Tom Sciortino, The Mighty Admin of ra226.net
A Brief History of Tom
Where to begin… Well, after I graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in ’02 (Electrical Engineering), I went off to the big city to find work. The last place I ever expected to find myself was on the 25th floor of a skyscraper in downtown LA, but that’s where I ended up (it was quite the adventure, really). There was a lot of traveling and very little sleep, but I got to see New York and New Orleans, two places I’d always wanted to visit, and came out of it with some wonderful experiences. In the end, it was the perfect job to have for 6 months.
Afterward, though, it didn’t take long to make the decision to return to San Luis Obispo. SLO is where my friends, my church, and those wonderful green hills and blue skies are; in the end, I was bound to be drawn back. They always come back… So, in September of ’03, I returned to SLO with enough cash to survive maybe two months, no job lined up, but a lot of faith (and a great little place of my own, another dream I’d always had). What started as a little temp work eventually landed me at a local company named Moonlight & Roses, where I became the resident computer geek (which I enjoy being), learned photoshop (which I enjoy using), and began to discover that a job can be more than just work. I’m pretty sure I’m still considered resident geek, even though I’m not resident anymore. Which brings me to May 2005, when I got the job at Cal Poly and came full circle to work in Media Services. A few months later, I moved in with some awesome roommates, and there you have it: the last four years of my life
“Lord, I am not worthy to receive You, but only say the word and I shall be healed.” These words are from the Catholic Mass, which in turn adapted them from Matt 8:8 and Luke 7:7. They speak to me of faith, humility, and God’s power and love for us, but more so, they just resonate with me. Not being worthy and yet being given so much anyway. Such a beautiful truth.
Music is also a big part of my life. I usually play at church every sunday, but I’ll play elsewhere when I can. I play flute, clarinet, saxophone, recorder, and mandolin primarily (though I only began mandolin recently, during my “extended vacation” between working in LA and moving back to SLO), but have also played a few others in the past. My love for Jazz improv carries over to my music at church which means I make a few more mistakes, but you also never know what you’ll get. ;)
Beyond that, ra226.net pretty well reflects my interests which also include geeking out on my computer(s), Lego’s, Photography, Astronomy, and History. The links off the main menu are each one of my projects. Special thanks go out to my roommate Josh, who is the man behind the code for the photo archive. Besides being my home, ra226.net is also home to a few of my friends, all of whom you can visit from the main page.