[kwlug-disc] Hello World

Ralph Janke txwikinger at ubuntu.com
Thu Nov 18 16:11:27 EST 2010


  Hi Richard,

nice to have you here. Btw. Kwartzlab has Tuesday evenings always "Open 
Nights" which means anybody can come, there is no fee.

- Ralph

On 11/17/2010 04:39 PM, Richard Bettridge wrote:
>
> Thanks, Jon already directed me there. I wanted to sign up right away 
> until I saw the membership fee. Not the right timing for me, but I'm 
> sure I could learn so much off those guys. And I do need access to 
> proper tools. Seems like a very cool group.
>
> Richard Bettridge
> BIS-E SV&V Performance -- Waterloo
>
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> *From:* kwlug-disc-bounces at kwlug.org 
> [mailto:kwlug-disc-bounces at kwlug.org] *On Behalf Of *Chris Bruner
> *Sent:* Wednesday, November 17, 2010 3:44 PM
> *To:* KWLUG discussion
> *Subject:* Re: [kwlug-disc] Hello World
>
> Hi Richard,
> You sound like an interesting guy.  Your DIY stuff prompted me to 
> write, and point you towards another kw group that you may be 
> interested in. They have Tuesday Open nights were anyone can come and 
> check them out. http://www.kwartzlab.ca/ To see a bit of the lab check 
> this out. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kwartzlab
>
>
> On 11/17/2010 3:01 PM, Richard Bettridge wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I recently signed up for this mailing list and wanted to introduce myself.
>
> My name's Richard Bettridge, I'm a 26 years old. I've been using Linux 
> since around '97 though I probably only started to really 'get it' 
> around 2001. I've been using Linux in a professional capacity for 
> about that past 7 years. I currently do performance based 
> testing/tuning on infrastructure software.
>
> I had attended LinuxCon for my first time this year back in August. I 
> must say for the low price it was highly entertaining. I'd recommend 
> it. I'll be going next year.  I found out about the KWLUG by accident 
> while looking for an Ontario based Linux Conference, to which I found 
> Ontario GNU Linux Fest. It wasn't happening this year but some good 
> came of it is it lead me to stumble upon this local group. Kind of 
> wish I had thought to look sooner.
>
> My preference has always been Debian and derived distributions. Though 
> I primarily work with Redhat and Suse products at work. So I'm looking 
> forward to the upcoming meeting in which Debian seems to be the topic.
>
> My interests are primarily media/appliance type applications such as 
> my mediapc's with XBMC, open/ddwrt, and my recent purchase of a CarPC. 
> I'm a long-time fan of XBMC, been using it since near its inception.
>
> I spend most of my time writing scripts to automate things on my 
> network. Also I've always been a big fan of PHP and like to write 
> web-based methods for accessing various services from my home network.
>
> Recently I've started to learn python. I've hacked other's python 
> scripts in the past but now I've had reason to actually get fluent 
> with the language. I must say it is not what I'm used to at all. I'm 
> more of a perl/bash kind of guy. So if anyone's a py-pro...
>
> I also have been very interested in getting my non-savvy friends 
> accustom to using Ubuntu with no complaints or want to head back to 
> Windows (I'd rather help them with a real problem that is worth 
> solving than help them remove malware). So far so good. Just leave 
> them with an ultimatum, try Linux or find another computer guy you can 
> pay in beer. It's really no different than the learning curve if they 
> switched to a Mac, I tell them.
>
> I'd like to think I know a good amount of low-level knowledge on email 
> and http transactions. It has been my primary career focus for the 
> past 5 years. So if anyone is interested in that sort of stuff I'm 
> sure we can leverage each other.
>
> I'm often doing DIY electronic projects, though I know very little 
> about electronic components. I can always use advice in that area.
>
> I look forward to meeting all of you in December's meeting. I would 
> have attended November's Social Night but I thought it would be better 
> to get a first impression of one of the structured meetings.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Richard Bettridge
> Software Testing Specialist
> BIS-E SV&V Performance
>
>
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