Hey my name is Chase Wheeler and I am a new member to Bleeping Computer(BC). In this post I will go into my background and goals for my membership here at BC.
I have been working on computers since I was 13, I started on the small stuff, playing games from floppy drives, playing with internal components, fixing issues I (or family) created etc, since then I have learned alot! Its been a long and fun ride (sometimes a little bumpy too!) I currently work at a small computer repair business in North Carolina although when I turned 18 I started working at a large government Contracting office here doing IT work. So far the number one thing I have learned about computers, is that when you finally think you have a good handle/knowledge base about computers you find out you know ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! As far as I know there is no finishing point, no "I know everything now" point.
About 3ish years ago I started to dabble with linux, got into Ubuntu, got some old machines up and running with Puppy/DSL etc. For the last 6 months or so I have been really getting into the nitty gritty running Debian with no GUI and loving it.
Wow this post is getting really long and I have only covered about half of what I planned on so I will cut it short. I have used BC for virus removal info for awhile now, just recently I was researching the new baddy in town Rootkit.ZeroAccess and was on the Malwarebytes forum. I saw someone helping another user but their posts were deleted because they wern't vetted threw UNITE
, which I had never heard of before, so here I am trying to get into BC's courses. I know that I know a lot, and have a lot to learn but I am ready. There are hours at work where I do nothing at work but surf the internet, so why not dedicate it to something constructive which will further my job and skill set?
I hope to be accepted soon to BC's program, and was informed you must have 20 posts to be accepted. 20 posts really isn't a lot but when you only do full and informative posts it seems like a mountain right now! So wish me luck, and I will search the forums looking for places to share my knowledge, by the way I am still not completely certain what I can and cannot post on so if you could share that info with me I would much appreciate it!