Get To Know Me

I spend my days tinkering on anything and everything. I enjoy fixing things that are broken, and breaking things that are fixed. I thrive on turning my thoughts and ideas into reality. I escape reality with good stories and entertainment. I endulge occasionally with a good cigar and a glass of Islay. I seek new knowledge and skills, and gladly pass them onto others.

This website is meant to be an extension of all of this - my thoughts, ideas, creative works, and sharing knowledge with others.

I am John Bradley, and you can get in touch with me via email.

The Work I Do

Technology in education has become a passion of mine for years now. I believe education is key for a better Mississippi, and society as a whole, and technology is one of the few avenues that can advance it. Starting in K-12, working with my father, who’s been in the field for over 2 decades, I’ve moved up to higher-education and have explored what has interested me. Now, I’m a systems programmer at Mississippi State University, developing tools for my own convenience and the convenience of my co-workers, to help with the task of sustained network up-time, keeping everybody’s data safe, and providing a better experience for students and faculty.

Technologies

  • DMARC and related technologies
  • The Zeek Network Security Monitor (Formerly Bro)
  • UNIX/Linux systems development and maintenance
  • Cisco networking gear and firewalls
  • F5 Networks application delivery
  • Shibboleth SSO
  • VMWare ESXi
  • ELK Stack
  • Graylog2
  • Perl
  • Python
  • PHP
  • C/C++

Work Experience

Systems Programmer
Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, September 2013 – Today

Computer Electronics Technician
Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, May 2011 – September 2013