Mark Suter's Homepage
Welcome to my little corner of the ever growing Internet. Learn more about this site.
To help ensure that the Internet remains as free as it has been so far, please take a look at the Electronic Frontier Foundation or your local equivalent - in Australia, we have Electronic Frontiers Australia.
Given the recurring censorship debate, I find Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights interesting reading. This declaration was formally adopted in December 1948 and is accepted by almost all the countries on spaceship Earth.
I use GNU/Linux, both at home and at work. Originally written by Linus Torvalds and announced in the comp.os.minux newsgroup on 25 August 1991, it's now a massive project being maintained and constantly improved by a loosely-knit team of people all over the world.
To find out more about GNU/Linux, try the Linux home page. For more documentation on GNU/Linux than sane people want, try the Linux Documentation Project. For rational advocacy, read David A. Wheeler's Why Open Source Software / Free Software (OSS/FS)? Look at the Numbers!
If you're in Brisbane, why not come along to a Humbug meeting on the St Lucia campus of the University of Queensland? You can see GNU/Linux and other Unix clones firsthand and meet people who use them. They're held fortnightly and you're welcome to attend.
If you're in Sydney, why not come along to a SLUG meeting at the Google offices in Pyrmont (near Darling Harbour). The meetings are on the last Friday of each month, there's normally a few talks and you're welcome to attend.
My main interest outside of high technology is Babylon 5. Arguably one of the best Science-Fiction shows, it has one of the best web sites I've ever seen for any television show. Take a look at the Lurker's Guide to Babylon 5.