Leaving Rackspace

21 Years, 6 months and 22 days A great man once said: “Everyone has a last day at Rackspace.” —Lanham Napier ….and today is mine. Beginnings I began my journey at Rackspace on March 2, 2000 and MY GOD what a journey it’s been! I was 24 years old. Just a kid, really, but I was already raising my own kid. Christopher, my first born, was 6 years old at the time. [Read More]

Twenty Years

Today is a huge day for me. It marks my twenty year anniversary at Rackspace. You can read more about the first ten years in my previous blog post. A lot has changed over the past ten years: I became a father again with the birth of my youngest, Rylan, on July 18, 2011 I became a grandfather with the birth of my first grandchild, Lizzie, on November 18, 2018 I lost my remaining grandparents I moved across the country to Dandridge, TN (becoming a full-time Work From Home Racker) The original leadership from the early days at Rackspace are now gone (Graham Weston, Lanham Napier, etc. [Read More]

I Can Haz Password?

Update: Site is no longer online and links no longer work. Last night, a site that I helped write in Python (prior to 2005) was moved to a new server. It came as a surprise to no one that the site broke as a result of the move. The old server was likely RHEL 2.1. The new server is likely RHEL 5 or 6. Python versions are different, and I don’t even know if they copied over the custom module stuff that we did back then. [Read More]

Ten Years!

Today, 3/2/2010, is a monumental day. On this day exactly ten years ago, I did one of the scariest things I had ever done. Ten years ago today, I began working for a small start-up that (at the time) was called “Rackspace.com”. The events that lead to my fateful decision… By early 2000, I had been working as a contractor at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) for about 3 years. It was a comfortable job. [Read More]

Biggest Sewer Rat EVER!!!

So, I was in New York City on Thursday and Friday of last week (2/26-2/27). I went to the Omni Berkshire on 52nd street to meet up with some co-workers, and there I saw NYC’s BIGGEST sewer rat EVER!


I’m not sure what they were protesting. Something about construction at The Pratt Institute. It was pretty cool! I wanted to join in on the fun!