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CanuteTheGreat = About Me

My name is Ron Farrer

I work at Command Prompt, Inc. as a SysAdmin, Jr. DBA, and Devloper (basically doing whatever is needed to get the job done.)

My general interests are in Computer Science, history, vikings, pirates, knights, gadgets, firearms, boating, anything to do with the water really, outdoor exploring, and traveling.

I have been using PCs since the late 1980s and UNIX/*BSD-like systems since the early 1990s, Linux since late 1993/early 1994, and I am a former Debian Developer (1999-2006.) Some of my interests include virtual machines, networking, security, cryptography, programming, distributed and parallel computing, robotics, artificial intelligence, and finding new ways to automate mundane tasks. I am specifically interested in Linux, PostgreSQL, distcc, ccache, nmap - actually there are too many open source projects to name. In my spare time, I like to fly drones, find new uses for Raspberry Pi boards, find buried "treasure" with my metal detector, make things with 3D printers, and spend time with my family.

Why CanuteTheGreat?

Canute/Knut/Cnut was one of the last viking kings. He lived from 990 to 1035 and at his death he was king of Norway, Denmark, and England. You can read more about him on Wikipedia. The English spelling "Canute" is less common so I went with it.