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Greetings, I am the infamous Dr Small, wanted on 2 continents, 3 countries and 5 states :)
No. But really, I help out on Ubuntu Forums, and am on the Beginners Team that works in the Absolute Beginner Talk. I do alot of my posting there.
My internet alias is Dr Small. I only go by that name on the internet, because occasionally I am the prey of a predator, so I wish him not to know my real name. The name derived from an old book, thence I took it.
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I have written a few bash script, and maintain my own blog here: I run [[http://archlinux.org|ArchLinux]] on my desktop and have several other machines running Linux in the household. Most notably, they running some form of Ubuntu. My server (Mycroft) currently runs Debian Stable for MySQL, Apache, Postfix, FTP, SSH, Openfire, Squid, DansGuardian and stores all my backups along with other unimportant tasks.
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http://php.8ez.com/drsmall/blog/ I am a Geek that is highly interested in cryptography, security and server maintenance. Since I run my own server, I have learned alot from managing SSH to setting up Webmail. It is still an ever learning process for me. My latest tackle for security has been configuring FWKNOP (FireWall KNock OPerator) for portknocking -- Thanks to kevdog for writing the [[http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=812573|Howto]].
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I mainly tinker around with my system and like to try out new things on it, and customize it the way I like it. My favorite applications are [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SSHHowto SSH], John, [https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSHHowto#head-6407a98aa6275a2fc44114cbca90a76d5eb4222d Xephyr] and [https://help.ubuntu.com/community/IceWM IceWM]. My favorite distribution would be Ubuntu 7.04, as that is what I have installed, and have a tweaked IceWM setup with VistaBlack as the theme. I use GPG for signing and encrypting messages. I may not be technically inclined with it, but I do use it, and have shared the object of encryption on with my internet friends, of which we all use GPG now.
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[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InternetRelayChat IRC] is another one of my favorite pastimes, because I like to sit around and chat with my friends on #ubuntuforums-beginners on irc.freenode.net and help people out. But because of my limited bandwidth for from my ISP, I have to limit IRC at times, because it is a bandwidth hog... I am currently using [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Openbox|Openbox]] on ArchLinux with Conky, Feh and Pypanel for extra added components to Openbox, since it comes with no panel, no wallpaper application. Openfire runs on my server for Jabber so I can host my own Jabber Server, and save myself bandwidth.
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Sherlock Holmes is one of my favorite fictional characters, along with "Dr Small", of whom I stole his name :) I read it in an old book, and he was the villain in the story, but I liked his personality, so I chose the name. As much as others may disagree, I do love chatting on IRC. But due to my bandwidth restrictions, I rarely get on anymore. I try to attend the Beginners Team meetings when I can. The other instant messaging protocol that I use is Jabber, the simple and decentralized alternative to MSN.
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== Guides == I am a Dvorak User, and currently learning Sign Language in my spare time.

== Participation ==
=== Guides ===
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  *[http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=680292 Beginners Guide to GnuPG]
  *[http://php.8ez.com/drsmall/blog/?p=249 Howto: Install GRUB on a Floppy]
  *[http://php.8ez.com/drsmall/blog/?p=246 Howto: Setup PostgreSQL]
  *[http://php.8ez.com/drsmall/blog/?p=243 Howto: Setup a Mailserver]
  *[http://php.8ez.com/drsmall/blog/?p=189 Howto: Change Root’s Prompt to RED]
  *[http://php.8ez.com/drsmall/blog/?p=157 Howto: Allow Passwordless Sudo commands]
  *[http://php.8ez.com/drsmall/blog/?p=124 Howto: Setup a SSH server]
  *[[http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1078033|Howto: Transparent Web Filtering]]
  *[[http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=990582|Postfix: Securely Relay Mail]]
  *[[http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=916132|Beginners Guide to Bazaar]]
  *[[http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=680292|Beginners Guide to GnuPG]]
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  *[http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=215 Beginners Team] at Ubuntu Forums
   *[http://ubuntuforums.org Forums] Focus Group
   *[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Beginners/Team/FocusGroups/Security Security] Focus Group
   *IRC Focus Group
  *[[http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=215|Beginners Team]] at Ubuntu Forums
   *[[http://ubuntuforums.org|Forums]] Focus Group
   *[[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Beginners/Team/FocusGroups/Security|Security]] Focus Group

