My RTP Inbox

Unfortunately I learned the hard way how bad spam can get if you put a legitimate email address on-line anywhere. Monster.com screen scraping killed my inbox at my old address.

So, this post is to declare the absence of any available email address on this site. You can contact me by leaving a reply at the bottom of this page if you need to get in touch and don’t know me well enough to have my cell number or gmail address.

I will use the email address you provide to post your comment to get back in touch. Thanks.

Update: You can now text the word INSIGHT to 50500 to receive my Contxt SMS business card.

30 comments

30 Comments so far

  1. Todd Singleton July 17th, 2006 5:22 pm

    Just browsing for my own name, and found your site. I’m also Todd Singleton. We have a few more similarities… I lived in NC while attending Duke, 1994-1998. I also work in IT, but on the development side. I work for IBM Tivoli Storage Management. I see you use Veritas instead. But working on a new open source Storage Management product – Aperi (google search it). Anyways, hello.

  2. Todd July 18th, 2006 8:02 pm

    I have seen you pop up before when doing searches on our name. You played basketball for Duke. I recall a web site that contained something about Computer Science at Stanford also. Funny thing is I turned down two jobs as a contractor for IBM in RTP.

    Another Todd Singleton also contacted me by email a couple of years ago. He owns a couple of Deli’s in PA and used to ride mountain bikes during the time I was still racing.

    And I found yet another who is the President of an entire company called Singleton Industries in CA. They make marking materials like custom coffee cups.

  3. Bobby A PMP® January 16th, 2007 9:46 am

    Hey Todd,

    How are you? I got your website while browsing. Are you interested in this offer.

    HOT: Direct End client req: Senior Solaris administrator required

    6 months+ contract

    Raleigh, NC

    The selected individual will support multiple assignments among the following lists of operational and development requirements:
    . Assessment of Client’s Solaris systems and performance
    . Design, configuration and monitoring of network and database applications on these platforms
    . Development of system and database backup requirements in consultation with IT managers
    . Design and operation of backup system for UNIX platform
    . Consultation with Client’s employee systems administrator and database administrators to achieve optimal security scalability, survivability, and operational performance

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements.
    Required:
    – Minimum of 5 years experience supporting critical business applications on the Solaris operating system.
    – Minimum of 2 years experience supporting DNS, with the specific requirement of supporting BIND v.9 and above
    – Minimum of 1 year experience supporting Oracle database management system version 9 or greater
    – Minimum of 2 years experience with Linux systems administration
    – Familiarity with Sun hardware

    Preferred:
    – Experience with SuSe Linux
    – Experience with SCSI and fibre channel device configuration, Intel server systems, and networking infrastructure
    – Proficient consulting skills are preferred since the selected candidate will be working with and advising senior technical and management staff of the Client in the subject areas of network management and database management systems support.

    If so please mail me. Happy Newyear to you and your family. God Bless
    Bobby
    NB: Gone through your site….good points :-)nevertheless

  4. Curious March 14th, 2008 12:30 pm

    Todd, I had left a comment RE the Castleton saga, and you didn’t publish it. I wanted to be sure you received it. Let me know if I need to re-submit it?

  5. Kasey Klein October 16th, 2008 10:25 am

    Hi Todd,

    I currently have an opportunity for a Sr Windows Systems Admin in the Raleigh, NC area. Please have a look over the details and respond back if you are interested in speaking further. It is a direct hire need with a salary based on experience. I appreciate your time!

    As a key member of our IT Operations staff, you will work closely with the IT Operations Manager to design, build and maintain crucial IT infrastructure components. Primary areas of involvement will be Microsoft Exchange 2007, Mimosa e-mail archiving, Microsoft SQL, and Windows Server 2003 including Active Directory, DNS and DHCP. Secondary support for Netware, Solaris and/or EMC SAN Storage is preferred. The ideal candidate must possess hands on experience in more than one of the technology areas listed above.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Provide Primary support for the Microsoft Exchange environment.
    • Provide Primary support for Microsoft server support including Active Directory, DNS and DHCP.
    • Provide support for our Microsoft SQL server environment.
    • Knowledge of EMC Clariion Storage Area networks, Fiber channel switches and applicable software management tools is desired.
    • Experience with Microsoft Windows 2000/2003 server, Netware, and backup solutions are also a plus.

