Heh, your story closely resembles mine, except that I had changed my jobs more often. I
started to dig into Linux&FreeBSD in late 1997, made Linux my main work system in May..June
1999, and did not miss a single LWN issue probably since the beginning of 2001. I hope once in
a time to become paying LWN subscriber, but in my country I don't have an easy and
low-overhead way to pay for it.