A devoted Linux enthusiast, I enjoy playing with shell scripts as well as all the other usual systems and networking stuff.
As diverse as they are, my favourite pastimes are hiking the local trails and rivers, ocean kayaking and writing BASH Shell Scripts to do anything I can dream up. You can see some of my projects at My Linux Site
I'm lucky enough to have morphed my hobby into a living and have had some excellent Linux Admin positions.
After about six years in the crazy Vancouver/Lower Mainland it became clear that was not where I wanted to live my life. In November 2011 I moved to Gold River on northern Vancouver Island and am now taking some time to enjoy life with all the amazing hiking and kayaking this area has to offer.
Well everything has been on hold while I moved and got settled in. I finally released version 2 of Picture Placemat, it's complete but still no formal docs just a handful of readme files.
Originally from Hamilton Ontario, I hitchhiked to the coast back in '82. Between here and there, I lived right downtown Vancouver for a few years then out to Coquitlam for about 3 as well. This was after spending about 23 years on southern Vancouver Island (Victoria & Sooke mostly) Moving to Vancouver from Sooke was a shock and did take some adjusting, and then from that crazyness to Gold River was just as big a change but so much easier to accept. My cats are thrilled since they can go outside again after 6 years of indoors and balcony restrictions;)
Living in Coquitlam.
There are hundreds of challenging hiking trails just minutes from my place. They are scattered with breath taking views and amazing lookouts. I even had to reorganize my photo area to accommodate the growing hiking and viewpoint pics, although I don't actually take that many pictures. It's getting colder out now and the winter rains are here at low elevations, snow starting to show up in the mountains. We'll see how far into the season my new hat and gloves will get me.
Hiking and tracking my trips on my new GPS has lead the way to my latest hobby, creating my own digital topographical maps. More realistically it has shown me that I have a lot to learn on the subject, but it is fun all the same.
I've needed something a bit better suited for camping and generally getting to remote areas. Late this month I finally traded in my sporty little '07 Mazda 3 for an '09 Suzuki Grand Vitara, 4 cylinder 5 speed. Should be lots of fun;)
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