=== Projects ===
  *[[https://launchpad.net/feedmailer|Launchpad: Feedmailer]]
  *[[https://launchpad.net/gpgcontact|Launchpad: GPGContact]]

=== IRC Channels ===
I frequent these channels, when I am online:
  * #ubuntuforums-beginners
  * #ubuntu-us-va
  * #grubbn

=== Scripts ===
This section compiles a list of different scripts I have written:
  *[[http://php.8ez.com/drsmall/blog/wp-content/bin/ged|Ged]]
   * GnuPG Editor. Simplifies editing GPG encrypted files
   from the command line. GPG + Password file + GED = CLI Password Safe
  *[[http://php.8ez.com/drsmall/blog/wp-content/bin/icewall|IceWall]]
   * An easier way to change wallpapers in IceWM.
  *[[http://php.8ez.com/drsmall/blog/wp-content/bin/netusage|NetUsage]]
   * Monitors your network usage in real time from a terminal.
  *[[http://php.8ez.com/drsmall/blog/wp-content/bin/chime|Westminster Chime]]
   * If 'beep' is installed, it plays the Westminster chime.
   It is fun to set this thing up @hourly with cron :)
  *[[http://php.8ez.com/drsmall/blog/wp-content/bin/run|Run Dialog]]
   * A simple run dialog that gets the job done. I made this for IceWM.
  *[[http://php.8ez.com/drsmall/blog/wp-content/bin/gsudo|Gsudo]]
   * I couldn't find 'gksudo' for Arch, so I made a simple substitute.
  *[[http://php.8ez.com/drsmall/blog/wp-content/gtk-xephyr|GTK-Xephyr]]
   * A Simpler way to use Xephyr.
 
=== Frequently Used Apps ===
  * Internet
   * [[http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-rc.html|Firefox 3]]
   * [[http://www.bzflag.org/|BZflag]]
   * [[http://irssi.org|IRSSI]]
   * [[http://gajim.org|Gajim]]
   * [[http://www.gftp.org/|gFTP]]
   * [[http://deluge-torrent.org/|deluge]]
   * [[http://wireshark.org/|wireshark]]
   * [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSHHowto|OpenSSH]]
  * Media
   * [[http://www.videolan.org/vlc/|VLC]]
   * [[http://moc.daper.net/mocp|moc]]
   * [[http://cplay.sourceforge.net/|cplay]]
   * [[http://littlesvr.ca/asunder/|asunder]]
  * Graphics
   * [[http://gimp.org|GIMP]]
   * [[http://mirageiv.berlios.de/|mirage]]
  * Other
   * [[http://freshmeat.net/projects/sakura/?branch_id=64650&release_id=278756|Sakura]]
   * [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GnuPrivacyGuardHowto|GnuPG]]
   * [[http://vim.org|Vim]]
   * [[http://conky.sourceforge.net/|conky]]
   * [[http://icculus.org/openbox/index.php/Main_Page|Openbox]]
   * [[http://pypanel.sourceforge.net/|pypanel]]
   * [[http://gnubiff.sourceforge.net/|gnubiff-gtk]]
   * [[http://www.gnupg.org/gpa.html|gpa]]
   * [[http://htop.sourceforge.net/|htop]]
   * [[http://trac.emma-soft.com/epdfview|epdfview]]
   * [[http://www.gnu.org/software/bc/|bc]]
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 || '''Launchpad:''' || [https://launchpad.net/~drsmall drsmall] ||
 || '''Email:''' || [[MailTo(drsmall AT mycroftserver DOT homelinux DOT com)]] ||
 || '''OpenPGP Key''' || [http://keyserver.ubuntu.com:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0xBC9850A926FD8AF9 26FD8AF9] ||
 || '''Launchpad:''' || [[https://launchpad.net/~drsmall|drsmall]] ||
 || '''Email:''' || <<MailTo(drsmall AT mycroftserver DOT homelinux DOT org)>> ||
 || '''Jabber:''' || <<MailTo(drsmall AT mycroftserver DOT homelinux DOT org)>> ||
 || '''OpenPGP Key:''' || [[http://keyserver.ubuntu.com:11371/pks/lookup?search=0x8640534A&op=vindex|8640534A]] ||
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 || '''Ubuntu Forums:''' || [http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=197439 Dr Small] ||  || '''Ubuntu Forums:''' || [[http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=197439|Dr Small]] ||

