About Me

Now beginning the slow decline to his 40’s, Andy was born in Derby, UK but now living in Youngstown, Ohio, USA. Professionally, he has risen from the ranks of Technical Support, through Data Center Operations, to (most recently) Systems Administration […]

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Personal Projects

In my copious free time, I am drawn to the world of gaming – most specifically Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) gaming which has led to a few personal projects over the years that I am particularly proud of (and entertained by).   […]

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Professional Projects

Professionally, through over a decade of systems and networking-focused Systems Administration and Technical Support I have gained experience of many end-user/corporate computer and network architectures, both physical and virtualized – resulting in a career spanning Technical Support, Network Operations and […]

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Contacting Me

Email/Direct If you want to get in touch with me privately, then you can email me on zap.robo@gmail.com for any personal or business matters you want to discuss. If directly related to one of my side projects (like MMO Central, […]

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Latest Blog

Veeam Explorer for Exchange and Exchange 2016 CU5

So, a quick note for those with the above software – I’d recommend you trying to access an EDB (Exchange Database) file from one of your backups with Veeam Explorer for Exchange at your soonest convenience – it appears that there […]

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Site Redesign 2017

Well, the old homepage was getting a bit stale and in a blog format wasn’t really catching the eye or serving much of a purpose. So… I took a few minutes to spruce up the old homestead with some graphics […]

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MMO Central Has Launched

It’s been a busy end of the week for me, as among all the regular family things (wife and Zapling are good, thanks!), as promised the MMO Central website launched! It’s been a number of months in the making but […]

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MMO Central Gets a Launch Date

On May 15th 2015, myself and the MMO-Central team will reveal what we have been working so hard on the last few months. Our logo alone has gone through five complete overhauls, the site has had three distinct looks and […]

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New Projects, Strange Beginnings

So its been awhile since I’ve written and I thought it would be time to bring you all up to date with what I’ve been doing online. Those familiar with me will know that I’ve been running the WildStar fansite […]

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Business Software Selection for Android 4.0 Tablets

My background in mobile computing began in ernest when I first acquired a Palm V. From there I moved though a Palm M515, to a Palm Tungsten T3. After this line of PDA’s I then jumped ship to smartphones – first on Windows Mobile via a XDA Stellar (aka HTC TyTN II) and latterly on Android via a Motorola Droid2.

Now I’ve made the jump to tablets and I’ve recently took delivery of then started using a Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime (TF201 – 32GB, Champagne model) (Amazon)

This isn’t a unit review – there’s plenty of those out there if you want to Google for them. This isn’t even an OS review (it runs Android 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich – and looks very fine doing so) because they are out there too.

This is a software suite selection blog – namely for Android business apps I’ve decided upon.

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Anti-Abuse Theorycrafting

Ahead of the WildStar Community Uplink tomorrow/today. Taking a cue from Gazimoth over at http://www.manaobscura.com/2011/09/22/claiming-sanctuary-from-griefers/, defining the causes of ingame abuse is indeed a key step to identifying solutions. Additionally, each type of disruption can be categorised. You’ll see why […]

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Achievement Unlocked: USA Resident

So, been a while since my last update it seems. In no particular order I am now married, an official Green Card holder (at least for the next two years before I have to do the next batch of paperwork), […]

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Quick Update

Marriage License has been applied for (and will be available in a few days) – and it randomly appeared in the paper! Next step is to find a Judge and make an appointment to do the actual wedding-y bit!

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Living in the USA – Week Four

Well, it really doesn’t feel like I’ve been in the USA for only four weeks – I’m as comfortable in the apartment as to feel I’ve always lived here. Of course, the problem being with a lack of nearby/reliable public […]

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