Derek J. Balling has been a Linux system administrator since 1996. He
has helped build and maintain server infrastructure for companies like
Yahoo, and institutions like Vassar College. He has also written
articles for The Perl Journal and a number of online magazines, and served
on the Program Committee for the 2008 LISA (Large Installation System Administration)
Conference. He is currently employed as the Data Center Manager for Answers.com.
When not working on computer-related issues, Derek enjoys spending
time with his wife Debbie, and their posse of animals (two cats and a
dog). He also makes his opinion known on current events or whatever is
annoying him lately on his blog at http://blog.megacity.org/ or on Facebook or Twitter.