Darrel Clute

Ramblings from yet another IT Professional

05 May, 2009

Random Updates

By Darrel Clute · Read time: 3 min.

I've been busy and haven't had much time to update my blog until now. My wife and I purchased a house and moved into it. I've searched for a new job, done a lot of interviewing, and took a new job with a company that found me, instead of me searching them out. And a number of other small excursions which have taken up much of my time. This will hopefully be the first post of many regular posts yet to come, so let me start by catching everyone up.

As you could probably ascertain from my previous posts Rachel and I have bought a house in Lansing and are now living there instead of renting. This is nice for us as our family grows as we will not have to worry about attached neighbors either bothering us or us them. We've been happily moved into the house since the beginning to middle of September 2008. We really enjoy the house as it does have a completely finished basement. In further personal news Rachel and I found out in January/February that we are expecting our second child. We found out at the ultrasound that we should be expecting our second son any time between the end of August to the beginning of October. We aren't 100% sure of when the actual due date will be. We'll keep everyone updated as things get closer and when he arrives.

You may notice that my blog is now under a new URL. This is due to the fact that after leaving Liquid Web for my current job my hosting with them is no longer free. I've relocated my site to a server running at my house. As this is the case I've relocated the blog from being an application within my website to a hosted blog on Google's Blogger service. I've done this for a couple of reasons but primarily to ensure that I'd have adequate uptime and bandwidth in the event of increased readership. This will also allow me more time to post to the blog, hopefully, as I won't have to maintain code for that section of my site.

The last of my updates for now has to do with my employment. Starting in the last couple of years of employment with Liquid Web, especially in the last 8 months that I was employed there, I began looking for and applying for other jobs. Had a few interviews with potential employers but the one that I ended up being offered and took was not one that I applied for. No instead of applying for an opening a recruiter at Analysts International Corporation contacted me about the middle of December and setup an interview with the technical manager out of the Lansing office. After the first interview I had a subsequent interview with the director out of the Auburn Hills office. By the end of January I had an offer which I accepted and began work for Analysts International Corporation February 16th. So far I've enjoyed this job tremendously and look forward to the further learning opportunities that this job will provide to me.

That is it for now. Hopefully I'll be keeping the posts more up to date as time goes and I'll work on getting some more technical oriented postings up as well.

About the Author

Darrel Clute

I am an IT Infrastructure Architect, with a focus on bridging business needs together with data center usage. I bring a cross functional focus on Network, Security, Virtulization, and UNIX Systems Engineering, trying to bridge the gaps between the disciplines. I am a strong proponent of automation and orchestration, with a focus on using the same toolsets across disciplines. I also advocate for Open Source software use in the enterprise as well as for by individuals.