About Bill Hensley
I am Bill Hensley. I live in Oklahoma City most of the time, but travel quite a bit for my job. When I’m not traveling, I like to hang out at the house and work there. Or hang out at the school that my wife teaches at (and our daughter and son graduated from), and fix stuff and work on the computers. Really!
I love to eat. My favorite foods are BBQ (a great pork rib is an art form), brisket, steak, pork chops, breakfast, cheeseburgers, lunch, spaghetti, tex-mex, curry, casseroles, breakfast, pizza, and chicken. And some other stuff also. Food, is good.
I love to be outside. Hiking, walking, camping, playing golf, tennis, etc. I even like working out in the yard.
I’m a bit opinionated, but pretty much centrist/moderate in my views. I appreciate public discourse that is respectful.
I work for a large defense contractor (for which I most certainly do not speak), my office is at the contractor facility, but I spend a lot of time with my team members on Tinker Air Force Base. It’s a fantastic job, always something new, and it’s a good chance to help ensure that taxpayers are getting the best value for their (our) money. I’ve been doing the job for more than 30 years.
I have a spouse of 26+ years; we have an almost 21 year old son and a 17 year old daughter. Both kids are Scouts (Ian is an Eagle, and now an adult volunteer for Troop 15, while Erin is a Senior Girl Scout with her Silver Award) and school. I have a volunteer job at St. John’s Episcopal School keeping the school computer and network infrastructure up and running. The school has about 60 workstations, most are Windows, some are Linux. I try very hard to use Open Source software where possible. Our servers are Fedora based Linux, and are extremely reliable.
I was born and raised in Muskogee, Oklahoma. I graduated from Muskogee High School in 1978, went to Oklahoma State University for two years, took a year to work in Tulsa and raise some money (doing computer operations and data processing and some programming on a PDP 11/78), get in some trouble, get married and do a bunch of other stuff, then back to OSU to spend the money, until 1984. While there I worked for the Fluid Power Research Center (FPRC) writing software for some very interesting Army projects, and I also freelanced software development for several other departments and a newspaper ad firm. I moved to OKC in 1984 and continued my professional work life.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I am on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/BillHensley, and LinkedIn. I’m on MySpace also, I think, if that is still around.
I have found other friends with blogs and pages online. Here are links to them.
These are to St. John’s Episcopal School, which as a big part of my weekly life: