Servers

Welcome to the server page. Below is a list of platforms I've worked with and projects I've done on them. Some of these projects are still active, others were limited scope or inactive. Projects that are still active include hyperlinks for you to check out.

Server Platforms:

  • Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS)
  • LAMP Distros (Linux, Apache2, MySQL, PHP)
  • Windows Pro (7/10)
  • Windows Server (2008, 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016)
    • Active Directory
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • File Servers


Misc. Projects:

  • Grand Central Grid, as it was referred to, was a project working with Dr. Amy Fox while she was completing her research in 2011 for a doctorate at Pace University. I was asked if I was able to develop and deploy a server running a virtual reality platform. The project lasted over the course of the school year at Vahalla Middle School (New York) and used control groups of students. The research was conducted to analyze the viability of using alternative environments for education. Some of this research is still continuing, the original platform was closed after the initial research was concluded. Because the project involved minors, several precautions had to be ensured and the system had to be available 24/7 for students to use during classroom time and available to them from home
    • Database information and User/Login data had to be safely stored.
    • Outside entities had to be denied access to any part of the server for user protection
    • Server had to have a 99.9% uptime to allow student access 24/7
    • All information had to be rigorously backed up for later analysis
    • I had to be on-call 24/7 as teenagers love to break things, a server is no exception
    The ongoing research and the dissertation for the server I deployed and maintained can be found here and you are welcome to contact Dr. Fox on the research itself or the initial project.
  • The Wonderful World of Meeroos is a small gaming company hosted inside the VR platform SecondLife. The gaming company is not affiliated with Linden Labs (the company that runs the VR platform). The Meeroos game itself consists of mythical quasi A.I. pets that are bred. The backend servers that support the architecture consist of a realistic genetics engine that allows for mutation of the sequence of genes. Each virtual pet can have a wide range of traits and they are traded and "bred" in hopes of creating some unique traits. I was tasked to develop side games that would lead into the main object of breeding. These projects varied wildly from seasonal games and challenges to unlocking new chapters in the mythical timeline. A third party developer worked with the company to host a search engine and listing of available pets for trade and sale. When the third party folded, I was tasked to make a search engine, database, and website structure to fill this void and allow the players to continue to find suitable matches. In 2017 I stepped aside as a dedicated developer while focusing on college studies, in 2018 due to too much miscommunication and waning support in lui of another project the company was focusing on, I decided to part ways. The game still continues on in the VR Platform, the search engine is still running on an older infrastructure but can be located here.
  • This webserver! The server that you are visiting was set up using all prior knowledge and continuing knowledge to design a resume. Firewall, remote login, updates, and other aspects are handled solely by myself. Some of the things I set out to do with this server are:
    • Setup the best defensive firewall and proactively detect intrusions
    • Design, develop, and deploy a well functioning website
    • Employ database, multiple programming languages, and functionality
    • Outline and highlight my skill set and abilities
    • Continue to test, evaluate, and develop newer methods as they apply