Hi, before starting, just a few words:
Since the purpose of the Web is to convey information,
I use old-style HTML (something before the never approved HTML 3.0), so that I can reach as many browsers as possible. Therefore, I tried to make all my pages work with even really old web browsers as well as PDA/cell phone browsers that sure can do without extra bloat. Who needs flashy anyway? (incidently, I wrote this before adobe flash even existed )
Here is some basic information about myself:
I've been a Linux sysadmin most of my career, and started using linux before companies had heard about it, and were using it (1993). While I did learn other unix systems like SunOs, Solaris, AUX, AIX, Irix to name just those, I turned out not to have to work on those much and spent most of my time on linux back then, and even more so now.
Right after school, I moved to the Silicon Valley and got to work for a few noteworthy companies like Network Appliance, Silicon Graphics, VA Linux Systems, and then Google (the second biggest IPO, and thankfully that company has done a bit better than VA Linux so far ).
As hinted above, I am a Linux enthousiast. You can read more about what I've done with linux, and the conference reports I've written on my linux page. I learned linux back when there weren't any books, and you'd learn from a few sometimes half obsolete howtos on the net, comp.os.linux, and many hours at home play with stuff until it worked (even had a full mail + news system with uucp over tcp working).
I've admined several mailing lists, and been general sysadmin and listmaster for a few tens of thousand lists on lists.sourceforge.net. In the process, I had to write some net rants (or clue sticks) which for a while, I had to reference to almost on a daily basis during my work days as a sysadmin, especially for sourceforge (BTW, mailing lists that force a reply-to to the list are inherently broken, read this page to see why).
I have theory that says that people often complain about not having been lucky on something. If only... they say... The thing is that they forget all the times they have been lucky, or even very lucky. Well, should something ever happen to me that people consider very unlucky, you may want to reconsider after reading this page which lists just a few of the times I've been lucky or even extremely lucky.