Naticus Maximus Cartographica, comes from the practice of scientists of the day creating a latinized version of their name that contains their first name and a last name referring to their trade. For example, Gerhard Mercator, the father of modern map making (ca 1500), takes a last name that refers to his trade as a "seller of crafts." He is known for the Mercator Projection, which is a common projection for many maps (terrestrial/stellar). Mine comes from the love of maps and geography.
Unbutu Linux and GIS
Check out my highlights and Open Source Links for information on Unbutu Linux and Open Source GIS information. The Wiki is informative and concise and has many links to various Open Source GIS info for those of you who are interested in Open Source and GIS. Many of the software packages are fairly well developed and have been around for awhile. They cover the gamut from GIS to Image Processing to Web-based and relational geodatabases.