"I am always looking for a challenge. One where I can use the skills and knowledge that I already have and yet still grow and learn."
This has been my objective for decades. I have often thought that I needed to change it, update it, reword it, modernize it, something. Every time I update my resume I look at it again, and every time I leave it alone. Why? Because it is every bit as true, accurate, and descriptive of me today as it was then. I am not one to sit still. I am always studying, keeping up with new technologies, and seeing how I can apply new skills to the world around me. Feel free to browse through my list of skills and experiences but know that if the skill you seek is not there now, it may be there tomorrow.
Below are some of my contributions back to the open source community:
Everyone turns an old Pentium III desktop into a webserver just for fun right? Well there's no point in a web server with nothing to serve so I whipped up a blog. One of my other hobbies is attempting to keep a mid-80s motorcycle on the road, thus Project Nighthawk was begun. The blog these days no longer resides on an old P3 but has been migrated into AWS.
Read more about how Project Nighthawk is hosted today here.
Below are some examples:
April Fools is one of my favorite holidays, I've mailed my sister a fake court summons, GIMPed a tattoo on my neck and quietly posted online, but one of my best foolishments was Fun Cat Facts! in 2012. I found a great python script that interfaced with the Google Voice API and would allow me to send SMS texts from the command line. I had a second Google Voice number that none of my friends or family knew about so I whipped up a cron job to send a different Fun Cat Fact to my victims ever hour, on the hour, beginning at midnight on April 1st. I had one friend who figured it out early on but the rest didn't figure me out until late that evening. I did have a few ask me for advice on how to block texts though. Below are the list of Fun Cat Facts I made up for the service, there are more than 24 as my victims spanned multiple timezones and some hours received a bonus Fun Cat Fact.