Hi, I’m Eric, a software and site reliability engineer with more than 20 years of experience in large-scale distributed systems. As an early employee of Rackspace, I implemented a global DNS infrastructure utilizing IP anycast (possibly the first), and a novel data-center-wide IDS for which a patent was awarded. I’m an avid Free Software hacker, a developer with the Debian Project and a member of the Apache Cassandra PMC.

Some of my other interests include fitness and nutrition. I also ride bikes. I ride them a lot. Sometimes I race them. I can talk your ear off about bikes, cycling, racing, race tactics, and training, so get me started at your own peril.

I currently reside in Texas with my wife, a Wiemaraner, and…cats.

Opinions expressed here are my own.