About me

About me

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Just a few notes about me, my employment and my thoughts about life in general.

What I enjoy doing in Life.

Hi there! I work as a Landscape Photographer. For last 25+ years I was an IT Network Manager. My enjoyment and passion has always been capturing the beauty of Landscapes and Nature as a photographer. Recently I added the ability to capture landscapes from above using drone technology. With it I am able to capture the beauty from a different perspective. Capturing photos has been on my time off but I am pursing to make it full time. Also I love blogging about the things I love that interests me such as Photography related thing.

I love my Nikon gear so those are my tools I use for capturing photo’s. At one time I had a photo dark room but it seldom ever gets used any more with the migration to digital photography. My darkroom now consists of a few pieces of software such as Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and On1 Photo 10 for processing all my photos.

My main career in life has been as an IT Network and Server technician. I have designed and managed a 13 site Fiber IP infrastructure Network. I developed and manage an entire VMware virtualized server environment built on vmware on top of HP proliant server hardware. On the backend used EMC SAN hardward platform which provided the main data storage. On this hardware configuration,  it provided running about 25 Novell Linux Open Enterprise Linux servers which provided different functions such as Authentication, data storage and security to the user. It also provided data backups and archiving.

On a Personal Note

I am a Christian – more clearly put: I am a Ragamuffin – Most of us believe in God’s Grace – in Theory, But somehow we can’t seem to apply it in our daily lives. Yet, God gives us His Grace, willingly, no matter what we’ve done, so we come to Him as ragamuffins – dirty, bedraggled and beat-up. And when we sit at His feet, He smiles upon us, the chosen objects of His “furious love”

 

My life of employment:

Currently working at…

Computer TechnicianSchool District2016 – Present

Currently I am a One year contract at a School District as I.T. support. A very good friend of mine asked me to work with him while his other tech is off for a year. So am enjoying my time working there. My weekends I am The Computer Guy back in my town maintaing my existing customers and building new relationships supporting my community repairing computers. Also my Landscape Photography is as a continued focus as well.

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The Computer Guy                2014 – Present

Fully equipped to do all Computer Desktop repairs. Including hardware diagnostics, upgrades, monitor, mouse, keyboard and hard drive. Software  Installations, replacements as well as data transfers, Virus, Spyware removal, and Printing issues.

Complete networking solutions, wireless and firewall security setup and Support.

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Landscape Photographer.    2011 – Present

Photography is about challenging myself creatively and through the process telling a story. Enjoying Aerial and Landscape Photography. Check out my latest photos over the last couple years. Click here to view.

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IT Support Tech – 1989 – 2014

When I became a computer tech shortly after I was married I was young in my early twenties and eager to be a great computer technician. I moved to the west coast of Canada. Managed to land a great job with a small computer retail store that grew quickly, It was fun then and challenging, busy travelling along the coast visiting businesses and was very satisfied what I was doing. Then we started a family. The city life raising a child was something my wife and I were not sure we wanted. We decided to move back to central Canada to a small town where we originated from, close to family. I landed a tech position at the local School district and have been there for the last 17 years until May 2014. It was very hard to leave but necessary.

for further info on my work history  –  Click here for a longer summary