I have been a computer nerd since about 1998, right after I got out of the US Navy as the gun captain of a 5 inch 54 cal gun mount and armorer of an Aegis Guided Missle Cruiser. I started off by becoming a Microsoft Certified Professional, on my way to an MCSE cert. Soon thereafter I began shifting gears away from Microsoft products and toward the wonderful world of Open Source! I began working at a local ISP in Las Vegas and by the end of 1999 I was General Manager and led the company through the Y2K fiasco with NO problems! Since the beginning of 2000 I have been the CTO of an internet development company in Las Vegas. I have lead a strong team of about a dozen developers and designers through the ups and downs of extreme web development for almost 10 years now....
I consider myself somewhat of a jack of all trades when it comes to 'computers'. Around the office here they actually call me the fireman, no matter whats burning, I will find a way to put the fire out...
I consider myself most proficent with:
-Linux (Sendmail, BIND/DNS, Apache, NFS, Etc..., and everything else!)
-Perl / Embperl
-MySQL / DBI
-Cisco FOS (Pix Firewalls), IOS (routers)
-Network architecture, from initial ideas laid out in Visio, to installation and load testing of the completed system, and of course everything in between (switches, firewalls, routers, LANS, WANS, Wireless, CAT5, Fiber, GBics, Etc...)
I also dabble in: PHP, Flash/Flex, Actionscript, VB.net, Python and iPhoneDev...
I like to be able to help people figure out a solution to their problems, I find it enjoyable. I do not spend too much time on EE though unfortunatly, most of my time is spent at my real job working more hours per week than I should be!! When I find time though it is nice to be able to lend a hand to those in need of an Expert!