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Scott Harney

Husband, Dad, New Orleanian, Old School Geek, Lover of Food & Music, Enjoyer of Life, Consulting Systems Engineer at RoundTower Technologies

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About Me

As my brief bio note states, I’m a husband, dad, New Orleanian, and Geek. Since I originally registered this domain back in 2000, my content has primarily about that last item. I started with Linux in 1995 though I’ve been deep into computers, coding, and networking since I was a kid with a modem and dial-up BBS’s in the 1980s. That hobby inevitably became my career starting at a small local ISP in 1999. Today I work as a Consulting Systems Engineer for RoundTower Technlogies. I’m primarily an infrastructure guy focusing on the plumbing that runs the IT shops for businesses such as their servers, storage, etc. Of course you can just take a look at my resume linked at the top of the page.

I’m born and raised in New Orleans and this is where my wife and I are raising our son. I love the city, warts and all. I love the music here and the fact that we can go see live music every day of the week. I love the restaurants and love cooking. I love to travel when we can and explore the rest of the world.

Blog tools

This site is built on Jekyll. I’ve gone through a number of iterations over the years but writing in Markdown in a text editor suits me best. I like that what I generate is a static site, easily mobile and easily protected. I also like the Git revision control aspect.

Old stuff

I’ve had a personal site since 2000. The oldest, hand-edited and suitably ugly for the time period version of the site is here. Looking at my site analytics, people are still hitting and reading some ancient documentation archived there.

The second iteration was an actual blog starting in 2003. There’s some interesting bits from the Katrina-period and post levee breaks. I used blosxom to do that and rsync to copy the thing up. Blosxom is an old-school cgi to render text files. The methodology and approach is rather similar to this Jekyll-based blog.

The last iteration was a wordpress blog. It did the job, but I got tired of the “weightiness” of wordpress and the maintenance. Also, I wasn’t writing a whole lot, though that was in part due to my job at the time.

Each of the above also retain links to older picture albums and the like. I guess I’m a bit of a pack rat keeping the old stuff around. And it’s interestig to me anyway to look at the older versions though of course archive.org is good for that as well.