[announce] Well, here I am!
johngalt at io.com
Wed Sep 27 12:02:44 EST 2000
Well, it's not my first post, but here's my introduction.
I suspect that a detailed analysis of my post to techtalk would reveal
quite a bit about my character. I'm outgoing, logical, and I like to
educate. For socionics (Myers-Briggs) buffs, my MBTI is ENTP. This is
actually a very apt description of me.
Now, who am I? I'm Sam Lavenz, that's who! I'm 18, and my birthday is a
convenience store (July eleventh...). I love to learn. Knowledge simply
turns me on. I have an liberal arts AA that had a few CS courses thrown
in so it could be said to have an "emphasis in Computer Science." It's a
liberal arts degree. How could you do that? you ask. I started college
(at a community college, go community college!) when I was 12. I
continued to go alongside high school, and graduated shortly after I
Last year I was a junior at Colorado State U in the physics program. I
dropped out. I'm a college dropout, yay! I moved to Denver, and am now a
"Software Development Engineer [Intern]" (Intern is an optional suffix to
my title...I do everything the other engineers do). I am also going to a
great school called CollegeAmerica Denver. I'm using them to build my
skillset. Great school, go school!
I also am a martial artist. I spent five years studying Tang Soo Do, and
two years studying Kempo Karate-Do. I like to play with swords and sticks
and ropes and chains and knives...oops, there went my grammar. I'm a
writer, hopefully some day I'll be published! I'm a teacher, oh I love
teaching, but only to people who want to actually learn. I'm a
fiance...go being in love! But most of all, I'm a person. I'm a Sam
I'm verbose, yes, I'm verbose. Have you noticed that yet? I bet you
Oh...this is a Linux list...hmm. I should mention more about my Linux
background! I've been using *NIX for...geez...(it seems long to me, give
me a break, I'm a youngin')...a long time. Six years. I started with
Digital Unix (OSF/1) and learned basic shell stuff there. Then two years
ago I took a UNIX sysadmin class. Our text book was Que's Using Linux
special edition (VERY GOOD BOOK!!). This came with RedHat 5.1. At the
time I had a crappy computer that ran DOS/WIN3.11. I figured that I would
lose absolutely nothing by fdisking and installing Linux. As it turned
out, I gained so much. I fell in love with it, and I have been running it
I know a lot, and there is a lot I don't know. I used to be able to hack
C++ fairly well...I suspect I could again after a bit of time to
refresh. I'm currently learning how to hack Perl. I like Perl. Perl
makes me happy.
I suppose that's a good introduction for now...questions, comments? Send
'em my way!
Sam Lavenz -- KC0BUH
johngalt at io.com
"I recognize no obligations toward men except one: to respect their
freedom and to take no part in a slave society"
-- Ayn Rand -- _The Fountainhead_ --
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