5+ years of Freebsd. Programmer by trade, but have got significant exposure to networking concepts. Manage about 6 FreeBSd machines. Recently getting involved with PostgreSQL and PHP for both work and personal projects. Currently working at a newspaper, Daily Racing Form drf.com, on the data processing department. Do some consulting on the side: PHP, PostgreSQL, Delphi, Foxpro, basic networking for small companies. Trying to move away from actually having to go to people's offices and more into web development. I live in washington heights, 163 st, close to Columbia presbyterian hospital. My expectations of the list are rather low now. I think it is best to start small and grow and not setup incredible goals which will never be reached. In particular I like to think of this as an opportunity to network ourselves, exchange leads to consulting/jobs, help each other (paid and not paid) to maintain machines (remotely or on-site) and possibly to have our own "questions" list. After all "questions" is way too busy, plus it is a lot more rewarding to help answer questions from someone you actually know. My expertise level on FreeBSD I would say is beyond the basics, but I would not call myself an expert. I can do all of the basics: setup apache, php, ports, postgresql, ipfw, postfix, DNS. I usually stay away from DNs and mail mostly due to the lack of good connectivity or having enough rights on the machine.