About Me

I am a contract UNIX systems administrator with nearly 30 years’ experience. I work with IBM AIX on POWER hardware, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Amazon Web Services Linux, performing a mixture of design, installation, configuration and administration roles. I also have extensive experience with storage management, backup and clustering solutions.

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In my spare time I have two passions; scuba diving and watching rugby. I am a PADI certified Master Scuba Diver. I enjoy UK drysuit diving as well as holidays abroad in warmer climates. I try to organise the diving weekends so that they don’t clash with Northampton Saints home games. I am a season ticket holder at Franklins Gardens and although we’ve had a couple of barren years things started looking up in the 2018-19 season when we won the Premiership Cup. 2019-20 looked promising as we were 4th in the table before Covid-19 put everything on hold. However, things were not so good when the season restarted…

“Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.”

Marilyn vos Savant