SAM NICHOLSON began his Solaris trip as a SunOS system administrator in the late 1980s, just in time to work on the conversion to 3.5.1. He has been an adherent ever since. He has earned his keep by writing file system bits, SCSI device drivers, and network management apps for Solaris and other Unixen. He has consulted in the fields of network services and information security. Having ridden two waves (the telecom and mortgage booms) to shore, he is now combining his experiences to design and deploy a nationwide satellite content delivery system. He's still enjoying the ride.