Stephen D. Cope
computer infrastructure expert, plumber of fx trade capture, owner of multiple pairs of socks
Welcome dear reader, user of Google, and/or erstwhile colleague.
This is my neglected corner of the Internet. It may be neglected, but it really is mine (unlike the preposterously high number of others which share my name).
Currently I am in Singapore as a plumber of FX trade capture, a rather specific part of the global economy. I make sure your holiday isn't too expensive and our servers are running.
If it's IT then I've done it. Except Windows Domain Controllers.
Please check the lock icon in your browser window. Is it green? Then my work at DNS, Linux server administration, TLS, nginx and Apache httpd, IPv6, and HTML is solid.
I have a decade and a half on the job and am well regarded by my peers who compliment the depth and breadth of my knowledge. Give me an hour and I'll show you how to fix your load balancer configuration, Linux swap tuning, 3 month forward points, and JVM memory limit. Latest C.V.
- Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA #150-111-011)
- Interaction Design (taught by Bruce Tognazzini)
Thawte Web of Trust Notary (100 pts)(discontinued)
- Hurricane Electric IPv6 Certification Sage
- Oracle Custom 3 Day Training PL/SQL Wizardry And Robes (not official title)
Red Cross First Aid Certificate(expired)
- New Zealand Driver License
It's not about how many classes I doodled my way through (at least I was listening - that's more than some of my peers) but rather what I have experience doing.
As Mark Twain said:
Ask not how many qualifications I have, but what I can do for you.
Ways to Contact Me
Telephone: +65 9231 1703 (Singapore)
Pretty much the best way to ensure I will receive your message is to ring me and verify that indeed you are speaking to me and then deliver your message.
Yes, your call may be the No. 1 Most Important thing right now, but please be aware that by law or sleep I may not always be able to answer your phone call (for example, should I be driving).
Here are some ways you could contact me:
Telephone: +65 9231 1703 (Singapore) -- this also works for Signal but infrequently WhatsApp.
Email: ki mi hia -at- gmail
Skype: yes, I have one of those; email first
Keybase.io: tipene PGP key: 4096R/B3B4BBF5
See additional ways to contact me for details of S/MIME, Linked In, Twitter, Facebook, etc.
I sometimes comment on Twitter.