Get To Know Me

I spend my days tinkering on anything and everything. I enjoy fixing things that are broken, and breaking things that are fixed. I thrive on turning my thoughts and ideas into reality. I escape reality with good stories and entertainment. I endulge occasionally with a good cigar and a glass of Islay. I seek new knowledge and skills, and gladly pass them onto others.

This website is meant to be an extension of all of this - my thoughts, ideas, creative works, and sharing knowledge with others.

I am John Bradley, and you can get in touch with me via email.

The Work I Do

For years, I've nurtured a deep passion for the integration of technology in education. I firmly believe that education holds the key to a brighter future for both Mississippi and society at large. Among the various channels available for its enhancement, technology stands out as a prominent catalyst.

Currently, I serve as a Computer Specialist at Mississippi State University's High Performance Computing Collaboratory. In this role, I am dedicated to pushing the boundaries of high-performance computing to support university, state, and federal research initiatives. My mission extends to ensuring that research staff and students benefit from a top-notch and seamless computing experience.


  • UNIX/Linux Systems Administration
  • High Performance Filesystems
    • Lustre
    • GPFS/Storage Scale
    • Vast
  • NFS
  • Backup
    • Zmanda/Amanda Backup
    • Bacula
    • Versity VSM
  • Slurm
  • MariaDB
  • DNS
  • Zeek (formerly Bro)
  • ELK Stack & Graylog2
  • Internet2/Shibboleth SSO
  • Virtualization Technologies
    • VMWare
    • KVM/Proxmox
  • Ansible

Programming/Scripting Languages

  • Perl
  • PHP
  • C/C++
  • Bash
  • Python

Work Experience

Computer Specialist II

July 2021 - Present
High Performance Computer Collaboratory - Mississippi State University

Systems Programmer

September 2013 - June 2021
Information Technology Services - Mississippi State University

Computer Electornics Technician

May 2011 - September 2013
Information Technology Services - Mississippi State University