03

July

UnZipit

Author: John

Here is a little tool for unzipping .zip files. I built it with Cloud Sites in mind, however it will work on most any Linux hosting.

It is super simple to use!

Features:

Scans for all available .zip files in the same directory as the unzipit.php file.
Option to delete .zip file after completion.
Option to delete UnZipit script after completion.

Thanks, Jereme

20

May

Cloud Expo 2012 Follow-up

Author: John

Arriving in New York was a surreal feeling for me. I have traveled the world following my wife who is in the US military. We even lived in Japan for 3 years. However, the feeling of being in New York on my first “business” trip was something that I had never experienced. I barely slept the first night thinking about my presentation the next day. As I left for my mile and a half walk to the Javits Center where I would be presenting in a few hours I began to reflect on the last year.

We moved to San Antonio about a year ago. Our Realtor sent me an add cut out of a newspaper for Rackerpalooza. It was a hiring expo of sorts for Rackspace and she thought it would be a good place for me to apply. I had heard of Rackspace but didn’t really know much about. I began to research a little and the “culture” of Rackspace was definitely appealing. I decided that I had nothing to lose so I applied.

After 3 phone screenings and a 4 hour in person interview I was hired! I started as a Cloud Sites support tech on 2nd shift. I immediately knew that I had found the place for me.

Now fast forward… I am half way to the Javits Center when I get a text from one of my Rackspace co-workers. He just wanted to tell me good luck and to reassure me that I would do great. I was immediately reminded of what makes Rackspace such a great place to work. Not only do I have a great job, but I have gained an entire work family.

Finally, the presentation came and it went great. I was pleasantly surprised and the number of questions from the crowd. It was fun to talk about a product and a company that I feel so passionately about. The forty five minutes came and went and before I knew it I was done.

For me Rackspace is truly a special place and I am proud to call myself a Racker!

Jereme Hancock

Rackspace Cloud Sites Support Linux System Admin I

US: 1-877-934-0407 INTL +1.210.581.0407