👋 Hey. I'm Jim and I’ve been blogging on this domain since early 2004.

The site has gone through dozens of changes (counting theme tweaks, thousands of changes) since it launched way back then. In 2023 I decided to abandon WordPress and just start over here at Micro.blog, migrating the posts I had. It’s time to move on from a platform that's bigger than I need.


Like many other Mac users, I began my career as a design artist back in the early '90s. My love for Apple products began with a road-worn Mac SE/30, and it was during those early years of working with Aldus PageMaker, Macromedia Freehand, and Adobe Photoshop, I learned the importance of optimizing a computer system.

This led me to create Yasu (Yet another system utility), a simple Mac OS X utility in 2002, which became popular in the 2000s. It garnered me invitations to speak at user groups and was featured in Mac magazines more than a few times. I turned over the app to another developer in 2017. That developer didn’t do much with Yasu. Maybe I’ll get it back from him one day and bring it back to life in some way.


Today, I work as an IT Director for a well-known consumer TV brand, where I guide their Salesforce initiatives. Any thoughts or ideas expressed on my personal site are strictly my own and do not reflect those of my employer.

I am a certified Salesforce administrator, developer, and consultant, as well as a certified Scrum Master. Other nerdy experience includes Microsoft SQL, MySQL, HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript, and just enough Java to make me dangerous to my peers. I can still get decent results out of Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop if I have to.

I am blessed to have found and married an amazing woman, without whom I would be lost, and I have some great kids because of it. In my free time, I enjoy writing website code, spending time with my family, playing music, and exploring the outdoors on a hiking trail.

I enjoy hearing from visitors, so if you want to ask a question, share a thought, or just chat, connect with me on Micro.blog, Mastodon, or go old-school and shoot me an email.

If you made it this far, I'm pretty impressed. Thanks for reading.