Greetings, digital explorers!

Ever wondered how the vast universe of a video game or the near-instantaneous transmission of messages across continents gets distilled into the simplicity of ones and zeros? That’s the question that started my lifelong journey into the realm of technology.

During my school days, I was handed the profound paper “On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem.” Although it was a deep dive, it piqued my curiosity about the world of computing. An interesting twist from this period was when a discerning teacher handed me an installation CD for Slackware. And guess what? My initial experiment inadvertently led to a fresh start—by wiping our family computer clean! 😅

But every cloud has a silver lining. This gave me a platform to deep-dive into Slackware. By 12, I was navigating through its complexities. My tech endeavors didn’t stop there. I embarked on adventures with BSD, OpenBeOS, MS-DOS, and more. Each challenge, each stumble, and each line of code added a chapter to my story.

Fast forward a few years, and my audacious exploration led me into the very depths of a school Mac’s system. A little too deep, in fact, requiring a tech rescue mission by our school’s IT squad. It was a humbling reminder of the responsibility that comes with knowledge.

From there, my professional path took me to Emotional Brain Training and later, BioRAFT. Here, I’ve donned various hats, from a full-stack engineer to handling a Single Sign-On integration for millions globally. And now, 11 years later, my heart still races with every new tech challenge.

But hey, life isn’t just about work! My personal tech escapades have led me to set up a myriad of Kubernetes clusters:

  • External Cluster: My digital playground for internet-facing experiments.
  • Private Cluster: Crafting digital solutions for the home front.
  • Semi-Private Clusters: Melding the personal with the community, these serve friends, family, and a few entrepreneurial ventures.

And the cherry on top? My “non-prod” cluster. It’s where imagination takes flight, ideas are tested, and yes, sometimes things break. But that’s all part of the journey!

Now, the million-dollar question: Why this blog? I’ve always been a silent advocate for Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), keeping my tech adventures close to my chest. But it’s time to share! Here, I aim to:

  • Share lessons from the trenches of tech.
  • Offer a window into my digital wonderland.
  • Provide insights, musings, and (hopefully) helpful code.
  • Spark that tech flame in some of you.

As the curtain rises on this digital chronicle, I invite you to join me. Whether you’re a seasoned tech guru, a budding enthusiast, or just plain curious, there’s a spot for you here. So, settle in, grab your drink of choice, and let’s kick off this journey together.