Hi. I'm Jim and I’ve been blogging at this domain since early 2004.

The site has gone through dozens of changes since it launched way back then. In 2023 I decided to abandon WordPress and just start over here at Micro.blog with a few useful posts. It’s time to move on from old content.


Back in the early ’90s, like many other Mac users, I began my career as a design artist. 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 that I learned the importance of keeping a computer system optimized.

This led me to create Yasu (Yet another system utility), a simple Mac OS X utility in 2002, which became kind of popular through 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 even 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 web site code, spending time with my family, playing music, and exploring the outdoors on a hiking trail.

I appreciate hearing from visitors, so if you want to ask a question, share something, or just chat, feel free to connect with me on Mastodon or shoot me an email.

Thanks for stopping by.