I originally named this site “UNIXWizardry” because, well, I’m still a UNIX geek, having been a UNIX Systems Admin for many years in the past.  I’ve been using UNIX and its variants (Solaris, BSD UNIX, Dynix/ptx, etc, etc.) for decades; and now mostly various flavors of Ubuntu Linux.   Many moons ago I got started using Linux with the Slackware distribution shortly after Linus released the kernel on the Internet.  Then, if you wanted an “app”, you downloaded the source code and you compiled it!   It’s hard to believe that Linux has now been around now for over 25 years and is now embraced by many (maybe all?) Fortune 500 companies!

My interests have changed quite a bit since then; I’m now into the Internet of Things, firmware programming, and home automation (having always been an electronics geek), and it’s amazing that many of the IoT devices run some flavor of Linux, so my background as a sysadmin has come in handy!  

The purpose of this site then, although not too snazzy, is to basically document my firmware IoT projects (and some history) and share this information.  Many thanks to my friend Greg Walton for his help in setting up this website.