I want to be a cowboy! That was years ago. Then my mum and dad explained to me we might have some problems keeping horses in an apartment.
I like stars, planets, galaxies, universe… stars are beautiful if you observe them in a environment without much light pollution. Even if I am an astronaut I could never travel to another galaxy. I want to be a pilot, then! Not even close to an astronaut but exciting enough. OK, goal is set, I only have to wait and grow old enough. In the meantime I could read few books that could prepare me to life and to be a pilot. So I started to read.
While I was reading, suddenly I was nine and fascinated by computers. These mean machines are so powerful and compact and we could afford one ourselves. We didn’t have need for private power plant and room size of a football stadium to have one. I have read that some computers have huge amount of internal memory: even 32 thousand of bytes! (yes, with three zeros!) The Beast had rubber keyboard and used to connect it to our TV! (wow! can you imagine that…). In a snap I was typing RANDOMIZE USR and POKEed it constantly but to fully exploit it I bought a book (all right, my mum and dad bought it) about Assembler and MOVEed it and PUSHed it left and right for a while. Shortly after I needed screwdriver to adjust head azimuth on Beast’s ‘Portable Storage System’ or ‘PSS’ (I just made that up) i.e. tape recorder.
Then came second, third, fourth computer… Couple of years later between piloting and civil engineering a was back in business with computers studying for my second, computer science degree, teaching computers skills to kids and adults, consulting, training IT professionals, explaining why certification is great.
I first met Microsoft products at the beginning of 90’s when I was amazed by MS-DOS, Windows 3.1 (1992) and Windows NT 3.5 (a year later). The same year I typed text in Word 6.0. What a refreshment over DOS based text processor from 80’s!
I work as a Consultant and Technical Trainer, deliver Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) and custom courses for various clients. I am interested and focused on security, penetration testing, forensics, virtualization, Active Directory, Identity and Access, infrastructure and in lot of other things. I can’t forget my first love, Word, that unselfishly shares my heart with Office.I also do Consulting, and when I’m not working (i.e. sleeping) then I’m reading Microsoft Press, Cisco Press or other some book. In between all that I write custom courses. Oh, yes, and I love to play with my son, trying to make world’s largest Lego castle.
Just for fun, I have another Blog named SK Tech Space.