I am Ryszard (or Richard as some people call me due to the difficulty with the pronunciation, some people say my name is encrypted
). I am a Polish expat working and living in the UK. I’ve been into computers since 1985 worked in a lab testing computer equipment – yes, maybe some will comment that it was often US stolen electronics, copies of DPD’s, etc. But at least there was the Assembly language and Basic. I’ve even seen one machine with just a keyboard and a typewriter as the input/output methods and a ferrite memory.
I’ve been through all stages in IT, started as an operator with Cobol applications. I’ve seen the rise of the PC and first Olivetti computers. I’ve started with the first UNIX machines in Eastern Europe – the first one was a UNISYS server, we programmed using COBOL and C. Then came the rise of the Oracle database. Basically a very very long story. At home I only play with Linux-es - First it was Mandriva, then Gentoo and Sabayon, then UBUNTU, I abandoned them all for Linux Mint and the Cinnamon desktop - the most stable and the simplest of all.
I specialize in database and systems administration on Windows and AIX/Linux servers, Oracle and SQL-Sever. Ask me about the VI editor and I will have an answer
Privately I am single and do a lot of travelling. I love exploring, especially England, Wales which I think are the most beautiful places to see. Mountains are my first passion, although my old joints don’t allow me to go up too high anymore.
I joined this group with the hope to ask and also hopefully provide you with some help, although I am not really an expert in tweaking the Linux kernel. But, I don’t use any Windows systems at home, apart from providing my family with some of that Win junk because there are no alternatives.
Nice community and I must say I am impressed with the new RPI 3 B+. Fantastic peace of kit that one can tinker with. I don’t have any project in mind yet, but it’s early days.