About Fryguy

Welcome to the About Fryguy page.  Here you can find some information about me and who I am. First and foremost, I want to say that I have been happily married since ’97 and have 3 wonderful boys.  My family is everything to me, they are what matters most in life. I also am a believe in the phrase “happy wife, happy life” as it has worked very well for me!
My hobbies include my 34 gallon Nano reef tank, my 95 2-Top Cobra, and Disney! I got back into the reef hobby on the request of my children, they wanted a fish tank and I was not going to do goldfish. It was either a Reef tank of a tank of Discus – but I chose the Reef because I have had Reef tanks for many years (at one time had a 90 gallon reef) and took care of them when I worked at a pet store.   It was also an easy decision as they now make complete kits, so setup and maintenance is easier then dealing with Discus.
As for the car, I have always been a Ford person and the Mustang is iconic in its heritage.  I have had an 83, 99, 05, and now a 95 Mustang.  Seems like a step backwards with the last one, but I have always wanted a 95 2-top since the day I saw one.  The 05 GT that I had was a great car, 315 HP at the wheels and such – it was a rocket of a car.  Only reason I sold it was because I was getting bored with it – there was only one thing left to do and that would have been to add a Supercharger.  Was not going to go that route, so sold it and looked for my next car.
Red Sea Nano Reef:

Current 1995 Ford Mustang Cobra Hardtop Convertible #435 of 499

Prior 05 Mustang GT

Now for some professional background on myself.
I have been in the computer field professionally for over 15 years now, if you count it as a hobby we are over 20 years.  I used to run a BBS all through high school and for many years afterward (old handle was chec ./ ).  I started with the on-line world when I got my first 1200 baud modem in my Tandy 1000HX computer.  I have had Commodores prior to that, but never got into the online world until I got my first IBM compatible.  I used to be part of Fidonet and Wishnet, as well as many other networks.  Heck, based on that I have been doing electronic mail since the 80s, long before the work e-mail existed!

Running a multi-node BBS for many years was a wonderful hobby and taught me quite a bit (both good and bad).  That meager start eventually lead to a career in the computer field – and I progressed through the normal ranks – A+, CNA, MCP, MCSE, CCNA, CCNP – and eventually to CCIE.  I am now happy to say that I am a Cisco CCIE in Routing and Switching, number 22061.  I worked hard to earn that number as it was not an easy journey.  There are many sacrifices that one has to make with regards to time and family, but in the end it was worth it.

More recently I have completed a Cisco Nexus 7010 installation at the company that I have worked for for almost 11 years.  We migrated the data center from Cisco 6509 Sup2  to Nexus 7010 with vDC and vPC as well as 10g technology.  Needless to say, that datacenter is now setup for the future of the company for many years to come.
I am open to new opportunities professionally but will admit that I am happy where I am.  If you would like to discuss anything, please do not hesitate to contact me at jeff at fryguy dot net.
Also, if you would like to follow my daily ramblings on Twitter, you can find me at fryguy_pa
jeff at fryguy dot net