My parents probably thought lets combine some first names of family members and we’ll see if something comes up. They eventually came up with Dirk-Jan, so now I have to live with it. That sounds a little negative, but that’s not really the case. I am used to it now *lol*. Think it’s better to cut the crap and start with some serious info.

I was born in 1978, so now you know how young I am, live in Amsterdam in a area of town called the Riverenbuurt. For the past eight year I have worked as a system administrator at SARA, an academic high performance computing and networking organization. In those past years I have specialized in managing and maintaining Linux and AIX operating systems in combination with Oracle databases.

Since may 2009 I am employed at VU University Amsterdam as a Linux system administrator and Oracle DBA 2.0.