Hi, my name is Bruce. I have worked with a single IT company (Office Equipment Company) for 20 years now. While I love computers, I find the job can really beat the passion out of me. The blog helps somewhat, especially when I get enthusiastic about posting.
I use a 2017 model 15" MacBook Pro as my only computer. I have an iPad Air, an iPhone 11, and an Apple Watch, so you could say I'm hooked in. I work with Windows workstations and servers, as well as Linux machines, constantly, so I know my way around them really well. I actually like Windows 10, not that I would ever replace my beloved Apple.
This is a WordPress site. It's running on my own virtual build Ubuntu 16.04 linux system, hosted on Digital Ocean. In addition to the Apache services, I also run my own mail server from the server, based on Postfix and Dovecot.
Beyond computers, I have my lovely wife and two grown but terrific kids. I have a grandson. I love to travel, whether across the country or around the county, it doesn't matter. My favorite place is Cannon Beach, Oregon and I would live there if I could.
If I have any passion beyond computers, its history. I own literally hundreds of books on the American Civil War. I read about WWI and WWII, medieval history, the (real) old west, and am currently fascinated by Ancient Rome.
Astronomy has become my latest go-to hobby. I was very into it 25 years ago, and recently got bitten by the bug again. Expect to see more about that!
I am a font of useless information. Things stick with me for a long time. I may be able to tell you a lot about Abraham Lincoln, odd bits of stories from the late Roman republic, or quick quotes from the famous and infamous, but not remember my own birthday.