Contact: Eric @ Gmail

Hello and thank you for stopping by. A little about me… I am a 20+ year US Army Veteran. Over my military career and life, I have found many things that I will share here. Perhaps you and I will learn something together.

Some of the things I like doing –

Reading

Movies

Computers

Games

I know, not in the order you may have expected since I work in the IT field. One of the things I have learned and in many cases applies to many different fields – Tomorrow is another day. Sometimes you just have to step back and take a new approach to a problem. Give it some time. A day. Maybe a week. Then go back after it. And when you do, you generally see what you missed on the previous go.

So you may be wondering about the last entry – Games. Yes, I play games. Video games. App games. No emotional games though. I’ll leave that to the experts. So just a bit of info. Since Christmas 2016 for example, I have fully completed Rise of The Tomb Raider, Grand Theft Auto V, Fallout 4, and Ghost Recon: Wildlands. I find gaming to be relaxing and a break from the real world. A time for me to just have some fun. Oh, and I recently got back into Paragon. So at this point, you may ask,”What does he mean by he plays games. What does that have to do with the IT world”? Well, I will tell you. If you need systems to talk to each other; if you need platforms to communicate; if you have an issue that seems to not have an answer, ask a gamer. Trust me on this one – they will probably know how to make it work. As a side note, this also means I know many of the in’s and out’s of how to use parental controls. How to set up your gateway for gaming only on certain days between certain hours. Homework and chores do need to be done yes?

Sometimes I am asked, “Where did you get the name?” Liquidram is something it took me a bit of time to come up with. I spent over 20 years in the US Army, and like most folks during drives to and from work, to the mall, out for food, etc, I thought long and hard on a name for a domain. I came up with many, and just as quickly dismissed them. Then, one day during a drive home from Fort Bragg, I was going over computer hardware in my head. I was thinking about parts such as the CPU, RAM, and drives. One thing I daydreamed about was related to liquid cooling my system CPU, Video Card, and RAM. The thought was something like this – “What if we could add RAM to our systems simply by pouring liquid ram into an enclosed reservoir inside the system?” And voila! It hit me – Liquidram!

Since then, I have hosted the domain Liquidram at many different locations and have even been tempted to try it at home. Things were different back then. For some of you young ones, we had to do some really strange things by today’s standards. Things like set jumpers on a motherboard. Choose software settings to get your CD-ROM drive to be recognized by the system. Configure 2 files – autoexec.bat and config.sys. A simple typo in either and your system would not boot or would throw errors. Oh, by the way, if you got certain settings wrong, you could fry your CPU. Yes, today it is much simpler to build your own system.