Hi! I’m Scott Kantner. I currently serve as CTO at Distributed Systems Services, an IT technology firm. I’m also a software designer and amateur musician.  In 2016, I’ll be into my 35th year working in the IT Industry with a wide variety of IT technologies in environments of all shapes and sizes.

This is my personal blog1 and I focus on understanding and applying digital technology in practical, useful ways. My mission is to help you sort through all the hype, buzzwords, and techno-speak so you can understand and use technology effectively in your business and personal pursuits.

I write here about the latest hardware and software technologies. I unpack them for you so you can quickly understand and make use of them – or – perhaps decide not to! I pay special attention to using technology for improving productivity and personal development.

If you’re interested in really understanding and using technology effectively in your business, or your professional or personal life, then this blog is for you.

Others have told me I have a knack for writing, teaching, and making complex things simple. My purpose is to use those abilities here to help you. I typically write a full post once per week, and sometimes a smaller snippet or two in between.

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You can contact me via email or follow me on Twitter. You can also follow what is probably the most helpful-to-others app I’ve ever made, NextPage, on Facebook.

A Few Personal Notes

I have been married for 30 years, and my wife and I have three sons. We live in southeastern Pennsylvania.

In my free time, I enjoy playing keyboards, reading, hunting, golfing, and O-scale trains. I am a member of Fleetwood Bible Church in Fleetwood, PA, where I have served on the Elder board, chair the Technical Oversight committee, and play keyboards on the praise and worship team.

My Website Blueprint

As much as I love writing software, the purpose of this blog is to write words, so I built this site as simply as possible using off-the-shelf parts. They work very well together and save a ton of time:

  1. The views expressed here are my own. They do not reflect or represent the opinions or views of Distributed Systems Services.