Im not at all happy with the about page.

Too long. but I dont feel like rewriting anything, cut at most. So here s what I cut ๐Ÿ™‚

Cutting wont work, I’m going to list some stuff..

I am a bachelor in IT & my focus lies on Linux. I have experience in a broad number of IT related fields.
I have extensive hardware experience though I cant sum up the specs of the latest processors, ram and ..
I am accustomed to the MS OSses from DOS over NT to XP & all in between. I also have some Mac OS 9, OS X experience. But my choice none the less goes to Unix based systems and I have over the years acquired experience in Slackware, RedHat/Fedora Linux, Ubuntu and extensive knowledge of Gentoo. (The best way to really get to know the Linux OS ๐Ÿ˜‰ Though I wouldnt really recommend it in a production environment.) Since Linux is quite a broad subject, I feel the need to add that I have extensive experience with Samba, LAMP, Bacula, ssh, VMWare and VirtualBox. There are of course more, but .. lists suck ๐Ÿ˜‰
Over the years, I have written software in Quick Basic, Turbo Pascal, and Script languages, ranging from mIRC script to bash. But also in Visual Basic 6,, C++, C#, Java, Java applet and PHP. I am extremely impressed with PHP but I have to admit that websites arent my fav IT project. I have a running VB.Net project for Ring of Doom which I’m thinking about upgrading to Mono.
Using computers over the years, I have used a broad range of programs. In an effort to name some, here s a short list. Ms works, Ms office, Corel Xara, Paint shop pro, KDE, Gnome, Enlightenment, The Gimp, Cooledit/Adobe Audition, Synergy, .. I also encountered several PHP systems. Ranging from content management to streaming audio catalogues. Another short list would be: Joomla CMS, E107 CMS, Mediawiki, phpMyAdmin, Ampache, รขโ‚ฌยฆ And of course, some of those systems needed maintaining, so here s another boring list of such sites I actively webmaster or have at one point in my life webmastered: Mediawiki, PHPBB, E107 CMS, Apollo CMS, Ampache. (still reading?) I have discovered that being a webmaster is not my cup of tea. Webmaster is an IT function that is rightly evolving away from IT personnel towards other company employees thanks to extensive CMS suites. Viva la Evolution.

So thats about my professional life.

Luckily there s more about me than IT ๐Ÿ™‚

My spare time is consumed by IT. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Reading books, feeds and anything really. Games, boardgames, Wii, DS, Ring of Doom, again, Anything! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sports, notably Snowboarding!! (its been a passion since 2001!) & martial arts. Movies & several series. Good food. Sauna. .. Different things really ๐Ÿ˜‰ The best way to find it all out would be to .. read the blog! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Check the categories list – on the archive page – for a short overview :p)

I spent part of my youth in a Youth Community thing. (Jeugdhuis) and aquired a broad range of social skills on the way. Leading the Bar Team and Running the day to day business (Dagelijks bestuur) all were valuable experiences and so were the several workshops (For example: Conflict management, Hoofdanimator in het Jeugdwerk, ..) I did during that period. A wonderful but past period of my life!

And I got that down to a few lines.

IT Stuff..
I enjoyed Dos to IT up rill XP. Mac OS9&X. Gentoo, Redhat (RHCT), Ubuntu, .. And Samba, LAMP, Bacula, ssh, Virtualisation, .. With a personal intrest for Security, Clusters and Linux!
I have written in Quick Basic, Turbo Pascal, Script languages, Visual Basic 6,, C++, C#, Java, Java applet, PHP & Perl. I enjoy programming once in a while.
Ive used about everything & Iรขโ‚ฌโ„ขm used to Making it Work! Even if its quite the chalenge. I enjoy the chalenge :)

Spare time Stuff..
IT, Reading, Games, Sports (notably Snowboarding & martial arts), Movies & series, Good food, Sauna, .. Read the blog!


Who reads that crap anyway?

Published by Gert


One thought on “Im not at all happy with the about page.

  1. Glad to see Bacula in your list!
    We are the new company for the commercial side of Bacula. Kern Sibbald started the company, we want to (1) keep Bacula completely free and open, (2) make money to support more rapid Bacula development, all open source, (3) provide top class professional support for those Bacula users in production environments, who want a guaranteed support level.

    Comments and feedback welcome!



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