Hello World! Welcome to my little slice of the web.

My name is Michael J. Ford, and this is my personal blog /etc (pronounced “slash” “et-see”). Formerly employed by CVS/Health, I was as a third level support / sysadmin on the retail side of the chain. I worked with Linux and other open source technology’s on a daily basis. Creating new system images / patching systems / and full retail support for over 80k Linux desktop endpoints. You can see my full and always up-to-date resume at Linkedin.

Now down to the meat of the matter. What I do at on my own, is much more fun. At home I run several servers which I purchase, setup and configure myself. Currently consisting of: one fancy home network with a WG Firebox x1250e running PFSense at it’s heart, a central NAS server running FreeNAS, and my pride and joy; my 3-node ProxMox Cluster running a host of servers.

If you hadn’t guessed by now, I am a massive Open Source advocate. I live, eat and breathe it. Currently, my desktop of choice is Debian Linux, running the Cinnamon Desktop Environment. Server-side I run a combination of Debian, Ubuntu, and CentOS. This site is the chronicles of my adventures in Linux and Open Source.

I hope you all enjoy what I have to share, and maybe learn a bit from it.


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