This site is about me (Marke Clinger), my travels, and my use of technology both at rest and in motion.
2017 finds me living in Washington D.C. for the 2nd year and working for Kratos creating a distribution channel for products that manage, monitor, protect and optimize satellite networks.
I started my career at a start-up, Sun Microsystems, and have been at start-ups ever since, mostly. I have been fortunate that my career in startups has allowed me to travel the world. Two foreign assignments in the UK and one in France lead to 9 years living abroad. Living in Europe facilitated the amount of business and personal travel my family, and I enjoyed. Although I have worked in Asia (including a year working for a Singapore HQ’d company), the Middle East and Africa, most of my foreign business experience is in Europe, the CIS, and Russia.
I have also had the chance to travel extensively in the US and Canada, including some of my favorite places like Anchorage Alaska and the Canadian cities of Whitehorse in the Yukon and Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. These two Canadian cities are particularly spectacular in the dead of winter.
A Digital Nomad
After my family and travel, technology is my passion. Keeping up with new technologies, trying out both hardware and software, and finding new ways to use new technology in my personal and work life is an enjoyable pass time. I am constantly looking for better ways to stay in touch with my customers, organize the massive and diverse amount of information I must deal with as a sales director, and find new tools to enhance my on-line life.
My blog, A Digital Nomad, is a way for me to communicate about these experiences as well as a random assortment of interconnected thoughts from my Internet and work life. I bought my first computer at the age of 18, during a time that not many people had a computer at home. In 1984, I started using the Internet and graduated to using UNIX workstations. The Internet was all text and terminal based then, however, many of the things we can do today, were possible then. For example, I made money using the Internet for the first time in 1988 when I sold my car in the USENIX group Misc.forsale.
Where I Have Traveled
My TripAdvisor TravelMapshows most of the places I have been fortunate enough to visit. According to this site my 39 countries and 359 cities only accounts for 30% of the world travel. I need to get busy if I am going to crack 50%!
Pictures On This Site
I have taken all the travel pictures, as well as most of the product photos, on this website during both trips for business and leisure. I like stitching together multiple shots from my Nikon D90 into the panorama’s you see in the headers.
Note on links on this site
Some of the links on this site are affiliate links. I use these to generate funds to cover the costs of running this site and other sites. I take part in affiliate programs for products I have tried, use and/or like.