Support tutorialinux on Patreon!

I’ve been making Linux videos, creating courses, writing e-books, and recording podcasts for over two years now. I really love doing this and seeing the effect it has on peoples’ lives.

I’d like to take things to the next level and spend even more time on creating awesome free content. Several of you have suggested Patreon, so I’ve set up a Patreon page where anyone can contribute and help me make even better content:

I’ve spent some time coming up with rewards that I think will be fun (Linux and programming books, raspberry pis, etc.), and which will contribute to people learning and experimenting.

The content that will be directly sponsored by your Patreon pledges is stuff like:

  • free project-based courses
  • theory videos
  • articles on this site
  • ‘getting started with’ $SOFTWARE videos
  • book reviews
  • an experimental sysadmin/developer podcast, which I’ve just started recording
  • career advice, Q&As, etc.


Check out the Patreon page and let me know what you think!

Thanks for all of your support over the years — you guys all rock!

Chaos Communication Congress 2015 (32c3) Report

I just came back from the 2015 Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg, Germany — my brain is going to need some time to process everything that I’ve experienced in the past week.

The congress is in some sense a combination of Burning Man and DEFCON. Four days of nonstop talks, workshops/assemblies, impromptu parties and projects, capture the flag, and much more. Some of the things we did there (this counts for about 0.01% of the available activities):

  • Attend talks about a huge number of topics, ranging from Open-Source intelligence, hardware trojans, the Tor network, privilege-dropping frameworks in Unix and Linux, reverse engineering, quantum computing and cryptography, journalism, politics and law, etc.
  • Drink huge amounts of Mate.
  • New friends and drinking buddies!
  • Whisk(e)y tasting.
  • Participate in a CTF contest.
  • Play around at a lockpicking workshop.
  • Talk to tons of programmers, infrastructure people, security specialists, journalists, artists, tinkerers, hobbyists, and other computer-folk.
  • etc.

I’ll spend some time posting the talks I enjoyed the most — if you’re interested in sorting through them yourself, here are some links:


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Official tutoriaLinux Site Launch

Hi there,

I’m excited to finally launch this site! I’ve spent the last year happily uploading videos to YouTube, but it’s finally time to make tutoriaLinux a bit more awesome. All of this started in 2014, when I began making videos for a friend to help him get the information he needed to get started with System Administration (he’s now a sysadmin, yay!).

This site will be a place for me to share content that’s not just the free YouTube videos you’re used to.

What you’ll see here:

  • Audio (sysadmin interviews, career advice, sysadmin theory, advice about system administration certifications, etc.).
  • Tutorials (text and screenshots; hardcore/retro/old-school style). This can be really useful on its own, and it can also supplement a lot of the free videos I’ve posted on YouTube.
  • Lists of useful links.
  • Code snippets, scripts, and source code downloads.
  • Other goodies.

YouTube was a great start for the tutoriaLinux idea, but it’s time to grow this into something even more useful.