I’m basically a Unix hack who taught himself Security, Java, and various Web technologies, only to get sucked into management positions after spending any amount of time at a company. You can find out a little more about me here as well as on LinkedIn. I also spent some time developing network video protocols with the X Consortium, but since working with the Certificate Server group at Netscape, I’ve been unable to fully escape the security world.
Finally, for the complete diehards, there’s a 60 minute webinar on Migration NIS and NIS+ Users to Active Directory.
I ride a BMW K75 motorcycle and still change my own oil on all my vehicles. I’ve been a Miami Dolphins fan since I was a little kid (no connection to Florida, so I can’t really explain why) but loyalty has kept me with the team through thick and thin. Luckily, after a long dry spell, the team is looking a little better. Living in California, I take full advantage of the wine country, and built a wine cellar under my stairwell to help leverage that. I also installed my own home theater system, including pulling all the wires through the walls. That continues to be a hobby/time sink, though mostly due to trying to arm-twist Windows Media Center into the entertainment experience I’m looking for.
If I had more time, I’d be playing more poker (not online!) and beach volleyball (definitely not online!). The free time I do have gets wasted on Science Fiction. Lately Peter Hamilton, Iain Banks and Neal Asher.
I have a lovely daughter and wife (that’s me, not my wife…)
I can be reached at mike(at)mpsharp.com