Hi. My name is Mike and I want to welcome you to my blog. My goal is to boil down the world of web technology and marketing into something normal people can easily consume and put into action. Above all, In whichever form it takes, I'll do my damndest to present solutions that work for even the most technically challenged.

I began my career as a webmaster in the healthcare in 1999. After that, my day gig has been in higher education starting in 2004. Although I worked with WordPress single installs beginning in 2005, I started working with it and multisite configurations in earnest around 2010. At that time we developed our first single server, locally hosted WordPress multisite install. This single WordPress instance quickly grew to over 700 sites. After that we moved it to the cloud in 2018. First to Azure Microsoft cloud services and then to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for more fine-grain options.

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I think of myself as a blue collar guy stuck in a white collar world. I've found that I don't necessarily fit in the world of big tech and bigger egos. I'm a less theory, more results driven sort of fellow. In summary, if what I create doesn't solve a problem or meet a need, I'm wasting our time here and I should go back to digging ditches. And I really don't want to dig ditches again. If you don't see what you're looking for send me a quick note on what you'd like to see.

On a personal note I've been married to the same woman for almost 20 years. How she puts up with me is one of life's mysteries. We have three kids and one really cool looking Australian shepherd. His name is Paulie. Named after the character in the Rocky movies, he's basically a turd.