== Testimonials ==
A nice, helpful, and mature person. -- NathanGrubb

About Me

My internet alias is Dr Small. I only go by that name on the internet, because occasionally I am the prey of a predator, so I wish him not to know my real name. The name derived from an old book, thence I took it.

I run ArchLinux on my desktop and have several other machines running Linux in the household. Most notably, they running some form of Ubuntu. My server (Mycroft) currently runs Debian Stable for MySQL, Apache, Postfix, FTP, SSH, Openfire, Squid, DansGuardian and stores all my backups along with other unimportant tasks.

I am a Geek that is highly interested in cryptography, security and server maintenance. Since I run my own server, I have learned alot from managing SSH to setting up Webmail. It is still an ever learning process for me. My latest tackle for security has been configuring FWKNOP (FireWall KNock OPerator) for portknocking -- Thanks to kevdog for writing the Howto.

I use GPG for signing and encrypting messages. I may not be technically inclined with it, but I do use it, and have shared the object of encryption on with my internet friends, of which we all use GPG now.

I am currently using Openbox on ArchLinux with Conky, Feh and Pypanel for extra added components to Openbox, since it comes with no panel, no wallpaper application. Openfire runs on my server for Jabber so I can host my own Jabber Server, and save myself bandwidth.

As much as others may disagree, I do love chatting on IRC. But due to my bandwidth restrictions, I rarely get on anymore. I try to attend the Beginners Team meetings when I can. The other instant messaging protocol that I use is Jabber, the simple and decentralized alternative to MSN.

I am a Dvorak User, and currently learning Sign Language in my spare time.

Participation

Guides

I have written a few different guides. You can find them here:

Teams

A list of different teams that I participate in:

Projects

IRC Channels

I frequent these channels, when I am online:

  • #ubuntuforums-beginners
  • #ubuntu-us-va
  • #grubbn

Scripts

This section compiles a list of different scripts I have written:

  • Ged

    • GnuPG Editor. Simplifies editing GPG encrypted files from the command line. GPG + Password file + GED = CLI Password Safe
  • IceWall

    • An easier way to change wallpapers in IceWM.
  • NetUsage

    • Monitors your network usage in real time from a terminal.
  • Westminster Chime

    • If 'beep' is installed, it plays the Westminster chime.

      It is fun to set this thing up @hourly with cron Smile :)

  • Run Dialog

    • A simple run dialog that gets the job done. I made this for IceWM.
  • Gsudo

    • I couldn't find 'gksudo' for Arch, so I made a simple substitute.
  • GTK-Xephyr

    • A Simpler way to use Xephyr.

Frequently Used Apps

Contact

  • Launchpad:

    drsmall

    Email:

    <drsmall AT mycroftserver DOT homelinux DOT org>

    Jabber:

    <drsmall AT mycroftserver DOT homelinux DOT org>

    OpenPGP Key:

    8640534A

    IRC:

    DrSmall on irc.freenode.net

    Ubuntu Forums:

    Dr Small

Testimonials

A nice, helpful, and mature person. -- NathanGrubb

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