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03-24-2009, 08:07 PM
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: New York
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I've been into linux since the mid 90's when it was still fairly obscure, the first version I tried was Suse 6 and Redhat 5 (Before they went commercial) so I have a fair amount of experience with RPM based distros as well as deb based distros. It was actually gentoo that really slingshotted me into truly understanding the linux underpinnings so as a result I'm pretty comfortable in just about any distro now.
I prefer debian based distros mostly because of the package management system. Apt/dpkg has been much more capable than RPM for much longer and it's ubiquity makes it effortless to get the software I want or need. I personally enjoy Ubuntu because I don't really have to babysit it like I used to have to do with earlier distros. It's great for newbs and gurus alike because for the most part 'it just works' and has a lot of community attention.
I've been a sys admin as well as a desktop application developer as well as a desktop enthusiast so I consider myself a jack of all trades as far as computers go. I think having dabbled in all of the different aspects, I am afforded an deeper insight into the hows and whys of development which has served me well. I went into web app development mainly because it was the natural evolutionary step since most development has gone online.
I'm glad to make a new friend and I'd love to contribute wherever I can. My involvement with eROI and my affinity for open source software has pushed me to become more active in the development community abroad so I'll do what i can to further the cause. ;)
I believe I still have my Redhat 5 CD's somewhere around here...
I too consider myself a jack of all trades (master of none), it's an inside joke I have with a buddy of mine. I think it's extremely valuable to be well rounded and USEFUL in various ways.
One thing though is that I have never really been able to pin myself down on what it is that I am an expert at.
Need someone to build your network with Cisco equipment? I can do that as I have my CCNA. I have experience with various Cisco equipment (L3 switches, Pix/ASA's etc). Give me photoshop and I can design you a new logo, website (color scheme).
Give me Dreamweaver/Ultraedit and I can code you some PHP etc...
I think you get the jist of it....I have been studying for my PHP certification and hope to take it soon. I don't necessarily believe that the PHP certification's at least right now are required in the market, but it's nice to know that at least I have the basic fundamentals to pass the cert...
And then onward to Redhat cert....
Sorry for going off topic...anyways, i just checked out eROI, that's a very very nice site... and quite a good list of clientele...
I have cousins/family in Portland, Oregon by the way....
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