I am a Christian seeker of God. I am a father, blessed with a wonderful son, Ian.
I am a husband adjoined to a talented wife, Lisa.
I was a "Red-Leg" Artilleryman in the Army guard for 20 years.
I served as a "Sig-O" Signal Warrant Officer for 8 years after that.
I loved every part of it, but it was time to move on.
On the civilian side, I have worked in accounts payable,
manufacturing, distribution, but mostly I/T.
I spent many years installing and programming (Cobol, RPG, Java)
on various IBM mid-range systems (Sys36, AS/400, iSeries).
I have also worked extensively with cisco networking equipment
(VOIP, CUCM, switches, routers, ASA's, etc)
I work with many Oracle products daily,
including java, 11G, 12c, OBIEE, OWB, and ODI.
I have administered windows domains, and exchange servers.
I specialize in GPO's (Group Policy Objects).
I am certified in various Security, IBM, Cisco and Oracle technologies.
I also love to create videos and have used many video packages including
camtasia, lightworks, blender, adobe premier, and pinnacle 18.5.
I build websites using JSP's, ASP's, Servlets, HTML5, jQuery, and other technologies.
But my new love is electronics and robotics.
My son and I both love it, and we can create things together.
We have custom circuits all over our house.
I have a BoXYZ machine coming in December 2015.
It has a 3D-Printer, Laser Cutter and CNC built into it.
...I had to sell my motorcycle to get it :-)
It is an exciting time to jump into electronics.
I feel like a kid in a candy store.
I only wish this technology was around when I was growing up,
...wait, I am still growing up :-)