What is it?
For the last year or so, I've hosted my personal Linux projects
on this site. This facilitates two important things: (a) provide
information to the Linux/BSD community, and (b) get feedback from the
community regarding the things I've done. Hackers detest duplication
of effort, and these two points help to prevent it.
Currently the projects here represent my own work, but I'm more than
willing to host projects others have done. If you like the idea, and
have a few extra minutes, contribute a How-to about something interesting
you've done. Just email
Who is it?
My name is Eater, I'm a hacker living in the
Dirty South. I grew up in the West, but military duty brought me here
in 1997. I've since gotten out, and currently run a small network
consulting business in Columbus, GA. If you'd like to drop me a note,
I'm obsessed with computers and computer networks.
I tend to bog myself down with more projects than
I really have time for... so I end up working on all of them at the
same time, getting nowhere on any of them.
I've recently helped to organize an open source advocacy group in the
Columbus, Georgia area. The Chattahoochee Area Open Source
(CHAOS) group has really taken off here, and
I'm thrilled about it. There really wasn't much social focus for hackers
in this area when I got here, but with the help of those involved with
CHAOS, that is changing.
What does "Shaolinux" mean?
People who aren't as obsessed as I am with Kung-Fu movies and/or Linux
lost by this reference. Let me clear things up: shaolin +
linux = shaolinux. The Shaolin Temple is a Buddhist temple
in China, and birthplace of Kung-Fu (some say all martial
arts are born from there)
I am hopelessly obsessed with Kung-Fu flicks... if I was a rapper
I'd be in Wu-Tang. On a more serious note, I'm also intrigued by Eastern
culture in general, to include the Buddhist and Taoist religions.
How was the site created?
The graphics for this site were prepared entirely using
the GIMP, an incredibly powerful
photo manipluation program. The scripts to generate the site were written using
, a versatile scripting language. All scripts and
plain HTML templates are written using
Vim, the VI Improved editor, a clone
of the traditional vi UNIX text
editor. The site is
hosted remotely in Chatsworth, California, using a
running the Apache webserver.
In other words, this site is derived entirely from Open Source
software! Here's to free speech, and free beer.