I originally earned a B.Sc. in Physics. Since I ensured a passing grade in my
senior quantum mechanics class by assuring the department head that I would *not*
go to graduate school in Physics, I wound up working on a Master's in aerospace
engineering. The most important thing I learned there was that I really liked
having a computer do my work for me.
I began IT work about 5 years ago, starting with an ISP that went out of business
four weeks after they hired me. I then moved over to small business consulting,
and began specializing in automation and remote management, which are still
my main "hobby" areas. Became an MCP in June 1998, an MCSE and MCP+I
in January 2001 and became a Terminal Services (and soon BackOffice) MVP in April 2002.
Presently, I am an independent consultant and continue to use both remote administration
and scripting to add value for my clients. In my spare time I started computer-oriented
writing and have had three technical notes published in Windows & .NET Magazine
during the last year.
My mother wanted me to take a typing class in high school. I decided not toafter
all, why would I need keyboard skills in a technical career?