About

and revised October 6, 2014

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Hello there, I’m Jon Stacey. I’m the Cloud Architect at Keysight Technologies and live in the Colorful state of Colorado. This is my personal Blog with a technology bent.

Technology is my passion and has been since I was a kid. I have built computers, overclocked them, fixed them, and broken them. I have had moments of coding brilliance and more occasions of hair loss over bugs.

I started this blog many years ago as a place where I could capture my personal experiences with anything related to computing and technology and share them with others. My hope is that this living journal contributes something valuable to others of like mind.

Background

I’ve lived in Trinidad and Tobago, on the small islands of Palau, and the U.S. states of Texas and Nebraska.

I graduated with B.S. in Computer Information Systems in 2010 followed by a Master’s in Business Administration in 2012. After graduating I packed up and moved to Colorado where I started an ultra-light startup called Nohilo–a Warren Buffett oriented investment research tool. The minimum viable product revealed a niche market size and the business was relegated to hobby status. To pay the bills, I picked up a job with Agilent Technologies as a Compute Operations Manager and then transitioned to Cloud Architect for the company spinoff, Keysight Technologies.

My Gear

At home I scoot up to a 27″ iMac (mid-2010) as my primary workhorse. On the go, my ancient 17″ MacBook Pro (mid-2007) is a loyal companion. And at work I’m on an HP EliteBook 8470p (2012) running Windows 7 which performs only marginally better than my old MBP.

When I’m pretending to be a photographer I run around with a Nikon D5100 and my dad’s tripod [Cullmann Magic 2] that’s older than I am.

On the trails you’re likely to see me on a 2007 Novara Bonanza mountain bike which has served me well for thousands of miles.

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