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Mark Gillis
Works at Essent Guaranty
Attended University of Maryland, College Park
Lives in Winston-Salem, NC
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Mountain bike ride. Downhill run got away from me. Face plant of lil bit epic proportions. 
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Dang skippy it's isolated...  :)
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Vereen Gardens in Little River SC / Calabash NC - great place to ride a mountian bike!
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IT Guy Pro Tip, to the users:  Please do not send a cryptic email, saying you need "things to work", without specifying "things".  Also, don't shout with all caps, don't say "ASAP", and don't use more than one exclamation point (if any at all).  And, don't do any of this, then go to lunch, expecting "things" to happen "ASAP", while you are gone to lunch and I'm eating at my desk.  Don't do these things if you actually expect help and support, m'kay?  
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Blew a tube on my bike, my handy little pump was not handy at all.
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JOB OPENING, North Myrtle Beach: 

System Administrator.

Skills needed:

Microsoft SQL Server admin
SQL Scripting experience
Windows Active Directory Administration
LAN and WAN network administration

Skills desirable:

General programming/scripting
Linux/Unix admin
Website / LAMP admin
PC hardware design and support
Microsoft Windows desktop support, XP through Windows 7
Microsoft Office 
Help Desk administration / management
Problem solving / Troubleshooting experience

Message me for more info or email carolina@mbseasideresorts.com
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JOB OPPORTUNITY: System Admin. MS SQL scripting and admin, Windows servers, Active Directory, networking. Available ASAP. DM for details.
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Riding my bike to raise $ to help defeat MS - please consider making a donation, support me as I strive to ride 165 miles in this event.  My goal is to raise $500 at least.  

I can ride a bike.  People with MS cannot.  Let's fix that.
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The sky was on fire on a recent bike ride...
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The Waccamaw River made a near-perfect mirror this afternoon...
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Extending the definition of "amateur" by a wide margin, I am pretending to be an amateur photographer. Some other sets at http://www.flickr.com/photos/76388743@N08/sets/
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These were taken at the Prince Resort (which is one of the resorts we manage) in North Myrtle Beach... caught the colors just right that day!
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Work
Occupation
Bicycle-riding geek.
Employment
  • Essent Guaranty
    Unix Administrator, 2013 - present
  • Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts
    Director of Technology, 2006 - 2013
  • Unitrends
    Support Engineer, 2004 - 2005
  • Pelican Lumber
    IT Manager, 1998 - 2004
  • Circle K
    Business Analyst, 1990 - 1998
  • US Air Force
    Database Manager, 1980 - 1990
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Currently
Winston-Salem, NC
Previously
Phoenix, Arizona - Conway, SC - Rothselberg, Germany - Ramstein, Germany - Tucson, AZ - Little River, SC - Biloxi, MS - Minneapolis, MN
Story
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IT Director, amateur bicyclist, canoeist.
Introduction
Director of Technology at Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts.  I do computer stuff.  Specifically, Windows 2003/2008 Servers, VMWare Virtualization, Exchange Admin, Linux web servers (Ubuntu and Red Hat), OS X Servers... MS SQL and MySql database admin... ASP and PHP programming... Firewalls, routers, VLANs and VPNs... Intrusion Detection, anti-virus... Wireless and webcams.  Whew.

I go back to the days of mainframes, COBOL, and punched cards, and grew up with UNIX.  I love my Mac.
Bragging rights
I invented Al Gore... Oh, and before that, I was an ARPANET admin, back in the day.
Education
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    Comp Sci, 1985 - 1989
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