I suppose this is one of those areas on the vast Internet where complete strangers are to come and learn all about the little, boring, stupid things I do with my life. I try to not divulge too much information about myself in one area as I find that to be a most repulsive practice among most bloggers.
That picture you see to the left… that is me. It was taken while I was on a trip to Spain. I really enjoyed that place, and I would go back there in a heartbeat, hopefully with my wife and son next time, and no offense to those I was with, but probably not with a bunch of students I have to help keep track of.
I will go on about some of the things that interest me, some of the things that I do. All of the major things that make up my life. Similar to the 5 minute socializing chat: “What do you do for a living?” “Where did you go to school?” “Are you married?” “Do you have a myspace page?”
“What do you do for a living?”
I am the associate director of technology at a well-known private school in Montgomery, Alabama.
I work with macintosh systems day-in and day-out. I am one of the very few people you will meet that was a systems administrator and now rarely ever touches a windows machine. It has been since 2009 since I even used Windows on a daily basis. I try to keep to Linux and Mac.
I used to be the systems administrator for a well-known theatre in Montgomery, Alabama. I provided their system updates, worked with a multitude of great (and crazy) personalities, and really enjoyed both the place I worked and the people I worked with. Any organization that still uses BeOS on critical systems is cool with me.
In addition to working at the theatre, I also used to work on the side as a network administrator for the minor league baseball team here in the capitol city. They are a great group of people too. Dedicated to their work, and why wouldn’t they be? Baseball games at night and on the weekend, plus working with your friends all day.
“Where did you go to school?”
I graduated from Auburn Montgomery with my BS in Business Administration with a focus on Information Systems, Data Communications. That is a long way of saying “I do computers.”
In addition to the school front, I also worked on my Microsoft Certification and became an MCP. I don’t really use this much, and if I had to do it all over again, I would probably still do it, only because I learned a lot of things I didn’t quite know before going to take the test.
“Are you married?”
Glad you asked. Yes! I am married to a wonderful girl. I met her at the learning institution I have spent so much of my time and money going to. She was the editor-in-chief at the newspaper there. I just wrote a technology column here and there. We became fast friends, and then started dating.
We were married in July of 2004 at Lake Martin. It was also the hottest day of the year, not just because of the fantastic woman I married, but also because the heat was extraordinary and the humidity was on par with many of the better saunas to be found.
“Do you have a myspace page?”
Who the hell uses myspace anymore? I don’t even use facebook all that much anymore. You can keep up with me here and on Twitter.
“Anything else I should know about you?”
I have a wonderful son. He is the world to me. I don’t talk much about him on here because I respect his privacy. I should hope you do too.