Hi. This is my little home page. I am Martín, people call me Tincho. I come from Argentina, but I have been living in different places around Europe for the past few years.
I am a long-time free software enthusiast, I am a Debian Developer, and have worked as a systems administrator and programmer for most of my life.
After many years of working full-time for different companies and universities, I have resolved to start a career as an independent consultant.
As life is too short for boring jobs, I have decided to focus on challenging problems in the areas I have extensive experience of, the ones that are my life-long passions: systems administration and programming, and Debian-related tasks. Kids nowadays call what I do "DevOps", or even "SRE", but I prefer the old-school terminology.
I know there are many companies out there which have a small but hard-working IT department; and from time to time they might need somebody that can help with complex problems or projects. They probably do not have a need or the budget for a full-time position, so that is when I come into the picture.
I offer you creative solutions, crafted with utmost care for maintainability, respect for standards, and understanding of your needs.
If you want to hire me, you might want to check my CV. My contact email is
tincho at this very domain.
man Tincho(2), Tincho(8)
I am currently working on preparing a training program for small groups. Some of the topics I may cover are:
- Basic and advanced programming lessons on C, Perl, Python.
- Distributed systems.
- Applications and systems security.
- Unix and Linux systems internals, programming environment, and philosophy.
- System administration topics and best practices.
I am currently working on spelling out the syllabuses, so stay tuned for updates.
I have been associated with a few communities through the years. Two LUGs: LugFI & GlugCEN, and the Buenos Aires Perl Mongers group: CaFe.pm. I am also a Debian Developer, and started a Debian User Group in Ireland.
My Debian-related projects:
- Debian Package of the Day (off-line)
- Debian whois, a proposal.
- My repository of Debian packages.
- My local instance of PET.
Sometimes I feel like sharing my thoughts with a wide audience, with varying degrees of success. If you are terribly bored, you can read my blog.
I also have some Personal stuff lying around, but you will not find that very interesting unless you're me.
Tincho Μαρτίν Мартин マルティン 马丁