My name is Adam Ward and I currently reside in Kansas City, MO. I currently work at an enterprise hosting company as a “Sr. Linux Systems Administrator”. I put that in quotes because that’s my “official” title although I assume many other roles beside an administrator. I’ve been working with Linux since 1997 (yep, tweleve awesome years). I first started with Linux when I was 12. My first Linux install was RedHack (RedHat) 6.0 on a 75MhZ pentium processor (yep math co-processor and all). I started a small site called “Admo.net” with the hopes of offering free services to the internet. I started hosting with a small company with a shared hosting account and quickly outgrew their service offering. I had to find a new solution quickly.
I moved to a dedicated server (a RaQ3 — oh so fast!) and I was a very happy person. Reality quickly set in and I realized this server was costing me a whopping $99.00/Mo. and I needed to find a way to pay for this server. I was literally forced (although I loved new technology and learning new things) to learn Linux. After all, the RaQ 3 was based on Linux and, if anyone has used a RaQ appliance before, the control panel wasn’t the most robust. Many times I found myself on the command line trying to troubleshoot issues.
I started a small web hosting company (Admo.net) in 1998 with primary focus on service. This company has since grown into a large-scale endeavor. This blog site is an attempt to document day-to-day findings and help me retain the things I learn. It’s always better for me to retain and remember topics when I write about them.
Well, I wanted to help the internet community by typing and documenting my technical findings and knowledge.
Thanks for reading!