    Job Requirements: .
    • At least 10 years of experience in an IT Operations technical role is required.
    • 5 years experience with Microsoft Exchange in an Enterprise environment.
    • Ability to provide 24×7 on call support, as required.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • BS in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related technical degree.
    • Strong problem-solving skills & attention to detail.
    • Strong communication skills, written and verbal.
    • Good team work, communication and customer service skills required.
    • Strong mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills with servers, storage devices in a cross platform environment.
    • Experience supporting a global, enterprise-wide environment.
    • Secondary support for Netware, Solaris and/or EMC SAN Storage.
    • Citrix Systems / server farms experience.
    • Server Virtualization infrastructure. (VMware)
    • Detailed understanding of Active Directory.
    • Support various server based applications (Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, Blackberry, backup systems)

    Manager Summary:
    The IS Manager of operations needs someone with in depth experience in Microsoft Windows Exchange, as well as other network applications. Versions of Exchange needed is 2003, and 2007 would be a big plus.

  6. Lauren Janky December 2nd, 2008 11:26 am

    I hope this finds you well. My name is Lauren Janky and I am a Senior Recruiter with The Select Group in Raleigh, NC. I actually came across your website while searching Google and wanted to contact you because your resume is impressive and reflects a lot of what we are looking for in a Network Engineer. We have a permanent opening with a very exciting company that is offering not only a position with great benefits but also the chance to work with cutting edge technology.

    I have pasted the job description below for you to take a look at. Please let me know if this is something you would be interested in discussing further by sending an updated copy of your resume and your contact information. If this position does not match what you are looking for exactly please keep in mind we are offering referral bonuses if you send us anyone that ends up filling the position. Thanks, I appreciate all your help!

    Thanks,
    Lauren

    We are currently looking for a stellar Network Engineer for a great client in Raleigh. This is the opportunity to work in a challenging role, with some of the best in the industry, in a company that provides excellent benefits and added perks to its employees. Don’t miss this opportunity, send your resume today!!!

    NETWORK ENGINEER

    Job Description:

    Client interface as IT implementation and technical lead
    Working with client to assess information technology requirements and interfacing with management to design solutions
    Participating in the completion of required project deliverables
    Leading and participating in complex application, network engineering or problem resolution engagements
    Solving complex, cross-functional issues that may cross many technologies
    Coordinating and assisting clients with system testing and evaluations
    Providing timely status updates to management
    Building and nurturing positive working relationships with clients with intention to exceed client expectations

    Requirements Include:

    Minimum 4 years experience in network / systems solution engineering and implementation
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer 2003 certification – preferred
    Firewall and VPN solution engineering, and implementation experience (checkpoint, juniper or Cisco pix, asa)
    WAN/LAN/WLAN solution engineering, and implementation experience
    Experienced with SAN engineering and implementation
    Microsoft NOS solution engineering and implementation experience (Active Directory 2003)
    Microsoft Exchange 2000/2003/2007 solution engineering, migration, and implementation experience
    Experience with virtualization technologies (VMware, citrix, etc.)
    Open to possibility of moderate travel (Once per month)
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    Consulting in organizations of all sizes; small, midsized and enterprise.

    Other pluses (not required):

    Cisco certified
    Juniper certified
    Checkpoint certified
    Extreme Networks certified
    Consulting experience
    HP OpenView experience

  7. Tom Romano December 4th, 2008 4:36 pm

    Todd,

    I am recruiting for a Sr. Network Engineer position here in Raleigh. I would like to talk to you about it. Please email me or call at 919-459-1047.

    Thanks

  8. Cherri Johnson January 13th, 2009 9:52 am

    Look at job description on website http://www.consonus.com for a Client Solution Lead (Pre technical sales). See if this interests you.

