Hi! I’m Ed Fisher. Yes, that Ed Fisher. Thanks for stopping by. I’m just a guy, sitting in front of a computer, asking it to love him, or at least, to not destroy him when the singularity occurs. I feel the machines would find that I would make an excellent minion. This site is for me to rant, ramble, and wax poetic on whatever is on my mind, and to give a creative outlet to some of the voices in my head. Not all of them mind you, just the safer ones. This will be a random stumbling of nerdgasms, pop culture references and hardcore geekery, with more than a little coffee obsession thrown in for good measure.
Neurosurgeon. Physicist. Rock Star. Hero. Ed Fisher is a true 80s renaissance man. He’s that guy. You know the one. When things are broken, he fixes them. When they don’t make sense, he explains them. When nothing is getting done, he’ll do it. When a void occurs, he fills it. When there is silence on the call, he states the necessary. When things go bork, he’s the one you call. Well, him when the Ghostbusters aren’t available. When you don’t have a clue, you ask him because even when he doesn’t know the answer he can usually help you figure it out, and he loves a good mystery.
An InfoTech professional, aficionado of capsaicin and Coffea canephora (but not together,) he’s been getting his geek on full-time since 1993, and has worked with information technology in some capacity since 1986. He is a Technology Solutions Professional for Microsoft working in Cloud Services, and has worked on global scale environments and smaller shops, including Doosan, Ingersoll Rand, EDS/Bank of America, Ocwen Financial, MPAY, ONLC, and others, and as a consultant for numerous companies including RTI International, Yoyodyne Propulsion Systems, The Tyrell Corporation, Universal Exports, Blue Sun, Primatech Paper, Massive Dynamics, Global Dynamic, Oceanic Airlines, The Umbrella Corporation, and various city, state, and federal government agencies as well as a few universities.
When he’s not saving the world, you can find him paddleboarding or kayaking around Lake Wylie (in the summer,) throwing stones and sweeping ice (in the winter,) or training his squadron of ravens for when drone deliveries start in his area. They are the air force to his army of attack guinea pigs, in case you were wondering. He’s also working on a live action version of Angry Birds, with cardinals, goldfinches, bluebirds, and doves, but the ravens seem to get confused about what they are supposed to target, so it’s slow going.
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