About

“Probabilities collapse. I become increasingly unlikely.” — Robert Charles Wilson, “Divided by Infinity”

From Minnesota, via California, now New York. I’m always learning, and I often think most things should slow down a little. 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 Analyst with a large global law firm, involved in desktop & mobile security, testing, deployment, and 3rd tier user support.

This site is hosted on Linux, on a home server powered by an Intel Core i7-8700, 64GB RAM and a rather large ZFS storage pool providing basic NFS and Samba file shares – all backed up to a matching AMD Ryzen 7 2700 server.

I like running my own services, like Wallabag, FreshRSS & Miniflux; Mastodon Glitch Edition, Pleroma & Pinafore; Plex & Airsonic; Gitea & Guacamole; ZNC & The Lounge; Syncthing & Droppy; BicBucStriim, Calibre server & and Paperless.

My network includes a plucky Raspberry Pi Zero running Pi-Hole, and some Ubiquiti hardware (EdgeRouter Lite, an EdgeSwitch 24 with link aggregation for the server, and a Unifi AP AC Pro).

Check out some of my work!