My name is Kevin Kennedy. I live in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. I am a committed user of open source operating systems and software.

I set up this blog as a place to store information about system administration tasks and about computing in general. Documenting my research and experience with hardware and software will, I hope, help others who are searching for solutions to the same problems I’m solving.

Computing has been a big part of my life since the early 1980′s. I was a youthful BASIC programmer on a 4kb ZX-81 back then, but I graduated to Macs, PCs, HP-UX, VAX VMS, and finally Linux. I’ve used computers for personal and creative purposes and in my capacity as a professional systems analyst and teacher.

In addition to technical topics, I will use this blog to explore the place of computing in my life. Computers permeate almost every aspect of modern existence: recreation, politics, socializing, employment, education, and art, for starters. How do I get the best from what computing has to offer me without becoming a pasty zombie in a windowless room?