Who Am I?
My name is Jason Antman, and I am a UNIQ2b1b5745530c138c-include-00000000-QINU undergraduate student at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, USA. I'm currently in my third year of study, and an Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) major. I spend most of my time outside of school working in IT for Rutgers University and experimenting with new (and old) technologies on the network which serves this website. I've also been a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) with the Midland Park Ambulance Corps in my home town of Midland Park, NJ for the past three years. I'm also in charge of their mission-critical computer systems (scheduling, patient care records, physical access control to the building, etc. - not the web site). Though I'm not on the air much, I am also a licensed Amateur Radio operator, KC2OZU.
Currently, most of my time is spent on computer-related tasks, whether it be work, school, or personal enlightenment. In a past life, I spent a short amount of time at RIT studying fine art photography with Willie Osterman.
You can also look at the Contact Me page.
I currently work for Rutgers University NetOps doing hardware support and RUwireless setup/troubleshooting. I formerly worked for Sun Microsystems as Campus Ambassador for Rutgers University - essentially updating the University students, faculty, and staff on what open-source Sun products they can benefit from. It was a wonderful experience, and I met a lot of truly brilliant (and nice) people. While I pride myself on being unbiased in my recommendations to clients and friends, I to believe that Sun makes the best server hardware - both Intel and Sparc - around (though also arguably the most expensive).
If you're interested, you can access the last update of my resume Here.
I believe wholeheartedly in free/open source software. All of my servers are running 100% free, open-source software. DNS services are free. The only thing that is paid for is the fiber line (monthly) and hardware. Most of my servers, and my border router/firewall, run the Linux operating system - though I'm currently planning a move to openSolaris across the board. Linux is an extremely efficient, secure, high-availability operating system when configured properly - though I feel that Solaris/openSolaris probably surpasses my Linux installation in all of these areas, and definitely surpasses openSuSE in management. Aside from specialized machines (such as routers, firewalls, WAPs, etc.), all of my servers run openSuSE Linux at the moment. My laptop is dual-boot with openSuSE and openSolaris. Web services are provided by the Apache web server with a MySQL database server backend. Most of this site is coded in PHP, a free and very extensible web programming language (though it is in no way limited to the web only). All additional software used on my network is open source, including Nagios for network monitoring and Webmin for web-based server administration. At the moment, most (if not all) of my non-Java programming, including web editing, is done with GNU Emacs.
There is a list of projects that I'm involved with on the Projects page.
At the moment, I have two blogs setup:
- My personal blog at blog.jasonantman.com (Blogger.com).
- My Sun Microsystems blog for "official" and Rutgers stuff (and Sun technology).
Check out some of my bookmarks on del.icio.us.