Hello, my name is Benjamin. 我叫本杰明. Anh là Benjamin
I am a
Desktop Support Engineer 2005-2007 Windows/Exchange Engineer 2008-2009 Systems/Devops Linux Engineer 2010-2012 Senior Systems/Devops Linux Engineer 2013- Repeatable builds of platforms and applications is important to me - being expected to do more with less time is the keystone of the industry in the last 5 years. I enjoy photography and sometimes I even get paid for my hobby, I have taken pictures in 3 continents and excluding the pictures of myself all the pictures you see here were taken by me. There is always something interesting about anything, it just has to be found. This is what I enjoy doing when shooting pictures and working with technology
Since before Devops was a concept I have always been interested in Developer practices and encouraged Operations engaging with Devs as well as enjoying working Devs. When I first started using Chef the idea of being able to do a commit and treat infrastructure-as-code and leverage the benefits was very interesting. An engineer should need to say "why is this config like this" when we now have
git blame ;)
...is the twelve inches behind it! ― Ansel Adams. My first photos I took were with a 110 film camera in the early 90s, since then I have moved onto many different cameras but my passion for getting a shot done right has never changed. I enjoy the process of making a photo instead of just taking it. As you can see from the pictures you see here, I enjoy shooting a mixture of landscape and portrait in many different styles. I love capturing a great expression in a single moment that can now be conveyed in a picture for a lifetime.
I have worked in China and enjoy the country a lot and I would love to work there again. I like the architecture and the people. Learning Chinese was also great fun, although it is a bit rusty nowadays. There are lots of great places to explore in the country, Beihai Park in Beijing and Green Lake park in Kunming are among my favourites.
I currently live in Vietnam - I am not currently available for work in London. :) I am however always open to interesting project work (paid or unpaid) whether it be technology or photography based. Saigon is a nice place with lots of great places to explore. There are cafes everywhere, many of which are independent and not part of a chain - each with their own style. There are also lots of live music cafes with nominal cover charges.