I â€œmetâ€ 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 â€“ smart and passionate people – (and him in particular) that convinced me that Rackspace/Mosso was where I needed to be.
Thanks, Major 🙂
From his â€œAboutâ€ page:
Iâ€™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, Iâ€™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).