Welcome

Welcome to my new WordPress site! I am running this site on Linode with Linux, NGINX, MariaDB, PHP, and Let’s Encrypt to SSL. All the software is free and the server is only $5 / month from Linode. I don’t think you can run a blog faster and more securely for less money any other way.

My Interests

I mainly use my websites to test new technology and keep my skills current. My hobbies include running, swimming, hiking, biking, motorcycles, travel, photography, and of course ANYTHING to  do with new or emerging technology.

About Me

I am an IT professional that works for the U.S. Government overseas usually. My assignments have taken me from Munich, Germany to Nairobi, Kenya with stops in China, Nicaragua, the UK, and even a bit of time in Haiti and Afghanistan. My teams focus on proactively looking for new ways to use technology that allow us to better serve the American people and build strong relationships with our friends and allies around the globe. We have been successful with cloud, mobile, big data, and virtualization solutions recently, but are exploring new technology and ways it can add value to our efforts.

Blog

Just had my first (and last) terrible customer service from @BHPhotoVideo. I ordered a pelican case for over $150, but @FedEx NEVER delivered it. They can track & see I never got the case, but because I did not file a claim in 30 days, no recourse! Terrible SERVICE! #GOAMAZON

Just had my first (and last) terrible customer service from @BHPhotoVideo. I ordered a pelican case for over $150, but @FedEx NEVER delivered it. They can track & see I never got the case, but because I did not file a claim in 30 days, no recourse! Terrible SERVICE! #GOAMAZON — Andy Walsh (@andywalsh) November …