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!