So... some stuff about me. Well, I suppose I should start off with introductions. My name's Mid Favila, and I'm an autodidact currently located in Atlantic Canada. I'm particularly interested in the following;
- Linux and other UNIXes, particularly QNX; NeXT is neat, too
- Computer programming (even if I'm not fantastic at it yet)
- Amateur radio. I still need to get a license...
- Hobbyist and retro electronics (particularly homebrew computers)
Outside of my academic interests, I'm a big fan of other relatively nerdy things; anime is up there, especially those of a more anthropomorphic inclination such as Brand New Animal or Beastars, but more abstract and weird stuff like FLCL and Serial Experiments Lain are also fun. I'm fond of fencing and other combat sports, as well as RPGs; in particular, I've been playing a lot of MUDs recently.
I've been a member of a few different organizations, the most obvious being SDF, where my site and such are hosted. I'm formerly a member of the EFF, and I'm intending to join the FSF soon. Eventually I'd like to join the local ARES branch, as well.
As for my battlestation, I've got the specs listed below (it's a mild self-indulgence of mine...)
- OS: KISS, Hardened-CK 5.10.101, Suckless core; BSD and Plan 9 supplements
- Motherboard: Intel S2600CW2R
- Processors: Dual Intel Xeon 2670v3
- RAM: 32GB DDR4@2133 ECC, Hynix
- PSU: Corsair RM750x
- GPU: AMD WX5100
- Disk Controller: LSI 9240
- Disks: One Kingston 250GB SSD (SATA), two Hitachi 3TB HDDs (SAS), two Samsung 200GB SSDs (SAS)
- Sound Card: ASUS Xonar STX
- Additional Cards: USB3 header card, PS/2 card, legacy SuperIO card
- Case: CoolerMaster Cosmos II
- Displays: Triple EIZO Radiforce RX340s mounted on Kensington 60106 arms
- Keyboard: IBM Model M 122 (Est. 1986)
- Pointer: Itac Systems Mouse-Trak Professional trackball
- Headphones: Blue Lola
If you'd like to get to know me more, feel free to reach out some time. My contact details are on this site's home page.