35 years in Information Technology

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 Apple/PC direct marketers and a Fortune 500 company. I was privileged to work with the founder and this fundamentally molded my business viewpoints in good ways and ways I later rejected.

In the early 1990s in my spare time, I started building systems with FreeBSD Unix and later BSDI 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 commercially 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

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 Mac Studio M1 Ultra and MacBook Pro M2 Pro stuff including recording electronic music, but also TurtleIsland.social, TurtleIsland.blog, and YehudaRothschild.com.


Useful Links

My Gear related pages
Updated periodically – Apple Mac Studio M1 Max & M1 Ultra
Updated periodically – Apple MacBook Pro M2 Pro & M2 Max
Updated periodically – Apple Studio Display
Updated periodically – Sequential Pro 3
Updated periodically – Sequential Prophet X & XL
Updated periodically – Waldorf Quantum Keyboard
Updated periodically – Gibson SG Standard Electric Guitar
Updated periodically – Martin HD28E Acoustic Electric Guitar

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