My name is Adam, I am a network/system administrator that maintains thousands of nodes within a rural k12 district in TN. My career in technology began as a simple technician pulling cable for a company that installed hospital networks. From there I began installing network hardware for these same hospital networks. I traveled the country installing and later configuring these networks from the ground up. I learned to design, install, configure, and maintain systems that carried data bound by various privacy laws.
During the recession in early 2008 I was laid off. Hospitals began holding on to capital during the uncertainty of the new healthcare law. Looking at it now I am glad because in the end it made me better. I moved on to a small computer repair shop locally where I developed an entirely new set of skills. Specifically, I learned to repair anything that came in off the street. I stayed at this job until an opening came up for a local technician at the public school district I live in. Now, I work using all of the skills I have developed over the years.
I must admit, installing data solutions for hospitals paid much better, but I would never give up being able to sleep in my own bed every night ever again. Traveling the country to me was a young man’s job.
Lately, I have been concerned with censorship. It is something I have set my will against by finding new ways to preserve human speech/information. I have used tor, i2p, freenet, mediagoblin, ipfs, steemit, and akasha seeking ways to preserve information from those that would have it erased or worse. Modified. All of these solutions are unique in how they attempt to deal with this issue. What interests me about the safe network is that it is designed from the ground up to eliminate censorship. I am impressed with the idea to reward contributors for building this network with coin. That small detail is what I believe will ensure a new vibrant internet.