My name is Brenton Earl.  This is my personal blog that I will use to talk about all the things that interest me. You can expect to hear a lot about Linux and the projects I do that are related to Information Technology. I will sometimes post rants because I can. I enjoy system administration on all operating systems. I mostly use Linux these days and my favorite Linux distribution is Slackware. I have professional experience with the Debian, Slackware, and CentOS Linux distirbutions. My preferred Unix operating system is FreeBSD OpenBSD even though I do not use it as often as I would like to. On the side I do freelance technical support, freelance web application development, and I also am the go to guy for all my family's technical needs. During downtime I do a lot of gaming. My favorite games include Diablo 3 and Skyrim. When I am away from my desk (which is not very often) I like to go hiking, fishing, and kayaking.