I am working as a solution architect in the Netherlands. I’ve been working in IT since 2001 as a Unix and Windows systems and network administrator. I’ve worked with Oracle Middleware software since 2009. Started dabbling with Apache Kafka in 2016 and worked with API platforms since 2018. My background, scope and mindset is mostly integration related.
During those years I’ve programmed in Java, Bash and Python as well. Cue the flamewars that Python is not programming (which is why I put Bash in there as well 🔥)
To be honest, I have no idea if I’m good at these things, I don’t really care too much. I care most that it interests me, that I’m having a good time working on it with fun people and perhaps if it is worth pursuing.
At work I’m mostly working with Red Hat Linux servers which run some kind of application server software. I don’t like the versioning in Red Hat their package management, so at home I’m more playing around with Ubuntu Linux. I’ve been using OG Warty Ubuntu since 2004 with small de-tours on OSX (too slick), Gentoo (too much compilation) and Fedora (noped on the package management) I keep coming back to Ubuntu and I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Update 2022: OMG I’m on a Mac! (Who would have thought that could happen)
My hobbies are travelling, swimming, cycling and ice skating, or simply having a good time with friends.
I don’t tend to understand social media, which is amusing to my friends and colleagues. This format feels more fitting for the stuff I share, I suspect this is probably caused by me turning in to an old person. I’m currently also more grey haired than the photo you see up here, but I still like the photo and you’d recognise me as the same person when we’d meet, so why fix it if it ain’t broken.
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