About Me

 

Figuring stuff out

Hi!

Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog.  I hope whatever brought you here benefits you with some knowledge or makes you think in some way, even if you just think I’m an idiot.

I am a data center team lead for Rackspace™ in Texas.  I volunteer every summer as a member of the volunteer staff of Quakecon with my world class crack(head) team of techs who can cable up anything and everything.  I also help run the network at Fadecon, a smaller winter LAN that’s full of guys I’ve known for years.  Hardware and infrastructure are definitely my strong suits, but I also enjoy building computing environments to help people accomplish their goals.  For myself, that usually means spending hours building a sledgehammer to accomplish the job for which a rubber mallet is more appropriate.  Just for the fun of it and the experience, of course.  😉  Outside of that, you’re likely to find me with my nose in a book, my hands tinkering with whatever oddball project I am currently working on, and of course spending time with my family and friends.

The nickname Halestorm was given to me years ago by some old friends who made a play on my family name and my participation as a storm spotter (NOT chaser) during severe weather events.  I’ve used it for online forums and gaming ever since.  Research reveals that the time I started using the nickname was around the same time that the popular band Halestorm formed, so it’s a toss up as to who had it first.  😉  Another friend came up with the wordplay that resulted in the name I chose for my blog.

I decided to start this as a catch all to showcase my projects, share my thoughts on the world around me and generally just have an outlet that’s separate from my personal Facebook and Twitter feeds.  I’ve often posted vague descriptions of things I’ve built with no work log, so anyone who wanted to adapt an idea generally had to corner me to get the details.  I have also had some positive feedback and generated some good debate on some thoughts I’ve had about past events and political situations, so this also gives me a place for them for people who WANT to read about it – or want to have a more public forum to explain in intricate detail how idiotic my thinking appears to be.

If you have any questions about me or anything you’ve read here please feel free to contact me directly or leave a comment using the forms below.  Thanks again!

Obligatory disclaimers: everything on this blog solely represents me, myself and I.  In no way is any content here representative of the company I work for, Rackspace, nor is it representative of the company I volunteer for, Zenimax Media, Inc., its subsidiaries or its events (i.e. Quakecon).  In no way is any content here representative of the band Halestorm.  Even though they are amazing and Lzzy has the voice of a rock goddess, their fame is theirs and all I want is to keep my handle without getting sued.

 

 

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