[CentralOH] Hello all

Jesse G. Lands jglands at att.net
Tue Jun 19 21:14:25 CEST 2007

Just want to introduce myself.  I'm a system administrator on Wright
Patterson AFB.  I recently moved back to Ohio from Georgia.  I left
Ohio at the end of 1995 to join the Army.  After I left the Army I
stayed in the South working for the military as a contractor.  I had
the opportunity to transfer back up here with my company and took it.  

I'm a big Linux user.  Every job I've had since 98 I've tried my
hardest to put Linux in use there.  Unfortunately it's an up hill battle
as I'm sure you're all aware.  Even more so with the military.  

How I got introduced into Python:  I was working for the military as a
contractor.  Got sent to Oman for a few months and took along a book on
Perl to learn a little scripting.  While there I found a game being
developed in Python, I had my wife send me a book on it and dropped the
Perl book.  I've picked it up a few times for reference, but it's been
mostly Python since.  

A few years ago I had chance to take a class at 'The Big Nerd Ranch'
taught by Mark Lutz.  I was blown away.  Though Mark doesn't teach with
the Big Nerd Ranch anymore, he teaches his own and I would highly
recommend it.  I learned more in that week then I had the three years
hacking away on my own little projects.

Well I'm glad that there is some type of Python group in Central Ohio
and hopefully we can get it going into a more active group.  Perhaps a
group project or something of the sort.

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Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss
on your computer. --Bruce Graham

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