About Me

I am a Windows/Linux system administrator that has been doing IT related work for the last 20 years.  I’ve worked in small organizations where I was the IT Department, as well as large enterprises supporting more than 20,000 users and hundreds of servers.

Previously I had been rather focused on SCCM administration, OS and Software Deployment, and patch management.   However, I recently decided to shift my focus heavily into Linux administration.  I’ve been using it personally since roughly 1995 when I first loaded Slackware via floppy disks onto the family computer, much to the chagrin of my parents.  I’ve gone through plenty of distributions since then… everything from Mandriva, Knoppix, and Gentoo to Ubuntu, Fedora, and CentOS.  I decided to pursue some Linux certifications, so have been focusing mostly on Red Hat/CentOS lately (running CentOS on servers and Fedora on desktops/laptops).  I am currently CompTia Linux+ and LPI LPIC-2 Linux Engineer certified, and will be working towards RHCSA and RHCSE in the near future.

I have decided to launch this site/blog as a means to organize my thoughts, as well as post some how-to type information for projects that I’m working on, weird problems I’ve come across and resolved, that sort of thing.  So while it’s mostly just for myself, some of the information might be useful for those that stumble upon the site looking for answers to problems I have encountered.

I may also make some personal posts from time to time involving my hobbies, or projects going on in my life.  I’ve been married for 3 years, I have three dogs (who will probably make appearances on the site at some point), and enjoy woodworking in my spare time.  Particularly turnings things like pens, throwing darts, and DE razor handles on the lathe.  I’m also in the midst of some remodeling on my house, and may post about that from time to time as well.  Hopefully any visitors may be able to glean something useful from my ramblings, otherwise I’m happy just to be shouting into the echo chamber.