Kate's Trinkets and Treasures
Alan's Blog and Scripts
I'm Alan Kaplan. Welcome to my family's web site. Here you will find my wife's jewelry business, my blog, and some information about me and my work.
I have been electronics hobbyist since my early teens, and became a computer hobbyist before the PC was marketed by IBM in 1982. I graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a degree in Philosophy, and went on to UNC Law School. For 16 years I was a practicing attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a general civil practice. My practice included family law, personal injury, contract, and other general civil litigation matters. I ran child support collection court in Mecklenburg County for over 10 years.
Although I was a competent and well regarded attorney, I never learned to "love the law", as I had been promised in law school. I had a part time computer consulting business for many years. In 1998, I ran for Clerk of Superior Court for Mecklenburg County on a technology platform against a multi-term incumbent. (Thanks to the 65,853 people who voted for me). After losing the election, I closed my law practice and became a full time computer consultant. I am very fortunate to have been able to make my hobby my living.
After four and one half years working as a consultant for the VA, I became a Computer Specialist at the Department of Veterans Affairs. There I am on a team responsible for ensuring that security mandates are implemented for my region. I support the NT administrators and generally do ad hoc administrative scripting. I am also on a number of local and national committees.
computer guy, I have specialized in security and in the remote
management and inventory of workstations. I write VB Script files using
Windows Script Host, complex NT command files, WinBatch
and SMS Installer
executables. You can download a sample of these files from AdminTools. All current scripts may be found at my blog.
Many years ago I authored macros for WordPerfect 5.0 and 5.1, which were favorably reviewed by both PC Magazine and PC World. I am a member of the Carolina IT Professionals Group. I live in Matthews, North Carolina, (map) a small town contiguous with the southeast of Charlotte with my wife, Kate, and two children, Josh and Kayla.
Note: I am admitted to the Bar of the State of North Carolina, but am inactive and no longer have a private practice. If you are looking for an attorney, please call 800/662-7660 for the North Carolina Lawyer's Referral Service, or the Mecklenburg County Lawyer's Referral Service at 704/375-0120. The Mecklenburg County Bar (MCB) Equitable Distribution Final Pretrial Order Excel Spreadsheet is here.
As most web sites, these pages are a continuing effort.
What this site lacks in flash, I hope it makes up for in substance.