  9. Erik Neenan January 15th, 2009 2:56 pm

    Todd

    Hello, my name is Erik Neenan and I from Norwin Technologies. We are an IT Staffing/Consulting company based in MA. We are a small group of guys and each of us average 13 years of experience in the IT Staffing business,,,ouch. We work on a full disclosure and track at an 18% gross margin. We are prime vendors with EMC, Sun, and HDS. We do contract and contract to perm placements with the above mentioned. We have over 120 consultants in the field. I am not sure if you would be interested in working with us, but if so please give me a call. We are always looking to establish long term relationships with quality engineers and clients. Thanks and have a great day

    Respectfully,
    Erik Neenan

  10. Scotty March 6th, 2009 8:33 am

    Hey,
    We don’t remember anything! 😉
    PLEASE call Daryl @ 1-704-618-2229 or call me @ work
    513-0994. Thanks.
    Scotty

  11. Scotty March 6th, 2009 10:47 am

    Okay, I just talked with Daryl again, you can call him at the main facilities line at Carolina Country Club – 787-5795.
    I’m probably leaving early, home phone is 326-7653.
    I think his phone might be at my house.
    God, why do I dirnk so much!
    Take care, we both hope we didn’t piss you off too much last night.
    😉

  12. Carrie Sweet April 7th, 2009 8:32 am

    Greetings! My name is Carrie Sweet and I am an Technical Recruiter at a firm called ettain group in Raleigh, NC. We are currently working on a Senior Storage Administrator position with specific expertise in NetApp products and services. It is a direct hire here in the area. I thought you might be a good person to reach out to since you have experience with NetApp Filers and might know some great people here to reach out to in the area.

    Thanks so much!
    Carrie
    919.781.6001, ext. 126

  13. Rachel April 30th, 2009 9:46 am

    Hi Todd, I am an old friend of Spyk’s, and I was hoping you could help me. I’m trying to find out details on the funeral service. All I know is that its tomorrow (friday) but I don’t know the exact when and where. Spyk was a very important person in my life and I really need to be there. I need details as soon as possible so I can leave Asheville first thing tomorrow. If you could email me the information I would be very grateful. Thanks so much.

  14. Amy May 13th, 2009 12:04 pm

    Just had to drop a note after reading about your pal Rick Stacy. I am one of the now 12 victims of his scam and am about to head into Small Claims for my case against him. He won’t be there because he has been in jail for the last month or so and has a couple more weeks to go. I am not surprised at your experience at his house. Apart from being a compulsive liar (even at the expense of using his children to fluff up his lies), he is a complete criminal who thought he had found the magic loophole. Well, now he is caught – DA has like 20 felony cases against him, he was just indicted by a grand jury, and it looks like they will finally be able to implicate his mother as well.

    Amazing how some people just go the wrong way. Thanks for your insight!

  15. Susan Commons August 21st, 2009 10:52 am

    All I wanted was a dvd called “Somewhere in time” and I got scammed by HMS MOVIES AND SMARTSAVINGSCENTER.COM. I ordered the dvd July 5, 2009, but I got three $19.95 charges on my credit card statement that I got on July 20th. My credit card company (A T & T Universal – Citi) will not dispute these charges because they say any charges before the membershiop cancellation, I must pay. Nebraska attorney general’s office has attempted to get in touch with Smart SavingsCenter.com, but has not been able to get any response. I wrote to the Florida Attorney General’s office and they do not answer my letters. My A T & T Universal card is based in Jacksonville, Florida and Sioux City, S.D. and I wonder if my credit card company is associated with SmartSavingsCenter.com. Is Jacksonville , Florida close to BocaRaton, Florida?

    Did you get any help from the Florida Attorney General’s office?

    I sent a letter to AARP recently. Do you know if the AARP will do anything about SmartSavingsCenter.com?

    Is the only thing left to file a class action lawsuit? Have you filed a class action lawsuit against SmartSavingsCenter.com? Should I file complaints against Xacti Corporation or SmartSavingsCenter? The Nebraska Attorney General’s Office has a complaint against SmartSavingsCenter.com. Should I tell the Nebraska Attorney General that the name is Xacti Corporation? Thank-you.

