Resumé for Wm. Josiah Erikson

j o s i a h (at) b o r k . h a m p s h i r e . e d u

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UNIX System administration, systems engineering/design, network administration, desktop support


UNIX System administration & design (Linux, BSD, Solaris, OSX), including good working knowledge and implementation of NFS, DHCP, WINS, SMB, netatalk, sendmail, apache, DNS, etc...
Windows NT administration/NT network administration
Programming (x86 Assembly, C++, PHP, C, BASIC)
Basic working knowledge of network topography, protocols, design and administration
Linux, Windows 95/98 and MacOS troubleshooting, configuration and installation
Basic HTML/Web programming skills
Extensive troubleshooting and repair of older watercooled VW's and performance modifications thereof
Electrical, Plumbing, Structural and Cosmetic home repair
Bicycle repair and maintenance
Blues, Jazz and Rock Musician as a Keyboardist, Vocalist, Drummer, Guitarist, Bassist, Recording Engineer, and Songwriter


Hampshire College - Amherst, MA - '97-'00: Concentrating in Systems design and administration
John Stark High School - Weare, NH - '93-'97: National Merit Scholar, A- GPA


(References Available upon Request)
Title Where Responsibilities When
Computer/Network Specialist Hampshire College, School of Natural Science Anything and everything that is computers in the School of Natural Science. The school of Natural Science owns almost 100 computers, both Windows and MacOS, in public spaces, as well as numerous servers, running Linux, Windows NT, and Solaris. This job includes or has included in the past maintaining the public labs, helping students, staff and faculty with day-to-day problems, helping staff and faculty maintain, upgrade and/or obtain their computers, teaching students, staff and faculty about computers and how to use them, and administering the Win2k license server, the Linux email/web/smb/netatalk server, and the Linux DHCP/WINS server. The latter two machines I built. This job has sometimes included/been in addition to many other responsibilities, including assisting the systems administrator to some degree (I have root access on most of the college systems, and use it regularly), helping our network administrator from time to time (and learning Cisco IOS), taking over support of the Dean of Faculty, President's Office, Central Records, and ASH, helping administer the linux beowulf cluster in CS, helping build a render farm for a Computer Animation class, building a basic web-based inventory system written in PHP, and much more. Fall '00 to the present
Assistant to the Acting System Administrator Hampshire College Academic Computing Helping administer the campus servers - in this position, I built the campus DNS servers and co-built (with Josh Crawford) the campus student email/web server, (also known as, as well as performing day-to-day system administration tasks. Fall '99 to Fall '00
Lab RAT (Lab and Residential Assistant Technician) Hampshire College Academic Computing Monitoring the lab and fixing things when they break, helping people with their multifarious problems and teaching people how to use computers. This job also required going on housecalls and fixing configuration and software problems in students' rooms. Spring '99 - Fall '99
Self-Employed VW Mechanic My house, Weare, NH Water-cooled Volkswagen repair, troubleshooting, and maintenance Fall '98
VW Tech Autobahn Motors of NH, Bow, NH Performing repairs, running errands, removing requested parts from cars Summer '98
Office Assistant Lemelson Program, Hampshire College General boring data entry, envelope stuffing and running of errands Fall '97 and Spring '98
Assistant Caretaker SPNHF (Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests), Concord, NH In this job, I was responsible for helping keep up the extensive grounds of the SPNHF. When something broke, I or the Caretaker were responsible for either fixing it or hiring somebody else to fix it. I did this by myself for a while when the Caretaker went on vacation. Spring '97
Writing Center Aide John Stark Regional High School, Weare, NH Helping people with computer and grammatical problems, maintenance of the computers, network and printers. My entire High School career