[Chugalug] Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.

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[Chugalug] Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.

JustinMcAfee
TL;DR I'm new here. I like food, and guns, and FOSS, and I'm having a party. 

Morning All, 

I'm new to the list and thought I'd bite the bullet and make an introduction. 

I'm Justin McAfee, born and raised in Dunlap, TN, though the Army took me to some fun and interesting places. My experience with Linux started at 12 in a middle school "Intro to Computers" class. The teacher realized I was already touch typing and asked me if I had a home computer. After explaining that "Yes, I do, and my favorite movie is Hackers". Coach Tim White, God Bless Him, went in to his office and returned with a Cherry Red Memorex Cool Colors CD-R with the words "Knoppix - Boot" scrawled on the front in sharpie. 

I went home that night and booted into what would be a life changing experience. Throughout the years I've been the on again off again *nix user. Knowing that it was always there to DBAN a drive, or recover some poor souls Windows file that were otherwise stuck in purgatory. Around a year ago my wife and I became pregnant with our first child and we began to look into ways I could monetize the computer repair business I had managed for the last decade for friends, family, and friends of family. (We've all been the "computer guy" at some point.) 

In my quest to moonlight consistently and build a clientele, I was able to establish McAfee Media Solutions [dot]com which serves the people and businesses of Bledsoe and Sequatchie counties with low cost MSP services. (Though I daylight at BCBSTN.) We believe that FOSS is  the answer for every problem, despite the naysayers, and  with our current overhead, I couldn't do this work without the tools and support of FOSS projects like Debian and others. We are now proud to trumpet the fact that our entire infrastructure runs on FOSS projects including field laptops, servers, and hardware. 

I am mostly entirely self-trained (Thank you Youtube, FSF, Edx, Cybrary, StackExchange, et al...) though I have 2 years at CSTCC with a majority of my non-general education courses being in IS/desktops/java/etc... I went on to UT-Chattanooga where I am a few classes from finishing a B.A. in Mass Communications but left to pursue a military career and am a graduate of the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Psychological Operations Specialist, Ft. Bragg, and the Basic Airborne Course, US Army Airborne School, Ft. Benning. 

I am a reformed protestant Christian who works and teaches in a small church in Dunlap near the Seq/Bledsoe border and am an anarcho-capitalist by nature, though I lend myself to classical liberalism or Libertarianism when in a voting booth. Because of my anarchistic upbringing and a post-military service/post-Snowden general distrust for government and its machinations I am politically active with groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Guardian Project. 

I believe that FOSS is not only the responsibility of Christians to foster and share ("Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it." - Prov 3:27 (ESV)), but that open source and secure encryption is in the best interest of a continued and successful republic. 

This has gone on long enough, so I will finish by saying I also am an avid firearms collector, amateur chef, and despise long walks on the beach, especially if being made to hump a ruck. 

I look forward to sharing and learning from you all, 

Also I'm hosting a cryptoparty at the 5th Floor of the Edney on Feb 6th from 1700-2000 to teach individuals with ZERO experience with plug and play FOSS encryption and any of you are more than welcome to attend. The event is for anyone 12-120 who uses Windows/Mac/*nix or any mobile device. Additional information is available here: https://www.cryptoparty.in/chattanooga_tn#upcomingevents


So Long and Thanks For All the Fish,
Justin McAfee, cipher6
PGP Public Key: 
https://flowcrypt.com/pub/justinamcafee


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Re: [Chugalug] Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.

Andy Burnett
Welcome, Justin!  Looks like fun; I'll be there!  These are some real good
folks here.  They always smile and nod even when I ask the dumbest
questions...



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Re: [Chugalug] Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.

Stephen Kraus
Welcome to the Unix jungle

On Jan 8, 2018 12:47 PM, "Andy Burnett" <[hidden email]> wrote:
Welcome, Justin!  Looks like fun; I'll be there!  These are some real good
folks here.  They always smile and nod even when I ask the dumbest
questions...



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Re: [Chugalug] Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.

JustinMcAfee
Thanks Ed, Stephen! 

Andy, we look forward to seeing you! Feel free to bring along others as you see fit! We're not trying to stage a HUGE event, but we definitely want to bring together as many people as possible and make this worth our while. Devanooga has been super responsive as well and is even sending people to help with the tables. So, this could be a really fun thing for the people of Chattanooga! 


