I started this blog back in 2006, back when me and my wife Nicky where having our first daughter Madison. It started out as a blog for us to share thoughts and events throughout the pregnancy and birth, however over the course of time it has slowly but progressively evolved into a place for me to talk about technology.
It’s powered by WordPress, and designed with my own custom theme, designed to represent the Windows Phone 7 Metro user interface also found in Zune. Previosuly known as Baby-Green Blog, I moved the site from our personal domain to it’s own dedicated domain and renamed the blog to Richard J Green: The Mostly Technological Ramblings. Although the title may seem long winded it fits perfectly as this blog consists of technology wafflings and intruiges as I surf my way through the technology universe, whilst scattering it with commentry about other topics in my life such as motorbikes, photography or the like.
My name is Richard James Green (Richard J Green for all intents and purposes), an IT professional currently working in the retail sector for Prmark Stores Ltd, based out of their head offices in Reading, while living in Basingstoke. I am a highly self-motivated, passionate and vibrant IT professional with expertise and interest in network and systems support, administration, design and implementation, fast and keen to learn and master new technologies.
By day I am a Principal Project Engineer at Primark, and by night I’m a Systems Administrator, Web Designer, Innovator, Blogger, (Former) Runner, Father of 3 and a devoted husband.
A Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) Desktop Virtualization, Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) and a lot more in progress, I’m ve got a strong passion for Microsoft products and technologies for both work, and personal uses and applications. My main focus is in server technologies and delivery new business solutions. Some of my product experience includes the following although in actuality, there are too many products to list fully.
- Microsoft Hyper-V
- Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
- Microsoft Exchange 2007 and 2010
- Microsoft ISA Server 2004 and 2006
- Microsoft TMG and UAG
- Directory Services
- Rights Management Services and Information Rights Management
- System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2007 R2
- System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 R3
- System Center Service Manager (SCSM) 2010
- System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012
- System Center Service Manager (SCSM) 2012
- System Center App Controller (SCAC) 2012
- Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)
- Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP)
- Cisco ASA Firewalls
- Cisco PIX Firewalls
- Cisco Catalyst Switches and Cisco Routers
- Cisco Aironet Wireless Access Points
- Cisco IOS
My other personal endevours include parent governor for my daughters infant school and a Race Marshal for British Superbikes (BSB) via Racesafe. My primary interests and hobbies consist of technology following, photography and motorbikes.
Where to Find Me
How to Contact Me
If you wish to contact me about the blog, a personal matter or a business or technical matter, you should look to contact me via one of the advertised social network channels as I don’t want to publicly advertise my email address thanks to the spammers. I regulary tweet and follow others, making this the most readily available form of communication. Feel free to add me as a Skype contact and communicate that way also if you’re a Skyper yourself.