It was back in 1996 when I saw my first Unix command line. I'd heard about Unix before and had always been quite interested in it, mostly due to its history and the folklore surrounding it. But now I had the chance to really get stuck in!
That first time was back in college, where one of our teachers was quite taken by Linux. He decided to include Linux in his classes and and that's how it all got started for me. We learnt very basic stuff, like adding dial-in lines, configure network settings and setting up X11 on a 512kB video card. I was still completely wet behind the ears, but already I knew that this was what I wanted to do in life: be a Sysadmin for Unix boxen. Things went fast from there on: I did a few internships working with Linux, then spent a few years being a Solaris admin at various companies. I was also a consultant for Spherion and Snow and now I work for Unixerius.
In the summer of 2007 things changed and I decided that I didn't want to stay in IT for the rest of my life. I decided to go back to college and study to become a high school teacher. That little adventure lasted for about a year, after which a completely new adventure started: I became a father and went back to IT.
But enough about me :) I decided to add this section to my website to contribute a bit more to the web. I was already busy writing HOWTO's etc for Apple's OS X, but I also wanted to get things going on a professional level. Over here I'll gather as much hard-to-find info as I can. You know the stuff: things you're researching for days on end, just to get something crucial to work. If you happen to be stuck on some weird problem: hang in there! You'll break it (or find a way around it) soon enough :)
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