I am an experienced Systems Administrator and Engineer, with skills in the following areas:
I worked with Sun for many years on software and hardware beta programs, and was part of the OpenSolaris community where I served on the OpenSolaris Governing Board, before that got Oracled and replaced by illumos and OpenIndiana, following on I built my own distribution - Tribblix.
I then moved on to CITA - the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics in Toronto. And then back to England, to the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge. Those interested can read some of my published papers.
Then a rather major change in direction - from Astronomy to Computing, managing the systems at the MRC RFCGR, located on the Hinxton Genome Campus a few miles south of Cambridge, providing access to databases and computing facilities for researchers in the UK Genome community.
After a brief stint at the University of Hertfordshire, I spent almost 9 years much closer to home at ProQuest, then 7 years at Haplo, now acquired by Cayuse, followed by a stint as Head of Information Security at Omnigen Biodata.
I'm now working on illumos and Tribblix, and hoping to spend more time on my activities and interests.