About

Hmmm…since this is a pseudo tech and personal website (and I have some free time) I suppose I should write a little about myself.

I work, and have worked, in various Engineering fields as a Draftsman/Designer (primarily using AutoCAD, MicroStation, and SolidWorks) for companies such as Six Flags and Proctor & Gamble. In my varied career I have worked on everything from paper manufacture, theme park attractions, military training ranges, Doppler radar systems, and even mobile video.  I consider myself a decent drafter and have been doing this (off and on) since I was 14.

I am a huge Linux fan. Debian is my distro of choice, although I also use Arch and still play with several others including a few BSD’s. I have been using Linux and BSD’s since the mid 1990’s and now I primarily focus on things from an “everyday desktop user” standpoint, rather than a “server/compile it all from source/business admin” point of view.

I even went so far as to start a Linux LiveCD project called “Apologetix” (seriously Google it and see for yourself) which was aimed at meeting the needs of small churches. It included everything from the means to project lyrics, accounting programs, member services (databases, miscellaneous forms), a number of tutorials, and programs to help filter email and http traffic on the Internet. The first versions were based on Knoppix with later versions using the Morphix format. I had plans on using Debian’s own livecd programs, but “life happened” and I abandoned the project.

I enjoy learning new things about virtually anything (I tend to be a “fact nut”), and probably share what I know a bit too much sometimes.

When I get the chance to ride motorcycles, it’s usually my 2005 Suzuki Hayabusa Limited Edition.  Words can not express the exhilaration and pure satisfaction that machine cranks out.

I found a quote that sums up my thoughts pretty well:

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
-Dr. Seuss

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