It's all about me!
Here I will attempt to
create the legend provide a little info about myself
- Born: 1966 (umm.. yes that's AD)
- Sex: Nowhere near often enough!
- Occupation: Consultant/Systems Administrator
- Hobbies: American Muscle Cars, Electronics, Computery stuff (duh) and Long walks on the treadmill.
- Music: Heavy Rock/Metal, Industrial Techno, and lots of Old School Stuff.
- Role Models: Statler and Waldorf from the Muppets.
I've been interested in computers for as long as I can remember. I've owned machines like Amstrad, Commodore and Amiga as well as Sun SparcStations and of course the modern day Intel PC.
Around 1996 I found myself getting very bored and frustrated with Windows (W95 at the time I think) so I started looking around for alternatives. I had heard of Linux and started researching it. Many people were using Red Hat and Debian but there also seemed to be quite a few using Slackware.
I settled on Slackware and it wasn't long before it became my fulltime desktop OS.
During this time I found my way to the Slackware Forums (run from Slackware.com) and eventually found myself answering more questions than I asked.
I still frequent the forums at linuxquestions.org and try to help others when I can.
I also ran the local Linux Users Group here in my Hometown for several years
I don't have any designated title or job and mostly just practice my Statler and Waldorf style heckling and provide general distractions.
I guess the bugs reports/fixes, help with documentation and general "Sage Advice" must count for something but I struggle to believe it balances out. =)
What I like most about Slackware
For me Slackware provides just the right balance of simplicity and flexibility while still giving me the control to adapt it to my needs.