Tony’s bio

TonyIn a perfect world I would spend my time between inventing great new devices and systems that inspire and revolutionize things and following up on hobbies like photography and movies. In the imperfect world that we live in I work in IT to pay the mortgage and food bill by creating and maintaining computer systems that make the world of business tick over.

My original training began with computers and physics back in the early 80’s at Canterbury University weaving a career that included pumping gas, frying at McDonald’s, driver education and finally a long spell in IT.

Like most parents of school aged children my life revolves around kids, school, work and kids. Our son is our life right now and we love him dearly but we yearn for our own space and time.

This blog is about things that interest me, things that inspire me and my particular slant on life. Drop by anytime and flick me a comment if you like. I have currently disabled comments on posts because I get no-end of spam but we can still be reach on the contact us page.


Back To The Future – Swanson School Production 2017

Once again at the direction of deputy principle Chris Hood, Swanson School puts on a fiery rendition of another classic full of life, energy and fun. Back to the Future has to be one of the best classic movies of … Continue reading

Hook – Swanson School Production 2015

Swanson School had it’s first production under the leadership of Mr Hood as they weaved the  classic J. M. Barrie tale of Captain Hook and Peter Pan with this adaption for stage written by Mr Hood. Follow Peter, Wendy, John and … Continue reading

DNS problems, email notifications not being sent

I had a working Open Media Vault system with notifications going out and then it stopped. OMV runs on Debian. In the log I started seeing: The actual error was: postfix/error[1443]: 1D96741676: to=<>, relay=none, delay=175894, delays=175853/41/0/0.24, dsn=4.4.3, status=deferred (delivery temporarily … Continue reading