I’m Chris Bradshaw, an IT Professional with over twenty years employment in the industry and experience covering a wide range of technology. I currently spend my weekdays in the employ of a top UK University IT department working with VMware vSphere and Azure infrastructures. Outside of the office you might catch me either attending or presenting at related tech events.
I’m mainly involved with Microsoft Azure, VMware (ESXi, vSphere, vSAN), Windows, and Linux environments but over the years I’ve got up to a bit of everything; I have experience of Dell, HP, and QNAP storage; and Dell, HP, and (going back a bit) SGI, Sun, and even Viglen servers. End-User computing wise, I’m currently using a docked laptop as my day-to-day device, but in previous years have spent quite a bit of time in front of (and occasionally inside of) Dell Latitude and OptiPlex units.
My current development work is primarily in PowerShell (and PowerCLI), ASP.NET, and HTML/CSS- often backed with MySQL or Microsoft SQL Server databases. Historically I’ve worked with Visual Basic (v3 - .NET), and before that plenty of BASIC flavours on home computers. I’ve done bits of web development over the years, and once even put together an exciting HyperCard deck.
You can get in touch with me via twitter @aldershotchris or send an email to
chris (at) isjw (dot) uk
In amongst some (hopefully) funny and intuitive comments this site aims to offer some useful IT knowledge which you are welcome to use. The information in here worked for me, but may not work for you so please bear this in mind if you are planning on following this advice. I cannot accept responsibility for any lost data, damaged computers, missing cats or any other unforeseen incidents caused by following in my footsteps. If I jumped off a cliff you’d at least backup and think about it before jumping after me, and computing advice should be taken in the same way.
Similarly, any recommendations of products or services I mention herein should be considered my personal opinion. Please think carefully before spending money (or not spending money) based on what you read here and check any specifications out with the vendor concerned (hey, you might even be able to blag a product related T-shirt from them for doing so). If you do discover any inaccuracies please let me know via email or twitter DM and I’ll endeavour to correct them as soon as possible. Please also shout if you get a particularly nice vendor T-shirt.
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