Guess this will be a mix of an “Hello to you, this is me” and “blog” about what I’m currently trying to do. “Exciting” I know, but I hope updating this will motivate me more going forward. Hopefully get some advice and guidance along the way as well. I also wanted to get into this forum and say hi to the people here.
So what am I doing? I’m learning Linux, simple right?(I wish). Maybe hoping for a career change if I can keep this interest going, I’ll see what time brings.
I’ve been watching Level1Techs Youtube channel for years, I remember the previous branding, but I never really entered into the Linux side of things. A few weeks ago I saw the Linode 100$ credit promotion in one of the videos, I decided to sign up knowing nothing about VPSs, Linux, etc, quite green. Messed around with that a bit, following some guides on how to make an RMTP server, for what purpose? I really don’t know . A week or so later I decided I needed a NAS, watching enough Level1Tech and others videos about ZFS, Linux and NAS, I knew had the resources to do it. I had some old hardware components laying around, I flashed a USB stick with TrueNAS and installed it. Done, right? Well, somewhere in my head there was this thing telling me “You can probably do this and lots more if you installed Ubuntu like you did on that Linode VPS”. So I installed Ubuntu, followed some guides again and got lost and confused time and time again with the command line, frustrating times indeed…
Youtube videos to the rescue again. YT autoplay played a video about Wendell talking about a Linux course he had made. I decided that would probably be ideal seeing how much I had struggled with my Ubuntu server. So I took it and it opened up a lot, lots of phrases and terminology used in those guides I had been reading suddenly made sense. VIM, grep, -options, etc etc etc. He kept mentioning another thing though, “certification”.
I do have a fair amount of Windows desktop experience like building computers, messing with windows in various ways, Unity, Blender, in short I wouldn’t say I’m new to the computer world . But this Linux thing, green as green can be, making this server of mine quite the challenge.
So where am I now?
Well, Wendell in his course kept mentioning certification, so after some googling I found the edx Linux Foundation(LFS101) introduction to Linux course, and that is what I’m currently working my way through. There’s a fair amount of overlap from Wendell’s course, but it only reinforces something I’m very loosely familiar with.
So, if you made it this far, hello to you and hope you’ll say hello too!