Tuesday, November 6, 2007

New Staff Member

If you've read this blog for any length of time, you would have noticed my poor writing skills. I have a hard time proof reading my own work, organizing my thoughts clearly and I just plain suck at spelling. Good news is that I found someone to edit the blog for me. Dan volunteered to go through the archives and clean up my sloppy work and edit all my new articles. So let's all welcome him to the ubuntu1501 family. I made him answer a couple of questions, so we all could get that warm fuzzy feeling of "getting to know" him.

What your name?
dan AKA pHreaksYcle

What do you do?

Student, but work part time as a cashier at a service station

What do you study?

Chemistry, geometry (pHreak is still in high school)

How long have you been using Ubuntu?

Hardcore since September, but dabbled with it last year as well...never switching back

Why did you switch?

I switched because of many things, all surrounding the fact that I hate Windows. I don't hate windows because its not Linux, i hate windows because they do things i do not agree with, software-wise and politics-wise, like contracting schools to only use MS products is bullsh*t. Things like that make me sick.

What kind of rigs do you having running at your house?
I have 2 desktops and 2 laptops. Laptop 1, mine, runs Ubuntu, but has Vista partition because I haven't gotten WINE yet. Laptop 2 has Vista solely. It isn't mine. Desktop 1 runs Ubuntu clean. I use it to listen to music on my surround sound and as a backup for my laptop files. It is shit, but it runs.

What do you do to earn your geek street creditability?
I go to my schools computer club weekly and win every game. We usually play games like Unreal Tournament, but winning is still important. I fix all of my families computer problems on their Windows PCs (what a surprise). At the moment, I am looking into putting Linux on my PlayStation Portable (PSP).

Anything else you want to tell us about yourself?
I play hockey, race sprint cars, and type really fast. I kick @$$ in first person shooters, used to play WarRock a lot, but I have become sick of the server lag and I'm in between games.

Closing thoughts?
Linux is my religion.



Hey, I'm just happy that I don't have to endure anymore email about my writing or spelling.
Edited by pHreaksYcle

4 comments:

jusuchin85 said...

Hi pHreaksYcle, and welcome to the team! I hope to hear more tips and tricks from the both of you, now that another Linux geek has joined in the bandwagon!

El Machete said...

well come

We are happy to have you if you have just switched to ubuntu from Vista or XP or whatever. Our English may not be perfect but our choice of OS is.

Hope to see you around....


cheers

josephcherng said...

haha...great to see this blog expanding...redDEAD, if you ever need anyone else to do any dirty work, drop me a message...glad to be of service to such a great blog.

josephcherng said...

haha...great to see this blog expanding...redDEAD, if you ever need anyone else to do any dirty work, drop me a message...glad to be of service to such a great blog.