michaw - "cultivated pragmatism since 1982"
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michaw is a German-based IT consultant who focuses on security, infrastructure and system automation.
michaw.de website is a quick online representation intended for people searching the interweb.
- 1982 born in Dresden
- 1986 Berlin
- 2001 Wedel / Hamburg
- 2010 Mbeya, Tanzania
- 2016 Hamburg
- mum loves to tell that I could start games on our Atari 800 w/ XC12 before writing my name
- learing Basic programming in the age of 6
- first html and js programming with 11
- started exploring windows network security about the same age
- contact with Linux starting with SuSE 4.3 in 1996
- building fli4l low cost routers for German dial-in internet
- custom kernels and Xfce in 1998 to match limitied resources of old AMD K6 II 350MHz
- going through SlackWare, RedHat, TurboLinux, Mandrake, Gentoo and Debian
- highly customized versions of WindowMaker, XFCE, later E17 wth XFree86, X11, Xorg and composite extensions
- earyl 00's it's all debian and servers, my
lena device which was the Eierlegende Wollmilchsau or jack of all trades
- interest for all different kind of servers (Web, Mail, VPN, VoIP, etc) of course on encrypted filesystems
- started learning C in 2003 when my first SATA controller drivers had lots of problems in Linux kernel
- exploring network security in bigger networks to overcome http limitations in university network
- from there everything was straight forward, bigger and more servers, bigger networks, more encryption, etc
Besides having a broad general interest in technology and politics some key interest stick out.
- concepts of distributed services and databases
- Container as a Service solutions
- with hearthbeat and DRBD in 2006
- k8s, scheduling, disruption budgets, automatic rescheduling and distributed microservices
- Infrastructure and Networking
- IaaS, Infrastructure as Code
- Distributed storage solutions
- Server client architecure and software design patterns
- German and international politics
- analog black&white photography
- photos by Lee Jeffries, Vivian Maier and Adrian Aseptyczny
- squash and sports in general
- books and reading
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* Initial layout and css styling
* Updated some details
* third time ... nope, automated.
make push is way nicer
* added some hobbies .. yeah, suprise
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