In November of 2015 (two months after my last post to this site), I opted to leave the Internet Service Provider world and attempt something new – the world of Enterprise Networking.
Moving away from a Linux based world was an interesting prospect, but one I often looked down upon. Seriously, the network tools available to a Linux user are more powerful than anything I’ve seen in Windows. My last ten years were spent helping to build a Pennsylvania ISP full of Linux systems that I engineered, virtualized, built, improved upon, rebuilt and troubleshot. I had my hands in everything: Services from email, ftp, radius, numerous webservices, etc, etc. It was a great learning environment and I had the opportunity to work and learn from some impressive people. So while I was hesitant to move on to the world dominated by Microsoft, in time I eventually I grew a strong appreciation for the companies products.
In the 3 years since I’ve moved on I’ve certainly kept busy. I now have access to more advanced Cisco, Fortinet, and Citrix equipment, a fascinating VSAT network at my fingertips, and a network more focuesd on high-availability. The first couple of years were a fun series of regular network events to keep myself busy most hours of the day. At one point I started thinking I would have some form of PTSD if I that pace changed. I pride myself in being able to make solid troubleshooting decisions at 2am with no sleep.
I’ve been so busy, I’ve not posted to Braindeadprojects.com in that entire time.
I created this site as a way to contribute back to a community of online websites, blogs, IRC channels, and mailing lists that helped me learn along the way. A Saturday morning dream about building my own blog and naming it in homage to David Letterman’s “Stupid Pet Tricks” became a weekend project and thus “BraindeadProjects.com”.
I only had time to document a handul of my projects, but I’m happy to share the ones that I have.
The site’s been offline for a couple of months while I handle other items, but I’ve got new articles in the works, more information to share, and I finally moved the site to my personal KVM cluster.
Braindeadeadprojects.com is back online.