View of Laguna Beach, you can almost make out my house
in the middle here (My house is just behind those trees by the arrow).
In february 2004 I made the leap of moving from the comforts of home to join Quest Software in the city of Irvine just south of Los Angeles.
After moving around a bit I finally found my new home in the city of
Laguna Beach where I now
lived 5 minutes walking distance from the beach and am loving every
minute of it for exactly 10 years to the day before I moved again and this time around I did not go that far, just a few miles north to Long Beach.
During this time the company I work for has also been acquired and I now work for DELL. So if working for
a large company was unusual for me when I worked for Quest Software which had around 3000 people, it is even stranger now when DELL has around
one hundred thousand employees. During this time I have worked on many projects but most of the time I have been involved with the design and
development of the products Toad Data Point,
Toad for MySQL,
Toad for SQL Server,
Toad for SAP
and Toad for DB2 among others.
While living in the United States I've also pick up a lot of new hobbies like paddle boarding, motorcycle riding, frisbee golf, regular golf,
lawn bowling and others. I've also really come to look at Laguna Beach in particular, but Southern California as my home. I have also finally
after "only" a little bit over 10 years living here finally received my green card.
And lastly I have met my wife here. The lovely and beautiful Lisa DuMouchel (Now Lisa Johnson). We met through a common friend while she
was living in San Francisco in early 2012. A little bit over a year later we were married on the
at the Saint Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point. She is also the reason that I will now
be moving as she is persuing a PHD degree in Santa Monica so we are splitting the commute.