Category Archives: Backblaze

General Update…

It looks as if I have fallen out of practice of updating my blog over the past few months.

So very quickly here’s what has been happening in my life:

  • It was a hard decision to make, but I parted ways with Backblaze in January. Brian and crew are still going strong and I wish them nothing but the best of luck. Especially considering I still have a vested interest in the company. ;)
  • I took a position at StrongMail Systems back in March as an Architect in the Advanced Technology Group. Up to this point it’s been fun. My knowledge of the Sales and Marketing side of business seems to be growing by leaps and bounds each day. Maybe a little too much…
  • And to keep myself challenged mentally I have been playing around with a few side projects. I’ll write more about them when the time comes.

In general I have been keeping myself fairly busy, which is probably why I haven’t written a post in quite a while. It sure isn’t for the lack of interesting things going on in my life. I plan on keeping this updated a little more often than twice a year. At the very least to keep my parents informed of what is going on out here on the West Coast.

Now playing: Dzihan & Kamien – SlidingGran Riserva

Coming out of retirement…

Back at the end of April I made the decision to get away from the software industry for a bit to invest in myself. Mind, body, and soul. I know how very Californian of me!

The past 6 months have been wonderful. I just finished up traveling throughout Europe for a few months. Logged a ton of time on my bicycle and at the gym getting into shape. Spent free time tooling around with various business ideas which had been kicking around my head for quite some time.

Most important of all. I was able to spend over a month with my family back in Rochester, NY. I haven’t had the opportunity to do this in quite some time and enjoyed it immensely. It was nice not to have to feel rushed, it gave me time to kick around my hometown and explore it a bit. For some reason I never did that when I lived there for the first 20+ years of my life…

Anyway, today I am happy to announce this has all come to an end. I have joined a few of my friends in starting a new company. Backblaze! We plan to make everyones lives a bit less stressful. Especially those who tend to be the ‘go to tech guy‘ of the family!

More about what we are doing in the following weeks…

Now playing: Pixies – GiganticSurfer Rosa & Come On Pilgrim