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Darin L. Arrick

5705 Clay Ave

Austin, TX 78756

(469) 235-0218 cell phone


I have experimented and worked with computers and electronics for over 15 years. My experience includes Internet-related technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, and system administration; programming languages such as C, BASIC, and assembly; operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Unix, and OS/2; and hardware such as IBM PC compatibles and digital circuit boards.


I would prefer to work as a Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, Webmaster, or Web Site Designer. I can work in most microcomputer environments doing various tasks.


July 2002 Current : Support Technician for Spherion, Inc., placed at Dell Computer Corporation. Support Dell Optiplex line of computer systems via the telephone. Contract job.

August 2001 - April 2002 : Network Administrator for Sprocket Data, Inc. Was responsible for building a small complete web hosting and colocation facility. Was responsible for all WAN connections. Built, configured, installed, and maintained multiple servers. Ran CAT5 cable throughout the office, along rack shelves, and in cabinets. Installed, configured, and maintained Linux and Windows NT servers. Built, installed, configured, and maintained Linux-based firewall. Performed general network administration tasks. Installed customer machines. Performed customer service duties. Contract job. Company was formed by my previous supervisor when ViewInn went out of business.

February 2001 - July 2001 : Web Designer/Programmer for ViewInn USA, Inc. Was responsible for both internal and customer web site design and implementation using HTML, JavaScript, PHP, and Perl. Administered multiple Linux web servers, running RedHat 6.2 or 7.0 and Apache. Evaluate various hardware solutions for our customers. Company ceased operations in July 2001. My supervisor went on to found Sprocket Data, Inc., and hire me to help found it.

Positions prior to 2001 included tasks such as Windows NT network administration, network design and installation, web page creation, software testing, technical support, database development, beta test program coordination, retail sales of computers, computer hardware and software installation and repair, component-level hardware troubleshooting, and supervision of employees.

Education: College : Attended Tarrant County Junior College, Northeast Campus, for one year. Completed general courses such as U.S. Government and Technical Writing. Am very interested in returning to school soon.

High School : Graduated from Richland High School in May 1990. Completed 3 years of Computer Science, 3 years of German, and 1 year of Russian.

All other subjects are self-taught.



Born October 30, 1971.

Good Health.

Experience with foreign languages - German, Russian, Esperanto, Lojban.

Previously held an Advanced Class Amateur Radio License - KB5KHR.


Have never used drugs.

Developed and supported popular (20,000+ visitors/month) web site from June 1995 to May 2002 -

Professional References:

Available upon request

I have worked with the following computers:

IBM PC/XT/286/386/486/Pentium/Pentium II/Pentium Pro/Pentium III/Pentium IV/Duron/Athlon

Apple Macintosh (Classic, LC, PowerPC, PowerBook, G3)

Commodore Amiga (all models)

I have worked with the following operating systems:

Microsoft Windows (v3.0, v3.11, WFW, '95, '98, ME, NT Server/Workstation 3.51 and 4.0, 2000, XP)

Linux (Slackware, Debian 2.2, RedHat 6.2, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2; kernels 0.99pl1, 2.2.x, 2.4.x)

MS-DOS (3.3, 4.0, 4.01, 6.22)

Other Unix (SCO, Solaris)

OS/2 Warp

I have worked with the following computer languages:

HTML (3.2, 4.0, XHTML, DHTML)


UNIX Bourne and C Shell Scripts



Python PHP Various flavors of BASIC, including Visual BASIC

8051, 8086/8088, Z80, 1802, 6800, 6502, 68000 assembly languages

I have worked with the following computer software packages (not an exhaustive list):

Internet, PPP, TCP/IP Networking (IBM PC/Unix, Microsoft Windows, OS/2)

The GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program; Linux)

Adobe Photoshop 5.5 (Microsoft Windows)

Macromedia Dreamweaver and Fireworks (Microsoft Windows)

Zope Web Application Framework (Linux)

GNU gcc C Compiler and associated tools (Linux)

Microsoft FrontPage (Microsoft Windows)

Eagle NT Firewall v3.06, v4.0 (Microsoft Windows NT 3.51, 4.0)

Linux-based Firewall Solutions (ipchains, iptables)

Jabber Open Source Instant Messaging Server and Clients

Corel Draw/Paint/Dream v6 (Microsoft Windows)