ols is a distinguished technologist whose topics of expertise include OpenBSD, automation, chaos and resilience engineering, and Nerf warfare.
Interested in technology (specifically how it breaks) from a young age, his first foray into !windows was in 2003 when, while blindly following the installation instructions in Sams Teach Yourself Red Hat Linux, he upgraded his dad’s Windows XP machine to Red Hat 9. This resulted in him getting his own computer, so has been widely regarded as a good thing.
He made the jump from Linux to BSD around 2014 and hasn’t looked back. Realistically everything he needs to do on a daily basis can be done through the console, and so that’s what he does. His ThinkPad X61s serves him well still after all these years and currently runs OpenBSD. He counts vim, irssi, mutt, and git among his favourite software.
You can contact ols on mastodon or twitter.
25 Apr 2019
Mischa Peters and
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