Alex's personal blog


I am a Canadian computer service technician and an AVID study of network technology. Technically Computers is my home business, a sole proprietorship that I manage in my free time as a pet project for the forseeable future. I work, care for my family and my home as my first priorities.

I have a daughter who gets her good looks from her mother, and I would do anything for her.

Sometimes I try to figure out how to take care of green things. I am beginning to enjoy writing, and hopefully this blog will serve as a healthy outlet for that, and a source of some value to someone, someday.

I do not have a specific direction in mind for the content here, it will mostly evolve organically.

My Background

I grew up in the Fraser Valley with a very rural life. Those were quieter years, riding my bike 45 minutes across town to play guitar hero at my friend's house on the weekend. Playing rugby at the high school with the boys after class everyday, against each other, because none of the teachers would 'sponsor' a team. Nobody had smartphones. That's your clue about my age.

In my earlier years I spent some time with The Source, then eventually wound up in security where I worked on a very large site monitoring and administering security control systems from Diebold, Siemens fire panels, CCTV systems, all vast reaching, modern, technologies at the time also, among other less techy duties.

Eventually life carried me away from the city to the rural North, where I studied harder, hilariously failed the CompTIA A+ (Didn't study the right books) and somehow got a computer service job anyways. A few years have passed since then, the A+ is no longer very relevent to my career advancement, so I prepare for CompTIA Network+, and will not make my same mistakes as last time either.

I make pages about self hosted / home server content here, some is useful for other people. Some might but just more useful for me.

Follow the links in the drop down menu for this category to see my thoughts about FIAT and CRYPTO investments, and market activity.

In this section I post about some of the projects and discoveries and accidents of mine that I find interesting.

In this section I share or brag about my accomplishments.