Hi my name is Chance and I love cryptocurrency mining, scuba diving and heavy metal!
But most of all I love all things tech. Public and private cloud, networking and all the frameworks that tie them together. My friends often call me a jack of all trades and anything I set my mind to I excel at. When I love crypto mining I mean it, 50+ high end GPU’s all cranking away in my lower basement and the heat output being utilized to heat my home. I’m currently mining a combination of Ethereum, Decred and Electroneum using customized software, hacked drivers and bios memory strap timings modified by yours truly. All in all I’ve spent hundreds if not thousands of hours perfecting my skills in this area. And this is just a tip of the iceberg regarding things I enjoy doing on my off time.
Aside from that I have a constantly evolving OpenStack private cloud cluster operating in my home. Fully redundant switches, compute, storage and controller nodes. All back by a pair of pfSense routers and multiple ISP’s. To further this I have an 8kw battery backup array(dedicated to the rack), 5.5kw solar(in the works) along with 20kwH in 18650 cells(home) all supported by the grid and in the future a propane generator. So Solar, Grid, Generator and Battery redundancy. Even a little yorkshire terrier as a guard dog. 😀
When I’m not pursuing the things I’ve listed I’m studying, web developing, remodeling my home or driving any one of my turbocharged vehicles. But enough of that.
Always avoid negative people, they have a problem for every solution.
I grew up in a very blue-collar household; my father was a manual laborer, and my mother a travel agent. The number-one lesson they taught me was to work hard, very hard, to achieve what I wanted in life.
So here I am carving my own path and continuing my education and improving my technical and interpersonal skills each and every day.
I have big plans for 2018 including pursuing several more technical certifications and cataloging my extensive list of projects. When I’m not studying or working on projects I can be found remodeling yet another room in my house. I achieve happiness by improving everything and everyone around me.
Never look down on someone, unless you’re helping them up!
If you’ve read this far and would like to know more about me feel free to reach out via my contact form.