Long time dabbler, first time poster...
Hi all. I stumbled upon this users group a while back and attended my first CINLUG meeting in December. It's good to find a group of Linux enthusiasts/professionals getting together locally to chat about all things Linux.
I've tinkered with Linux over the years, starting in the late 90's when I could pick up those massive distro CD collections at the local computer fairs. I believe Slackware and BSD were kings at the time, and Leo LaPorte and Kate Botel (sp?) were hosting one of my favorite TV shows, The Screensavers on ZDTV. Often my Linux usage amounted to learning just enough to get a game server running (e.g. NWN, Unreal) or to otherwise just check out some of the many great distros available. My favorite has always been Gentoo. I guess I'm just a glutton for punishment. :P
Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself and say I'm looking forward to future CINLUG meetings and getting to know everyone.