I have been into home automation for about 15 years now and started with the old X10 products. I currently use Homeseer and Insteon products and have had great luck with the system. Being a programmer, I love the ability to create logical if, then, else statements to completely automate my home.
I've been doing web site and web based application development for about 15 years now. I recently started the transition from Windows to Linux and am starting to learn PHP. I've been using MySQL for many years and am making the switch to MariaDB. I chose CentOS for the Linux platform for servers and have been playing with different distros for desktops/laptops.
I work as a IT Manager during the day where I manage Windows and Linux servers in a Windows domain.