Welcome to my site.

My name is James, I am a person from the UK, I'm a father and bit of a nerd, some of the nerdy things I like will be found here. I work in IT, I'm a bit of a generalist with regards to what I do, I enjoy working in a variety of area's of IT, my main 'specialisation' for want of a better expression are around Cisco Technologies. On this site you'll find various stuff, from Cisco UCCE to how to make a nice pie. I do like pie. Thank you for your time.

04 December 2017 ~ 1 Comment

osx – Geektool Spotify

Hey all, I wanted to write up an experience I had with a really cool OSX application I stumbled upon looking for a Mac equivocal of the famous sysinternals windows app bginfo Googling around I found a variety of applications claiming to be able to add info to the background similarly to bginfo, but after […]

28 November 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Windows remote reboot

As a MacBook user a lot of the time you’re at the mercy of using RDP to connect through to Windows servers for day-to-day tasks, occasionally a server will die that you’re working on and you’ll need to reboot it remotely, from a Windows VM you can instruct the server to reboot using the following […]

08 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments


Following on a request from one of our clients I was looking into configuring ACL filtering, on ASA 9.2(3).  There are quite a lot of the guides out there, but they are missing a few important bits to make it work correctly, through trial and error with a friend of mine we found the following […]

26 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Cisco TMSPE Annoyances

TMSPE Installation issues I’ve recently been reconfiguring Cisco TMS (Telepresence Management Suite) on a client server that lost all their data, following installing Microsoft SQL Express and then installing TMS I ran into a big problem installing the Cisco TMSPE (Provisioning Engine) connecting through to the SQL server, even though the TMS install had worked […]

30 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

A Suitcase Of Twelves Vol. 1 by Antoni Maiovvi

Have a listen to the King of Trash if you like good Electro.

23 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments


21 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

It’s all finished

Well, I’ve finished reading the Harry Potter series. I really REALLY enjoyed. I had a few minor complains about book seven; I though more detail could have been added around the final two Horcrux’s and how quickly the were destroyed, but overall, amazing. I always feel really sad about finishing a series of books knowing […]

25 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Harry Potter

Well, I have actually shocked myself.  A few years ago I heard an unpleasant comment by JK Rowling, I cannot recall exactly what she said but when I heard it I swore I was having nothing to do with her or any of her books ever.  Since listening to a work mate telling me he was […]

28 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments


This bike looks awesome, i’d really love to have the spare cash to buy one of these to have a play…

20 May 2014 ~ 1 Comment

I’m really enjoying this book series.

I have been reading the above Steve McHugh books recently, really enjoying them. Fun, violent (at times) and has just about every supernatural creature from every fiction I have ever read. Please check them out! http://stevejmchugh.wordpress.com Crimes against magic is book one. It’s also available on Audible if you fancy some company in the car […]