About Me / Biography

Me (Michael)

My name is Michael T. Kloos and am living in Ohio. I have always been interested in how things work and technical topics. I hope to be able to show some interesting things on this site, including some of my personal projects. Feel free to ask me questions about them.

My hobbies include:

  • Hiking and camping in the forest.
  • Flying airplanes. I am a Federal Aviation Administration certified pilot, but I also enjoy flying in simulators when I am not able to do it for real.
  • I also enjoy working with electronics. I have been building out my electronics lab and parts collection. I find it awesome to learn about and harness what seems like a hidden and mysterious force, that of electricity. Electronics engineering is fascinating and intellectually stimulating for me. It also offers more hands on work than typical programming which can be a nice break.
  • About 5 years ago I decided that I needed to make the switch to Linux. I started with Manjaro Linux. Now, I absolutely love Linux and run it on all of my computers. I pretty much only boot into Windows for gaming or windows specific development. Now I now use Gentoo Linux on my main PC, although I still run Manjaro on my laptop and some electronics lab computer. I have installed Gentoo on a Apple PowerMac G5 and a Raspberry Pi 3B+. That’s right Raspbian, I have 64-bit userspace on my Pi. I am also a Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA) and have started contributing to the Linux kernel.

I enjoy programming and creating custom systems. I do a little bit of everything from:

  • Systems Programming (Native user-space applications, as well as bare-metal firmware)
    • Assembly
      • RISC-V
      • X86-64
    • C
  • Website Development
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • JavaScript
    • Web Assembly
  • As well as some other scripting with:
    • Python
    • Bash