Ok, so I guess this is the place where I lay out a little about who I am and what I’m trying to achieve.
I think the ‘technomadic’ buzzword means different things to different people. Some folks think it means to call the internet your home address, and wander free – I can get behind that, at least somewhat, and in fact have made that particular point the focus of my profession. For a day job, I currently work pretty much exclusively with ‘cloud computing’, a branch of network virtualization that makes server technology hands-off and incredibly scalable.
So what have I done so far? Well, when I began this blog in June of 2008, I was working a systems administrator for a small ISP in North Vancouver, commuting the 15km or so by bicycle every day from my basement apartment in East Van. Now I work for an international media firm, who produce web properties for large clients, with our largest client being the owners of several large, popular celebrity gossip sites. I live full-time on ‘TIE Fighter’, my 11-meter sailing trimaran, anchored at the time of this writing in False Creek, with a gorgeous view of downtown Vancouver.
Am I achieving my goals? Yes. Am I happy? Yes. Am I finished my adventure? Not by a loooooooong shot – and even now, as I write this from a cold berth under a gray, rainy Vancouver sky in March, with my water supply tainted and my stove broken, I know that I’m doing exactly what I should be. There can be no growth without change, and change is never comfortable.
Here’s to change. Thanks for reading my blog.