Category Archives: Experience

Green Field Linux

There were only a few things that had been determined. We were using SuSE Linux, we would (eventually) have Active Directory for Authentication/Authorization and were running on HP/Compaq servers. We started with physical, book style systems and used SAN for … Continue reading

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Data Center and Linux

I got my first Linux CD ROM in 1995, Walnut Creek from 1994. My previous experience with DOS and CP/M left me longing for true multitasking. I had a few web hosts over the years but nothing super serious. I … Continue reading

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The Big Idea(s)

During the dot com boom, I was working in the software distribution world. At the time the world was worried about running out of IP addresses. I was irritated by this as IPv61 had been around for quite some time … Continue reading

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Consulting and Contracting

I was a 1099 employee for a local Consulting “broker.” Basically, we could use the company name and pick your own gigs. I had a few lined up helping another consultant with managing School systems. I’ll get back to the … Continue reading

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Software Distribution

My OS/2 experience allowed me to land a gig with a regional bank doing Software Distribution (and installation) over their private banking network. This was sometime in 1996 and the Internet was not yet widely used or secured. The bank … Continue reading

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My Second Start Up

Sometime in 1991 I got in contact with Gary and Phil. They were working on a new idea and needed some programming done. Fax machines were extremely popular. 1990 Census data was coming available. We had contacts at The Ohio … Continue reading

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My First Start-up

Impact Resources: I started in 1989 when they had outgrown their first office condo. I had to work from home for a few weeks as there was no room for me in the office. I had my trusty PS/2 Model … Continue reading

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