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I am a professional geek with a knack for performance tuning and securing large scale web applications. I’m an avid Linux and open source user, but I also believe in using the right tool for the job. I like the concepts of zanshin and kaizen. My hobbies include tinkering with old cars, steganography, coaching archery, and practicing tai chi and qi gong.

I am the consummate tinkerer. I do this simply because I want to know how things work. I’m continually pushing myself to learn new things. Over the years, I’ve collected a few certifications. The most notable are:

  • Sun Solaris Certified Administrator (SCSA)
  • RedHat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
  • ITIL Foundation Certification

In my professional career, I’ve worked as a system administrator and a network administrator focusing primarily on internet and security technologies. I’m currently an operations manager responsible for a good sized data center and a dozen staff members.