About

Hi, I'm Silviu Vulcan

I'm a sysadmin by day and amateur photographer, tech and open source enthousiast in my spare time. I also volunteer for various NGOs.

Currently I fill my time mostly with:
  • Hardware / cloud Linux servers admin
  • scripting, PHP/MySQL
  • networking
  • embedded systems
  • translating open source projects
  • photography
  • volunteer at Animal Life and A.L.E.G.

Experience

Sysadmin

I've been involved with computers since I was 11 years old. During the years I worked quite a few jobs from this field: cabling, service, installing and configuring and for the last few years as a network and system administrator. Having worked from such an early age I have the advantage of knowing my way around obsolete systems as well as around the latest and greatest.

Photography

This is another virus I caught at an early age. Probably around 12 or so. I rediscovered some years later when I got my hands on a digital camera. I've been happily shooting digital since 2002 though I do expose the ocasional roll of Kodak (for as long as they will be around at least)

Other

I enjoy play^H^H^H working with embeded systems (pic development boards and lately the raspberry pi), contributing to open source projects (translations and bug reports), writing on my various sites and roaming the cities and nature with my camera. Time permitting I also volunteer with local NGOs mainly Animal Life and A.L.E.G.
Years ago I also did web and graphics design. Lately I only do this kind of work for personal projects and the abovementioned NGOs

Work

Quick (incomplete) worklog:

  • 2001 - 2005 Volunteered at Association “Ille et Vilaine – Sibiu” as a sysadmin, taken care of servers, workstations and at some point built and maintained their website http://miv.directnet.ro/
  • 2005 - 2006 Worked at Miraculix S.R.L. Mostly networking and workstation installation and maintenance. Built various linux servers some that are still in production today (2011)
  • 2006 - 2010 Graphic design at Consulting Grup, built their and other websites for customers
  • 2010 - onwards Full time sysadmin at Zac Ware

Personal projects:

  • www.sgvulcan.com
    My tech blog, I started it as an all in one, but lately
    I only post howto's, tips and tricks and the like.
  • blog.silviuvulcan.ro
    Personal blog. Built on top of an automated affiliate scrapper site
    that didn't make me rich :) Now I add reviews, opionions and rants
    to IT shopping tips. In romanian.

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