Hello all! Been a long time. I just checked my profile and it looks like the last time I was on, at least regularly, was over 4 years ago.
Crazy 4 years, though. After I got my new position at work 4 years ago, I was too busy to really come back to the boards. About a year and a half later, I got laid off, and then a new position in a growing software company where I am a DevOps Engineer. For those who don't already know, that basically means I am part time sysadmin, part time code deployment guru for our company. I love this new position (Well, not new anymore. I have been at it for 3 years in October). In this position, I install, configure, and maintain hundreds of servers, push services, websites, and database scripts all over the place, and lately have even gotten heavily into automation scripting and some lighter programming.
I want to put out this shout out right here to Donation Coder as a whole, and Mouser in particular as it's founder, because it is here, where I really started learning about scripting and programming. I learned the languages, in school, but it was here that I learned how to work through actual code issues in the Code School. I never got very good, but it was a basis that made me able to get into automation scripting very efficiently, and for that, I can't thank this community enough.
I don't know how often I will get back to say hello and participate again - it may be another 4 years for all I know; but I just wanted to say thank you while I am here.