I have decided to sit down and write a technical book on OpenBSD, a kind of OpenBSD By Example narrative that will hopefully show someone how to build secure and robust networks using said operating system. It had been in the planning stages since around the summer of 2010. I dug around in my archives of files and discovered the original outline that I had written. It’s time to revive this old dream of mine. Since nothing else in my life is going quite as planned, I have nothing to lose by working on this.
While I was going through my notes from 9 year ago, it brought back the rush of ideas. My book is going to be fashioned as a case study for a fictitious company growing from a mom and pop to a global company using OpenBSD for (almost) everything related to technology. I am sure somebody will be interested in it somewhere. Maybe even a small tech publishing company might take interest? Lightning can strike.
It makes sense to write a book on OpenBSD because there aren’t many out there and it is a subject ripe for discussion. Building secure networks is also a subject that sorely needs to be discussed. A fictitious case study could also be used to build something real. So I am going to run with it because I have a lot of time on my hands that is not being spent productively. This could also potentially help my resume out showing that I have excellent written communication and documentation skills.