Hi, its me Phantazmm!!

By Phantasm66 ยท 8 replies
Apr 25, 2003
  1. Hi, how are U?

    My name is Phantazmm and I only really play Quake III and Unreal Tournament 2003 these days.

    I am interested in UNIX (well, all sorts but Linux mainly), Network Administration, and most forms of operating systems.

    I've worked in my present job for 4.5 years, and am 27 years old.

    I mainly do Windows 2000 domain administration, but also hardware (PCs, Servers, Backup, Routers, Switches, Hubs, etc).

    I work in a university where I am required to be very good at my job for not a great deal of money.

    I also have a rather unhealthy Darth Vader obsession...
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Can I say ditto except for the Darth Vader obsession? I also need to add a game in there - Asheron's Call 2. I've only been at my job which is very similar to Phantazmm's for just over 3 years.

    Hello Phantazmm and welcome to the board! hehe :)

  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +8

    So you work at a university as well???
  4. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592


    battlefield 1942, vietcong, SOF 2, devastation......all in demo form, for your perusal
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Yes sir, I work for the University of Notre Dame.

  6. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +8

    Its good working in a university because its access to a fairly large LAN, however its not the best environment for a clever young fellow like myself.

    I'm generally finding that I am working hard to make others look good, and that I am never the one making the big bucks.

    You also get a lot of staff and students who get to coast on by through work / degree because they exploit people like me.

    I work with several other guys who are treated the same.

    Additionally, there are some people in my office who do pretty much F all.

    They are old hardware engineer type guys, who in some cases stopped learning years ago. I joke that one of ours is the "Sun Administrator", because The Sun is a horribly popular tabloid newspaper in the UK. And putting their feet up and reading trash like it is what they specialise in.

    Hopefully, soon my department are getting a Cray HPC Cluster, which I believe runs Red Hat Linux 7.2.

    Right now I am working on a project of mine to build a secure apache/php/mysql/ssh linux server, compiled from source code.

    I am also studying a DipHE in Computer Network Administration. Its a 2 year diploma, but I already have an honors degree. I went to the same university for my undergraduate degree as Spliffmeister.
  7. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    I had a 'hunch' about that. :D

    Sorry, just had to get that in. :p

    Yes, its tough working in a University, one of my friends was a technician at a well know local university, although he doesn't work there any more. But its not all bad, as you do have a certain amount of job security, and mostly no one cares what you get up to when there is some spare time available. In industry you are working hard all the time, and thats if you are lucky and have a job. :rolleyes:
  8. MintabiePete

    MintabiePete TS Rookie

    Gday Phantasm66,

    I have noticed you are quite an expert on linux configerations and have followed all the instructions and maybe one of these days I will try the dual boot with Red Hat 8.0 and Win XP without making a mess of things like I have done in the past :)

    Thanks for being there .
  9. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +8

    You are very welcome.
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