If I had a real home page, it would be here.
In the meantime, it might be worth mentioning that I'm a recovering sysadmin, working with Linux, WANs/LANs, and sundry network servers in the San Francisco Bay Area. . .
. . .WINOLJ-OOW2.0C (Who Is Not On LiveJournal — Or Other Web 2.0 Cults).
- USPS: 1105 Altschul Avenue (aka "---x---r-t Altschul"), Menlo Park, CA 94025-6601 (map) (directions).
- POTS: +1 650-283-7902 (mobile)
- ICBM:122.204196°W, 37.430410°N, 49.28 meters elevation
- e-mail: email@example.com
- Gale messaging address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Genome: mtDNA haplogroup V2, paternal haplogroup R1b1b2a1a1 (marker U106): All you Doggerland refugees might be distant relatives. (And all hail Mother Velda!)
- household info: Emergency contacts, elected district info. for household members' benefit
- Local gardening sales and the gardening clubs running them
- Archive of Rick's Election Analyses and Recommendations
- Weather: What NWS predicts for our address
- All farmers' markets near us
- Household wine reviews
Where to Find It:
Scandinavian? Interested in Scandinavian events, businesses, and cultural institutions? Norwegian propaganda here.
All my lecture notes, essays, and net information pieces have now been merged into my PerlHoo-based Linuxmafia Knowledgebase. (Some misc. picture files, and sundry unclassified Linux information files remain to HTMLise and catalogue.)
"Litigious"? A member of the Linux community — a person whom I've never met and apparently knows me only from his online advocacy of Prof. Daniel J. Bernstein's software — in 2001 launched a rumour (on a user group mailing list 4500 km from me) that I'm lawsuit-happy. Here's my refutation of that claim, and my request that he please not do that again.
In Feb. 2005, an ex-Director of BayLISA made a similar charge, claiming on two public mailing lists that I (a BayLISA director and officer) had threatened litigation against our group. He was likewise profoundly mistaken.
Since Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, I have been happily married.
There are hot springs both nearby and less-nearby.
Popular pieces of mine:
- Hardware Help and other primary Linux information sources
- Source code management tools list
- My SVLUG 2006 Independence Flyer and supporting documentation, including post-election Q&A
- Read A Linux Pre-IPO Cautionary Tale
- Why you should avoid installing software from upstream tarballs, and stick to your Linux/BSD system's package regime if humanly possible. (Karsten M. Self has similar thoughts.)
- Some acid-tinged definitions, including the sundry Moen's Laws
- The household's strictly amateur reviews of locally acquired wines
- Comparison of mail transfer agents (MTAs) for Linux
- All 120+ mail user agents (MUAs) for Linux
- All 100+ IDEs / RAD tools / GUI-builders for Linux
- All known groupware suites for Linux
- All known virus scanners for removing MS-Windows viruses stored on Linux boxes
- The popular Fear of Forking essay
- My true-life story of attempting to serve jury duty, and getting thrown out
- My review of Lois McMaster Bujold's novel Memory.
- Licensing & Legal FAQs on contract elements, cryptography export, the Unisys LZW patents, public domain, and trademarks
- A list of all known ftp daemons for Linux and *BSD, and justifications for their continued use
- A list of all known SSH software for all OSes
- Information on audio-video apps for Linux
- A collection of OpenOffice.org tips
- All known Debian installers
- All primary Debian information resources
- Open-source Java on Linux
- NTFS resizing on Linux
- Recommendations on swap space.
- My writings on the Intel Pentium F00F bug
- Hard drives utils/diagnostics for all brands
- All known options for Linux on SPARC
- A Recipe for a Successful Linux User Group (reprinted in the USENIX association's ;login magazine, among other places)
- The WordPerfect on Linux FAQ
- My lecture at LinuxWorld 2001: "The Sysadmin's Secret Weapons"
- My Linux security article for IDG, "Attacking Linux"
- My article about open-source software advocacy for IDG, "Effective Advocacy"
- My exposé for IDG of the dot-com firm LinuxOne, "The Strange Case of LinuxOne"
- The Linux User Group HOWTO, which I maintain for the Linux Documentation Project
- Article in Linux Journal: "Floppies for the New Millennium", about how to use USB flash drives in Linux.
- During the period when Linux Gazette magazine was being harassed by SSC, Inc., I published in the former A Brief History of Linux Gazette and a rundown on SSC's tactics.
- Likewise, the beginning of the Linux Gazette conflict with SSC in December 2003 covered in the former.
- My Linux Gazette article on 2003 object-lessons in why security measures including preventatives like IDSs and preventatives like using SSH cautiously are necessary to counter the threat of system break-ins even without remote vulnerabilities.
- Presentation of Dec. 15, 2004 at East Bay Linux User Group: "Viruses and Trojans and Worms, Oh My! Linux Security and the Bad Guys' Tools" — [StarOffice] (52 kB) [