Konrad Schrøder

Photo of Konrad near
Otway Lookout, Victoria, Australia My name is Konrad Schroder. I am many things: a system administrator, a poet and sometimes prose writer, a kernel programmer, a baritone, a cabin builder, an INTJ, a second-generation Scandanavian-American, an avid reader, and a Christian. I only get paid for being a sys-admin, but that is all right with me.

My favorite Operating System is NetBSD; my favorite poem, T.S. Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, though I also have a soft spot for Wordsworth's I know an agèd man constrained to dwell and Nash's A Lady Thinks She Is Thirty; my favorite kernel subsystem, the Log-Structured Filesystem; my favorite musical note, B♭; my favorite woods, on my property outside of Curlew; my favorite work of fiction—well, I'm not sure, but C.S. Lewis's That Hideous Strength, Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace, and Vernor Vinge's A Fire Upon the Deep are all contenders.

Some of what I am is not as easily defined: Politically I am either moderately right-wing or extreme left-wing, depending on what we're talking about. In Enneagrams I'm a type 5, but with a significant type 1 component that comes out most strongly when I'm nervous. These complications or apparent inconsistencies don't bother me; the simple truth of the matter is that I am me, and that's all right with me too.

If you like you can visit the HITLab, where I ply my trade and where I have another different web page; read poetry or prose that I've written; take a look at the NetBSD Project; or take a peek at our cabin in the woods. If you're starved for media you are also welcome to look at all of my various photos.