Married to a wonderful lady, Eileen, and have a great daughter, Michelle who will be graduating from high school in 2011.
I'm a man with a responsible but crazy sense of humor, and often my jokes get missed or are noticed some time later. I have awesome parents and awesome in-laws. What else? I'm a geek on steroids.
I tend to learn a technology fast and deeply but keep it in my mind only while I'm using it and then a month or two later, it's gone. But, acquiring it back again is almost instantaneous.
I grabbed a VPS from Ubiquity with a plain Centos installation and am configuring DNS, Exim, TMDA, MySql, Apache, PHP, Java, phpMyAdmin, firewalls, a shared WordPress-MU setup, Drupal, in preparation for gradually moving my 25 or so web sites over to this kind of environment.
I'm hoping my strengths will outweigh my weaknesses at Google. But in the meantime, I need to keep all my web related skills fresh. Most recently, I had been working on web security and SEO foundations, but I find these can tax a system if they are not set up efficiently. I need one or more Unix systems or VPS installations to do that. The run of the mill C-panel type sites are nice when you want to kick back and be lazy, but if you want to move much of the activity up and out of the .htaccess files and away from things that burden the system and be able to cut out hackers and bots early, you really need full control. I should be separating operations more but that's costly for the little operation I'm doing. But, this should still suffice.
Then I want to get back into Java, and learn python, and perhaps keep fresh in several other technologies as well.
Well, that was long. Oh. I like people. I can work hard and long and independently and think deeply, but what I enjoy most is collaborating at the white board with folks, teaching, mentoring, encouraging, helping others reach their potential. I enjoy leadership roles and impromptu presentations as well as planned ones.
What else? I have won awards in math, music, and photography, and technical support.
Oh, and did I say I'm a geek? Actually, I prefer the term, "Technology Professional" except where geeky humor and geeky environments are appropriate and desirable.