Welcome to Avid Andrew, a place for me to share my thoughts, hobbies, photos, and software. I use Arch Linux with KDE as my primary workstation and enjoy learning about UNIX-like operating systems, virtualization, and open-source software. My other hobbies include digital photography and scifi (Babylon 5, Star Trek, etc).

Some technologies and software that I use:

  • ansible - A simple-to-use, flexible server orchestration tool
  • Arch Linux - an advanced and lightweight Linux distribution
  • Darktable - A powerful RAW processor and photo manager for Linux
  • KDE - the most advanced and configurable desktop environment
  • LXD - Linux containers for fast and easy virtualization
  • QEMU - an open-source hypervisor that is integrated with the Linux kernel
  • Ubuntu Linux - A stable, popular Debian-based Linux distribution
  • WINE - a re-implementation of the Windows ABI for Linux
  • atop - server monitoring over time
  • dokuwiki - an easy-to-setup wiki
  • git - an advanced, distributed version control system
  • pfSense - an advanced, open-source firewall based on FreeBSD
  • sanoid - automatically create and rotate ZFS snapshots
  • tmux - a fantastic terminal multiplexer

See my ansible-playbooks git repository for playbooks to deploy several of these services and configure your own storage and virtualization servers. Also the awesome-selfhosted github page is an excellent resource for more great software.