I'm a 'retired' kernel hacker and Unix enthusiast from a way WAY back (I used Unix for the first time in 1978 and did my first kernel hacking in 1979). I have never had a job title along the lines of "Unix Sysadmin" but I've done a fair bit of sysadmin over the years.
I lectured in Computing Science a very long time ago. I have also presented a pretty wide variety of IBM AIX courses and have managed to write or update a few of them.
Trivia: I wrote some kernel code about 25 years ago that ended up in the various BSD kernels of the day. From there it found its way into the Mac OS X and iOS kernels.
Pseudo-random quote: "That which works is better than that which doesn't."
I use the traditional MIT definition of "hacker" and consider that term to be far far too polite a moniker for someone who is breaking into computer systems.
In real life, I am interested in all sorts of stuff including, in particular, history, travel, photography, and science.
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