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

Tooth Ache

I called in ill for work – I didn’t get a bit of sleep all Friday and it was far to distracting. Well, I say called, I actually contacted my team manager by MSN. Joy of a technologically sound company. […]

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Movie Night and Witterings

What? You thought that because I replaced ZRN with a blog that I’d update it any more frequently? Foolish, foolish people! Went to the cinema this evening with my housemate for the thoroughly enjoyable V for Vendetta. I came out […]

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Morning, I Guess

Well, I’m awake – had a lie in and feel slightly more awake for it though no less depressed. Yes, i got depressed last night. What else is new. While having my morning/afternoon bath I finished Angie Sage’s Flyte – […]

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Woken Up

If you’re wondering about the lateness of this post, then wonder no longer – next door sound like they are having a bit of a tiff, and the banging on the front door and shouting woke me up! Been a […]

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First Day

Was my first day at the new office today – it went well. After having a talk about the company direction and business plans it was to the desks to listen in on calls and shadow a few of the […]

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Quiet Day

Well, with only two days or so until I start my new job at Griffin. I’m both looking forward to it and apprehensive – been years since I had to start a new job. I was so glad that I’d […]

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Actimel! Bleurgh!

Had my groceries arrive from those lovely people at Tesco.com today, and it appears that they dropped two packs of Actimel (that darn “friendly bacteria” drink) into my order. Well, always up to try something new, I took a sip. […]

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The Da Vinci Code

That’s better! I tried reading Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code before, but couldn’t get into either the characters or the flow of the novel. Now, having read Angels and Demons it was much easier and only tooke me a few […]

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Final Day

Pending any upsets with the closing date next week, this was my last night working at ClientLogic. Obviously, there’s the leaving party on Thursday but that’ll be it. I confess, it does feel like the proverbial “end of an era” […]

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Auto Assault Clan

A while back, in my fit of trying to find a MMORPG to follow post-suspension of Imperator I set up shop temporarily in NCsoft/NetDevil’s Auto Assault forums. I decided against the US servers since there was to be a simultaneous […]

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