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I created this site for the purpose of sharing knowledge with others.

While originally focused on the technical aspects of the web hosting business that I owned between 2004 and 2016, it has now broadened to include posts on technical and leadership areas that I’ve grown into over more recent years.

My real name is Richard Powell.   You can find my resume and contact information here.

One of my first real exciting experiences with computers was working with the Census Bureau in 1989.  I had figured out a way to spawn a process out of the Menu driven system on an old VAX/VMS system and was able to see the raw census data that us data entry clerks were inputting and verifying.

Luckily for me the Regional Automation Technician (RAT) that discovered what I had done didn’t react harshly as many people in the past had about this sort of thing.  Instead, she saw some talent in me, and took me under her wing and trained me in the ways of the RAT! Computers have been a serious part of my life ever since that moment.

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