Who am I, and why am I here?

After much procrastinating, I have decided to actually fill out and complete a page that is somewhat autobiographical in nature.

I am a 31 32 33 34 35-year-old male living in Baltimore, Maryland.  I was born in Baltimore, and I have lived in and around the city for most of my life.  I attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute–Poly, as it is known in local circles.  Following that, I received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts.  I then completed my Master of Public Management at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy in College Park, Maryland.

Following graduate school, I wound up pursuing a technical track for my career.  I started working in technical support for my graduate school, and I continued working various system administrator roles around the College Park campus.  I recently ended my employment there, finishing the last five years at the Office of Information Technology as a system administrator of Novell NetWare and Microsoft Windows systems.  Now, I find myself doing things for a large firm here in downtown Baltimore.

The blog that you are reading here is just a series of random thoughts–rants, opinions, or interesting finds on the Internets.  Sometimes I post technical content, and that is mainly to occasionally help my fellow denizens of the Internet or other technical types.  Other times, though, my posts are of a personal or humorous tone.  I took the name for my blog and its domain–baltimoremick–from my Irish and Baltimore roots.

If you feel the need to contact me, any of the methods below work.

Email: jasonjthomas AT gmail DOT com
AIM: jjtaim
MSN: jasonjthomas AT hotmail DOT com
Yahoo!: jasonjthomasumd
ICQ: 83676303