My Bio – Eric Herberholz, in prose
Posted by erich13 on December 30, 2007
My Bio, in prose
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Updated December 28, 2007 6:57 PM US/Pacific
- I live in Rocklin, California (USA): 38n47, 121w14. According to Myers-Briggs, I am an INTP. I grew up in Sacramento /Carmichael, California, went to El Camino High School (1974-1978), and got a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from The University of California, Berkeley (1978-1983). I have worked at Hughes Aircraft Company as an Engineering Coop student (January – August 1981, and Summer 1982) and as a Software Developer & HP-UX System Administrator at Hughes from 1980 through 1988. As a Senior UNIX Systems Administrator at Trident Data Systems, in Los Angeles and Sacramento, Sept 1988 – April 1998. From April 1998 to the present, I work at the HP (Hewlett-Packard) Response Center1, in Roseville– Primary Role: Senior Response Center Engineer on the Enterprise HPUX OS Backline, supporting customers administrating HP-UX® on HP Integrity servers & HP PA-RISC 9000 servers. Some of my secondary roles are: Blogger, Collaborator, Champion of HP-UX Products and Topics, GSE WTEC CCSP Mentee, HP-UX Consultant, HPUXOS Troubleshooting Portal – Webmaster and primary contributor, HP-UX PHP conrtibuter, and author of the HPUX 11i – Products/Topics Matrix, KCS Lead, KM Lead, HP UNIX Ambassador Nominee, HP Professions Program. Recipient of the Technology Services Group 2004 Most Valuable Player. HP-UX Certified, 2002. UNIX Systems Experience: HP-UX 9000 PA-RISC Servers, DEC Alpha Digital UNIX (now Tru64 UNIX®) Servers, NeXT2 (now Mac OS X) Servers & Workstations (running NeXTSTEP® OS), Pyramid UNIX Servers, and X-Terminals. Objective-C programming (based on smalltalk) Other: HP 3000 MPE® Servers, ComputerVision® CAD/CAM Workstations, and CADAM® CAD/CAM Workstations.
1 a Response Center is a cross between a HelpDesk and a Call Center.
2 “NeXT technology played a large role in catalyzing three unrelated events” 1. “developed the original World Wide Web system at CERN on a NeXT workstation”, 2. “NeXT computers were used in the development of the computer game Doom“, 3. “Apple would later acquire [NeXTSTEP] software and, under Jobs’ leadership, [Apple] experience[d] a renaissance”