One of the People Who Convinced Me to Move to Rackspace (Mosso)

I “met” Major Hayden on Twitter.  I think it was after the Scoble visit to Rackspace.  I invited Major to lunch, and we met a couple of months ago.  I also started reading his blog.  His posts are pretty technical, so I had to really study them (I am NOT a developer).

What I learned was that Major is a really smart guy!  We met again once since then, at a Tweet-up.  And we have chatted online fairly often.

It is people like him – smart and passionate people – (and him in particular) that convinced me that Rackspace/Mosso was where I needed to be.

Thanks, Major 🙂

From his “About” page:

I’ve been a Linux system administrator for about 6 years, and along the way, there have been many influential people who have taught me best practices, problem solving skills, and patience. I feel that this blog is a way to give back to those who have helped me, and to those who are still learning.

Currently, I’m a Linux Senior Systems Engineer for Rackspace Managed Hosting, a full-service dedicated hosting provider in Texas. I am a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and a Certified MySQL Database Administrator (CMDBA) (#6520).


  1. Thanks for the kind remarks. I’m glad to have you on board!