My Work

I am an experienced programmer, specializing in web applications, administrative tools and utilities, and workflow automation systems. I am also experienced in Unix(-like) server administration and am currently engaged in self-directed research and education in network security and internet privacy and anonymity.

For the past eight years, I have been developing public- and internal-facing web applications and command line tools for a company with more than 100 newspapers in BC and Washington state.

For the 16 years prior to that, as an independent consultant and programmer, I assisted companies, primarily printers and publishers, with workflow analysis, creation of automation systems and tools, and training.

I strive for finely-tuned, problem-free systems, am tenacious in the pursuit of solutions to the inevitable problems, and take delight in encountering new technologies and new concepts.

My Skills

  • Coding
    • Perl (adept)
    • Bash (maven)
    • PHP
    • JavaScript
    • SQL
  • System Administration
    • OS X, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu
    • BASH, sed, awk and other traditional tools for the creation of applications, utilities, reports, etc.
    • Apache webserver configuration
    • Postfix mail server configuration
    • BIND9 DNS server configuration
    • OpenLDAP directory configuration
    • SMB, NFS, AFP, FTP: share creation, permissions configuration