Hello. As you may have already guessed my name is Michael Whitt. I live in Western Kentucky. I am a proud father of a beautiful daughter. I have been an IT Professional for almost 25 years. Over my career I have worked as a Mainframe Operator, Network Administrator, Desktop Support Technician, Help Desk Technician, Web-Master, IT Project Manager and Software Developer. I first got into computers when my parents bought a C64 shortly after they came out. A couple years later I got my own 8088 and the rest is history. I ran a computer BBS for about 5 years. In the early 90s I wrote my own scripting language called SimCode. While I can program in C, C++, C#, Pascal, Visual Basic, Ruby, PHP, and Java currently my favorite language to develop with in Python. I enjoy prototyping with Raspberry Pis, Arduino and Beaglebone Blacks.
I am an avid reader and have a collection of over 7500 Kindle ebooks (the majority I found for free). My favorite genres are Science Fiction and Urban Fantasy. When I am not programming, prototyping or reading I enjoy watching TV with my wife and daughter. I enjoy gaming as well though I don’t play as much as I used to. When I am playing I am most likely playing a Roguelike RPG or Strategy Game.
I enjoy messing with Linux, I use mostly Ubuntu and Linux Mint though I do play with KaliLinux from time to time.
I currently hold the following certifications: Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST), Comptia A+, Comptia Network+, Comptia Server+, Help Desk 2000 Certified Help Desk Professional, and Certified Webmaster.