My name is Seth Kneller, I mostly work as an IT support type-person (1st/2nd line, Windows Desktop/Server), although I would like to get some exposure to Linux in a commercial environment. Whilst Windows is a good bread and butter of the support and sysadmin world, it can be very annoying at times and my experiences of using Linux so far have been more more pleasant! For the last 10 years, with the help of Bytemark, Amazon EC2 and Linode, I have run my own virtual servers from which I have run websites using Apache and lighttpd. I have also learnt a great deal about Linux Systems Administration and transferred content between servers on many occasions. During my spare time when I am not in front of the computer, I like to go to the cinema, which is helped by having a ODEON Limitless card. I also like to go for walks, in the past I have walked, in sections, all of the Lea Navigation canal from Hertford East in Hertfordshire to Limehouse in East London.
I have Asperger Syndrome (a form of Autism), which I am not afraid to admit to. My Asperger’s can make my life quite difficult at times as I struggle to understand the social world with all its unwritten complexities. I am far more comfortable with logical systems such as computers, trains and maps; where the information is easy to understand and usually well documented. I avoid the social world as much as I can, I don’t go to the pub, I don’t watch soaps on TV and I have few friends. Most of my friends also have Asperger’s or have traits which might put them on the Autistic Spectrum (read “geek or nerd”).
I also have Type 1 Diabetes, for which I wear an insulin pump; managing my Diabetes has been a lot, lot easier in the nearly 7 years since I have had the pump and I am truly grateful to the NHS and the professionals who have helped me get it and learn to use it.