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>Welcome to the Unix jungle
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>On Jan 8, 2018 12:47 PM, "Andy Burnett" <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>Welcome, Justin!  Looks like fun; I'll be there!  These are some real good
>> folks here.  They always smile and nod even when I ask the dumbest
>> questions...
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Re: [Chugalug] Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.

wes
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This is great stuff. A lot of times when people ask why something broke, and it's either too complicated to explain, or I have no idea, I answer with "Eddies in the space-time continuum."

So far, 1 person got it.

-wes

On Sat, Jan 6, 2018 at 6:01 AM, JustinMcAfee <[hidden email]> wrote:
TL;DR I'm new here. I like food, and guns, and FOSS, and I'm having a party. 

Morning All, 

I'm new to the list and thought I'd bite the bullet and make an introduction. 

I'm Justin McAfee, born and raised in Dunlap, TN, though the Army took me to some fun and interesting places. My experience with Linux started at 12 in a middle school "Intro to Computers" class. The teacher realized I was already touch typing and asked me if I had a home computer. After explaining that "Yes, I do, and my favorite movie is Hackers". Coach Tim White, God Bless Him, went in to his office and returned with a Cherry Red Memorex Cool Colors CD-R with the words "Knoppix - Boot" scrawled on the front in sharpie. 

I went home that night and booted into what would be a life changing experience. Throughout the years I've been the on again off again *nix user. Knowing that it was always there to DBAN a drive, or recover some poor souls Windows file that were otherwise stuck in purgatory. Around a year ago my wife and I became pregnant with our first child and we began to look into ways I could monetize the computer repair business I had managed for the last decade for friends, family, and friends of family. (We've all been the "computer guy" at some point.) 

In my quest to moonlight consistently and build a clientele, I was able to establish McAfee Media Solutions [dot]com which serves the people and businesses of Bledsoe and Sequatchie counties with low cost MSP services. (Though I daylight at BCBSTN.) We believe that FOSS is  the answer for every problem, despite the naysayers, and  with our current overhead, I couldn't do this work without the tools and support of FOSS projects like Debian and others. We are now proud to trumpet the fact that our entire infrastructure runs on FOSS projects including field laptops, servers, and hardware. 

I am mostly entirely self-trained (Thank you Youtube, FSF, Edx, Cybrary, StackExchange, et al...) though I have 2 years at CSTCC with a majority of my non-general education courses being in IS/desktops/java/etc... I went on to UT-Chattanooga where I am a few classes from finishing a B.A. in Mass Communications but left to pursue a military career and am a graduate of the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Psychological Operations Specialist, Ft. Bragg, and the Basic Airborne Course, US Army Airborne School, Ft. Benning. 

I am a reformed protestant Christian who works and teaches in a small church in Dunlap near the Seq/Bledsoe border and am an anarcho-capitalist by nature, though I lend myself to classical liberalism or Libertarianism when in a voting booth. Because of my anarchistic upbringing and a post-military service/post-Snowden general distrust for government and its machinations I am politically active with groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Guardian Project. 

I believe that FOSS is not only the responsibility of Christians to foster and share ("Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it." - Prov 3:27 (ESV)), but that open source and secure encryption is in the best interest of a continued and successful republic. 

This has gone on long enough, so I will finish by saying I also am an avid firearms collector, amateur chef, and despise long walks on the beach, especially if being made to hump a ruck. 

I look forward to sharing and learning from you all, 

Also I'm hosting a cryptoparty at the 5th Floor of the Edney on Feb 6th from 1700-2000 to teach individuals with ZERO experience with plug and play FOSS encryption and any of you are more than welcome to attend. The event is for anyone 12-120 who uses Windows/Mac/*nix or any mobile device. Additional information is available here: https://www.cryptoparty.in/chattanooga_tn#upcomingevents


So Long and Thanks For All the Fish,
Justin McAfee, cipher6
PGP Public Key: 
https://flowcrypt.com/pub/justinamcafee


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Welcome Justin!

 

<JC>

 

 

 

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Welcome to the Unix jungle

 

On Jan 8, 2018 12:47 PM, "Andy Burnett" <[hidden email]> wrote:

Welcome, Justin!  Looks like fun; I'll be there!  These are some real good
folks here.  They always smile and nod even when I ask the dumbest
questions...



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