Personal Page of ratcheer
A Brief introduction
After a 34-year IT career with several large corporations, I am now retired and love playing around with FOSS at home. During my career, I worked with large IBM s/370 to 390 mainframe systems, with most of my work revolving around the IMS and DB2 database systems. I programmed in COBOL, MVS Assembler, and other languages. I also worked with DEC and AT&T minicomputers and some of the earliest production BellCore UNIX systems. Later, I became a MS Windows application programmer, using Visual BASIC and VisualWorks Smalltalk. Then, I became an Oracle Database Administrator on the HP-UX, Solaris, and AIX UNIX platforms. I was an Oracle DBA for the last 14 years of my career.
My main distribution is Ubuntu, but I enjoy playing with other distros to see how they do. I am currently using Sabayon 8 with FluxBox on a testing partition.
I have been a member of the forums since 2009. I try to contribute on the forums on a daily basis. My ID on Ubuntuforums.org is ratcheer
I am currently helping on Ubuntu Forums 2 Ubuntu Wiki
- I also formerly participated on some of the release testing teams for Xorg Proprietary Drivers
Member of Alabama LoCo team and Ubuntu Users team
- Regular participant on Google Plus (Tim Cuthbertson)
- Regular participant on dslreports.com (timcuth)
- Early adopter of IPv6 using tunnel provider Hurricane Electric