This issue we get up close and personal with John Apostolakis – Harbour IT Senior Cloud Specialist
My head is in the clouds working with virtual machines and SAN storage on our Enterprise cloud infrastructure. Job appreciation comes from working with the latest technology. Getting my hands dirty brings out my inner geek. The people around make it a healthy office lifestyle and the calibre of knowledge around is priceless.
And in his free time
I have a 1 year old boy and another one on the way which keeps me busy out of work. In my free time I enjoy a movie, catching up with friends and family.
Hands Up! This man knows how to shoot:
My hobby is probably not something that should be published as people out there have their opinion on it but I am the captain of a Sporting Pistol Club. I shoot pistols and recently started rifles with an interest in also doing of trap/skeet shooting.
Ten quick questions: Watch the sneezes
What is the silliest prank you ever played on someone?
Last one I did – I wet my hand, walked up behind someone and flicked water on them while pretending to sneeze. The grossed out faces were priceless.
If you could be given ANY gift what would it be?
Get rid of my home loan and electricity bills for life
What’s the worst/most embarrassing CD/Album you’ve ever owned and do you still have it?
Lol not going down there and for the record I don’t have it anymore.
If you could have a superpower what would it be?
Morph into anything. Imagine the pranks you could pull on people.
What did you want to be when you were little and if you could be anything now what would it be?
I wanted to be a fireman…glad I didn’t go there, not a fan of too much heat. The smoke won’t agree with my sinus’ either I always wanted to be in IT since high school so I wouldn’t change anything from where I am now.
What talent would people be surprised to hear you have? What’s your strangest talent?
Got a few. My neck and facial skin stretches out abnormally. I can cross one eye at a time. Play a drum beat by knocking on my scalp, stretch my tongue out far and twist a couple limbs a bit too far than what it should. I do a good impression of a rooster
What‘s a good piece of advice?
If the house is quiet, your child is up to no good.
If you had to evacuate your house immediately, what is the one thing you would grab on the way out?
Apart from the family which is a given, it will have to be my NAS with all my movies on it!
If you could be a cartoon character, who would you want to be?
Wile E Coyote. I’d have fun playing with catapults and rockets as a daily job.
What is your all time favourite (clean) joke?
There’s no favourite, I have heaps but the first that comes to mind is: Two antennas meet on a roof. They fall in love and get married. The ceremony was crap but the reception was excellent.