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About Evening Cup with M. J. Hamilton, Sr…

I’m Michael Hamilton, Sr. – Your Host on Evening Cup – a blogging effort that has been online and offline off/on since 2004. This has been my passion for writing, and then I’ll get called off to some engagement or another and not blog for months.

In the early days, I did posts on GeeksWithBlogs – over 150 training blogs on MOSS 2007, customizations, WF, WPF, ASMX, SharePoint Designer, so much about SharePoint. It was my first exposure to SharePoint. Working for NuSoft Solutions at the time, they had me trained n all things SharePoint, and from K12, Universities, to Adult.COM’s – I’d seen them all. The most elaborate for the Executive office of the White House – HIDTA – High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas – an extension to the War on Drugs and answers only to the President – this is apost 911 body that established as a non-profit .ORG – but became the epitome of information exchange for law enforcement agencies around the United States – certainly much more than just drug trafficking. And for the most part – classified – but it was one of the most elaborate custom – easy – solutions – I got to do.

The City of New York – working with MSFT – we developed not only a SharePoint 2010 direct migration – from SPS 2003 – some minor MOSS 2007 / WSS V3 sites – to an elaborate Virtual Private Cloud that serves the City quite well, and supports over 85 agencies, 134K personnel and 4.4M civilian users around the 5 boroughs proper.

Sclera Design – my passion and love for solutions engineering – we also developed Sclera Hosting – Managed Services, bringing over 18 years of experience to the table, and growing a Gold Certified Partnership with MSFT, we provided a wide array of hosting features for all markets on the Net – from Pete’s Lock and Key – to an elaborate Extranet for Consumer’s Power, demonstrable Stretch Cluster across 2 power grids, and fully functional with over 47 SharePoint Server, database servers, you name it – it was in the soup mix.

In 2014 I was struck down with a blood disease – out of the blue – while working for Penn State’s US Naval Laboratories / Research and Development Group – and while I survived, the business did not. The true test of mettle culminated in the disassembly of the corporation – and my becoming permanently disabled for the past few years. Many things come to mind – pondering the past few years…

While scars remind us of where we’ve been, they do not have to dictate where we are going…

…or something like this:

Oh, dry the glistening tear that dues that marshal cheek, Thy loving children hear in them thy comfort seek. With sympathetic care their arms around the creep, For oh they cannot bear to see their father weep…

Coming close to death has allowed me to come closer, I pray, to my true Father, Keeper, and His Spirit that, when Christ went back to Him, he sent to comfort us, and dwell in us. Here in my peace and encouragement is realized, and in all that I do, I give thanks, and the glory – to God…

Thank you for visiting… Evening Cup….