Who am I?

My name is Christopher Hawthorne and I’m an outdoorsy geek with an appreciation for hard work and self-sufficiency. Mostly uneducated, I spent the first ten years of my life working in I.T. — the first 3 as a Double Agent for Geek Squad, and the rest in various desktop support and system administration roles within the electrical/electronic manufacturing and aerospace industries.

From 2017 to 2020, I worked at a surgical devices company as a traveling installation technician. This was a unique blend of construction and technology that kept me engaged and content with the work I was doing. I always appreciate the opportunity to do more than smash keys in a cubicle all day.

In 2020, I quit my job to travel in my self-converted Ford Transit cargo van. This year is all about personal growth and development, and part of that is sharing knowledge from the hobbies that I have experimented with throughout the years with the internet. My first radiator replacement was at age 13, my first malware removal was at age 14.

As a self-proclaimed “jack of all trades,” this blog has evolved from simple SCCM / enterprise desktop administration articles to all things that pique my interest. As such, most of my articles will be low/intermediate-level. I’m what many call a polymath, scanner, or multi-potentialite. I do not typically master any particular craft, I learn what I need to be effective and efficient and move on. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or for any guidance I can provide.

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