I am [primarily] a System Administrator by trade. I passed the Sun Certified Solaris Administrator tests I and II, with an average of 90%. I also delve into programming(C++, java, sockets, ...).
I've been fiddling with computers since I was about 9 years old. I started on a cute little Timex Sinclair, or as they were originally created in England, a ZX81. From there, I moved through through Tandy "Color Computers", Apple IIs, and DOS machines.
[ I actually got an article published about Color Computers, in "Rainbow Magazine",May 1989: "BASIC09 Programming Tool". It was a how-to on using shared memory and inter-process communication, under Basic09. At the time, shared memory was relatively new. Using it under basic, was almost unbelievable.]
After the interesting backroads of computing, all roads lead to UNIX (as Bill Gates has found out). I eventually got myself a sun 3/60, and took the plunge. I worked my way up to a sparc 10/100(ross cpu) at home. But I finally gave in to the price/performance troll, and bought a dual celeron 400mhzx2 box. [this was semi-nice at the time I wrote it. sigh...]
Getting from here to there
Now that I'm practically a middle-aged guy, I thought I needed an
appropriate means of transportation. Something understated, and sensible.
(sadly, the speedster had a little traffic management issue, with a Toyota 4x4, and a left turn, so has moved on....)
If one gets to pick one's own epitaph, this would be my tech related one: http://www.cuddletech.com/blog/pivot/entry.php?id=137. It's not every day you get called a hero by a guy you've never met.
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