Been around computers (in one form another) since the 70's (I'm an old dog but I can be trained!). My first experience with a computer was the Radio Shack "Digital Computer Kit” that my dad gave me in 1977 and, which, I still have! That was also the same year I started programming on the TRS-80 Model 1. My dad then gave me a TRS-80 Model III (yes, the one with the cassette data input interface!) and my induction to IT was complete.
Since then, I have built and torn apart more machines than I care to count; been around the (U/LI)NIX and Mac worlds but I'm a PC/Windows nerd to the core; got into networking in the '90s and took to it like a duck to water.
Now, I work for a contractor of the Federal Government doing….oh, wait, um, if I told you I’d have to, well, you know! ;-)
I love being a part of the SolarWinds community because the people, products and processes are da best! I learn; I hopefully help others learn; and I very much enjoy this place we call THWACK.
Spare time I play the Chapman Stick in my Church's praise & worship group; I enjoy radio controlled modeling, mostly airplanes; love to travel with my wonderful wife (Hawai'i, some of the 48, Canada, Mexico so far but looking to hit Europe & South Pacific soon) and see family/grandkids.