The name for this blog comes from a several sources. Centauri is from our closest galactic neighbor Alpha Centauri and also the Centauri Republic from Babylon 5. I always found Ambassador Londo Mollari to be a fascinating if tragic character. The Files part is from The Rockford Files, a 1970s detective series staring James Garner. This is was a favorite from my youth and I still watch reruns whenever available.

In addition to stories from a career that begin in the early days of the Internet, I will cover the various technical challenges and solutions that I deal with, and occasionally provide my thoughts on the state of Information Technology industry.

I’ve been privileged to have been a part of the early days of the Internet, Linux, and Windows, and the journey to what it is today. I’ve met many of the notable people who shaped the industry, including Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman, John “Maddog” Hall, Larry Wall, and Eric Allman. A good example of some of things I seen was at the 1997 Atlanta Linux Showcase where Linus gave his World Domination presentation. Little did we know at the time.