Welcome to Quill of the Raven. Below you will find my professional profile, and contact details.
Location: Perth, Australia
- Linux Systems Administration
- Animal Welfare and Wildlife Rescue
- Web Development
- Software Engineering
Qualifications and Training
- TAFE | Certificate II, III and IV in IT Networking and Support (Expired)
- Curently Studying: Bachelor of Computer Science | Major : Software Engineering
- DDLS | Certified in ITIL Foundations | June 2015
Employment and Experience
- Ricoh Europe (Amsterdam) | 2011 (8 months) | Schiphol Rijk Parts Warehouse
- Cash City - Guildford | 2011 - 2013
| Digital Sales, Computer and Telecommunication Repairs
- Aussiegamingtv | March 2016 - August 2017 | Web and Server Administrator and Developer
- Bankwest (Bank of Western Australia) | September 16th 2013 - Current | IT Consultant (Internal Systems)
Volunteering and Work Experience
- Express Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation | 1 year 3 months
- OS of Choice: Arch Linux
- Reason for OS: Configuration of OS and Open Source Initiative
- Dev Machine: Asus UX430UA
- Most Loved Company: Tesla or SpaceX
- OpenSource or Proprietary?: OpenSource in all possible scenarios
- First language ever learnt: Python and HTML
Tools of the Trade
Digital Ocean | SSD based Virtual Servers
I utilize the amazing dashboard and services of Digital Ocean for their fast, efficient SSD based server droplets (virual machines) , which can be placed anywhere around the world. I primarily run out of Singapore, being one of the major international locations that Austrlalia's under-sea cabling connects to, resulting in amazing latency and super fast load times. The network runs on a 4Gbps shared connection, which I max out easily with 25MB/s upload and download (yes, Megabyte Per Second) and the servers themself can be setup and deployed via scripts in 55 seconds on average (personally tested and can confirm). Because of how easy it is to setup the servers using numerous operating systems (Ubuntu being the default for hosting at this time) and with a range of pre-installed software to choose from, setting up a Wordpress Website can be done in around 15 minutes (including DNS and Nameserver setups). SSH and VNC based access are both provided, making it easy to connect and administer my servers from anywhere and the tech support team there have been fantastic in advising of planned and unplanned downtime.
Microsoft Visual Studio Code
I used to use the Atom Editor, but moved to the Microsoft Visual Studio Code editor, as it was faster and better designed. Atom is a promising application, but it has far too much bloat at the current time (November 2017) and was too tedious to get working nicely. Visual Studio code runs much faster with less overheads.
KDE Plasma Desktop
I have opted to use the KDE Plasma 5 Desktop as my main Desktop Environment on ArchLinux due to its maturity and features. While running with minimal resources, it is (in my opinion) the best looking and functioning DE of any that is available to Linux, and provides me with the familiar traditional Windows stle desktop format, while including amazing applications like the Dolphin file browser, that make my work as a developer easier. Mass-Rename of files, advanced search of contents in files, and the ability to automatically upgrade all of the packages on my workstation using Pacman, Pamac and Pacaur allow me to update my machine to the latest and greatest software versions, while ensuring that stability is upheld.