Welcome to my world.  The employment landscape has been changing at a pretty furious pace.  Sun, Sun, Mitre, Sun, Oracle...  With the acquisition of Sun by Oracle, I had time in four different job roles.  Well, now I'm off doing something completely different.  I am Principal Architect for ICT at Huawei, a very cool company that does mostly network side, with recent forays into very excellent servers, storage, cloud control software, and random geeky toys.  Continuing to fix stuff that's broken, whether the broken pieces are technology, people, or process.  I am enjoying the occasional "oh my god" emergency escalation, but really enjoying helping customers evolve and succeed.  Have suitcase, will work for bandwidth, some decent Thai food, and the occasional cool toy.

Huawei keeps me hopping, lots of time in the EU...  but I am based (and living) in Shenzhen China for now.  A nifty city, very clean, just a metro train ride from Hong Kong, with some of the most awesome geek-toy shopping anywhere in the world.  Look at the back of your favorite electronic gadget.  If it says "made in China", odds are that it was either made here in Shenzhen, or Shenzhen has something just like it with a couple extra "features".  The rest of the world has MP3 and MP4...  Just this weekend I saw a whole case full of "MP9" players.  Yeah!  Who wouldn't want that!  Ours always goes to 11 (even if the specification and standards only go to 3 or 4).

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    Deep Thought of the Week:

    People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones; but paint balls might fun.

            --Elizabeth McLeod

    Bonus Deep Thought of the Week:

    Black holes are where God divided by zero.

    I specialize in HEDC and DataCenter solutions in the commercial sector, if that can be called a specialty.  I try to remain a generalist, concentrating on creating "Manageable Solutions" to match customer needs.  My current expressed areas of concentration are Capacity Planning, Performance Management, System Management, and Systems Architecture. I am currently working on Server Consolidation definition and delivery of services with David Hornby and David Lehenky. 

    I am a member of  Usenix and  SAGE , though I am rarely able to keep up with extracurricular activities including geek-fests such as Usenix meetings.  I am, and always will be, first and foremost, a geek. 

    My personal information and interests are also online in case anyone really cares... 


    My customers over the past few years include: 
    • Pfizer , home of Viagra, and located in the heart of Manhattan, NY
    • Bell South , Wireless Services in Atlanta, GA
    • FedEx , in the great city of Memphis, TN
    • AT&T , for the infamous GECKO Starfire in Phoenix, AZ
    • SouthWest Bell , Internet Services in Richardson, TX
    • Merchant Bank, my first Starfire in China, Shenzhen, Shekou, PRC
    • Erol's , a regional ISP in Springfield, VA

    My former lives

    My former employers include: 
    • Smoke N Mirrors, Inc., a now-defunct reseller/integrator that died an untimely death
    • Network Management Inc., acquired by DynCorp, now the Systems Integration Division
    • LCC, Inc., a leader in cellular engineering and wireless technology
    • PRC Realty Systems, providing Multiple Listing Services to the Real Estate industry

       -  mrbill@thebunker.com