About me

Who are you?

My name is Michael Leer, I decided to start a blog as a place to note down some of my thoughts and some of the work that I do. I’ve been a Linux user and systems administrator for over a decade, along the way there have been numerous influential individuals who have taught me best practices, problem solving skill and patience, I look at this new blog as a way to give back to the community that has helped me over the years and to help the next generation that are still learning.

What’s your background?

Technology has been something that has always captivated me, when I was very young my parents bought my first computer, it didn’t last very long… but thats another story, many years later I would design websites (I used design lightly) and gradually moved to providing services for others such as web hosting and consultancy.

I have been working with Linux professionally since 2006 but was a avid user before that.

What are you currently doing?

Currently I am working with a hosting startup based north of London that is specilizing in providing secure cloud environments, in recent history I have worked at both CloudFlare and Rackspace UK

Outside of my day to day I have contributed to Mattermost and Ansible