I am a Linux administrator/enthusiast and the creator of LinuxGSM.
Ex-Royal Navy Engineer, having the pleasure to work and utilise my IT skills on-board HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales. I started using computers at the age of 12, quickly becoming my passion and my career; after choosing to study networking to degree level at Sheffield Hallam University and Worcester College of Technology. I have a broad spectrum of knowledge on various IT systems with a focus on Linux and Virtualisation.
Currently supporting a young family, but when I get spare time I am a PC gamer, enjoy scripting, and working on various IT projects.
My interest in Linux started after managing a Debian webserver (cPanel) and experimenting with various distros at college. After taking on a position as a Linux administrator my skills and knowledge increased drastically. I have experience in many systems including BASH, Git, SAMBA, rsync, Postfix, Dovecot, Hylafax, Apache, Nginx, Plesk, cPanel. With my primary distros being Ubuntu and CentOS.
My passion for gaming-inspired me to create my first major website gamestand.net, which hosts free game downloads. Initially starting as a site developed on DragonflyCMS I recently re-created the site with WordPress. I have previously helped organise and develop for battlefield3tournament.com and bc2tournament.com by creating and maintaining the website, Teamspeak 3 and assisting on tournament days.
I currently the maintainer of GTA5 Redux which involves maintaining a GTA V mod and the website.
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 onboard 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 100+ game servers. Some of my work is available on GitHub.
I have been a gamer since I was very young with my first console being the Sega Mega Drive 2. I have been part of several gaming clans and community and regularly attended local LAN parties and INSOMNIA Gaming festival. Gaming has inspired me to work on various gaming-related projects helped start my interest in IT.
Note: If you have an issue with any LinuxGSM scripts please do NOT email me directly. Please visit LinuxGSM support.