Jason Eckert

Aside from being 98% chimp, I am a dean, teacher, author, father, grandfather, musician, science buff, arcade game freak, technogeek, software engineer, cloud architect, computer collector, UNIX & Linux preacher, coffee worshipper and outdoor adventure lover. The illustration shown here was created by Choolee (https://art-by-choolee.com) based on her impression of me only. I’m also pretty easy to get along with. Feel free to drop me a line via email (jason.eckert@trios.com), Twitter or LinkedIn (I ditched Facebook/Meta many years ago for good and so should you). You can use the Sections menu in the navbar to peruse my site, or search for specific articles and blog posts using either Search or Archive. Recent articles and blog posts are listed below.


Setting up a Raspberry Pi Home Server

You can use a SSD-based Raspberry Pi hardware kit to build a home server that can perform backups, host email, filter ads, and much more.

Essential keyboard shortcuts (Windows/macOS/Linux/UNIX)

Regardless of which desktop operating system you use, there are many keyboard shortcuts that can save you time and boost productivity. In this blog post, I'll summarize some key ones (pun intended).

Linux Distro Hopping is a Bad Idea

There are hundreds of different Linux distros available. But you shouldn't try them all... or even many of them.

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