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We reject kings, presidents, and voting. We believe in rough consensus and running code. -- David Clark 1992
Welcome to skendric.com. I work as a Sustaining Engineer in EMC Isilon's Post-Release Engineering department.
Summer 2014: We are hiring -- support engineers, sustaining engineers, post-release and core engineers, project managers, information development specialists. If designing, building, and supporting a leading-edge storage platform intrigues you, drop me a note: I'd be happy to talk about both the pros and the cons of working in this space. We're a bunch of smart people tackling difficult problems, making engineering trade-offs in an effort to deliver a balance between performance, reliability, and functionality to our customers. Expect Your Best / Be Your Best.
Prior to this, I spent two decades in multidisciplinary tech support roles for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA, USA, and before that, eight years providing desktop, server, and network support for Cornell University, both in Ithaca and Manhattan, NY USA. I use this Web site to host the Netops Toolkit, educational material I've developed, and musings around IT, society, and the world in general.
Applications explores application behavior, particularly around performance and pathology.
Experts lists the experts whom I consult for education and sanity checks.
Network Management contains links to code which I use for managing network devices: configuration as well as trending, trapping, and polling approaches to fault detection (Netops Toolkit).
Maps describes how I visualize OSI Layers 1-7 in an enterprise network.
OS includes pointers to operating system specific links.
Packet contains links to documents which describe how I visualize packets traversing a switched/routed Ethernet environment, along with network analysis case studies.
Problem Management hosts my understanding of this ITIL function, with particular focus on Root Cause Analysis.
Philosophy contains links sketching how I think about IT, the office, and human society writ large.
SAN hosts my understanding of Storage Area Networking.
Seminars contains descriptions of the seminars I offer at IT conferences, the decks I use to facilitate these classes, and homework I prescribe to attendees for completion in the weeks prior to attending.
Last modified: 2014-July-12