Hi! I'm an IT guy in my 30s. Went to UT Austin. Lived in Austin for most of the past 13 years with a few breaks -- like the few times I went to work and live in Asia, and my last job where I was on the road every week.
*Don't ask me to fix a Windows computer please. I probably won't be very much help other than trying to diagnose the problem using (website hidden) just like you would do, I imagine.
I am connected to the computer a lot as you might guess. But I also like to think I'm good at socializing. I like to talk about travel, cultures, current events, tech stuff, and so much more. I'm a bit of an information junkie.
In my last job I talked well over 6 hours each day in the position of a Red Hat Instructor. I led Red Hat Enterprise Linux training courses and administered IT certification exams across the USA and also around the world. I can talk at length and in detail about lots of techie things including Linux.
I led week-long classes onsite for diverse clients including government agencies and very large private and publicly traded companies. I've also led open-enrollment classes where people who signed up for a Red Hat training class on (website hidden) had me for an instructor. I have lots of fun stories about leading those classes that I can share with you, and the end of week course survey results always showed that I was an excellent instructor. So I figure I can talk about Linux and explain it to those with little or no IT background up to experts pretty well.
I have lots of travel stories, I lived in Thailand between 2005-7 and Malaysia in 2010-11 and I've travelled to other places as well, but just as everyone else I haven't been to all the places I'd like to travel to. I like to share observations made about traveling.