Sunday, 10 August 2014

A Little About Linux

I'm a big fan of Linux.  I have been ever since I was introduced to it by my then boss (and still very good friend) Andy Armstrong in the late 1990s.  Back then, I remember that Andy used to use Debian (He still does) to perform some infrastructure operations which Windows quite frankly really wasn't up to.  I remember that after a couple of years, I started to get interested in the things Andy was doing.  So, I bought a boxed copy of Caldera Linux, (I have no idea why I chose Caldera) installed it, didn't quite 'get it' and then never bothered with Linux again for awhile.  Then Andy started showing me what I could really do with it, Bash and Perl and it all started to click... so I downloaded a copy of Red Hat (I think it was version 7, before RHEL came out) and I've used it (and distros based on RHEL) ever since.

Since that time, I've been a Linux Sys Admin, performed Linux consultancy and generally fiddled with it continuously.  Then in 2011 I took a managerial job which made me step back from the day to day tech and since that day, I've found that commands I used to use daily, I realise I've forgotten the syntax to and some concepts I used to be able describe in minute detail, I'm now a bit hazy with.  So, I've decided to put myself on a refresher course by writing it all down in a blog.  I'll be posting it all here during the coming weeks...


So, I've finally decided to re-start a blog that I originally first had way back in the late nineties.  At that time, I worked for a small tech company and we had time to play about with things, research and generally immerse ourselves in interesting digital stuff.  Times have changed however, and I now work for a much larger company where research (otherwise known as farting about with Computers) is far, far away from the day to day work I have to do.  So, in order to involve myself more with the life, I've decided to start up the blog again.

I'm hoping to but some tech tutorials on here and probably some comments about how I feel about things, or maybe it may drift into obscurity as my last blog did... Time will tell.