Overview

TornTech's aim is to share the experiences and information in regards to Information Technology from an individualized perspective, in order for others to resolve or prevent common problems and to strive for best practices.

 

Origin

I began my professional IT career at a small computer repair shop, Mustang Technology in January of 2000, knowing very little about computers at all.

I was hired by James Haney, who taught me the technical basics and gave me a running start into everything I know today.

In my first week I mainly built personal computers and workstations in addition to learning how the business worked.

Shortly after I began learning basic troubleshooting techniques and part specifications.

 

Expansion

After about six months I had built my own clone computer and began experimenting on my own.

First learning basic HTML web page development using FrontPage and expanding into access database driven ASP server-side programming.

Having accomplished several websites, I began experimenting with video game development and modding. I toyed around with a few game engines and emulators, releasing several projects.

I later returned to web application development as a freelancer, teaching myself PHP and MySQL while I continued with other side projects.

 

Current

I am currently the Senior Programmer, Server and Network Administrator for a synthetic lubricant manufacturer. Where I manage 8 Servers, 50+ Workstations, and the internal and external networking.

 

Expertise

Programming Languages

  • PowerShell
  • PHP 5.2 to 5.6
  • ASP
  • .NET
  • C#
  • C++
  • PERL
  • BASH
  • Visual Basic
  • JavaScript
  • ActionScript
  • LUA
  • HTML 4.0 to 5
  • CSS 2.1 to 3

Operating Systems

  • Windows 95 to 8.1
  • Windows Server 2000 to 2012
  • CentOS 5 to 6 (RHEL)

Database Systems

  • Microsoft Access
  • Percona XtraDB
  • MySQL
  • MongoDB