35 years in Information Technology

Last modified on April 25th, 2022 at 10:14 pm

35 years in Information Technology

One of the things I love about macOS today is the BSD Unix variant core.

After some odd years as a Commodore 64 and Apple IIe enthusiast, in the second half of the 1980s information technology became my career. I became an Apple Macintosh and Atari ST user, and also began to embrace PC compatibles. At this same time I began to acquire my Unix skills with SCO Xenix and later SCO Unix.

In 1989 I went to work for what became one of the largest authorized Apple dealers and a Fortune 500 company. Over the course of my career I spent over a decade working for 2 different authorized Apple dealers.

In the early 1990s I started building systems with FreeBSD Unix. In 1997 I started a company primarily focused on selling, installing and maintaining BSDI Unix servers of various sorts (see image above). For a period in the early 2000’s, I was an open systems engineer (Sun Solaris Unix mainly) for a company that manufactured enterprise level storage systems and became a part of Sun Microsystems which was later acquired by Oracle Corporation.

In the 2010’s I worked for my third Fortune 500 company, a medical software developer, as a SQL database support specialist. From 2016 until I retired from information technology in 2020, I was the architect, builder, and maintainer of a successful enterprise level e-commerce site running on Ubuntu Linux.

Free of Capitalism

Hopefully synthesizers are my main technical pursuit these days. For a long time, computers were as exciting to me as a box of nails. Void of corporate robots, deadlines, quotas, meetings and what not, I seem to be warming up again to my love of technology. Mostly related to recording electronic music, but also a tad of this site – YehudaRothschild.com, which uses the WordPress content management system and runs on my Ubuntu Linux web server. I’ve been very excited about getting a Mac Studio M1 Ultra, a Studio Display, and looking forward to getting the new Ableton Live DAW version, and Sample Robot.


Apple related posts
June 26, 2022 – Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra: Delivered!
March 22, 2022 – Apple M1 is the new DAW performance minimum
March 9, 2022 – Changed MacBook order to Mac Studio M1 Ultra
February 20, 2022 – Finally a MacBook Pro M1 with all the wanted features

Apple related pages
Updated periodically – Apple Mac Studio M1 Max & M1 Ultra
Updated periodically – Apple MacBook Pro M1 Pro & M1 Max
Updated periodically – Apple MacBook Pro M2 Pro & M2 Max
Updated periodically – Apple Mac mini M1
Updated periodically – Apple Mac mini M2 & M2 Pro
Updated periodically – Apple MacBook Air M1
Updated periodically – Apple MacBook Air M2
Updated periodically – Apple 24″ iMac M1
Updated periodically – Apple Mac Pro M2 Series
Updated periodically – Apple M1 Processor Series
Updated periodically – Apple M2 Processor Series
Updated periodically – Apple M3 Processor Series
Updated periodically – Apple Mac Miscellaneous
Updated periodically – Apple Technology YouTube Critique
Updated periodically – Apple Studio Display
Updated periodically – Apple Studio Pro Display
Updated periodically – Apple M Series External USB-C SSD Options

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