I am a Linux administrator/enthusiast and the creator of LinuxGSM. Currently serving in the Royal Navy, having the pleasure to work on HMS Queen Elizabeth while using my IT skills. I started using computers at the age of 12 and quickly became my passion and my career after choosing to study Networking to degree level. I have a broad spectrum of knowledge on various systems and am always interesting in learning new skills.
In my spare time I am a PC gamer and enjoy scripting, and working on various IT projects.
My interest in Linux started from looking after a Debian web server and dabbling with distros at college. After taking a position as a Linux administrator previously, my skills and knowledge have increased drastically. I managed to link two of my interests Linux and gaming and eventually came up with LinuxGSM
My passion for gaming inspired me to create my first major website gamestand.net project that hosts free games. Initially starting as a site developed on DragonflyCMS I recently re-created the site with a more modern platform WordPress. I have previously helped organise and develop for battlefiled3tournament.com and bc2tournament.com by creating and maintaining the website, teamspeak and assisting on tournament days.
I have been a gamer since I was very young with my first console being the Sega Mega Drive 2. Then moving to N64 with my favorite game being GoldenEye. This gave me an interest in Goldeneye: Source and have the privilege of hosting the mod on gamestand.net. I also create a few wallpapers. I also used to help manage a Battlefield tournament. Until recently I regularly attended local LAN party’s and INSOMNIA festival and hope to return to take part soon.
I enjoy UI design and enjoy designing themes and interfaces for programs and websites including Teamspeak, Google Chrome and Firefox. As part of my work on board HMS Queen Elizabeth I designed an interface to allow engineers on board identify issues with the 900+ network devices.
I have previously written several useful BASH scripts for jobs including service monitoring and disk auditing tools. LinuxGSM being the most popular and ongoing script that supports over 70 game servers.
Note: If you have an issue with any LinuxGSM scripts please do NOT email me directly. Please raise an issue on GitHub.