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A Personal Introduction

Congrats to Linux.com on the new look.

I'm a newcomer to Linux, having switched from Windows XP to Ubuntu 8.10 on my home computer last December (2008).  Up until a few years ago all of my adult life had been focused on theology and ministry (I'm 34 now ), but lately I've shifted focus to technology, programming and web developing. 

While I don't regret any good I did before and I am glad to still be counted as an ordained clergy person engaged in ministry, the way forward is going to be different.  I wish I had gotten involved in computer science earlier in life, but if wishes were horses I'd have a stampede.

Having used Windows for so many years and Macintosh at my most recent job with a startup company in New York (as the customer service rep), I appreciate Linux for everything it offers and for how it feeds my geeky need to play around with the mechanics of how my computer operates.  In general, the open source philosophy embraced by Linux is one that appeals to my interest in promoting low-cost software solutions for developing countries.

 As I mentioned above, I am in the early phases of learning my way around.  To give you an idea, I'm in the process of gaining a mastery of the fundamentals of html, css (coming along well) and JavaScript.  I am also working through some Python tutorials.  Although I've played around with Ruby and like it, I prefer Python. 

 Consider that a brief intro to who I am and where I'm coming from.  My regular blog can be found at Igneous Quill and I show up from time to time on the Ubuntu forums.   

 

New shinyness

Loving the new linux.com site.  I've been very curious about it since I heard the news that it was changing hands.  Content is currently thin for obvious reasons, but I really hope that it picks up and becomes a daily work distraction for me ;)
 

New here

So here i am on linux.com. The new site seems to be great and it seems to me like it could get interesting here so i joined the community. I normally don't like social networking sites lets see if this is an exception.

However i think i will finally have to get rid of the sheep and make a photo of myself. I think it looks stupid to have this one everywhere. I think i will make one tomorrow, it's too late for a photo session now.

 

Introducing Myself to Linux.com

First post.

 I'm new to the site, so I'll introduce myself.

 My name is Barry. I've been a Gnu/Linux user for about 6 years. I started because I was an engineering student fed up with waiting on the Sun servers to do my C programming homework. I'm usually friendly, but kinda emotionless and blunt at times. 

 I started with Debian Woody, shortly before Sarge released (2004). I wanted to get into GNU/Linux years before that, but never got around to it. I considered RedHat and Suse because they were packaged distros I could buy at the store with CDs and a manual and everything. But I also heard some people talk abotu Debian and how it was really stable and easy to maintain. When I finally took the plunge, one of the TAs for my programming class said he would help me if I chose Debian. That pretty much sold me and I installed Debian on my laptop. Since then, I tried a couple other distros, but none ever felt right like Debian did.  

Apart from computer stuff, I'm partial to craft beer and very expensive gin. If there's one thing that will bring geeks together that isn't computers, it's beer. I primarily enjoy oatmeal stouts, scotch ales, and IPAs, but I also go for wheat beer during the summer. Someday I'll try to brew my own.

One thing you should know about me: I got into GNU/Linux to learn about it. I refuse to use "easy" distros like Ubuntu because they hide the very things that I want. It's fine for others to use it, but I don't want to feel like I'm using Fisher-Price's My First Linux.  When people complain about how hard it is to do things in GNU/Linux, I laugh and tell them to be glad they're not using Slackware. When I get another spare box, I'll try Slackware myself. There are some things I can't learn unless I run an even less "friendly" distro than Debian, and my thirst for knowledge will compell me to move forward.

 That said, I also have a box running Debian kFreeBSD. It's not Linux, but rather GNU/kFreeBSD (GNU userspace on top of the FreeBSD kernel). This box gives me the most challenges, and is thus the most fun to use. Just getting sound to work was an adventure, and I felt like I was a better person for having overcome the challenge.

 So there. You can tell the kind of person I am by reading all that.  

 

Terrible !

Terrible ce réseau social sur linux.com !

 

 

 

Introduction, KDE, Ubuntu, and Kubuntu

Hey there Linux.com'ers! Just want to say a quick hello and introduce myself and let you know what you can expect from this blog here when I remember to blog here.

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Hi,First blog in Linux.com

Hi,This is my first blog on linux.com.

my twitter is  http://twitter.com/jackweicn

I'm from China 

 

Now on Linux.com!

Well, it seems that the Linux Foundation made good on their promise, and have polished up good ol' Linux.com into something much more amazing than it previously was. I may or may not make this my primary blog. No ideas. Nothing. Anyways, I'm writing this from my lappy, as my desktop is rendering a video in KDEnlive about GNU/HURD. Oh, the irony. =P
 

I am here.

I am happy to see this new website online.  I hope I can learn  and share something about Linux at here. 

I don't know wether here can support Asia characters.

I type some here. 非常高兴能够看到这个网站。

 

Waiting till motivation (or angels) return.

Hello,

My name is Moma Antero and I live in Oslo/Grønland, Norway.

Gscreendump:
In this spring I created an amazing screenshot taking application. It can also manipulate screenshots, photos and other images. And you can easily add your own image manipulation commands to it.

Read more about Gscreendump v0.2 here:
http://code.google.com/p/gscreendump/

For next version, I plan to add some simple drawing capabilities, text and callouts. GTK's GooCanvas seems to be the right way to implement these features.

But at the moment I have no motivation to do coding at all. I will need to wait till these cloudy spring days turn to warm summer.

I just returned from a 2 weeks trip to Lisboa/Portugal. I also visited some other places north for Lisboa; such as Leiria, Fàtima and Areia Branca.

Areia Branca is located at the cost of Atlantic sea. It has a really nice beach with great (i mean really great) waves for surfing. Those waves were too big for my surfing skills, but I will recommend you to visit the place if you like surfing.  The Youth Hostel (in portuguese lang: Pousada de Juventude) is located at the beach. Areia Branca is otherwise a small local village. ATM it was quiet because the summer season and tourists had not fully started/returned yet.

I also visited Fátima town which is a very religious place because, in 1917, a Holy Angel with a message appeared to three small peasant, shepherd girls.
See: http://i1.no/08ca

Obviously back then, this was the standard method to deliver divine and often guite cryptical messages to the people.

My pray is simple. Give me some motivation to continue coding.

.end of first posting.

 See also: http://www.futuredesktop.org

 

 

Future is Upon Us

Hi all

Blessed linux users

The future is upon us.

Remember Rosetta ?

Remember Linear-b ?

Remember C+ ?

You will.

 

Good luck to all.

Jan Bergmans

 
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