As a newcomer to the itcookbook author list, I agreed with the existing authors that a short introduction would make a good first post.
My name is John Goodwin, and I have been developing software professionally for about 12 years. Being a code monkey can at times skew my perspective compared to the professional sysadmins.
I hope you find at least some small value in the posts I offer up.
My online resume: http://johngoodwin.com/resume