Dackral Scott Phillips
Computer Science Masters Graduate
from Auburn University
Skills & Work Experience
Over the years, I have gained much experience in installing various pieces of computer hardware. I have bought and installed numerous PCI, ISA, and AGP cards and installed them in my systems as well as systems for friends and acquaintances. I have experience installing RAM (SIMMs, DIMMs, SDRAM, and DDR-RAM), Processors (AMD and Intel), motherboards, and drives (Floppy, Zip, Hard Disks, CD-ROM, DVD, CD-RW, etc.).
In addition to installing various pieces of equipment, I have experience in building computer systems from scratch using parts that I have personally ordered.
I also have experience with installing external devices including scanners, printers, gamepads, and many other devices via parallel, serial, and USB connections.
In December of 2001, I invested in an RJ-45 networking kit. Since then, I have made numerous Cat-5 cables for personal use as well as for use in networks of friends and acquaintances. I have experience in making both crossover and patch cables, and networking computers running Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000, and Windows XP, as well as Red Hat Linux. I have experience with connecting hubs, switches, and routers, as well as cable modems.
I administrate my own LAN at home that connects four computers. Three computers run Windows 2000 Professional, and the fourth runs Red Hat Linux 7.1. I also have experience running Samba, as my Red Hat Linux system currently provides network access to two hard drives shared via Samba.
I also serve as the part-time network administrator for my church, Union Hill Baptist, where I ordered and installed the networking cards, and hub, as well as ran the Cat-5 cable necessary to connect three computers: two desktops running Windows 2000 Professional, and a laptop running Windows XP Professional.
Operating System Experience
I have a high familiarity with PCs, having used them since 1995, allowing me to have multifaceted experience with a variety of operating systems such as Windows 3.11/95/98/Me/2000/XP, as well as Linux (Red Hat, Slackware, Mandrake), and a few flavors of UNIX (SunOS, FreeBSD). Currently, I use Windows 2000 Professional and Red Hat Linux 7.0 at home, and Windows XP Professional at work.
Web Design Experience
In February of 2001, I was hired by the department of Entomology and Plant Pathology to design a website to provide Alabama Peach Growers with up to date weather information. I currently maintain these pages.
In October of 2002, I was hired by a local Christian Band, Someday Heaven, to design and maintain their website.
In April of 2003, I volunteered my web design services for Union Hill Baptist Church, the church that I attend, and recommended a webhost, as well as designed the church website which I routinely maintain.
In December of 2004, I began developing a new website for the company I work for, Alpine Advertising Agency. It is currently under construction and should be posted in the next few weeks.