I'm a middle-aged guy that is passionate about technology including software development, application life-cycle management (ALM), DevOps, and the design and architecture of systems. I prefer to code within agile projects. I personally like Kanban better than SCRUM, but most companies I've worked for in the past lean toward “SCUM-but” implementations of SCRUM. I have a 42U rack enclosure in my basement with two virtualization servers running Microsoft Hyper-V in a fail-over cluster, a 12TB NAS server for personal files, a 6TB NAS server for shared storage of virtual machines utilizing 10Gb MPIO iSCSI dedicated network, a PFSense firewall server, and one 4TB “Home” Server running Server Essentials to backup all of my family laptops and workstations. I also run several VLAN networks between my various switches and wireless access point to support my primary, lab, guest, work networks…
To say I “eat, sleep, and dream” this stuff is probably not that far of a stretch…
On the “non-tech” side, I'm a married man with two wonderful daughters. I met my wife in September 1995 at the college we were both attending at the time. I've lived and worked in the Washington, DC area since 1997. When not doing “tech-things”, I enjoy spending time with family and riding my bicycle on the many bike trails around the area.
I am also always pursuing new learning opportunities. See Learning Opportunities to see the types of learning I try to do.
My wife (girlfriend at the time) actually came up with that name… When I first moved to Washington, DC, I lived in a small one bedroom apartment. Working at Marriott at the time allowed me to bring home old equipment which I would convert into “Servers”. I had a DSL line with a static IP (being an early adopter) so I ran my email and web servers at home along with my “lab” environment. At its largest, I had about 10 computers in my apartment. Since I was still living the “bachelor” life, I put all of the computers including my workstation and laptop in the dining room. Several times when she was over, she'd answer the phone and tell the caller that “He is in his corner…” Given that my computers were in fact in the corner of the room and I was running my web site at the time there, It naturally became “Julian's Corner of the Internet” which was later shorten to “Julian's Corner” which led to the domain name.