Who am I?

My name is Wes and I have been a Linux administrator at Rackspace for the last 3 years. Prior to Rackspace I worked as a contractor managing Windows environments.

Linux is more my speed and I can safely say that my transition was the right one. However, I have always had a propensity for automation and see that type of work as the natural evolution of my Linux career.

What can we expect from this site?

I am relatively new to the world of Linux, but I am very passionate about the work and I am always eager to grow and share my knowledge. This site is a notebook of sorts where I plan to document things I find interesting.

I also plan to discuss issues that I find are common conversation topics with other techs. In this way the site will serve as a conversation aid as well as a quick reference after the fact.

Hopefully other people will find the site helpful too!

What’s with the website name?

Necrux (nec·rux) is a portmanteau of “necromancer” and “Tux.” I believe that the idea of a penguin bringing Linux servers back from the dead perfectly embodies what it means to be a Linux administrator.