Meet ghostinthemachine

Ghostinthemachine enjoyed computers ever since those halcyon days of C64, but he had never worked with a computer professionally except as a glorified typewriter. His original stint in college was as an English student with a love of semantics. Life happened and he left school and has been living the blue collar life ever since, primarily as your friendly neighborhood letter carrier, as well as training other friendly neighborhood letter carriers.

Life happened more and he found the opportunity to go back to school, picking up his A.S. in Information Technology and have almost completed his B.S. in Computer Science at Southern New Hampshire University. Around 2017, he decided to dip his toes in NCL and see what it was like — omg, no regrets 🙂 His school had a little bit of training material, but all of it was Linux-based. He figured learning a new operating system at the same time as learning security would be a bit much for some, so he started making lots of Windows-based training materials, which led to being one of the team captains and then hosting training webinars for the school. He flips between Windows and WSL and Linux fine now, but playing entirely from Windows can be done just fine. One of his favorite favorite screen shots he shares in training others is his network traffic score from his first season: 5 points. For being the school’s packethead, it works wonders to show how far you can go with what you learn at NCL.

Where to find him:

Twitter: @ghostinthemac17
Find all the blogs written by him here!