Aside from looking like a serial killer, I have been an avid gnu/linux user for ~5 years. I first gained exposure to Linux during my college days at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). During my time there I worked as tech support for the campus laptop program where I witnessed just about everything that could possibly go wrong on a laptop. While attending RPI I became deeply devoted to Linux (I wrote my thesis on the evolution of Ubuntu) and in the process started to try and convert others including developing a custom Edubuntu-based image for deployment at a local private elementary school. After leaving RPI with my degrees in Computer & Systems Engineering as well as Product Design & Innovation I took on a job with Cisco Systems as a Network Consulting Engineer following my other true passion… computer networking. I have several Cisco certifications including a CCNA, CCNP and am presently
working towards a CCIE in the Routing & Switching track.
Initially trying Ubuntu, I have since used many different distributions but always seem to come back to Ubuntu– probably for the immense community and rich collection of packages. These days I stick by fluxbox as my primary desktop environment and window manager of choice.
My articles will most likely focus on my hobbies which include:
- Lightweight/Low-resource computing
- Desktop Customization
- Home Theater PC (HTPC) Configurations
- Linux based networking and the quest for the perfect home network
- Linux-based photography
Eric’s daily web travels: