Hello from the new guy. January 19th, 2008

BrockGreetings everyone! I’m Brock Noland – the new team member here at Idologic. I’ll be around mostly on Friday nights and over the weekends.

I am a UNIX geek at heart. As such, I am really enjoying my work here at Idologic! As it’s a different industry, I am still learning the nuances of cPanel and DirectAdmin, but am learning them all pretty quickly. I have been running websites and working with Linux/UNIX for around 10 years.

Soon after I started interviewing at Idologic, I knew that Idologic was going to be a fun place to work. I had 4 or 5 interviews before a decision was made. My friends and family kept saying, “you have another interview, I thought this was a part time position!” At that point, I knew that Idologic invested heavily in finding the right people – which I feel translates in a very positive working environment.

My interest in websites started early. I was somewhere around 12 or 13 when I built my first website. It was a Mountain Dew fan site, where I sold Mountain Dew T-Shirts via mail order. The site was shutdown when my ISP realized they had a 13 year old running a business from his personal “web space”.

Currently, I maintain a few websites, the most popular being my blog on learning the Linux/UNIX command line, BASH Cures Cancer.

When not working, I love to sail with my father on Lake Superior. We usually sail in the Apostle Islands, though last year there was a trip to the improbable US possession of Isle Royale. Currently there is talk of storming the Canadian shore and/or Chicago this summer. Someday soon, I hope to sail in the trade winds, or at least someplace that’s warm!

I suppose that’s all for now. I am looking forward to meeting everyone!

One Response

  1. Jeff says:

    I want to welcome Brock to the Idologic team. As our customers know, we take uptime and reliability very seriously. A very big part our success in that regard, is our dedicated staff.

    We realized, however, that our growth required that we needed additional help, and so began a competition to find someone that had the same work ethic, the same dedication to uptime, essentially the same approach that our current staff has. To be honest, we weren’t sure how much success we were going to have finding such a person.

    Doug and Andrew spearheaded our efforts to find Brock and after reviewing somewhat stiff competition, it became obvious that Brock was exactly the right fit. His credentials and previous experience, and his ability to communicate his approach to system administration made it clear to us at Idologic, that he was bringing strength to an already strong team.

    Please join me in welcoming Brock to Idologic.

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