|When that article was first printed, I changed the nickname from jkh to
xyz. That was and still is my standard procedure. Some time later, when jkh
turned up on Undernet #FreeBSD one day, I recognized the nick from EFNET. It wasn't
until some time later that someone told me jkh was Jordan Hubbard. I always thought it was
Jordan who had given me that early help. But I didn't have any proof.
I was talking in an unnamed Undernet channel, and I happened to mention that CD-ROM
article. Will Andrews pointed me off to the archives for the EFNET #FreeBSD
channel. He had found the original discussion. Here is an extract from the
that log: cdrom.txt (15 KB). The original log is at this URL (530 KB).
Why do I bother to mention this?
I don't know. I guess it's a combination of bragging that jkh helped me out in my
early days and a sense of wanting to encourage people to help others.
I've said it before and I've said it again: The FreeBSD Diary would not exist if
someone had not helped me out. I would have gotten stuck and given up. I would
have said something like:
- Neah, I tried FreeBSD, but it was too hard.
- I couldn't figure it out.
- It wouldn't install.
- It wouldn't boot.
Remember how easy it is to help and then remember how hard it was when you were first