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Salutations and greetings everyone!

As a "com-PEWT-er PSY-entist" for something close to a quarter of a century, methinks it's time to try something kinda new -- blogging! -- about something that's been an integral part of my life and career, which is, believe it or not.... Linux.... [imagine that!]

In the early '90's <e-Gads!> I was introduced to the Linux kernel by a friend of mine while I was working at the local baby Bell and from the moment I successfully compiled the .97 kernel I was *ENTHRALLED*. An opportunity to work on the craft of *NIX and know that *EVEN* *IF* I did literally *destroy* a system [which <cough><cough> Yes I *did* as a consultant at one time, maybe three <cough>] I could somewhat quickly rebuild it.

From 1.02 I jumped to Slackware and then to Red Hat and then wandered to and fro, from Gentoo to Knoppix, from the multimedia "Element" distro to variations of the Ubuntu system, including the Ubuntu Studio I currently run on my main development server, enjoying opportunities to learn and compare and expand my true geekiness, and maybe I'll get a chance to show that here once I understand the bits and pieces of the blogging tools that I want to learn...

Thank you so very much for taking the time to read this far -- DethB4DCaf

Allow me to describe my 'computer cave' .... (-;

Posted 04-13-2011 at 06:39 PM by DethB4DCaf (Random Musings and [generally Linux-related] observations...)

Greetin's y'all!

My 'nym' is DethB4DCaf and THE most important thing you need to know about me is that I am born and bred to be a southpaw [left-handed]. Once you understand THAT, why, everything else about me will eventually make sense... (-; (-;

So, for my FIRST BLOG (sounds of clapping and cheering can be heard in the distance) please allow me to tell you about the computers, laptops, servers, handheld devices and other computer-related pieces and parts that...
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