    S. Commons

  16. Rich October 19th, 2009 10:28 pm

    Todd,

    I am Rich Huether formerly of Honey Baked Ham

    Thank you, would love to talk.
    Rich

  17. Julie October 22nd, 2009 12:08 pm

    Todd,

    i am so sorry about your experience with samrt savings center. actually im not suprised. as a former employee i feel so guilty and feel that i can give out information to help you with your case. let me know if you need to know XACTI, LLC from inside out. after all i know everyone working there from CEO (Owner) to the cleaning crew !dont email me please reply back on this site

    ps. Julie

  18. Previous Poster January 25th, 2010 12:18 pm

    Todd…just went through your site with more time (I posted a comment back in July re: Rick Stacy). I just finished the comments on your friend Spyk and I appreciate your level-headed, yet strong opinions.

    Just 2 things: Maria’s comments re: Ricky…she is a family member. And I have his wife’s maiden name for the poster that was being bombarded with people thinking she was his wife. We are still waiting on a firm date for his mother’s extortion hearing (there have been 3 dates all continued).

  19. Christy Kirkey March 24th, 2010 9:19 am

    Please contact me if you are interested in a position in the Piedmont Triad for a Systems Architect for a growing company (REdHat/ RHCE, my SQL).

    Christy Kirksey

  20. Len Sokoloff May 4th, 2010 11:17 pm

    Hi Todd – I heard a radio advertisement today with an e-mail of toddsingleton@something. Wondered if it was the Todd Singleton I knew at Old Mill. It obviously wasn’t since I read a little about the Todd Singleton I knew today on the web. Quite an impressive resume you have there young man. Best wishes to you and just wanted to say hello and I’m proud of you and your accomplishments.
    Len

  21. Paul May 12th, 2010 5:17 pm

    HI Todd

    I have an opening with one of my client in Richmond , VA .Its a right to hire position with an initial 2 month contract.Do get back to me if you are interested.
    Job Details : Network Engineer(Cisco Routers/PIX/ASA,VMware,San)Send an email with your updated word format profile will get back to you with full Job Description.pchase@technodyne.net
    Regards
    Paul Chase

  22. MIlt McColl September 11th, 2010 7:06 pm

    Todd i just left a message about savings center and realized i put my email address into the message. can you delete that address for me. i didnt realize that will trigger all sorts of spam.

    let me know if there someway i can help with closing those guys down and getting any of my money back.

  23. Chris February 2nd, 2011 12:10 pm

    Todd:
    Have this opportunity available in RTP, please let me know if you’re interested.
    Thanks!
    Chris

