… this blog
This blog is my platform to sort and word my thoughts. Just my personal thoughts. They do not reflect the position of any other person, my employer or any other company, project or person I was or am affiliated with. Sometimes these thoughts even become more than articles: screenshot tours or howtos – if they help I appreciate any feedback. But I do not give any guarantee that they will help – they might screw up your systems. So be careful, there is always the risk of seriously damaging your systems or even the systems of others!
I am involved in Open Source since 2000, and blog about it since 2005. In 2008 I joined credativ, a company providing support and services for Open Source solutions in business environments. I worked there as a senior consultant and project manager.
In 2015 I joined Red Hat, an American multinational company providing Open Source based products to the enterprise community. I worked there as a Solutions Architect for the public sector in Germany for a few years. In 2018 I moved over to the business unit and work now as a Product Marketing Manager, mainly focused on the topic of automation and everything around Ansible.
First: Sometimes people ask me after personal details – I don’t exactly know why, but most of the stuff is easy to figure out anyway. Still, if you want to know more please ask me via e-mail or jabber, not in the comment section!
Second: While I do like to write howtos to help others, a blog is hardly the place to discuss them. Please refer to forums for questions and trouble shooting. However, if you find a bug or know an improvement I appreciate comments.
Third: This is my blog, and the home of my thoughts. While I will try to answer all comments I keep me the right to delete or modify the comments as I like. I don’t even need a reason – because this is my blog, and I do what I want. But most of the times I modify or delete comments because of trolls, spam or garbage.
Fourth: Sometimes people want to “discuss” for the sake of discussion. If I ever get the feeling that such a case hits my blog I will delete the entire discussion and will only be willing to continue it by e-mail. Or not at all.
… the pictures
In 2016 I started to add featured images to my blog posts. Many of the images found there are taken from either pixabay.comc or from openclipart.org. I’d like to thank both projects for their tremendous work.
… cooperation, money
Once in a while other people ask me if I would like to add myself to some blog lists, merge my with their blog or if I would like to start a new blog together with them. Sometimes I’m offered link-exchanges, paid reviews and so on. Most often the idea behind is to generate money or traffic. My answer for everything focused on money is always the same: no.
You are however welcomed to ask me to publish one or two articles to your blog as a guest author. However, all articles I post anywhere else will also be posted here, later on.
… contact information
If you want to contact me, post a comment to the articles, contact me on Twitter or just send me an e-mail via firstname.lastname@example.org. The preferred languages are English or German.