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@twhiting9275
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Member since July, 2013
4 Recommendations

Tom Whiting

Hi there, If you're looking at this profile, you've probably been referred by a project I bid on, or maybe my external website (). Anyways, a few basics. My name is Tom Whiting. I started with computers in the early to mid 80s with a Tandy TRS80. From BASIC to C to PHP, I speak a number of computer languages (some of them a bit rusty, even), build my own PCs, administrate my own networks. I love computers, internet stuff, and so very much more. Enough about my personal story though. You're probably here to see my profile. If you'll take a look through my reviews and ratings, you will see close to 100% satisfaction. That IS after all, my goal, and it should be everyone's. In addition, you will see a 100% completion rate. While there may be a few stragglers in my 'open projects', if the project has been open for longer than a few months, it's been abandoned by the employer, not myself. What to expect from me: #1: Ethic My work ethic is above reproach. When I set myself on a task, I complete it, end of story. I do not blindly accept, or bid on tasks, I accept and bid on tasks only when I know I can complete them #2: Dedication When tasked to work on your task, you will find me dedicated to that task and only to that task. I expect the same from employers. You will have my skype information, and I'll keep you as updated as possible throughout the process #3: Pricing While I'll never be the 'cheapest' provider out there, my goal is to provide a reasonable price to time ratio, one that allows me to survive, and you to get the benefit of hiring a reasonable freelancer. For this reason, my bids are not negotiable. #4: Communication Email, skype, FL chat (though not always recommended), I will communicate as much as possible. Do understand though that I have to actually work on your project, so this should be kept to a minimum in order to allow me to work in peaace. #5: Deadlines When I tell you I'll get your project done in X days, it will be done in X days. Usually before, but you can always count on this being done WHHEN I say it'll be done If you have any questions, please, invite me to bid on your project. If I feel it's something I can do, I'll bid, and we can talk from there. PLEASE don't just blindly award projects to me. I'll reject them, every time. If I've bid on your project, contact me before awarding the project, let's make sure that we both understand what is needed from each other, and what the project should entail. This is just common courtesy, and something that should be done with every project.

$25 USD/hr
47 Reviews
5.7
  • 87%Jobs Completed
  • 100%On Budget
  • 100%On Time
  • 6%Repeat Hire Rate

Recent Reviews

Experience

Owner

Jul 2002

Owner, designer, systems administrator. pretty much jack of all trades, master of Linux. Responsibilities include: Marketing : Something I'm really trying to focus away from, as I'm not the sales guy Systems administration Debugging Linux (primarily CentOS) and cPanel servers, trying to figure out what went wrong where, setting up and developing new accounts, finding problem accounts (ie: spammers). Programming: From public (template based yet scripted) html to backend stuff that nobody sees

Mudservers

Dec 1995 - Sep 2002 (6 years)

Primarily responsible for C programming, renting out SSH and shell services to mud, mush, moo, bbs providers. keeping the servers up and running smoothly enough. As that kind of service drew to an end around this time, it was good while it lasted ;)

Education

Computer & Technological - self taught - 100%

1982 - 2013 (31 years)

Freeman High

1990 - 1992 (2 years)

Certifications

HIPAA Certification (2013)

Badges

  • Simply the Best

    Complete 5 or more projects, with a 95% completion rate.
  • Quick Pick

    Award your project within 24 hours of posting
  • The Giver

    Award your project to a Freelancer.
  • US English Pro

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 2)
  • US English Pro

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 2)
  • High Roller

    Complete a project worth over $500USD (or equivalent) on Freelancer.com.
  • The Regular

