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’ supporting a (relatively non-tunable) storage array – we call them EqualLogic or PS Series Arrays. Yeah … you know what they are.

So you have some performance issues with VMware or Red Hat / OEL, eh? Odds are, you’ll get me (given it’s Sunday – Wednesday, 1300-2300ET). Frustrated with the product? No worries, I’ll get you on the straight and narrow, all while getting you to get rid of that frustration. Unless it’s deserving – then, it’s deserving.

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!