About Me, About This Blog

It's pronounced "try-stank".

I'm Tristan Kington, a (Senior) Premier Field Engineer primarily covering Cybersecurity and PKI. I have a background spanning IIS, TMG, networking and infrastructure, and some development bits. I maintain or act as a Lead on a couple of our Assessment offerings, and I'm passionate about seeming passionate about things. Often. No, sometimes. (That was good, wasn't it!?)

Most of the time, I'm travelling and helping customers understand, deploy, securely operate and maintain the products listed above, so there's not a lot of time for blogging any more. Pity. But tweeting just doesn't cut it.


My thinking was originally:

this blog will act as a public repository of things I've found that either aren't documented elsewhere, or are but I couldn't find them easily by a quickish web search. I tend to scribble notes in OneNote, and - just occasionally - there's a really useful item that might not make the best KB article, but that might improve the quality of the infosphere by being out there. I like blogs where the technical content is pretty high, and the personal content relatively low, so that's the model I'm mentally geared to, just don't hold me to it!

I'm also freakishly erratic and a caffeine fiend, so I apologize if you catch me in my Bad Part Of The Day (before ~10pm).

This blog was originally called Extra Bits That Didn't Fit, but I got less pretentious as the years wore on, and wanted to consider the use that moniker for something else. Yes, I'd say the use of "moniker" is also pretentious. I'm just evil.