Let us welcome Emanuel, our second lurker who will learn a bit more about portmgr duties for the next four months and who started by answering our usual questionnaire.
Inspiration for your IRC nick
Same as my default UID so that people can find me.
TLD of origin
When did you join portmgr@
Beginning of november 2014 as a lurker.
Inspiration for using FreeBSD
It’s been my primary server/desktop OS since years. I always liked the
documentation and found things generally easier to achieve than with
Linux. I was also fascinated by ports. At the time I was manually
downloading solaris packages from “sun freeware” when someone showed me
ports. I think it is no surprise that I switched to FreeBSD. I always
found the community to be very friendly and helpful. Finally with pkgng
I feel the same sense of excitement all over again.
Who was your first contact in FreeBSD
Pav Lucistnik (pav)
Who was your mentor(s)
Roman Bogorodskiy (novel)
What was your most embarrassing moment in FreeBSD
Can’t think of any particular one. In general breaking things tends to
Boxers / Briefs / other
vi(m) / emacs / other
Mostly nvi but more and more vim.
What keeps you motivated in FreeBSD
pkgng, poudriere, the friendly and helpful community, ZFS, geli,
stability of the OS to name just a few.
What book do you have on your bedside table
Arnaldur Indriðason – The Draining Lake
coffee / tea / other
Do you have a guilty pleasure
Reddit and coin mining.
How would you describe yourself
Sysadmin, traveller, adventurer, motorcycler, dog person.
sendmail / postfix / other
Do you have a hobby outside of FreeBSD
I am a passionate motorcycler. I love riding my motorcycle in the more
mountainous regions of Europe. After a long day at work you often see
me on my motorcycle riding towards the sunset. I also have a
fascination for the nordic culture and literature. I’m taking Swedish
lessons since 2011.
Claim to Fame
Driving from Oberstaufen, Germany to Amman/Jordan using no highways in
3 weeks in a 20 year old Audi A4. Maintaining 195 ports and keeping
them all up to date and working.
What did you have for breakfast today
Swiss-Muesli with Coffee
What sports team do you support
What else do you do in the world of FreeBSD
Porting and maintaining ports that I’m interested in.
Any parting words you want to share
I’m just glad to have the opportunity to work with so many highly
skilled people on the FreeBSD project.