    Log in every day for 1 week.
  • Deck the Halls

    Participated in the 2013 twelve days of Freelancer Festivities
  • The Achiever

    Accept 50 projects.
  • The Multi-tasker

    Complete 40 projects.
  • The Collector

    Reach a balance of 5,000 credits.
  • Mover and Shaker

    Create 50 Milestones.
  • The Prospector

    Post your first project.
  • The Economist

    Complete 10 projects on budget.
  • The Spartan

    Bid on 300 projects.
  • Neighbourhood Watch

    Reporting a user who violates our terms of service
  • Fast Responder

    Bid within 2 minutes of a project being listed.
  • Smooth Operator

    Complete 10 projects on time.
  • The Critic

    Post 10 Reviews.
  • Feedback Guru

    Receive 10 reviews
  • Perfectionist

    Receive 5-star ratings in 90% of your completed projects (minimum 10 projects).
  • Proven Identity

    Complete your Email, Phone and Payment verifications.
  • King of the Hill

    Sponsor 50 bids.
  • Smart Money

    Create 10 Milestones.
  • Look-At-Me

    Highlight 1 bid.
  • The Rocketeer

    Sponsor 20 bids.
  • The Biller

    Create an hourly invoice.
  • US English Qualified

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 1)
  • All Star

    Receive a 5-star rating for a project.
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • Nine-to-Fiver

    Win a project and accept the offer.
  • The Seeker

    Bid on 20 projects.
  • The Perfectionist

    Edited a bid.
  • The Speculator

    Sponsor 1 bid.
  • The Enforcer

    Reporting a project or contest that violates our terms of service.
  • The Verified

    Verify your payment method
  • Deck the Halls

    Participated in the 2013 twelve days of Freelancer Festivities
  • The Collector

    Reach a balance of 5,000 credits.
  • Mover and Shaker

    Create 50 Milestones.
  • King of the Hill

    Sponsor 50 bids.
  • Simply the Best

    Complete 5 or more projects, with a 95% completion rate.
  • US English Pro

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 2)
  • US English Pro

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 2)
  • High Roller

    Complete a project worth over $500USD (or equivalent) on Freelancer.com.
  • The Achiever

    Accept 50 projects.
  • The Multi-tasker

    Complete 40 projects.
  • The Economist

    Complete 10 projects on budget.
  • The Spartan

    Bid on 300 projects.
  • Smooth Operator

    Complete 10 projects on time.
  • Perfectionist

    Receive 5-star ratings in 90% of your completed projects (minimum 10 projects).
  • Smart Money

    Create 10 Milestones.
  • The Rocketeer

    Sponsor 20 bids.
  • All Star

    Receive a 5-star rating for a project.
  • Quick Pick

    Award your project within 24 hours of posting
  • The Giver

    Award your project to a Freelancer.
  • The Regular

    Log in every day for 1 week.
  • The Prospector

    Post your first project.
  • Neighbourhood Watch

    Reporting a user who violates our terms of service
  • Fast Responder

    Bid within 2 minutes of a project being listed.
  • The Critic

    Post 10 Reviews.
  • Feedback Guru

    Receive 10 reviews
  • Proven Identity

    Complete your Email, Phone and Payment verifications.
  • Look-At-Me

    Highlight 1 bid.
  • The Biller

    Create an hourly invoice.
  • US English Qualified

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 1)
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • Nine-to-Fiver

    Win a project and accept the offer.
  • The Seeker

    Bid on 20 projects.
  • The Perfectionist

    Edited a bid.
  • The Speculator

    Sponsor 1 bid.
  • The Enforcer

    Reporting a project or contest that violates our terms of service.
  • The Verified

    Verify your payment method

Exams

  • Freelancer Orientation
    85%
  • HTML Level 1
    80%
  • WordPress
    75%
  • US English Level 2
    88%
  • Unix Level 1
    85%
  • Numeracy 1
    75%

My Top Skills

  • PHP 34
  • MySQL 19
  • Linux 9
  • Wordpress 6
  • Web Hosting 5
  • WHMCS 5
  • Web Security 4
  • Website Testing 2
  • vBulletin 2
  • Website Management 2
  • Script Install 1
  • System Admin 1
  • Computer Security 1
  • AJAX 0
  • Forum Software 0
  • DNS 0
  • Blog Install 0
  • Smarty PHP 0
  • VPS 0
  • Bootstrap 0
  • Debian 0
  • Red Hat 0

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