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. 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, as well as available via an RSS feed.


Demystifying Artificial Intelligence (AI)

2024 has definitely been the year of AI-related buzz. In this post, I'll discuss what AI really is, why people are talking about it, and how it will eventually impact some of the software products we use.

How I Keep my Linux Textbook Updated for New Versions

The sixth edition of my Linux textbook is the first one that directs readers to install the latest version of their Linux distribution. In this post, you'll learn how I'm able to pull that off.

The Rise of RISC-V and Open Hardware

We're on the cusp of a hardware revolution that mirrors the massive open source revolution of the 2000s that led to the modern cloud. And the pivotal technology at the heart of it is RISC-V.

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