About Tom!

About me? Well sure!

I’m a father and husband, a techie and an idea guy.

In my down time, I enjoy going to Roots Reggae (new reggae) concerts and taking my daughter on excursions that mom doesn’t like to do (you know, the muddy, falling & getting scrapes ones) — oh, and I don’t need any notice for an employment ‘test’ — that’s the reggae part that I don’t partake in.

So, right now I work at Dell, doing ‘Storage Support’ for the EMC product: Isilon.

I’m the guy, that the guy or gal talk to, when you have issues that aren’t easily solved by a silver bullet.  Within Isilon, I focus on the NFS space, so – logs of Unix/Linux/AIX (gah)/HP-UX (d’oh) and the like.

Back in my old EqualLogic days — I took frustrations of the customer and wrote up a Linux MPIO guide … check it out on Dell’s Tech Center.

What have I done in my years?

Well, I’ve been in tech since 1998 and have traveled through support & admin, did the decision maker thing, as well as the entrepreneur / small business adventures.

I’ve done some world traveling for a few jobs (let’s see – Far West to Alaska, South to Trinidad & East to Germany & North to Toronto). I worked freelance consulting from 2005 – 2015 to keep up my tech chops and late in 2014 for a year, I ran helpkeepthemsafe.com. While that site never did catch on, it was fun (and frustrating as hell) to get more into Ubuntu & Docker.

As of now, my goal is to stay current and get Dev-Ops’ing (heh). And hey, if you want to hire me – I really do add an amazing amount of skills to any group. I give it my all – nobody will disagree with that.

I’ve even received some awards at Dell for my contributions!

So, please do reach out. I’d love to hear from you!