03 Feb 1986
Vlissingen, the Netherlands
Linux Systems Administrator in Vlissingen, NL
I started at PCextreme in late 2009 as a servicedesk employee where my tasks consisted of assisting customers with the complete portfolio of PCextreme products and services. The company runs primarily on open source software and this is where I found my love for Linux and everything open source.
After fulfilling this function for about two years I worked my way up to the posistion of systems administrator where I'm currently still, as part of a team, responsible for all the services PCextreme has to offer. Including, but not limited to, all things managed and shared hosting and cloud services built on Apache Cloudstack.
Sales Representative in Middelburg, NL
In januari 2005, at 16 years old, I started working as a sales representative Dixons located in Middelburg. This job suited me really well at the time because of my love for everthing with wires. I continued to work here part-time after I stopped with my ICT study.
Hogeschool Zeeland in Vlissingen, the Netherlands
Did not finish.
HAVO profiel Natuur & Techniek
CSW Elzenlaan in Middelburg, the Netherlands
NL-ix BGP Training (2019)100%
42on CEPH Training (2016 & 2018)100%
Zabbix Certified Specialist (2017)100%
LPI 101 (2015)100%
DirectAdmin | Plesk
MariaDB | Oracle MySQL | Percona MySQL | PostgreSQL
Bind | Knot | PowerDNS
BGP | Cisco IOS | Cumulus | FirewallD | FRR | iptables | IPv6
Keepalived | Mikrotik | ONIE | Quagga | Ubiquiti Unifi/Edge | VRRP
Btrfs | CEPH | EXT[2-4]? | GlusterFS | XFS | ZFS
Cloud / Virtualization
Apache CloudStack | KVM | libvirt | oVirt | Proxmox
Qemu | RedHat Enterprise Virtualization | VirtualBox
Apache | HAProxy | Hitch | Nginx | S3 | Traefik | Varnish
AWK | Git | NextCloud | sed | Wordpress
I'm interested in everything open source from the smallest self-hosted projects to Linux and the Cloud.
If you have to do something more than once there's an easier way to do it than by hand. Having worked with both Puppet and Ansible in the past, I'm currently settled on Saltstack for all my deployment automation tasks from initial deployment of virtual machines with salt-cloud to using the salt-api to deploy individual configurations for customers.
Development / Scripting
I've written a lot of bash scripts throughout the years varying from simple wrapper scripts to full blown migration utilities. Bash scripts are obviously not known for their blazing fast speeds but it gets you from nowhere to anywhere in a jiffy.
I've been telling myself I need to start developing more for a long time but I recently got myself to actually start doing so. I've been busy implementing a command line client for PCextreme's AuroraDNS service in Python 3. It's not fully 'pythonic' yet but it's most certainly getting there.
I'm not a hardcore gamer in any way but I absolutely love games that know how to tell a story. I started out as a kid with the classics like Monkey Island, King's Quest, Space Quest, the 7th Guest but I also love games like Halo, Gears of War, Dishonored and Bioshock: Infinite.
I love cooking for my family and friends, no four star restaurant will ever hire me as their head-chef but I like to think I know my way around a kitchen.
I love photographing and using my kids as models. I'm not the best photographer but this is my favourite way of eternalizing the best moments in life. I love browsing through old photo's and getting emotional about how fast my kids have grown. Going out to the beach, the forest or an industrial zone at night with just a mate and our camera's is like meditation to me, tinkering with settings on the camera while the whole city is asleep.