jon at lasser.org
Mon Jun 13 03:33:18 PDT 2005
If the SAGE group here is anything like those from Baltimore or
Washington DC, I suspect that most people here know most other people
here already. As I'm newly looking to be employed in the Seattle area
as a Unix admin, I figure that introducing myself will not go amiss.
(I hope to make the July meeting, if you have meetings during the
summer, but may suffer from schedule conflict.)
Before I decided to go on sabbatical to write a novel, and once
again, I'm a Unix guy. I wrote an intro-to-Unix book (Think Unix,
Que, 2000) that was pretty roundly praised before being forgotten. I
headed up the Bastille Linux project for a while, though really Jay
Beale was lead coder and did most of the heavy lifting. I worked on
Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Irix, and other *nix flavors, and since then
I've converted to Mac OS X for home use. I've worked at the
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), at a smallish ISP in
Baltimore, and as a Unix/security consultant. I also spent time as
the Linux/Unix columnist for SecurityFocus.com.
While living in Baltimore, I attended meetings of DC-SAGE and Old Bay
SAGE, the Baltimore group. I was meeting coordinator and host for Old
Bay SAGE for about three years, from July of 2000 through April of
2003. (In fact, I may have hosted and coordinated meetings before
that, but that's the first definitive e-mail I can find in my
archive. We had a strange system of split duties before that, and I
started helping out in '98 or '99.)
As I mentioned, I'm officially job-hunting. My resume is online at
if you're at all interested. Please feel free to ask questions or
offer constructive advice.
Anyway, I look forward to meeting everyone in the near future.
Jon Lasser jon at lasser.org 206-326-0614
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