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. I’m a Computer Specialist at Mississippi State University’s High Performance Computing Collaboratory, ensuring continued uptime for university, state, and federal research projects, data security and safety, and providing a superior experience for research staff and students.


  • General UNIX/Linux systems development and maintenance
  • Storage Systems
    • DDN EXAScaler, GRIDScaler
    • HPE/Cray ClusterStor
    • Pure Storage FlashBlade/FlashArray
  • Filesystems
    • Lustre
    • GPFS
  • Backup Environments
    • Zmanda/Amanda
    • Bacula
    • Versity VSM
  • Slurm
  • MySQL/MariaDB
  • DMARC, DKIM, SPF, and related technologies
  • Bind/DNS Standards
  • The Zeek Network Security Monitor (Formerly Bro)
  • ELK Stack/Graylog2
  • Internet2/Shibboleth SSO
  • Virtualization
    • VMWare ESXi
    • KVM

Programming Languages

  • Perl
  • PHP
  • C/C++
  • Bash
  • Python

Work Experience

Computer Specialist II
July 2021 – Present
High Performance Computer Collaboratory
Mississippi State University

Systems Programmer
September 2013 – June 2021
Information Technology Services
Mississippi State University

Computer Electronics Technician
May 2011 – September 2013
Information Technology Services
Mississippi State University