Why we created this blogWe're three guys in the Tech business, from the Philly area - that's Philadelphia, PA for those not familiar with our delicacies like the famous Philly Cheesesteak. We've known each other for ages (too long to admit to ourselves) and one day we decided we should finally join the herd and start a blog together. We figured, at least we'd entertain ourselves, and at most maybe somebody else might get a kick out of what we write or find it useful too.
What's in a Name ?So why did we call it Now Everybody's Got One ? Why else ? Cause we thought it was funny. We're joining the crowd and publishing a blog - now everybody's got one. Or as the old joke goes:
What do opinions and.... aaaah..... belly buttons (or fill in your prefer shared body part here) - have in common ?
Everybody's got one :-))
About Ken AdamsI (Ken) grew up in the Philly area - south Jersey - and spent most of my life living in Jersey, in areas around Philly and even lived a few years in the city when I was young and stupid. I've been in the tech biz since before high school and spent most of my time in the tech professional services part of the biz with companies like IBM, developing and building stuff. I even did some professional tech writing a while ago and it became part of me. So not being able to get writing out of my system, I got together with the guys and started this blog with them.
I met Steve on one of my first jobs and later Rob after I started my own company. Steve and I worked together for a couple years in an IT dept. and after that on various tech projects. And in between never lost touch for too long.
Rob and I did a little professional writing together on one of his many tech books - he's very prolific :-). We were in the same area of tech - collaboration tech from Lotus Software long before everyone knew what it was and the creation of the Internet made it commonplace.
If you're interested in professional stuff check out my web site at:
About Steve BreischI've been working in IT for over 20 years in director and manager positions in manufacturing, utility, healthcare, and pharmaceutical industries. I've been in IT for most of my professional life. And I've known Rob and Ken forever.
You can connect with me via my LinkedIn profile at:
About Rob Kirkland
I (Rob) have reinvented myself a few times, having been when younger a banker and a lawyer. But I think I secretly wanted to be an engineer and, when I discovered personal computers back around 1980, I found myself drawn in by them, like a lost sailor drawn by the song of the Sirens, and I have been enchanted by them ever since. When I first decided that I'd much rather play with computers than spar with other lawyers, I had the naïve notion that I could know everything their was to know about them, and I still have some of the books about binary logic and chip design and COBOL, of all things, that I bought and read (well, some) in my quest to know computers from the ground up.
Over the years necessity forced me to narrow my focus and I gradually came to rest as an expert in Lotus Notes, primarily as an administrator, but also as a developer, My laser focus on Lotus Notes culminated in my writing (as primary author supported by five co-authors) perhaps the best received book about any aspect of Lotus Notes ever written, Lotus Domino Administration, published by New Riders in 2000. To give you an idea how well that book was received, it is still in print 13 years later, and is still earning me a small royalty every now and then, even though it was written about Notes and Domino 5, which has since been replaced by versions 6, 7, 8 and 9. Total strangers still tell me that they pull their dog-eared copy off the shelf from time to time to review some arcane subtopic. But Notes/Domino sort of peaked right around that time and has been in gradual market decline, at least in the United States, ever since. So from time to time since then I have had to widen my focus again to take in other software products, primarily IBM products, including Sametime, Quickr, the Lotus learning management software suite, WebSphere, DB2, IBM Portal, and IBM Connections. Thus today I find myself still helping people manage and administer their Domino domains or setting up Portal or Sametime or Connections server farms. And I am pretty much still loving it.