This blog is written and maintained by me, Niklas “Lani” Lagergren. I’m a 33 year old Systems Developer from Sweden. I’ve programmed computers since the age of 14, and I have always been drawn to technology in general.
In my daily job I mostly work with Microsoft products, such as Windows, Visual Studio, C#, SQL-Server, etc. But one summer I found myself totally out of inspiration for any personal computer projects. I had been trying some Linux on and off over the years, although I’ve always liked Linux it never stuck as my main operating system. But now I felt that I needed a new challenge, something that was new to me – although still computer related. So I set out to use Linux as my main desktop system at home and also to setup a Linux server that I would use as a DHCP and DNS server for our entire home (even though this functionality already existed in my D-Link router).
It was really fun and inspiring! I still use Ubuntu and Linux Mint as my main OSes at home, even if I still dual boot with Windows 7 and 8, I still need to keep up with these OSes because of my daily work. I also have a Windows Home Server setup at home, used as a media server and as storage and backup of digital photos.
So I created this blog when I setup that first Ubuntu 8.04 server at home. Mostly to record the process in case that I needed to do it again some day. Since then I’ve been amazed of the interest in my articles and of the kind responses in the comments! I’m definitely not a Linux expert. I rather count myself as a Linux hobbyist and I have very little real experience with Linux. I have however learned over the years, that sometimes someone who he himself that is a beginner on a subject better explains that subject to other beginners. My programming, networking and general computer skills have however helped me a lot when I have been getting started with Linux.
If you want to get in contact with me you do that most easily on twitter. I’m known as @Lani78 there as well. But if you have any questions regarding a blog post, then please use the comments field. That way many more people can benefit from the question.
Thank you for your interest in my blog,
Niklas “Lani” Lagergren