New guy / first post!

Puzzle Wrestler & Mountain Herder. Math & Computer Nerd since the 80s. Longtime linux (current debian, ubuntu, centos; raspian); currently fighting feebsd. Over-complicates networks for fun, occasionally secures them for profit. Develops own tools & services (cli, web services, and lately some android). Degrees in Math, Belts in Aikido. Zen, Motorcycle, Ham Radio, Homebrew (Ale, not Radio), Coffee & Tea, MDA Advocacy (son with Duchennes), ...

Happy Friday! 😃

@mindofjoe Welcome to Fosstodon. Things are slow at first but as you find people with similar interests and follow them, others will follow you. Create your bio, add an avatar pic and some emojis to your name so others can learn more about you. If you haven't, sending out an introduction listing your interests will help.

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Good luck and have fun.

@mindofjoe welcome! Sounds like you will fit right in here.

So then, nerd stuff aside, what are you riding? Here’s mine...Tracer 900.

@kev What a beautiful road & ride!

Mine? A used 2009 Kawasaki Versys (KLE-650), here with me in the suburbs in pre-pandemic errands. I call it "The Mantis" ~ green like the bug and curious it hasn't killed me yet 😛

@mindofjoe ah the Versys is a great bike! How do I know? I used to have one! Toured all over the place on it. They have a ‘face’ only a mother could love, but they’re so comfy and have such useable power. Great choice!

Here’s mine on a tour at the most northern tip of Scotland.

@mindofjoe talking of motorcycles killing us, here’s my 5 minutes of fame where a van driver tried to kill me...

@kev OH NO! But also, "WOW!" and "Classic..." I've actually had a person nod, smile, and wave, and *still* turn in front of me before realizing what they'd just done. Fortunately, it was not so ... immediate 😛 Worst so far here was a few cracked ribs and a bloody, gashed knee after the bike left from beneath me -- no impact with anything but the ground so far! 😛 Glad you pulled through!

@mindofjoe somehow I came away with just a broken elbow (and a lot of bruises).

@kev The Versys was definitely the ugliest... err, "most distinctive" one in the shop, and coincidentally the only one I could afford. What a stroke of luck, though: It allows that upright seating posture -- so comfortable & easy on back. [I do like the red!]

@mindofjoe New guy here too, been having a blast exploring the Fediverse the past few days. Reminds me a lot of my old BBS days with interconnected islands to visit. Enjoy!

@ray All that without the dial-up / acousticly coupled 300-baud modem 😛 Already far friendlier in these parts than in the general population in one of my other open tabs. // How's running your own island working for you there?

@mindofjoe Haw! And huge phone bills from roaming around. I'm liking it so far, I'm selective in what I want in my feed so it works well having my own island. Once a nomad, always a nomad. ; )

@ray Very nice! I'm more of a failed hermit myself, but appreciate my nomadic brethren. Pleased to meet you, Ray!

@mindofjoe Likewise appreciated. Good to meetcha and see you around!
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