My name is Michael, and I’m a software developer specialising in clinical systems integration and messaging (API creation, SQL Server, Windows Server, secure comms, HL7/DICOM messaging, Service Broker, etc.), using a toolkit based primarily around .NET and SQL Server, though my natural habitat is the Linux/UNIX command line interface.
Before that, I studied computer security (a lot of networking, operating system internals and reverse engineering) at the University of South Wales, and somehow managed to earn a Masters’ degree. My rackmount kit includes an old Dell Proliant, an HP ProCurve Layer 3 switch, two Cisco 2600s and a couple of UNIX systems.
Apart from all that, I’m a martial artist (Aikido and Aiki-jutsu), a practising Catholic, a prolific author of half-completed software, and a volunteer social worker.