About the Author
At the time of this post, I'm a thirty-five year old guy who lives in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. I've been here about 15 years but I was born in Wyoming and grew up in the Denver area. Almost 3 years ago, I married my best friend and about the sweetest person I've ever met.
I am an Information Technology professional who works as Source Control Administrator and Configuration Engineer; which basically means I sit at a computer banging my head on the keyboard hoping to get Team Foundation Server to get it to do what I want (need) it to do. I'm sure there are a number of topics related to my work that'll pop up from time to time.
But to be honest, work is a means to an end. The problems I solve at work provide value to a company which in turn compensates me. That compensation enables me to do the things I'm passionate or curious about. Hopefully, I'll find an audience that shares a few of those passions.
My interests vary widely; I'll narrow in on the things I'm most interested in. I've been a pretty significant computer geek ever since my parents splurged into their savings in order to buy a used Apple IIe when I was in grade school. If you're inclined, you can apply a lot of the geek stereotypes to me if you want I fit many of them to a "T."
I'm also fanatical about sports. I grew up rooting for the Denver Broncos and idolizing John Elway. I read just about every single athlete's auto-biography in the public library growing up , and this combined with the baseball vacuum of Denver (when I grew up) lead me to eventually becoming a die-hard fan of the New York Yankees. However I'm a baseball fan in general. There are many teams that I enjoy and root for; the Texas Rangers, St. Louis Cardinals and Colorado Rockies all get my rooting interest as long as they're not playing the Yankees. Combine that with my geeky foundation and that makes me into a pretty avid player of fantasy football and to a lesser extent fantasy baseball. Football and baseball are really in my wheelhouse, but all things sports interest me.
Finally, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes almost 10 years ago. I'm quite healthy, and am learning to manage the disease as best as I can. I've had a few co-workers who have had loved ones diagnosed and I thought it might help if I shared some of my experiences so they can understand what eing a Type 1 Diabetic entails.
I'm not a big fan of having such a "me"-centric post to start off the blog. Frankly, I don't find myself to be all that interesting or entertaining since I wind up having to put up with myself 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Hopefully we have a few interests or passions in common and I write something that sparks your interest.