    echnical Support Engineer – TSE
    Job Summary:
    As a Technical Support Engineer you provide support for diagnosing, reproducing, and fixing software and hardware issues. You will troubleshoot protocols running on NetApp hardware to assist customer with problem isolation and resolution. To be successful in this role, you must be a motivated self-starter and self-learner, possess strong customer service and technical problem solving skills; and be someone who embraces challenges.
    Essential Functions:
    Resolve Warranty, Top Enterprise and SupportEdge Premium customer problems via the telephone, the web or Autosupport.
    Research customer issues in a timely manner and follow up directly with the customer with recommendations and action plans.
    Escalate cases to other more senior Technical Support Engineers and/or Escalation Engineers when the problem is too complex or falls out of specific area of expertise.
    Leverage internal technical expertise, including higher-level engineers, knowledge base, and other internal tools, to provide the most effective solutions to customer issues.
    Create new knowledgebase articles to capture new learnings for reuse throughout the center.
    Collaborate with other Technical Support Engineers who may need assistance working a case; utilize your area of expertise to help them in order to most quickly facilitate solutions for the customer.
    Participate in technical communications within the Technical Support Engineering team to share best practices and learn about new technologies and complimentary storage applications.
    Focus on an area of technical specialization and attend classes, complete lab projects, read and work with other Technical Support Engineers on cases which will help cultivate that expertise.
    The ideal candidate will be a proactive contributor and subject matter expert on team projects.
    To be successful, this individual must demonstrate favorable results through coaching and influencing others.
    The tasks this individual is responsible for are often non-routine and unstructured, requiring creative solutions.
    This individual will apply attained experiences and knowledge in solving routine to moderately complex problems.
    Requirements:
    A minimum 7+ yrs experience:
    Working in a large scale environment providing internal and/or external technical support as a Windows or UNIX/Linux systems administrator and/or engineer.
    Prefer a Windows Systems administrator or engineer with strong CIFS experience
    Strong aptitude for learning new technologies and understanding how to utilize them in a customer facing environment.
    Ability to follow standard engineering principles and practices.
    Creative approach to problem solving.
    Good written and verbal communication skills.
    Good interpersonal communication and customer service skills are needed in order work successfully with customers in high stress and or ambiguous situations.
    Must have at least 1 or more areas of expertise such as:
    Backup and recovery, Exchange Disaster Recovery, Veritas VMware, Linux, AIX, or networking; including at least 2 years of experience working in that particular specialty.
    TCP/IP
    Networking
    RAID
    Prefer experience with::
    SAN/NAS
    Fibre Channel Protocols for SCSI/iSCSI
    Active Directory
    MS Exchange and disaster recovery
    VMware – virtualization
    Backup and recovery (Veritas, Legato, Tivoli, etc.)
    Packet Trace analysis

  24. Michael Moran April 13th, 2011 9:38 am

    Todd

    I have a brand-name/consumer based service looking for an IT/Operations Manager in the Charlotte area. They are looking for someone to manage a team of 4 technical assets for a high-volume site. Please send me your availability for a brief conversation today?

    Looking forward to working with you!

    Thanks
    Michael Moran
    Technical Direction
    408/482-2833

  25. Matt July 21st, 2011 11:16 am

    Is Jay out of prison yet?

  26. Alex December 10th, 2011 10:49 pm

    Dear IT professional,

    Our company specializes in placing PeopleSoft / SAP / Oracle consultants and
    other IT professionals on projects throughout the United States, Canada,
    South America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Recently we have a need to seek QlikView
    consultants with various and diverse skills. We have been engaged to provide the staffing
    resources either from our available pool of consultants or find QlikView consultants
    externally.

    If you are presently available or if you are acquainted with someone
    seeking a consulting opportunity then kindly reply back stating your
    interest. We do not submit the resume (CV) without your permission.
    Our goal is to provide you the maximum rate possible. We will provide
    the necessary information and compensate you with a referral fee if
    a candidate is selected. If your expertise is not in this skill
    then kindly reply back with your area of expertise.

    Sincerely,

    Alex

  27. Jackie Johnson January 6th, 2012 4:09 pm

    Todd,
    I need to ask you some questions about a TV. such as what is the difference between LCD and LED. Which is preferable.

  28. James Cherry January 27th, 2012 2:10 pm

    This is a comment for Todd. If its the same Todd I knew, he used to be a roomate while I lived at Rick Kennedy’s. Hope your’e doing alright. Here’s my address:

    43 South MacDonald Apt. 111
    Mesa, Arizona 85210

    I have some information I think You’ll want to have.
    kiefer is trying to screw you. Remember the comment:
    “Peace out”. We also had a conversation where you said you had some intentions in regards to financially donating to help homeless. You said you would want find out information in regards to specific individuals.

    Get back to you, hope your’e doing alright.

    James

  29. NIcki April 10th, 2014 10:08 am

    Todd –
    Would you be interested in a contract at Sears in IL?

  30. Matt December 26th, 2015 4:16 pm

    Hi Todd,

    I did a search for Soma Smoothie flat bar and came to your site. I see you had that set-up earlier this year and then switched to a drop bar set-up. Was it not comfortable? What size stem did you use?

    Thanks for any advice you can give. I’m thinking of doing something very similar.

    –Matt

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