Hi, I'm Juha Aaltonen, 52 year old SW engineer (mainly embedded) from Nokia (town), Finland.
I'm interested in SW (especially embedded), HW, SW engineering, fixing my car and my house, gardening, pets, science, politics, music (progressive rock + I play a little bass, guitar and keyboards), and a lot of other things, that doesn't come to mind right now. Oh, and finding time for all that.
I started "Linuxing" in '80s with RedHat (Picasso - I found the CD a few months back), and I've been using mainly Debian-derivatives (especially Mint). At the moment, however, my only "clear" Debian derivative is Kubuntu
My machines are:
Desktop: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H+Intel i3 - Kubuntu
Desktop: HP Pavilion a6622sc - triple boot Vista/Sabayon/Gentoo (in progress)
Laptop: Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Li 2735 / Vista
Laptop: IBM ThinkPad T42 / Slackware
Minilaptop: Samsung N150 / Windows 7
I also carry Puppy Lupu on a memory stick with me.
I've been laid off indefinitely for about half a year now (after almost 20 years) and I'm still busy - fixing friends' and relatives' computers.
I became a widower about 4 months ago, and I live now with 2 cats and a puppy (dog, although I have Puppy Linux on a memory stick too.
I've been a member since January 2014, but got my first Pi 2 days ago.
I bought RasPi for (mostly) bare metal embedded target, but I guess getting to know RasPi is
easier using Raspbian.
Yesterday I bought two SD cards, on one of which I installed Raspbian.
VERY EASY! Even if I don't have a display cable (so what could I have done with mouse or keyboard either). The guys that wrote the Raspbian boot have done EXCELLENT job.
I wrote the image on the card, connected network cable to my ADSL-box/router/DHCP-server, and
powered the board. After I saw the lease for Raspbian in the lease list of the ADSL-box, I just ssh'd into Raspberry. Also remote X terminal worked O-O-B! (Well, had to 'xhost' the laptop I used.)
De-bugging is for sissies - real men do de-monstrations.