Welcome! Please introduce yourself

Thanks for your tip. The title alone sounds great. I recognize that everything Linux is on the Web, but it usually comes in bits & pieces. Sometimes a book, written from a coherent perspective, will tie stuff together in a way that better furthers your overall understanding.

Hello from India,
I have been a Microsoft lover all my corporate life.!!
Just 8 years ago, my son, then 10, introduced me to Ubuntu Desktop and few linux commands… And helping him learn, made me grow as an open-source techie.
Currently, trying to keep pace in fast changing tech world and work as free-lancer CyberSec Consultant.

Nonetheless, I am happy to connect with everyone here and offer my 2 cents to discussions hereon.!!

Kinshuk Joshii
CyberSec Consultant

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Been reading the console.substack since few months now.
You folks are doing good work. Keep it up!!

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Thank you! Also, I recently started writing FOSS Weekly you might find that helpful :slight_smile:

First a shoutout to my fellow ZX81/Timex Sinclair 1000 peeps! Still remember typing in the code for a Frogger-like game and saving that to tape so I didn’t have to type it all in again.

Been at it since 6th grade, but really didn’t get back into tech until college when I took a couple semesters of C/C++. Been using my English major skills in IT for over twenty years now.

Started with comercial LaserJet support, technical writing, project managing the technical writing, and eventually went back to the support world and now find myself trying to tame the beast of Splunk and all things logging and monitoring.

Looking to build out a home lab so I can work on my packet capture/analysis skills. Glad to be hear :slight_smile:


Welcome @CrustyB :handshake:

I had to Google search ZX81/Timex Sinclair 1000 :grinning:

I’m mid 40’s, but I had never heard of those. Would have been still drinking from a sippy cup when they launched. hahaha!

It’s great to have you here! I know a couple of members who probably remember ZX81/Timex Sinclair 1000


Hello. They gave me the handle Tex when I worked a job which involved communication via radio in extremely loud environments. The name stuck with me. Sometimes I pretend it is actually Techs. Alright. Incredibly boring. I’m 40 years old, married for 11 years with a 6 year old daughter. I loved computers in my youth, and up until my early 20s. However, I kind of gave up and haven’t owned a computer in over a decade. I recently bought a gaming laptop and got sucked right back into the hobby. I currently have a 6 node Raspberry Pi CM4 (6xCM4108000) cluster, am working on getting a 5x SOQuartz64 8GB 5x 4GB cluster (I cannot get these dang things to boot! What am I missing?!? a few misc boards and my favoroite my Dell PowerEdge 720 running ESXi.

So Yeah. I don’t know why I am joining here as I am incredibly anti-social (lets face it, i’m actually just shy) and I worry I wont make friends. I hope I’m wrong.

I also enjoy working with microcontrollers (ESP32, 8266, arduino, AdaFruit etc) and Python.

Lately I’ve been tinkering with these cloud thingies. Docker, Azure, AWS? Crazy stuff!! So fun so interesting!!! I’m loving everything I learn!

So there ya go. Thats me! Glad to be here. Thank for having me.


Hi @tehtex Welcome to our tech community.

Gaming laptop eh? For this holiday I’m going to build a gaming PC. @43 yrs old, I’m told my competitive reflexes don’t have much time left :joy:. Thus a PC build.

Here’s the parts list:

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 5500 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $98.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Thermalright Assassin X 120 Refined SE 66.17 CFM CPU Cooler $19.89 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte B550 GAMING X V2 ATX AM4 Motherboard $119.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory $64.99 @ Corsair
Storage TEAMGROUP MP33 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive $51.99 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Speedster QICK 308 ULTRA Radeon RX 6650 XT 8 GB Video Card $299.99 @ Amazon
Case Zalman S2 ATX Mid Tower Case $54.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX650M (2021) 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $79.95 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $790.78
Generated via: PCPartPicker Part List

Due to high electricity cost, the components are not high power/watts. But enough to easily run FPS titles such as ARMA, Insurgency Sandstorm and Squad with everything at max.

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My name is Ken.

My setup is two Dell 5755 laptops running Ubuntu 22.04.

I am usually testing various Linux platforms under Virtualbox.

I am a retired System Administrator dealing with Unix since 1974.

Back in the day I also did some Cobol work.

Today I enjoy Shell scripting, bwbasic, psBASIC(JonFoster) and some Fortran.

Some of what I used/worked on is here:

My current project is to get Coherent running with all the bells and whistles.
Coherent is an old school OS.

I also tinker with Windows XP, 7 & 10.

I also read a great deal on the web.

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Wow, Ken, that’s so cool. I started using Unix at university in 1989. When I was introduced to Unix and networking, I immediately knew where my career would go, and 33 years later I’m still here.

Hello, I am an enthusiat geek, l like to work with hardware products and tinker with things!

Hi, I’m Ray. Done some programming while I was at school but started working and only programmed in Basic until now. Nearly time to retire so I intend to get back into computer sciences again.

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Welcome to our tech community @Enoreth @Ray_B :handshake:

Hi Harry, you’re welcomed.
I remember with affection my first days on a PDP, loading the boot direction on console switches every time that power-up this systems, and my firsts Smith Cart graph with an HP-9000 Unix system.

Im steve, used to be a builder. Taken out with septic spinal infection. Cannot afford the tech
For my dream retirement company
So im seeing if i can ay least learn
Enough to get by.

Hi everyone!
I am a system administrator from Spain, my line of work is installing, managing linux server, virtualization with vmware and proxmox technologies and tinkering with computers especially if it runs with linux. This forum looks great.
Kind regards all!

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Your Linux niche is where a lot of fun and satisfying hours can be had. Nice! It’s awesome to have you join us. :handshake: