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I have been working with GNU/Linux and other UNIX platforms for more than 13 years. I have a background in security systems and network infrastructure (data and telephony). I've taught courses at local community colleges on Hacking, Computer Security, Computer Forensics, Establishing VPN's, and in combating fraud. I tend to work for School Districts, Hospitals, and for other businesses with a humanitarian focus.  I'm currently self-employed, and spend quite of bit of my time consulting; much of it spent working with GNU/Linux systems.
 
I have been working with GNU/Linux and other UNIX platforms for more than 13 years. I have a background in security systems and network infrastructure (data and telephony). I've taught courses at local community colleges on Hacking, Computer Security, Computer Forensics, Establishing VPN's, and in combating fraud. I tend to work for School Districts, Hospitals, and for other businesses with a humanitarian focus.  I'm currently self-employed, and spend quite of bit of my time consulting; much of it spent working with GNU/Linux systems.
  
I work with a variety of Linux distributions.  Currently, I usually tell people the following:
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= Pages on this Wiki that I've been known to doodle on =
  
* [http://www.gentoo.org Gentoo] or [http://www.archlinux.org Arch] for Development work
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* [[PerlCPAN_Repository]] - I maintain this repository of over many perl modules.
* [http://www.ubuntulinux.org Ubuntu] for those new to GNU/Linux and just want to get up and running.
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* [[Perl_Background_Rotation]] - Yes, I created these scripts.
* [http://www.debian.org Debian] for Servers
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* [[Perl_Policy]] - Hopefully, this will eventually be adopted and make us perl-hackers happier. ;)
* And never-ever Fedora, SuSE, or Mandriva. I dont have anything against them really, except that they suck. :-P
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* [[ArchChannel]] - I created this page, someday I'll make it cool.
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* [[ArchMap]] - My version no longer in use, but [[User:brain0|brain0]] took over and uses GoogleEarth, which makes better sense.
  
= Oddmuse Hackery =
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= Other related Wiki pages you should read =
  
* [http://www.oddmuse.org/cgi-bin/wiki/Inline_Backlinks InlineBacklinks] - yes, I am responsible for this atrocity.
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* [http://xtermin.us/svnhomedirs Subvert your home directory], and save your digital life!
* [http://www.oddmuse.org/cgi-bin/wiki/Smarttitles_Extension Smart Titles] - and this one too.
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* [http://xtermin.us/authentication Authentication basics], what are passwords and passphrases, when to use em, and how secure are they *really*?
* [http://cmauch.googlecode.com/svn/ Misc Hackery on GoogleCode] - And all of these.
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* [http://xtermin.us/whysudo Why you should use sudo], dump the root user ... forever.
  
= Goals =
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= Hot Button Issues =
  
* World Domination (for GNU/Linux)
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I ocassionally get drawn into flamewars on mailing lists or web forums for a variety of reasons.  These topics have been known to get me riled up and on the warpath.
* Make new Friends who want to help in my plan(s) for World Domination
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* Collect Underwear, ??, Profit!
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= HolyWar Positions =
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* GNU and Free Software (I am a huge advocate).
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* Binary Blobs in the Linux Kernel are a bad thing, as are proprietary drivers.
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* MediaWiki is the answer to all Wiki needs. (It's overkill for 99% of wiki's)
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* Celebrity Worship (Linus, Stallman, blogger-of-the-month) - make up your own mind!
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* Newbies should never see a terminal.  (it's a culture thing)
  
* GNU/Linux > *OS
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= Contact Info =
* Bash > zsh > tcsh
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* Vim > Emacs (Nano/Pico is for wussies!)
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* Perl > Python > Ruby > PHP (yuk!)
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* GnuPG > Rot13
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* Reiserfs > Ext3
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* GPL > Evil Corps.
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* Jabber > AOL > ICQ > MSN > Yahoo
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* SIP Products > Skype
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* Wiki > Blog > MySpace (but not by much)
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= Wishlist for Christmas =
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* Books and more Books
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* Underwear
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* World Domination
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= WebStuff & Contact =
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* [[Special:Contributions/Xterminus|My Changelog]] on this wiki
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* HTTP: [http://charles.mauch.name http://charles.mauch.name ] - currently offline, forgot to renew domain.name (whoops!)
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* [http://www.taclug.org/~cmauch/screenshot.png not so recent but impressive screenshot] (think EYE CANDY!)
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* HTTP: [http://xtermin.us/ http://xtermin.us]
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* TWIT: [http://twitter.com/xterminus http://twitter.com/xterminus]
 
* SMTP: [mailto:cmauch@gmail.com cmauch@gmail.com]
 
* SMTP: [mailto:cmauch@gmail.com cmauch@gmail.com]
 
* JABBER: cmauch@gmail.com
 
* JABBER: cmauch@gmail.com
 
* AIM: cmauch5
 
* AIM: cmauch5
 
* ICQ: 1696562
 
* ICQ: 1696562
* IRC: on Freenode (try #oddmuse or #archlinux)
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* IRC: on Freenode (try a /msg), I use the handle xterminus

Revision as of 14:47, 2 June 2007


Hi, I'm Charles.

I have been working with GNU/Linux and other UNIX platforms for more than 13 years. I have a background in security systems and network infrastructure (data and telephony). I've taught courses at local community colleges on Hacking, Computer Security, Computer Forensics, Establishing VPN's, and in combating fraud. I tend to work for School Districts, Hospitals, and for other businesses with a humanitarian focus. I'm currently self-employed, and spend quite of bit of my time consulting; much of it spent working with GNU/Linux systems.

Pages on this Wiki that I've been known to doodle on

  • PerlCPAN_Repository - I maintain this repository of over many perl modules.
  • Perl_Background_Rotation - Yes, I created these scripts.
  • Perl_Policy - Hopefully, this will eventually be adopted and make us perl-hackers happier. ;)
  • ArchChannel - I created this page, someday I'll make it cool.
  • ArchMap - My version no longer in use, but brain0 took over and uses GoogleEarth, which makes better sense.

Other related Wiki pages you should read

Hot Button Issues

I ocassionally get drawn into flamewars on mailing lists or web forums for a variety of reasons. These topics have been known to get me riled up and on the warpath.

  • GNU and Free Software (I am a huge advocate).
  • Binary Blobs in the Linux Kernel are a bad thing, as are proprietary drivers.
  • MediaWiki is the answer to all Wiki needs. (It's overkill for 99% of wiki's)
  • Celebrity Worship (Linus, Stallman, blogger-of-the-month) - make up your own mind!
  • Newbies should never see a terminal. (it's a culture thing)

Contact Info