This is the home web site of Harry Hobbes who uses it to exercise his vital powers.
“Harry Hobbes” is a nom de plume used to by its author to support direct publishing and verbal interaction in various forums on the Internet.
Harry has forty-plus years experience in a variety of roles and responsibilities within the information technology/service industry. Harry has been in the practical side of information technology since he built an AM radio receiver circa 1960. He learned “computers” in the U.S. Air Force as a Cryptographic Equipment and Electronic Systems Repairman in the late sixties, and got to spend some time in The Big Cookout, at Ton Son Nhut Air Base, Republic of Vietnam (RVN). Harry has held a variety of computer service-related jobs and has experience with Burroughs Corporation (now Unisys), Digital Equipment Corporation, TRW Controls (subsequently Ferranti International Controls), Electronic Data Systems, and with a gaming machine manufacturer.
Harry has ten years of cumulative experience within two branches of the U.S. military, in information technology and combat arms roles.
Harry has eight years of formal courseware development and delivery experience within the information technology and service industry, developing and conducting lecture-style instruction to varied customer audiences. In addition, Harry has many years of experience in informal training and development roles, including formal coaching and mentor roles.
In the early 2000’s, Harry left the corporate world to engage in a five year sabbatical to experience and learn to “cowboy up” on cattle ranches in the Western U.S. He developed skill and experience in colt starting, English and Western riding, Vaquero-style roping, cattle-working and handling, and the ancillary tasks related to cattle ranch maintenance.
Recently, Harry accumulated five years experience writing policy instruments (i.e., policies, standards, procedures, guidelines) for a Western U.S. state government.
The bulk of Harry’s career has been spent in customer support or service roles, from first-line direct service and support to managing customer support departments.
- Program planning, organizing, and execution.
- Bringing process solutions to bear.
- Applying information technology to bring efficiencies to communication and office processes.
- People development.
- Policy and planning.
- Business process guidance.
- Applied Operant Conditioning.
- Basic Infantryman skills.
- Basic cattle ranch skills and activities.
- Continuous improvement of writing and verbal communication skills.
- Continuous improvement of personal [human] skills, attributes, and characteristics.
The site serves as a contact point for Harry, assuming Internet searches.
Harry’s Current Public PGP Key:
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Harry’s PGP Key Fingerprint:
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