Who am I?
A Dell Latitude C600 from the year 2000. This was my first server. I overwrote the OS with Ubuntu Server and hosted my own website while in middle school. I got tired of the restrictions the website builders had, so I learned HTML, and when they turned off the ability to upload my own HTML pages to their server, I made my own. Over the years, I kept exploring whichever technologies I could learn, found ways to implement them, and kept iterating over this process from my personal projects into my career.
I started out just trying to push the boundaries for my own sake, but then started hosting websites and game servers for friends, making a business of the affair. Once I was supporting systems for more than just myself, the research into better technologies increased tremendously, culminating to moving my business’ servers into a colocation facility and learning how to fit into the datacenter environment.
These skills transferred into my career - with my first job being an internship and later employment with a local digital agency, where I found many ways to integrate the knowledge gained from my server-hosting business into their business - from implementing virtualization technology and datacenter operations, to custom development for their billing system, and even supporting and expanding the office network through better network technology and VPN access.
Now I find myself looking for any excuse to push the boundaries of my knowledge by building out more elegant solutions for ioTheory or hacking together personal projects. Right now I find myself extremely interested in cyber security, but still have my hand in systems administration, network operations, and so on.
Why the name Jared Kat
Jared Kat is not my birth name, but was a nickname spawned from my musician pseudonym. As time went on, it became the pseudonym associated with me as my gamer tag, online username, and how I’d sign or publish my projects. Nowadays, it’s more of a name than Eric would be.
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