I'd Like To Do:
I'm not sure; I have so many interests and skills that it is often difficult to choose just one thing that sounds like the right job for me. I love to use the net to find
and share information, I enjoy teaching others.
I love putting together websites. And I love writing about the internet,
television, movies, music, and other related stuff. I'm passionate
(believe it or not) about standards and structure for websites,
too. Also excited about helping others use technology to improve productivity (and their quality of life). I love to learn new things almost as much as I love teaching
or otherwise sharing the stuff I know. I have many
interests and a good dose of experience in a lot of areas. When I find a job that interests me, I'm
excited and truly give it my all. Know of anything you think might
be my cup of tea? Email me or call me, I'd love to talk about it.
I Have and Technologies/Software I've Used:
HTML (since 1993, I code most of my stuff by hand), Windows ME, Windows NT Server,
Windows NT Workstation, Novell Netware, Webtrends, Windows 95, Windows 3.1,
Windows 98, UNIX (AIX, SunOS, Solaris, Linux), Mac OS, Microsoft
Word, Wordperfect, Homesite, Dreamweaver, various other HTML editors,
Netscape Enterprise Server, Apache Web Server, Majordomo, Adobe
Photoshop, Quark Xpress, Pagemaker, Netscape Navigator, Microsoft
Internet Explorer, Opera, various web browsers, various email clients
and servers, many internet clients, and others
I'm forgetting and many others I've yet to learn/use. I'm a quick
study when it comes to software.
I've been posting messages online, every day, since sometime in
1986. I wrote articles for my high school and college newspapers
and yearbooks. Most of my writing since then has been online, though
I've been known to write copy for flyers and for progress reports
for science fiction conventions. I've also written documentation
for various web tools, some of this work was featured on Gateway
2000's website. I've written documentation used on intranets within
companies as well. Years ago, I wrote articles about the internet
for the magazine Business Page South Dakota. These days I
write a lot for my websites, as well as in all the usual online
forums. I'm an excellent proofreader and I love to type.
(a division of Mail-Well)
|August, 1999 to August, 2001
responsibility involved work with a complex archive system whose
pieces were on multiple platforms (UNIX, Mac, and Windows NT)
and which used a number of technologies (Perl, Applescript, UNIX
shell scripts). I helped design parts of the system, brainstormed
new features. Did troubleshooting and day to day maintenance of
- Also worked
with DLT tape backup systems and archive systems (using Flashnet
and restored a large number of files to/from a Kodak ADL Jukebox.
- Other tasks
included regular updates of both internal and external websites.
- I helped
set up our sendmail server as well as a webmail system. Was email
administrator for these systems.
Mac and Windows end user support.
- Did troubleshooting
of a small modem bank for dial-up users.
- Headed up
efforts to document tasks in our technical services department.
(a.k.a. Web Programmer or Internet and Web Specialist). Part
of the Web/Technical team for startribune.com. Responsibilities
5 majordomo mailing lists.
daily, weekly, and monthly reports on traffic to the web site.
A site on multiple servers, which was growing exponentially.
standards for web development.
for staging files (HTML, images, code) between our development,
pre-production, and production environments.
- Work on
special projects, including Online
Idea, FreeTime, and
HTML, web, and internet questions for our staff.
support documents for internal use.
of an intranet for startribune.com.
of intranet pages and creation of tools for in-house use.
design for some of our maintenance tools.
- Web and
NT server and workstation support within a network that mixes
Novell Netware with UNIX machines and a variety of hardware
of Windows NT Server.
of a variety of internet servers (see above).
of a software archive for internal use.
North Sioux City, South Dakota
|January, 1996 to May, 1996
Worked as part of the Gateway 2000 Web Team, creating documents
for the Gateway 2000 web site at http://www.gw2k.com/. Wrote articles
and installation instructions. Maintained complex web documents
and forms. Supervised the quality control/quality assurance process
for web site content. Updated price lists for the website each week. Taught classes about HTML and graphics for
the web to Gateway 2000 Internet and Creative Services departments.
Installed software and answered questions about internet software for Gateway
Developed and implemented Iway's extensive online presence.
Created and maintained all content on Iway's web site. Developed
and authored print and online guides to internet usage. Developed
and taught classes on installation, use, and maintenance of internet
applications and software. Created extensive written documentation
for Iway's internet services. Served as primary customer contact,
via telephone and electronic mail. Performed public relations
duties, including public appearances and press appearances (television
and print). Authored articles about Iway and the internet for
various publications, including the cover story for Business
Page South Dakota, March 1995). Taught introductory and advanced
classes about HTML.
English/Journalism Scholarship recipient, Merit Scholarship
recipient, elected and served as Tuve Hall President (1993-94),
elected and served as Environmental Committee Librarian/Executive
Council member (1990). Member of Tuve Hall Council (1992-94),
Tuve Hall Peer Advisor (Interim 1993), founding member of Augustana
Environmental Committee (1989), newspaper reporter for the Augustana
Mirror (1989-90, 1992-94), on-air personality at KAUR (Augustana
College Radio) (1989-90).
|Lutheran High School
|1985 to 1989
National Honor Society member (1987-89), listed in Who's
Who Among America's High School Students (twice), editor
of The Chronicle (LHS newspaper) (1988), Advanced
Placement English Literature (1987-89), Advanced Placement U.S.
History (1986-88), Drama Club (1986-89), Drama Club Publicity
Committee (1986-89), Chronicle staff (1985-88), Yearbook
available upon request.