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23+ years experie
nce UNIX/LINUX, macOS & Windows  

Personal | Computers | CDL Driver | Camping | Ham Radio | Social Media | Writing
 
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Richard A. Allcorn

   
   

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What's Happening!
(What's going on with me ...)

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my BLOG
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my Contact Info:
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Linux News Sources
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OpenDesktop.org
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openSuSE News
The LINUX Insider News
The LINUX Journal
KDE Community
GNome Community

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IT Engineer/Admin
User Accounts/Data Management
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Linux News Sources
(Linux news & info resources)

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OpenDesktop.org
Linux Online
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The LINUX Insider News
The LINUX Journal
KDE Community
GNome Community

 

Get Connected!
(setup how-to's and info)

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Configuring UUCP
Setting up PPP (dial-up)
Setting up a Small Office Network
Setting up LINUX boot on a Thumbdrive




History:

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Who is Richard Stallman?
Who is Linus Torvalds?
What is Linux | Windows | Mac OSX
What is X-Windows?
(X11)

Comparing Linux vs Windows?
Understanding Multi-User Systems?

What is Open-Source?
What is Open Source Licensing?
What is the Free Software Foundation? What is uucp? . sendmail?



Networks and protocols:

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uucp | PPP |PPPoE | Dial-up | VPN
TCP/IP | IPX | NetBIOS | Token Ring
Lan Manager | NT LanManager (NTLM)
AppleTalk | ARCNET | PRNet | RTTY
ArpaNET |
The Internet


Popular File Systems:

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FAT(12/16/32) | HPFS| exFAT | NTFS
ZFS | MFS | HFS | HFS+ | APFS
UFS | EXT(2/3/4) | XFS | JFS | btrfs
HISTORY of File Systems



If you're anxious to try LINUX, take my advise and give openSuSE a try ...

It's easy to install, and administration is a snap, with graphical menus and helpful utilities to make your job much easier! The learning curve is short when you try openSuSE!

You can download the image for a boot CD and create it on your existing system. It's call a "NET boot CD" and it starts the installation from the CD, and then uses your hardwired LAN connection or your wireless connection to do the rest by downloading the rest as it installs!
It's "easy"!


A NETWORK INSTALL is FREE!
I want to get started now ... <click here>
..or you can order a DVD ... <click here>

If you want to learn more, please check it out now at:
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Welcome to my PERSONAL WEBSITE!  

This website is a reference work to make information available to you, about me, my family, my work, my hobbies, and the various things someone might want to know or ask. Over the course of my life, I have done so much, learned so much, experienced so much, that a simple resume or detailed job history, which is what resumes really are now, just canno't cover it.

So, I bring you ..."my Personal Website".
I hope you truly find this resrouce helpful, informative and resourceful!
Hal 9000 and Chaundra
Hal said he liked it!


My Story brief

ITguy-1I got into computers when CP/M 2.2 was "the standard". I worked with the IBM PC's, and clones, and even with UNIX when it first came to personal computers (XENIX). I've built computer systems, pc's and serviced the equipment, devices, networks & cabling, telephone systems & lines, worked with patch panel (66 & 110 block), and was a special with serial communications and telephone modems, when they were key for interconnecting. Having worked with mainframes (some) and mini-computers, I have also supported and administered various servers (Windows, UNIX, LINUX and macOS), and worked with terminal devices (asynchronous and synchronious). I also have extensive radio and two-way experience, cellular, wifi, mesh, packet, radio teletype, telex/TWX and various packet networks.

 

 

My Story brief

For years, I worked supporting various systems, servers, server rooms, and mobile and virtual links and connections for customers to help them "get connected", and effectively work anywhere. I never really took the time for certifications or formal training but learned these on-the-spot, as the needs arose. Now, with the added competition in the IT field, I am finding it difficult to even get to "speak" personally to the customer to discover if I am what they need or not. Software has taken that place, and all too often that software does NOT do a good job of selection and filtering. Good applicants and "the answer" to what they actually need, is passed by.

