Interview: Techie-Micheal (phpBB Support Team)

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Interview: Techie-Micheal (phpBB Support Team)

I recently had the chance to interview Techie-Micheal, a Support Team member at phpBB.com and recently become moderator here @ TAZ. Micheal - thanks for taking the time to answer our questions - I'm sure many are itching to know just that little bit more about you. :p

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Thanks Nippoo. A little about myself? Well, as you know, I am a Support Team Member for phpBB, and as you mentioned, a recent addition to the TAZ Staff. In real life, I work for a community college in my area, in their Network Services department. My job there includes the usual computer technician stuff, but in addition, I also am responsible for the information security. I handle things like the Intrusion Detection System, Intrusion Prevention Systems, firewalls, and so on. I am in my early 20's, so I consider myself lucky to have a job like that. My hobbies include computers (of course), model airplanes, model rocketry, and some backyard soccer and Frisbee when I can find time. I also love to write software, when I get the chance.

Describe your involvement in the computer world.

Well, as I mentioned, I work for a community college. I also spend time writing software to this or that, for my personal things. You can find me on a variety of mailing lists on the internet and various computer-related websites. Off the internet, you'll find me in a local cyber cafe. I also like to tinker, so at any given time I'll be working on one project or another, be it a hardware hacking project (such as making an internet toaster), or thinking up a new website, or how to add on to my current websites.

What's a typical day in the Techie-Micheal life like?

Typical. heh. That's funny. :p In all seriousness though, a typical day would be going to class and going to work. I'm a geek, so not much in the lady department. At work, I am working on anywhere from 1 to 3 projects. I may be investigating a new virus so we know how to clean up should we get hit with it, I may be working on projects to better handle log data, I may be working on a computer for one of our faculty or staff. In class, I'm your average student. I make A's and B's, and trying to get my degree in Information Systems Technology and Administration of Justice. Hint: If you plan to dual major, don't. :( At home, I'm always working on something, be it homework, chores, or working on a website. Outside of computers, I play the piano a bit and like to relax...
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Preemo

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Loved this article!

He seems like such an ambitious lad! Great interview!
 

Preemo

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Didn't really pay attention to the date - and have only recently joined the forum, so not really had chance to look lol.

My apoligies. :)
 

hari

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No issues. Just wanted to let you know. I was surprised when I saw this thread myself. Techie-Michael hasn't been around TAZ for ages.
 
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