@romanzolotarev Thanks for the inspiration. I ordered Absolute OpenBSD and spun up a vps for learning & practice. I'm going to do exactly what you suggest and work through all the man pages. I've been in GNU land all my linux life, so this is something exciting and new.
@ed1conf my first thought was to put it on a spare raspberry pi but that apparently requires a serial connection and i don't have the hardware. VPS it is!. Once I get good with it I may swap my main laptop to it
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko