In high school, I made a "Breakout" knock off which, much to my chagrin, I could never figure out why the ball would sometimes slip through the corner of my bricks. But debugging it was hopeless as I had yet to discover "comments", ha ha!
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The hands-on experience keeping a LAMP stack running along with email, DNS and other network functions got me interested in the system administration area of the computer world. Upon finishing the CST diploma program at BCIT in 2002, I started working in IT.
Out of school initially, I worked at a North America-spanning Internet Service Provider. We supported over 100 sites across Canada and the US by the time I left the organization. If you've never worked in Internet support, Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie do it the best:
While working "Internet Help Desk", I went back to school part time to upgrade my diploma to a Bachelor of Technology (BoT). To complete the BoT, I went to the IRMACS Centre at Simon Fraser University where I worked with CANARIE and CA*NET on a project with User Controlled Light Paths. UCLP Integration Project
For more of my professional history, connect with me on LinkedIn.
You can also see what my home network looks like.