I’ve had this site up for quite some time but to be honest, I’ve left it empty because I was too nervous to start writing. I finally came to the conclusion that if I didn’t just get over it and write something, I never will. My writing may not be the best, the jokes may be groaners, and the technical advice may be spotty at best, but I’m here now and we’re going to try this out!
So what is the point of my blog? Like so many others in the world, I am in the IT industry and rely so much on men and women much smarter than myself to help tackle my issues throughout the day. This blog is meant to be a way to try and give back to the community that has given me so much, along with a means to track and document my skills along the way.
Who am I? My name is Andrew Johnson, a midwestern guy just shy of 30 raising a family in beautiful Northern Illinois. I currently work at my alma mater, Northern Illinois University and head up the SCCM environment in our central IT department. I also help manage our Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop environment and some of our new Office 365 deployment. Though I am not the lead tech on our Active Directory or vSphere infrastructures, I do involve myself as much as I can with those technologies and have learned a substantial amount from the people that run them. At home I keep a home lab that has seen anything from vSphere to Hyper-V and SCOM to PRTG. I will make my best attempts at keeping a Home Lab page current on here for anyone interested to see what I’m currently working on. Unrelated to work, I love spending time with my family and friends, video games, motorcycles, and have recently made some attempts at leatherworking and woodworking…though the projects have come out decent enough, we’ll see what happens in the long run.
I hope that through this blog I’m able to teach at least one person something new and that I’m able to learn through writing, documenting, and interaction with others that comment on the site. To help facilitate that, I try to stay open and active through e-mail, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
I look forward to seeing what this brings, thanks for coming by.