Well, I’ve been working for Red Hat for two years, one month, and 14 days now. It’s actually amazing how time flies. I guess when you’re doing something you love, with amazing people you respect and enjoy working with, time has no real bearing on anything. When I first started working for Linux-Mandrake (now Mandriva) back in 2000, I got Tux inked on the back of one leg. Tux is fairly generic and represented the beginning of my journey with Linux (well, the beginning of my paid journey anyways!). Tux is also much cooler to tattoo than the (sorry, but it’s true) silly top hat and magic wand that was the logo for Linux-Mandrake back in the day.

Shadowman, on the other hand, is timeless and just plain cool. If Red Hat turned into Yellow Hat or Purple Frog tomorrow, I think they’d be hard pressed to develop an icon like Shadowman. And I’ve wanted Shadowman tattooed on the other leg for about a year now (my daughter is also very much enamoured with Shadowman and told me that he would make an extremely cool tattoo.. and I agree). So yesterday the deed was done. Probably the fastest tattoo I’ve ever gotten, and the greatest skin grinder to date.


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