I'm one step up from newbie, showed up for my first PTP meeting July 23, 2003.
I don't have a node running yet. I have a household connection to Comcast cable (I can't get DSL here). Multiple machines running Linux . Lose98 running on three machines under VMware, no native M$ machines. Heaps of ethernet cables running everywhere.
My laptop is a Thinkpad T30 2GHz with a Netgear WG511T Atheros card. The machine is running Sclentific Linux 4.4, a clone of RHEL4.
I am located near Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and Jamieson. I could be throwing bits at the local businesses (Mcdonalds, Round Table Pizza, Bimart, KFC, many others) if I can avoid Comcast TOS restrictions.
I am a mixed-signal integrated circuit design consultant. [http://www.kl-ic.com/ KLIC] is my consulting business. When I am not consulting, I fiddle with a web page at [http://www.keithl.com/ keithl.com] . I prefer getting my email at keithl AT keithl DOT com .