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Daniel's stuff - About me

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Contacting me

| | IRC: daniel_hozac at irc.freenode.net and irc.oftc.net | | Email: daniel at hozac dot com | | Snailmail: If you're going through the trouble of snailmailing me anything, | | use the address from the whois of hozac.com. | | | |

Introduction

| | My name is Daniel Hokka Zakrisson and I live in the Stockholm-suburb Bro. | | It's a tiny place, with just a few thousand inhabitants. I am 30 years old | | and am currently running my own company. | | | |

My computing history

| | I got my first computer for christmas 1997. It was an old 486 with a few | | MiB of RAM and Windows 95. It had a bunch of games, so it was a lot of fun. | | I thought I was ├╝ber-1337 for reading the registry, even though I didn't | | actually understand what it said. In November 1998, my dad got one of those | | "lease through work"-computers, a Pentium 2 450 MHz with 128 MiB of RAM and | | Windows 98. | | | | It wasn't until spring 2001 I started using the internet at home and making | | some websites and such. I had been using the internet at school since 1999 | | or so, mostly to chat with people sitting in the same room and finding | | weird sites. | | In July 2001, I finally got a broadband connection; Telia ADSL 512/400 | | kbps. | | | | With the broadband connection, I was able to be online a lot more without | | feeling guilty about not paying the phone bill. I started hanging out in | | the Geocities Help Chat, which is where I started learning more and more | | about computers and programming. Within a period of a few months, I had | | successfully created a Perl and a PHP site, although very basic and ugly | | (this still hasn't improved...). | | | | It was during the spring of 2002 I got my first computer that really was | | mine. I installed Red Hat Linux 7.1 on it, from some CDs I had gotten with | | a magazine. I really liked being able to peek under the hood of the OS, and | | began downloading Red Hat Linux 7.3 in June. The download wasn't finished | | by the time I had graduated from primary school. | | | | In August 2002 I started high school at IT-Gymnasiet in Rissne. I got my | | laptop from school, which meant an additional 8 hours per day of using the | | computer. I had it dual-booting, although I pretty much exclusively used | | GNU/Linux. | | | | I think it was some time during autumn/winter 2002 that I got my first good | | computer, which is still my workstation... I don't really need a good | | computer, as I don't do too much. Kernel compiles happen in the background | | anyway ;-) | | | | I got my PA-RISC computers during the summer of 2003. | | | | During the autumn of 2003 I started hanging out in the SmoothWall IRC | | channels. I learned quite a bit about iptables, as well as why proprietary | | development models suck, and for that I thank the SmoothWall community and | | SmoothWall Ltd. I stopped contributing to the project some time during the | | summer of 2005. | | | | It was during 2004 when I got Hawaii to replace Opera, Bussola and | | Margerita which got me interested in running virtual servers. After playing | | around with UML and deciding I wanted something a bit more performant, I | | found Linux-VServer. I have been supporting it on a regular basis for a | | couple of years now, and have been co-maintaining util-vserver since around | | mid-2006. | | | | I graduated from high school in 2005. After that, I studied for a year at | | the department of computer and systems sciences at Stockholm's University, | | but I didn't feel that it taught me anything I wanted to know so I dropped | | out. In August of 2006, I started studying Linux systems at Nackademin from | | which I graduated in June 2008, having completed both the ISP and | | networking classes. | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | © Copyright 2004-2007 Daniel Hokka Zakrisson | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+