Welcome

This is the Blog and Development Site of Joe Julian (me). I am the Senior Systems Administrator for Ed Wyse & Co, Inc., father of 2, GlusterFS expert, and all around cool guy. You're welcome to find me on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, or via IRC on irc.freenode.net #gluster where I often hang out and help people.

Since starting with Ed Wyse in 2006, I have moved our 26 locations off of dedicated frame relay connections, and instead have used DSL or cable VPN connections saving the company a substantial amount of money. I also cut down the 4 or 5 phone lines at each location to 1 and installed and configured FreeSWITCH to be our own VoIP PBX saving even more money. I extended the life of equipment by adding redundancy and finding low-cost solutions to extend functionality. I find new and innovative ways to use our assets to improve service and offer new services.

I have survived raising a son, and am in the process of seeing if I can survive a daughter, despite having taken the steps to prevent having more children 9 years before she was born. I've very proud of my son, who is a good man with strong character.

I enjoy the outdoors: hiking, biking, boating... pretty much anything, though I don't get as much time to do any of those as I would like.

I hope that my ramblings on this site either entertain or help you.