Once upon a time I was a good little sysadmin that dutifully automated everything I could get my hands on. My independent spirit served me well in those days. It taught me to get stuff done and guided me to higher paying employment opportunities. That is until the day that it ganged up with my entrepreneurial spirit and they convinced me that I could do much cooler things on my own. I gleefully drank their koolaid and have since started my own automation consultancy, Howell IT. Besides my career’s fairy-tale happily so-far after, somehow I also found a woman that not only wanted to marry me, but decided I was also sane enough to be a father.