I’m John, and I am your show host.
I build websites. Write. Research. Read. Build stuff. And…
I’m many things. Just like you.
But, that wasn’t how it started.
My working career began as a laborer digging tunnels. Used air spade to cut the dirt, but it was all moved by shovel.
Hard. Fucking. Work.
Later worked as a framer, roofer, even poured a little concrete.
Worked with a friend, Dan Finn, remodeling, framing & overhead doors. Dan put up with me and taught me the value of excellence. If something was supposed to be plumb, it was plumb. If you measured, and it was 3/16th, then it was 3/16th.
We once took down a wall we built because it was wrong, rebuilt it. It was close enough, probably, but not for Dan. His reputation mattered.
Thank you, Dan, for this important lesson.
I decided to get an electronics degree.
This resulted in a job as a copier tech, and my first real exposure to the corporate world.
Started a side job where I learned Linux.
I started building websites. By hand.
Fast-forward many years…
And here we are today. I love technology. I am building websites at http://dr7media.com. I also love building and making things. I’ve wanted to start a podcast for quite some time now. I had the thought originally just to just talk to people. Just interesting people from the contacts I had made on LinkedIn. But it didn’t quite fit what I was looking for.
Then, as I was mulling various ideas around, I thought about Blue Collar professions. Construction. How much I love not only doing, but seeing the work that others can do. Yes, this fit exactly. Feels right.
A little fine-tuning, and some time to get a bit organized, and here I am.
And always, always, if I can help you in any way, let me know.