About this blog

Tachytelic.net is my personal blog mostly detailing technical information that I have discovered in my 15 years working in the IT industry.

My passion for computers began when I started programming in basic on my Atari 800XL when I think I was about 7 years old, a few years on and I continued this on my Atari 520ST (Loved that machine so much!).

My early working career was mainly focused around supporting ERP systems running on IBM AIX and I continue to work that platform to this day.  I genuinely enjoy working on nearly all flavours of UNIX and Linux and just really appreciate the design and how reliable and dependable those systems are and the ease with which simple, but creative solutions can be quickly built out of using tools that are native to the operating system.

Of course I also work on a lot of Windows based systems and for me one of the best things to come to Windows in recent years is Powershell.  For so many years Windows lacked the command line abilities of Unix and now it has something that in many ways surpasses the UNIX shell that has been deeply integrated into most key applications.

I’m not the sort of consultant that strongly expresses my views and tries to push customers to take solutions based on my preference for them.  Whatever is the best tool for that particular customer is what I recommend and that seems to work well.

I play quite a bit of tennis outside of work, so if you are ever in London or Surrey and fancy a game, pop me an email!

I hope you find something useful on my blog and good luck solving whatever problem you came here to look at!

6 thoughts on “About this blog

  1. Hi,

    We purchased your “Linksys SPA – Personal Directory Manager” a few months ago and it worked great.

    However, now when we try and upload Personal Directories to the handsets, we get “The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found.”

    It loads the Personal Directories from the handsets fine which seems odd.

    Do you have any advice?

  2. Hello,
    I’ve recently posted and tried signing up for email contact. I’ve also tried to signup for such directly from the browser page. In both cases, whenI hit the “Confirm Follow” button , I am directed to a “Server Error” page:

    404 – File or directory not found.
    The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

    Something is apparently mis-configured.


    Paul Mitchell

  3. Did you have the audio tapes that taught you how to program in basic? maybe they were a standard part of the package – I don’t remember.

  4. I too am very grateful for the script. I ran it and was hoping to find the csv file. It said it was downloaded as a CSV file but I can’t find it either. I looked in my download folder and the folder where the script was executed. No can find. What am I missing?


  5. Hello,

    I’m sure you get a ton of spammy submissions so I’ll get straight to the point – I’d love to submit a guest post or sponsored post for publishing on your site.

    The article is related to your website’s content, and of course, it’s useful and informative, I think your audience would positively love. 😃

    If you accept sponsored or guest post on your site, please let me know price for publishing a post on your website.

    Thanks for your time!


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