I pay the bills as a Linux Sysadmin managing a Rails stack inside EC2 and when I can carve the time I am trying to learn a little Ruby. Before this I worked as a Windows Sysadmin and while it was a wage I grew to dislike the Microsoft way of doing things so while on that job I began the process of learning Linux administration by experimenting on my family. The ability to tinker is what I love most about the Open Source community; I am free to be who I am and build whatever I dream.
Marginally fun facts…
- I am a one time bass player that dreams of playing as well as Mingus, Jamerson, and Squire.
- I read an inordinate amount of Science Fiction.
- I like to swap books on BookMooch.
- I have been an eMusic subscriber for nearly a decade.
- Between eMusic, Amazon MP3 and CDs I have over 40,000 songs in my music collection.
- I cannot dance.
- I wish I could play the drums.
- I ditched cable and watch all my TV through Netflix and Hulu on a Mac Mini hooked to my TV.
- I love to travel but have not been on a plane in over 15 years.
- I don’t drink and I don’t smoke.
- I am an unrepentant atheist.
I love to mountain bike but, like planes, have not been on one in a while.Back on the mountain bike with a vengeance.
- I’d love to make my living as a photojournalist traveling the world.
- I live with my wife in a 1,100SF slab style ranch with a Greyhound, a Catahoula Leopard Dog, a toddler, and two cats. It is just enough space.
- If it weren’t for the Internet I think I could go off the grid.
- I want to be a professional student.
You can email me at james [at] elwoodicious [dot] com but if the investigative mood strikes you can find me in some other places…