Hello, World :wave:

I’m David.

I’m a geek with passion for technology, currently inhabiting the worlds of Kubernetes, Docker, and AWS.

I’m a contracting IT consultant, with a broad range of experience and skills. I’m an AWS Certified Solution Architect (Professional), a remote worker, I’ve had a book published, and I blog on topics that interest me.

Why “Funky Penguin”? :penguin:

My first “real” job, out of high-school, was working the IT helpdesk in a typical pre-2000 organization in South Africa. I enjoyed experimenting with Linux, and cut my teeth by replacing the organization’s Exchange 5.5 mail platform with a 15-site qmail-ldap cluster, with amavis virus-scanning.

One of our suppliers asked me to quote to do the same for their organization. With nothing to loose, and half-expecting to be turned down, I quoted a generous fee, and chose a cheeky company name. The supplier immediately accepted my quote, and the name (“Funky Penguin”) stuck!

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