|ADDRESS||Ballarat, Victoria, Australia|
|Steve9 @ mackaos.com.au (remove spaces)|
|DATE OF BIRTH||14 Dec 1959|
| HOME COMPUTER
| Mac Pro 8 core, G5 Dual, G4 Dual Server, HP LaserJet 5100tn,
Scanner, Gigabit Ethernet Switch, ADSL Router, Airport Extreme, Virtual
lab with Windows & Linux VMs|
1977 YEAR 12 CERTIFICATE, Phillip College ACT
Subjects: Physics, English, Maths (double major), Chemistry, Computing.
1978 BSc. Australian National University.
Subjects: Physics, Maths.
1979-81 B2 Combat Engineering - British Army.
Subjects: Theory and practice in building and improvising various structures. Demolition and explosives. Water supply.
1982-85 BSc Continued. ANU.
Subjects: Statistics, Psychology, Linguistics.
1988 Numerical & Analytical Skills. TAFE.
Subjects: Calculus, Complex numbers, Engineering Maths.
1989-97 Courses at Apple.
Subjects: Hardware repair and maintenance. Networking and Communications.
System 7 software support. Certified Apple Engineer.
1998-2008 Networking Courses.
Subjects: Nortel Centillion Switch & ATM, Cisco Accellerated Router Configuration, Advanced Internet Protocol Troubleshooting, Cisco Certified Network Associate. Various CCNP subjects. Network General Sniffer.
2008-2011 IPS coursesSubjects: ISS Siteprotector, Juniper, McAfee, Sourcefire, Tipping Point.
Duties: A wide variety of building and demolition tasks performed under difficult conditions necessitating improvisation and initiative.
Duties: Front desk administering pass system, after hours maintaining building security. Monitoring temperature, humidity, and access sensors in computer rooms.
Duties: Configuration, installation and maintenance of IBM compatible PCs and Ethernet LANs.
Duties: Managing Repair Centre. Diagnosis and repair of all Apple products. Installation and maintenance of Macintosh LANs and third party peripherals. File translation and data recovery. Liaising with users, Apple Computer Australia, and third party suppliers. Presenting courses and tutorials for AppleCentre Training Wing (System Support, Scanning Graphics and OCR, Hypercard Programming). Develop and implement productivity tools for the company.
Duties: Lead and coordinate research project. Plan research methodology. Analyse and limit sources of sampling bias. Design and test survey questionnaire. Administering survey and counselling respondents in the field. Statistical analysis of results. Writing final report. Liaising with other researchers and the media.
Duties: Provide technical support in all aspects of configuration, installation, and trouble-shooting with Apple hardware, third party peripherals, networks, and software.
Duties: Technical support, configuration, installation, trouble-shooting, and repair of all Apple hardware, third party peripherals, networks, and software.
Duties: Technical support, configuration, installation, trouble-shooting. Advice and assistance in IT purchases for University departments. Liaising with Apple and departments. Supervising the commercial arm of the Computing and Communications Division. Developing procedures and databases for functions of the Computer Shop. Help desk duties.
Working for a large international computer support corporation in 2nd and 3rd level support. Designing and implementing standardised software images and installers. Implementing centralised LAN based support for desktop Macs in large corporate client sites. Resolving problems not solved by the Help Desk.
Working for a large international computer support corporation in 3rd level networking & comms support. Designing and implementing remote site solutions. Configuring and supporting routers and switched ethernet infrastructure, layer 3 switching, & datacentres. Capacity planning. Designing, implementing, & configuring out of band support solutions. Network traffic management and security with router access lists. Network monitoring solutions.
British Army, GSM-NI
Archery (since 1972)
Competitive Weightlifting (1978 - 2002)
Kung Fu (since 1983)
Plowright S (1993). Mathematical analysis of artificial cranial deformation. Proceedings from the 1992 Conference of the Australasian Society for Human Biology, ASHB News, Vol 5 No 2, pp 20-23.
Plowright S (1993). Harm Minimisation and Anabolic Steroids. Drug Referral and Information Centre, Canberra.
Plowright S (1994). Neural net processing: A key factor in the evolution of language. ASHB News, Vol 6 No 2, pp 7-12.
Plowright S (1996). Neurocomputing: some possible implications for human-machine interfaces. ASHB News, Vol 8 No 2, pp 4-6.
Plowright S (2006). The Rune Primer. Lulu Press, USA & UK.
Plowright S (2011). Asperger Awareness. Lulu Press, USA & UK.
Plowright S (2012). Logical Disjunction. Music CD. Tunecore Records.
Plowright S (2013). Belief-Reason-Logic. TableAus: Australian Mensa News. September 2013, Issue 407, pp 15, 17.
Mensa, an international high IQ society.
Australasian Society for Human Biology, a society for the interdisciplinary study of the Human Biological sciences.
National Space Society of Australia,
one of an international network of societies for the advancement of space
science & colonisation.