My Heroes

All My Heroes

There goes my hero! Watch him as he goes! This Page is dedicated to all my hero’s who have helped me along on my road of life.

This list will grow slowly over time. I started by adding close helping people in terms of Microsoft products. This list will also include historical figures, internet heroes, as well as local heroes. Stay tuned to watch this list grow.

Internet Heroes

1) Mark Russinovich – Mark Eugene Russinovich is a Spanish-born American software engineer who serves as CTO of Microsoft Azure. He was a cofounder of software producers Winternals before it was acquired by Microsoft in 2006. CTO of Azure, and maintainer of Sysinternals.

ūüôā Marks Tools have helped me tremendously when it comes to system diagnostics. Cheers Mark!

2) Mark B. Cooper – President & Founder of PKI Solutions Inc, is a former Microsoft Senior Engineer and subject matter expert for Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS). Known as ‚ÄúThe PKI Guy‚ÄĚ at Microsoft for 10 years, he traveled the world supporting PKI environments for Microsoft‚Äôs largest customers.

Eh Another Mark, what a trend. Mark has helped me many times on TechNet with very complex issues around PKI and certificate management. As someone who posted and helped me for free, has earned him a spot in my list of heroes.

3) Trevor Seward – Trevor Seward is a Microsoft Office Apps and Services and has been awarded the Microsoft Community Contributor award multiple times for participation in the Microsoft TechNet/MSDN SharePoint forums over the years. Trevor specializes in deep-dive bug hunting within SharePoint Server as well as creating free/open-source software SharePoint solutions targeted primarily at SharePoint Administrators, helping make their lives easier.

This guy has answered so many of my SharePoint related question on TechNet, he for sure wins a spot on my Heroes list. ūüôā Sadly there isn’t too much SharePoint related posts on my blog, cause they are verify complex, and it’s difficult and time consuming to, not only understand the issue, but write out blog posts on how to resolve them…. Maybe one day.

4) Martin Binder – Martin started with Windows 3.1 in 1992. Likes to play with MS AD.

Martin has helped me any times in TechNet in regards to AD issues and questions; such as this one questioning the order of GPOs and assigned scripts. ūüôā

5) William Lam – Runs virtuallyGhetto always posting really neat stuff, check him out if you like VMware.

Historical Heroes

1)¬† Albert Einstein – was a German-born¬†theoretical physicist¬†who developed the¬†theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside¬†quantum mechanics).¬†His work is also known for its influence on the¬†philosophy of science.¬†He is best known to the general public for his¬†mass‚Äďenergy equivalence¬†formula¬†E¬†=¬†mc2, which has been dubbed “the world’s most famous equation”.¬†He received the 1921¬†Nobel Prize in Physics¬†“for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the¬†photoelectric effect“,¬†a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.

This probably won’t surprise most, I remember my first day of grade 10 Science class, and the top area of all the walls around the room had images of famous scientists (probably many of which will eventually be listed here).¬† I really wish I could have been around to have met him.

2) Niels Bohr Рwas a Danish physicist who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. Bohr was also a philosopher and a promoter of scientific research.

Bohr developed the¬†Bohr model¬†of the¬†atom, in which he proposed that energy levels of¬†electrons¬†are discrete and that the electrons revolve in stable orbits around the¬†atomic nucleus¬†but can jump from one energy level (or orbit) to another. Although the Bohr model has been supplanted by other models, its underlying principles remain valid. He conceived the principle of¬†complementarity: that items could be separately analysed in terms of contradictory properties, like behaving as a¬†wave or a stream of particles. The notion of complementarity dominated Bohr’s thinking in both science and philosophy.

Bohr founded the Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of Copenhagen, now known as the Niels Bohr Institute, which opened in 1920. Bohr mentored and collaborated with physicists including Hans Kramers, Oskar Klein, George de Hevesy, and Werner Heisenberg. He predicted the existence of a new zirconium-like element, which was named hafnium, after the Latin name for Copenhagen, where it was discovered. Later, the element bohrium was named after him.

I’ll never have an element named after me, but gosh darn maybe I can make my online handle something. ūüėõ

3) Steven Hawking Рwas an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author who was director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge at the time of his death. He was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge between 1979 and 2009.

Hawking was born in¬†Oxford¬†into a family of doctors. Hawking began his university education at¬†University College, Oxford¬†in October 1959 at the age of 17, where he received a¬†first-class¬†BA (Hons.) degree¬†in physics. He began his graduate work at¬†Trinity Hall, Cambridge¬†in October 1962, where he obtained his¬†PhD¬†degree in applied mathematics and theoretical physics, specialising in general relativity and cosmology in March 1966. During this period‚ÄĒin 1963‚ÄĒHawking was diagnosed with an early-onset slow-progressing form of¬†motor neurone disease¬†(also known as¬†amyotrophic lateral sclerosis¬†(ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease) that gradually paralysed him over the decades.¬†After the loss of his speech, he was able to communicate through a¬†speech-generating device‚ÄĒinitially through use of a handheld switch, and eventually by using a single cheek muscle.

Hawking’s scientific works included a collaboration with¬†Roger Penrose¬†on¬†gravitational singularity theorems¬†in the framework of¬†general relativity¬†and the theoretical prediction that¬†black holes¬†emit radiation, often called¬†Hawking radiation. Initially, Hawking radiation was controversial. By the late 1970s and following the publication of further research, the discovery was widely accepted as a significant breakthrough in theoretical physics. Hawking was the first to set out a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the¬†general theory of relativity¬†and¬†quantum mechanics. He was a vigorous supporter of the¬†many-worlds interpretation¬†of¬†quantum mechanics.

I remember reading his book “Universe in a Nutshell”. It was a really amazing read. I hope I can get a copy one day. Super glad to have been around while he accomplished a lot of his work. Sadly I never met him.

4) Nikola Tesla Рwas a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.

Who’s doesn’t love this guy? … and hate tomatoes?

5) Isaac Newton – was an English mathematician,¬†physicist,¬†astronomer,¬†theologian, and¬†author¬†(described in his own day as a “natural philosopher“) who is widely recognized as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution. His book¬†Philosophi√¶ Naturalis Principia Mathematica¬†(Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy), first published in 1687, established¬†classical mechanics. Newton also made seminal contributions to¬†optics, and shares credit with¬†Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz¬†for developing the infinitesimal¬†calculus.

Like, apple on head, c’mon.

Local Heroes

1)¬† Troy Denton – Local Hero and Friend. Maintainer of ‚Äď Assorted geekery from yours truly
Troy as helped me on several occasions, mostly around FreeSwitch, and some random odds n ends. I believe we met through SkullSpace.