Artist, Maker, Engineer, Author, Gardener, Slacker, Burner, Bodhisattva.
Grew up on a small homestead in New England, moved to the big city (Boston) for school and then dropped out. Self-taught technologist. Senior sysadmin for many years, now engineering project manager. Co-author of The Practice of System & Network Administration 2nd Edition and The Practice of Cloud System Administration.
Can be found in Silicon Valley these days, working at a client site, hacking something out on the laser cutter or ShopBot at TechShop, gardening, getting ready for Burning Man, twiddling an Android app, playing board or card games with friends, or just hanging out in a local coffee shop.
Santa Clara County Master Gardener, 2011 Maker Faire "Editor's Choice" Award, co-author "The Practice of System and Network Administration" and "The Practice of Cloud System Administration", Palm VII Team Contributor Award