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Brian Bilbrey

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Updated: 2004-10-24

picture Brian is a SysAdmin and Author, occasionally human, and a recent convert to the Church of TAG.

Brian Bilbrey is thoroughly Californicated, being the third generation born in that state of unreality in 1961. The Kennedy assasination rumors aren't true - there was no stroller on the grassy knoll that fateful day, and besides, he was in a completely different time zone. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Brian became a voracious reader, as well as a Star Trek and Monty Python fan. He first got into programming with an early TI calculater. His first "real" computer was an IMSAI 8080, although he was never able to contact WOPR in Cheyenne Mountain with it.

After a checkered career in college (mostly at the lovely yet dangerous UC Santa Cruz campus), Brian started working in assorted technical fields, and gravitated naturally into Systems Administration and other computer-assisted fields such as CAD and CAE. He and his spice, Marcia, committed a rightward move in 2002, landing in Bowie, Maryland, just outside the Washington DC beltway. His current employment is at (nfr)(security) as SysAdmin for a collection of Linux, OpenBSD and Windows boxen.

Brian has been using Linux since early Yggdrasil days. He currently runs Gentoo Linux on his main home workstation, Xandros Linux on the laptop, Debian Linux on the home file server, White Box Enterprise Linux on the backup server, and OpenBSD on the test hardware. That isn't obsessive, is it?