Geek in the city

Is there anybody there…..

Picture the scene, I’m 19 years old and working at a computer company in Nottingham building PC’s. One morning one of my colleagues that I worked with came into the office saying how they had signed up with Demon Internet! At that time the real question was “what’s that??”. Fast forward 19 years and Internet […]

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Technology improves life, right?

Ok so it’s been a while since the last post and to be honest much longer than I first thought. If I’ve been missed then please accept my apologies but I’m guessing that given all the information that comes at us each day it probably went un-noticed but don’t feel bad it’s cool This post […]

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Am I successful?

I have wanted to write this for some time but have not really been sure until recently how to do this, and should it be a little off ‘kilter’ then I apologise. Throughout our lives we are presented with examples of Success and what it looks like. This process happens from a very young age, […]

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Granting permission to mailboxes in Office365

One thing I have learned over the years is that you need to “eat your own dog food”, this I’m sure is an American saying that in England is known as “practice what you preach”. The IT industry has always had a reputation for early adoption of technology and idealists that want things to work […]

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RIP SBS! All hail the cloud

As many of you will have heard by now, Microsoft announced late last week the end of Microsoft Small Business server as we know it. In the most recent version they introduced Small Business Server Essentials which was Pre-licenses with 25 users and included all of the key features with the exception of Microsoft Exchange […]

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I don’t like that!

My kids often say that when I offer them something ‘different’; albeit a different type of food or a film that they’ve never heard of. Ever time they complain I always say, ‘Look try it and if you don’t like it then that’s fine’. But then I’ve just been thinking that as adults we do […]

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Technology is easy!

For almost 18 years I have been working in IT. I guess if I think back, like all true geeks, it was always destined to be. At the age of 8 I was coding ‘Connect4′ on a Commodore Amiga 500 which was published in a magazine and like all true magazines of this time there […]

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Alignment is key

I love my life. I think that has to be the bluntest start I have made to a blog post yet but it’s true, I do love my life. Things are finally starting to come together after some time, when to be quite honest, I never thought they would. It’s not been easy, granted, but […]

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Trend WFBS Server filling hard disk

This morning I was looking into a low disk space condition on a clients server. Of a 400GB partition there was only 68GB left, now in an era of high disk usage this may not seem to abnormal but for this client it was. First job was to locate where this was all being consumed […]

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My life has value

What an amazing statement! I recently started listening to the podcasts from the guys over at, which you can find over at iTunes, and one of the podcasts featured the statement ‘My life has value’. The statement itself is a very powerful and emotional one which can only be defined by the individual who chooses […]

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