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WORK IN PROGRESS

I might as well start working on this page. Enough people seem to be clicking on my face to get to it. Here goes.

I was born in 1990 into a typical suburban lifestyle in Houston, Texas (Cypress, Texas, to be precise). I spent my childhood here. [blah blah blah]

When I was twelve, the family moved to Austin, Texas. [blah blah blah]

Update several years later

Well, I certainly never got around to updating this page, did I? Suffice it to say, I’m now a 24 year old, white, working class, cisgender, male that currently resides in Austin, Texas. I recently graduated from Texas State University at San Marcos with what amounts to an ECE degree (they call it a BSEE with Comp. E. emphasis) and an “average” amount of student loan debt (you don’t want to know what “average” is these days). Put simply: I like electronics and have a penchant for design verification/testing. And random number generators. Yeah. My senior design project was all about them. MAN they are a pain in the ass to get right… Anyway!

While I spent several years earning an engineering degree, my less formal background has been on the software side of things. I started with HTML and Pascal as a kid around the age of 8 or so. Around the age of 11 or so, I discovered GNU/Linux and it grew on me over time to eventually become my full time OS around 2003 when I was 13 years old. As a teenager, I gravitated toward Java. Javax.swing was my friend and I loved making crappy GUIs. At the start of my long, bumpy, college career, I spent a little over a year doing GNU/Linux systems administration for HostGator.com LLC and picked up pieces of bash and perl scripting. I’ve tried to keep up with the sys-admin/devOps type of stuff since then; it’s always a nice skill to have. Throughout my later time in college, I was exposed to C and C++, and tried to build up my Perl-fu. Now that I’ve graduated, I’m basically throwing myself headfirst into Modern Perl, as well as C programming with autotools.

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2 Comments »

  1. Hello Preston,

    My name is Marian Vance, I’m a Sr. Recruiter with Rose. We’ve been asked to help id a strong Linux Automation Engineer for Verizon in Irving, TX. Are you available to consider this 5+ mo. project? Pay Rate is $87/hr. Let me know your thoughts and if you’re open to exploring some of our other roles in Austin, TX, let me know.. I’ll gladly focus on that area for you instead..

    Warm Regard,

    Marian Vance

    Comment by Marian Vance — February 25, 2016 @ 1:38 pm

  2. Hello Preston,

    My name is Marian Vance, I’m a Sr. Recruiter with Rose. We’ve been asked to help id a strong Linux Automation Engineer for Verizon in Irving, TX. Are you available to consider this 5+ mo. project? Pay Rate is $87/hr. Let me know your thoughts and if you’re open to exploring some of our other roles in Austin, TX, let me know.. I’ll gladly focus on that area for you instead..

    Warm Regard,

    Marian Vance

    Comment by Marian Vance — February 25, 2016 @ 1:38 pm


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