I am some kind of "PhD student" at Portland State University where I research hitting operating systems with functional programming. Historically speaking, I've smashed rocks against the side of databases for as long as I can remember. Over the course of my career I’ve worked with a number of companies in a variety of industries as a system administrator, developer, and DBA. I’ve been involved with most aspects of application development and deployment. I blog about data storage, relational databases, and software development at http://www.facility9.com and can be found on twitter as @peschkaj.
I do the amateur radio thing, too. My call is KG7TXV.