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UNIXHEADS, JUST STUFF...Protector of the bits, wrangler of the evil packets, got my CISSP for the hell of it, gear head for the fun of it, father and husband because I love it..
My name is Scott Palmer, I am prior service Army and presently a computer and network security engineer with 16+ years of experience in the computing industry, in addition I hold a CISSP, PCIP, and ISA. My main focus and passion is privacy protection, which drives my passion for network and systems security. I strive to help others learn the safe and proper ways to run their computers, regardless of their operating system of choice.
I have been a big supporter of Linux/Unix based systems since the beginning of my career. I use to run Linux back in the days when it was a lot, and I mean a lot, of effort into getting it installed and running.
Presently for my desktop I run mostly Apple's OS X, not because of any illusion that it is perfect, but because I just wanted something that just works. It provides me with the best of both worlds, the "stability" of *nix, with the applications and such that I need under Windows (think Adobe, Video Editing, Office, etc). I do, however, run Linux for my servers and would rather not run anything else if I can help it.
On the more personal bit, I am a bit of gear head and enjoy working on cars. I have a car I take to the road course track from time to time. I also love doing outdoor activities such as mountain biking, skiing, shooting, archery and such. And of course any activity with my wife and kids is the most enjoyable.
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
- Thomas Jefferson