I have worked professionally in, on, around, or in the depths of computer networks for over 27 years. Before that, I was programming, hacking, and just generally messing about with computers, modems, bulletin boards, and networks since I got my first computer at age eight: an Apple IIc with all the accouterments. In that time, I managed to break many good things and fix many other things, and I saw many of the good, bad, and just plain odd underbellies of the computer world. As such, writing about some of it seems to make a certain level of sense.

I write or have written, in several programming languages, beginning with LOGO on the Apple IIc, Basic, TurboPascal, C, C++, Perl, JavaScript, and most recently, Python, and have been certified (or certifiable) in everything from Novell CNE to Microsoft MCSE, to various Cisco certifications.

I’m interested in all manner of open-source projects. I’m even obsessive enough that I wrote two of my own command-line Twitter clients simultaneously in C and Python–mostly because I’m a masochist, I think, and I often don’t sleep.

I have, until recently, spent most of my professional time in a consulting role, working with large enterprises to restructure their networks to use current technology paradigms, save capital expenditures, reduce operational expenses, and enable them to innovate. The challenges were different and unique, and the pace was frenetic at the best of times. This exposed me to many large enterprise networks and fed my obsessive need to learn.

However, I eventually got the itch to return to the transformative space on a single project. So, I moved to Bluetooth SIG, Inc. as the Director of Operations and Engineering. I lead a diverse team of IT practitioners, software developers, business intelligence analysts, and product owners, all brilliant people who teach me new things daily. This current role allows me to focus on transforming one enterprise fully from where we are to where we will eventually get.

I’m an avid watcher of industry trends and love to write about them professionally and on my humble blog. In what little spare time I have, I’m interested in cue sports, Formula 1, photography, theoretical physics, my family, and anything else that I find to be fun at the time. I’m also a Disney nut, and if you can’t find me anywhere else, start looking at one of the Disney theme parks.

I can be found online in various places, scribbling whatever nonsense comes to mind, but the two most likely places are my personal blog and Twitter, along with anyone who will pay me for my wild-eyed ramblings.