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mwr's Introduction

Howdy. I'm a research & development engineer at a public university, with an abnormally high percentage of time spent in IT support. At the moment, I'm using a brief period of downtime to sort through mostly redundant and slightly out of sync copies of my "My Documents" folders before diving into a 26 GB inbox directory. Thank God for DoubleKiller.

My usual tools are a Treo 700p with Datebk6 and Chattermail, plus an IMAP server with as much server-side automation as I can manage (let the server filter it, so I'm not screwed if my Thunderbird profile ever gets corrupted again).

I'm also trying to streamline my IT work with managed infrastructures techniques, largely documented here.

About mwr

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Mike Renfro is a Research and Development Engineer in the Center for Manufacturing Research at Tennessee Technological University. One part mechanical engineer, one part Unix sysadmin, and ten parts redneck je ne sais quoi. Married and taking orders from two cats in Cookeville, TN.




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