Ramblings of a Linux Geek.

About Me



Name: Edward Konetzko

Hometown: Browerville, MN

Birthday: 12-13-1979

Occupation: System Architect – Linux/Unix/Networking

High School: Browerville High School

College: Minnesota State university Moorhead

Degree: Computer Information Systems

Minor: Computer Science



  • Photography

  • Computers

  • Networking

  • Linux

  • Open Source Software

  • Movies and Music

  • Philosophy


Related Collage Classes


Introduction to programming (I & II/ C++)

Introduction to Information Systems

Visual Basic

Advanced Visual Basic

Digital Logic

Linux Programming

Network Programming

System Analysis and Design

Network Administration and Security


Related Work Experience


Network Administrative Assistant 1/01 – 12/03

Computer Science and Information Systems Department

MSUM Moorhead, MN.

  • Maintained a Windows and Linux Lab

  • Developed Programs to ease day to day tasks

  • Software and Hardware troubleshooting

  • Implemented authentication system using Pam and OpenLDAP

  • Designed and Maintained Department web page

  • OS’s maintained Windows 98, Windows 2000, Linux, Irix 6.5.9 – 12


Research Assistant on Video Conferencing over IP 8/00 – 5/02

MSUM Moorhead, MN


  • Setup and maintained equipment

  • Installed and demonstrated video conferencing equipment for departments and students

  • Setup and maintained streaming video server

  • Streaming video encoding

  • Firewall debugging for remote locations

  • Protocol analysis


Network Consultant for youth Education Services

Moorhead, MN

  • Designed and Implemented Firewall

  • Maintained and setup Servers

  • Maintenance of existing desktops

  • Updated hardware and software

  • Migration form NT4 PDC to Window 2000 AD

  • Created Backup Plan

  • Created OS images for desktops allowing for rapid deployment to lab

  • Used Linux to create print servers from old computers

  • Helped the staff make informed decisions on buying hardware


Other Work Experience


Assistant Manager Konetzko’s Meat Market 1/95 – 02/02

  • Opened, Closed

  • Trained new employees

  • Ordered Supplies

  • Was a family business so I pretty much did everything


Volunteer Involvement

Christ the King School, Browerville MN

  • Repaired Broken Computers

  • Setup Printers


Association for Computer and Machinery(ACM) Member 01/02 – 12/03


Fargo Moorhead Linux Users Group 1/01 – 12/04

  • Founder


OS Experience




  • RHCA certifications in FS and in Deployment and Configuration

  • Redhat, Ubuntu, Debian, Gentoo

  • OpenSolaris



  • 3.11, 95, 98, 2000, 2003

  • 2003 Clustering

  • MsSQL 2005, standalone and clustering

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