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Mr. David Marsh

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  • Computing Officer

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Biographical Statement

They say that one of the joys of open source software is that if you break something, you get to keep both halves.

But it's still not a good idea to try to break things. Use the tools that you have wisely, and please at least skim through the relevant fine manuals first: it's usually far better than blundering on. And remember that you can ask for help if you need it.

Key Responsibilities

  • Web development
  • Systems administration
  • 2nd-level IT support
  • School of Mathematics Active Travel Coordinator

For IT support, please always contact the Maths IT Helpdesk, or IS Helpline if out of hours or regarding IS services, or followup your open UniDesk support requests as appropriate.

To help us to help you, please remember to give us the full details of the computer (and its hostname), OS, software, web address (URI), etc, that your query relates to.

  • The Computing Officer on 1st-level Helpdesk duty will follow up your support request, or pass it on to the appropriate person to assist.
  • Please note that nowadays I am more usually working on resolving more complicated support or project requests which are transferred for 2nd-level support, and no longer on triaging and prioritising incoming 1st line requests as they arrive.
  • Please do not contact me via my personal email address about support requests (unless you have been previously requested to do so) as I will be busy working on other projects at other times (possibly responding to more complicated 2nd-level requests), and will not respond. (There is also the risk that I may be away on holiday, etc, and your email would remain unseen until I return!)

Where's my homepage? Writing complete HTML web pages by hand is now very retro, so it's perhaps only fitting that I have a suitably retro early-90s-style fairly minimal homepage (without any animated GIFs, thankfully).

Active Travel

If you are thinking about cycling to work, or walking to work if you live nearby (or if you would like to know good places to go to cycle or walk for leisure), and for information about public transport options, please visit the King's Buildings Active Travel wiki for information and useful links. If you would like any further specific advice, please feel free to ask.


PgDip Environmental Studies University of Strathclyde (1997)

BSc (Hons) Computer Science University of Strathclyde (1994)