I'm Mike and this is my personal site. I'm a software engineer and operations monkey, generally I enjoy solving problems and making terrible jokes on Twitter. I'm a husband to a rockin' woman who brings new lives into this world on a daily basis, and a father to two kick-ass young ladies. University trained as a Systems Administrator, IT professional and programmer, don't worry, I've forgotten most of the C++ techniques they taught me.

If I was a member of old, new Top Gear, I'd like to think it would be Mr. James May.

I grew up right outside the only major US city north of Canada and still reside in the beautiful Eastern Timezone.


I grok a number of languages - these are the ones I use most, in alpha order:

  • C++
  • Javascript
  • Javascript (ES6)
  • Objective-C
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Perl
  • Ruby


I try to stay away from "oooh shiny" but these are the techs I use regularly:

  • Angular
  • CSS
  • Git
  • HTML5
  • LESS
  • Node.js
  • Phalcon
  • React
  • SASS
  • Subversion

Software & Processes

I use a lot of software a technology stacks on a daily basis:

  • AWS
  • Bitbucket
  • Confluence
  • GitHub
  • Jira
  • ServerPilot
  • Zendesk


Aside from terrible jokes on Twitter, I tend to maintain a low profile.


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