Hey Bitcointalk Moderators. I see a lot of requests here for being allowed in, it seems like such a long process to get into a forum, almost nowhere I know of has this much of a filtering system.
But then again, none are usually this size. You ask to prove that I'm not an average noob, with evidence. Well an average noob can't even get a pool server running, or a miner working without help, which I have. I have never asked for help regarding software or daemons, I just read, read, and read, and try, try, try, until it works. If it doesn't, I either move on or try something else. Usually I do not ask support for software, unless I'm asking about a feature that isn't documented. When I use programs, if I fail initially I read the README.txt or INSTALL.txt before ever asking questions, period.
Been a linux user since I was 14 years old, Remember Knoppix? I mean the original Knoppix. Tried NetBSD and FreeBSD back then too. Over the years I've become a guru in building computers. I also learned PHP scripting/programming when I was 17, now I'm a freelance web developer for some pretty popular websites.
I know networking in both Windows and Linux, Cisco and Microsoft level, not certified, but I know it.
Back when I was 15 or 16 I started divulging into more open source software, IRCds(Like UnrealIRCd, ratbox, some others I can't remember right now), and MMORPG game servers that were made using reverse engineering.
I've dipped into some C, C++, and C#, Perl and Python over the years. I worked temporarily for a company Acclaim Games one summer as a teen(Internship), so I have some knowledge of the gaming industry, I also helped provide support to a community professionally with their games.
I've followed numerous product development projects, either IRCd, mmo servers, websites, games, you name it. I've had my hand in almost everything, the internet was my cookie jar as a child.
Right now I operate a company in Canada building and repairing computers and providing website design and development services on the side as well as my freelance online.
Despite all this knowledge I have, I'm usually a pretty lone ranger, like a Chuck Norris of the web. I can do just about anything, but I work in solitude, so I have no groups, or people to back my claims.
Hosted and written addons for forum software too, such as this one(smf), Invision, PhpBB, PHP Nuke modules(That was long time ago), messed with Wordpress a little.
I'm 24 now, and have written more CMS platforms than I can count on my fingers, used more software that anyone on this forum has probably heard of. If that's not enough for you, I started writing Basic code on Commodore 64 for automatically starting my games(This was before shortcuts of today existed) when I was 6.
Right now I'm mining to my private P2Pool node using Ubuntu 12.10, and on my Windows desktop. Which is assigned a static lan ip to the linux server since I'm using the Ubuntu server as a router. Using masquerade I can filter all my connections through in iptables so I can use ports on both machines and have dedicated servers if I want and backups if say my windows PC crashes, or whatever.
The Ubuntu desktop has all Ati drivers configured and SDK , mining locally using cgminer, and I never had to ask a single question. If it didn't work, I fixed it.
I see lots of questions about setting up cgminer on linux about the web, it was so easy for me, it's kinda funny how hard it is for others, but it is what it is.
After that long winded `whoami`, it's ultimately up to you, the moderator/admin to decide if I should be more apart of this community, or not.