal is there to pass through in the first place...
Jan
31
comment Using iMac in Home Cinema
Yes - I see that audio is possible through MDP to HDMI adapters, but I am specifically interested in whether Dolby, DTS etc signals will be sent. Audio could just mean stereo.