To survive, and in an effort to keep my financial resources for income diverse, I have obtained my CDL (commercial drivers license), with all of the available endorsements (tankers, double & triple trailers, hazmat (hazardous materials) and even people transportation, to include charter buses and school buses. With these added fields of work available, my income can be consistent, regardless of the IT market, while I continue obtaining my education and certifications in the IT field.

My Specialty  what I excel in




Home IT GuyI love automation, with batch files, and with shell scripting, organizing and making things "neat" and tidy. Yes, I'm rather "OCD" when it comes to creating user accounts, their profiles, and in using "all" of the various wonderful features of the LINUX (UNIX) world! I also love synchronizing and copy of user data to ensure backups are available. I've never cared for an actualy "backup", aka encrypted and compressed files containing millions of files all crammed into one file. There is way too much opportunity for failure there. If the backup is corrupted, "everything" is corrupted/gone! But, if you copy the files, then you have a second copy, safely stored somewhere. If something goes wrong, it is highly likely that you will lose a single file or two, and not everything! So, I much prefer individual file copies, using samba and NFS file sharing, and rsync to synchronize changes to ensure we have copies, regularly (and automatically) backed up.

When I create a user, I don't use the standard, default user creation tool that comes with LINUX. There is way too much that is lost with that process. Instead, I use a shell script that prompts me for the user's information, and then creates the user, along with the various profiles, headshot, project file, plan file, eMail account, ssh file, and permissions. I even have the shell script take that information and create a user's "contact profile" with it ... a .CSV file that allows you to share your contact information right away! The [username].csv file is right there in the user's home directory for them to share, along with the headshot.jpg and .face files. File sharing is automatically set up, and everything works right out-of-the-box!

I'm Also a Commercial Driver   Class AM CDL (endorsements: tx)

Beach GuyWith the evergrowing populus of "IT folks" in the Austin Texas area, creating a much more difficult job search-and-find issue, I decided that I had to do something to bring in good income while I am in-between contracts. My savings could not take the up-and-down that sometimes comes with these gaps. There are a lot more un-informed recruiters too that think contractors should come on as a salary employee, but without the benefits, and for the same pay! Contractors have to pay for their own time off, their own vacations, and their own training, and that costs $$$. Most contractors make somewhere around twice what a regular employee would make, because they don't get all of the benefits the regular employee does. With IT folks in great numbers, the salaries as well have gone down, and specialization is the only way to compete. (more schooling, most cost)

When visiting with employment agencies, the Texas Workforce Commission, and similar agencies, all I see is "Be a truck driver!" and when I discovered that the salaries were almost twice what these new recruiter wannabees were quoting, I decided to take it! You see, truck driving jobs are all over the area, from small trucks to large truck, and from bus drivers to tour buses! And, if you want to go over-the-road or on an off-site assignment, the $$$ just keep climbing!

When I left the Air Force the first time, back in 1982, I got my chauffeurs license, and drove tanker trucks for about 2 years or so. Back then, that's all you had to have. Now, it's like getting your "pilot's license"! You have to have yearly physicals, lots of testing, and driving tests that often require a 2nd and sometimes 3rd attempt before passing! But, I made it! Now I am a fully qualified "Class A" truck drivers, with all of the endorsements. I drive 5th wheels, standard or automatic, flatbeds, tankers, double and triple trailer ridgs, and I even got the Hazmat endorsement, so I can work the oil fields! So, watch for me. When you can't find me in-town, you just might have to use one of my links on the left "Find me" to see just where I am at the time! I will have my Ham Radio with me, and using the APRS system, you should be able to track me down with just one click!

Oh, if you're too interested in pursuing a career in truck driving, please talk to my buddy at Austin CDL Services! He ran into the same problem I did with finding the jobs. He went to trucks and hasn't looked back since! They are "great" for training you to pass our test and learn how to drive safely! AND ... they are the best priced in the entire state of Texas!
Check them out at: Austin CDL Services

 


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