Important

I’ve decided to take down the shoebox tutorial I wrote. As I do not have access to my hosting provider’s web logs, I’ve no idea how often this page was accessed, so, if there’s enough interest, I may resurrect it.

Don’t hold your breath, tho' …

About Me

I’m your basic techie geeky type living and working in the beautiful city of San Francisco, CA. Hobbies include reading, UNIX-type operating systems, hanging with friends, and working out. I really love living in the city of San Francisco. There’s so much to do and see here and I’ve built up a good network of friends.

Previously, I’ve lived in Columbus, OH and Cary, NC.

Professional employment

As of January of 2012, I now work as a UNIX Systems Administrator for the Academic Computing Services Department of Stanford University. I currently manage a number of Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers providing services to Stanford University Students, Staff, and Faculty.

Previously, I worked as a Systems Administrator at AdBrite, Inc assisting in the maintenance and operation of over 1500 servers running OpenSuSE Linux as well as develop software to make the lives of AdBrite staff much easier. I’ve also done quite a bit of coding in Perl with some C and Java thrown in to keep things interesting. Since getting into the world of systems administration, I’ve been doing more programming work using the Bash shell and have taken an interest in the Python programming language.

My professional goals include getting some UNIX Systems Administration certifications under my belt and working my way up to a Senior Systems Administrator position.

Personal Interests

Computer/Geeky interests

Other interests and pursuits

I’m now the proud owner of a 2012 Genuine Scooter Company Buddy 170i scooter and a 2012 Kawasaki Versys Motorcycle. Both vehicles have been a blast to drive and I look forward to the summer driving season here in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Other stuff