I wanted to drop in now that I am caught up on the catalog thus far. The show is great, and I really love the chemistry that everyone has with one another, especially with Big Stu and BryBry.
So, I have been using Linux and various other FOSS projects since I first blew up a Windows computer I had as a kid, when I didn’t have a replacement 3.1 set of disks and had to buy an old ass version of Red Hat from Staples with my allowance money. That was probably around 95, and after dualbooting for the next decade or so, I made the complete switch and haven’t looked back.
So I did the Army thing for 5 years and still work in Defense doing contracting and consulting now, which seems to really gain a ton of really shitty responses in the Open Source community, but hey, I really enjoy it, and I still need to pay the bills. Actually, if anyone isn’t familiar, the military industrial complex uses an absolute ton of FOSS projects, and the past few years, there has been a a very concentrated effort to really replace all of the commercial, closed products that we can.
Anyways, I do mostly systems engineering/solution architecture/general problem and requirements solution with new technology. I code when I have to, Java and Python mostly, but I’m all about using stuff that’s already done. On a personal note, I love guitars, sports, muscle and sports cars, video games, and my dog (boxer).
I look forward to lurking and hearing more episodes!