About

I’m an IT system ops engineer and have been for most of my adult life. During my free time I enjoy sketching and generally creating things among many other things far too extensive to list here.

This website GaryGeorge.me demonstrates and represents several technical challenges that had to be met to successfully get this website live. In no particular order that is;

  1. Standing up a server in Google Cloud and allowing http/https traffic in and out of it. Making said server a LAMP through several commands in CLI through SSH.
  2. Purchasing a Domain and pointing my A records and MX records to my server and my DNS provider for email.
  3. Hardening the security of email by defining an SPF and DCIM TXT record to prevent spoofing.
  4. Installing WordPress manually with wget and editing all the config files through command line. No easy peezy cpanel auto install / config here.
  5. TLDR; This all means I understand and have working knowledge of Google cloud computing/Google Workspace, virtual machines, Linux command line, networking, DNS, LAMP stack, MYSQL commands, basic website configuration and management. Just to name a few.

I’ve been in IT managing company environments for over ten years which has involved but is not limited to supporting servers, phones (Mitel), to security, networking, large scale projects and even creating ticketing systems where they didn’t previously exist.  I have a passion for the tech industry so I love what I do.  If you’ve read this far I hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know me a little better and get a better picture of my technical expertise.  Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.