This site is predominantly for me to record things as I discover them, particularly in the areas of Powershell, AWS, Chef and Windows.

I am an active IT operations manager in the UK, responsible for Windows-based hosted services and the underpinning Private and Public Cloud infrastructure. I am passionate about automation, DevOps and configuration management and the advantages these concepts can bring to a WinOps-world in ensuring the long-term stability and scalability of the products I manage.

I live in Basingstoke with my wife and two year-old daughter. We have an endlessly energetic Labrador and two endlessly needy cats. When time permits I'm a gamer, predominantly on the Xbox platform with the occasional flurry in to PC gaming. Like a lot of people with sit-down jobs, I try to keep fit and have recently started running.