A little blurb about me….
I am a sysadmin/network administrator/tech-support/analyst/linux-“guru”/Cisco-guy techy that has been in the ISP/IT industry since 1995. I walked out of college into a level-1 tech support position at Les Services Internet ABACOM inc, a Sherbrooke, Quebec area ISP in 1995. 256kbps fractional T-1, 32 33,600kbps modems, and 80486 DX4-100Mhz servers (2 of them!!). We came a long way – frame-relay, dialup, ISDN, wireless….. I loved that place, the atmosphere, the clients (most of them), and learned a heckofalot of stuff in the while I was there. In a way I miss the days of dialup and 10Mbps coax…. *sigh* 🙂 Wave to Marc-Olivier Méhu, taught me alot of things to get me on my way.
In 2006 it was purchased by B2B2C.ca, my current employer. I continue to learn boatloads of stuff in this line of work, however the Internet and the typical user has changed over the last 15 years, so I have to continue to adjust to the expectations of the workplace. Not always easy and always a challenge. So essentially, I have been doing the same job from 1995- , and each and every day has never been in the least bit predictable. My current interests that I work on whenever I have a chance are of course, IPv6, virtualization with RHEV/Xen/KVM/VMware ESXi. Fortunately I have enough leeway to explore these areas while being paid to do more mundane routine-ish things.
And why this website?
The first reason – With so many customer support calls regarding wordpress and some varying degree of misbehaviour…..I figured I should give it a try and this is its home. The second – I want a place to post stuff about work, and whatever other crap crosses my mind or my desk that might break the monotony of everyday work. If I have to spend 8 hours a day on my computron I might as well have a collection of stuff to show for it. Besides, if you don’t like what you read, the Internet is full of other stuff to go to, use your google-fu.
If all goes as planned, this will be a mix of stuff I have to work on, and random off the wall BS to keep things light.
Originally this site was named http://random.cconn.info/, but in late May 2014 I noted that a new gTLD was made available, .ninja. My geek side went into overdrive and I had to have one 🙂 (linux|cisco).ninja was already taken, so commandline.ninja it is
If for some reason you feel the need to contact me, I can be reached at cconn (a_t) commandline.ninja (change the a_t for @ in case you haven’t figured it out 😉