Practical examples are what is needed. Manual pages aren't worth anything if you
don't know what you're doing. Man pages are useful once you know what you want to
do. But until that point, you need detailed instructions as to what to do and how.
That's where The FreeBSD Diary comes in.
This site is about my experiences with
FreeBSD. How I installed it, where I got the idea behind it, and how hard/easy it
was to install. Hopefully, you'll find it to be amusing, interesting, or at the
least, pathetic. My aim is to document what I've done and at the same time allow
others to follow the progress and possibly learn from my endeavours.
I use FreeBSD to run a gateway/firewall machine for my subnet. It's proven to be
very reliable and robust (despite my best efforts at making it fall over).
The concept of the webpage came from another technical diary. It was Tony's diary
about his plane which gave me the idea for creating The FreeBSD Diary. You can read
about Tony's plane building project at his website.