From Minnesota, via California, now New York. I'm always learning, and I often think most things should slow down a little, though I'm still working on that practice for myself. I've been a tech nerd since my teens in the 1990s, but didn't begin to take it seriously until around 2009.
I'm now a Desktop Systems Engineer with a large global law firm, involved in desktop & mobile security, testing, deployment, and elevated user support.
I enjoy spending time with my many pets, talking science fiction & politics, going hiking, and tinkering with programming projects. I've written a few things I'm reasonably proud of — for work, for family, for myself — including this website!
This site is powered by a custom little Phoenix project hosted on a Linode VPS, where I also run instances of Gitea, Miniflux, ZNC, The Lounge, Calibre-Web, BicBucStriim, a little hubot for my family's group chat (Discord for now), and some other odds & ends.
At home, between a plucky Raspberry Pi 4 running Ubuntu Linux, and a beefier Windows machine, I also run: Jellyfin, Plex, and several apps via Docker, including audioserve, Komga, Unifi Controller, and a group of others (like transmission-openvpn and nzbget (Arr!))
I'm very lucky to have some super amazing people in my life, always reminding me of how little I know, enabling beautiful experiences, and appreciating places and systems I otherwise wouldn't give a second thought to.