I’m very happy to announce that “mysticgeek” will soon be joining the homeservershow.com writing staff. You may know mysticgeek from the forums or from his popular howtogeek.com site. We reference a lot of posts from the howtogeek.com site so it’s only natural to have mystic on board sharing his Windows Home Server knowledge with us. I’ve got all the juicy details on mysticgeek but I’ll let him tell you.
I have been a computer geek since I was young. I joined the Navy after high school. After that I actually went into nursing! I did that for about 7 years then went to college and got my AAS in Networking and computer technology.
I have been in IT for 15 years. I’ve worked in several different tech roles. I’ve worked at a college in their help desk. I’ve done phone tech support. I’ve done traveling where I installed Cisco routers for IBM. Worked in the IT department at a local Public Library. My last IT job was as a Database Administrator for a local Electric Cooperative. I started with How-To Geek at the beginning about 3.5 years ago and wrote from HTG while I was still working as a database admin… I found my love for blogging and writing technical how-to’s mainly Windows focused, and now do that full time from home for almost 2 years now.
I’ve also done some word of mouth computer repair…which is pretty common for a lot of geeks!
It’s my belief that there isn’t any reason for computer users to have to struggle through forums and less than stellar product support pages. I like to write clearly laid out articles with nice screenshots where even Grandma could do even complex operations with their machines.
I am huge into Rock/Metal music and am a guitar player both electric and acoustic. I am a huge fan of Star Trek but wouldn’t consider myself a Trekkie. I like to do home recording too, but haven’t had a whole lot of time to spend on that lately. I consider myself a professional geek and am into all aspects of computer technology really.
I live in Rural MN on a small 5 acre organic farm so I have the best of both worlds…homesteading and computer technology. I have a small lab here in my home with 4 desktops (one a franken-build) running WHS, a netbook, and older P4 Thinkpad. This comes in very handy for setting up different home network scenarios and testing out different OS’s not to mention multiple machines running in VM.
So join me in welcoming Brian or is it mystic or Mr. Geek? Anyhow, we all welcome you and look forward to learning more and more about Windows Home Server from you.