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Show us your geek cred - a thread

You’re spending this month learning about our Head Geeks in our February Monthly Mission, but we’d like to learn what makes you geek out. Tell us a story about a project, aspirational dream, or just something you fan girl/boy over that shows us what type of geek you are.

TL;DR: tell us you’re a geek without telling us you’re a geek #TheTellMeChallenge.

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  • Back when I worked for WorldCom, I worked with this guy (a consultant to us) from International Networking Services (INS). We called him Lightning Boy, because he had been struck by lightning three times. I was in charge of the HP OpenView systems. I guess he figured he could do Network Management better than the OpenView people. HP upped their price a lot, and this guy created his own company and came out with a floppy disk that he sold for $100. He continued to add to it. 

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    Who is this geek, and what did he come up with to compete with HP OpenView?

    Edit: Since no one has guessed, I will just post the answer. This is Don Yonce, the founder of SolarWinds.

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  • Back when I worked for WorldCom, I worked with this guy (a consultant to us) from International Networking Services (INS). We called him Lightning Boy, because he had been struck by lightning three times. I was in charge of the HP OpenView systems. I guess he figured he could do Network Management better than the OpenView people. HP upped their price a lot, and this guy created his own company and came out with a floppy disk that he sold for $100. He continued to add to it. 

     fakeusername_0-1612206613469.jpeg

    Who is this geek, and what did he come up with to compete with HP OpenView?

    Edit: Since no one has guessed, I will just post the answer. This is Don Yonce, the founder of SolarWinds.

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