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[News] Ubuntu GNU/Linux People Up, Close, and Personal

  • Subject: [News] Ubuntu GNU/Linux People Up, Close, and Personal
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2010 23:06:21 +0000
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Interview with Emma Jane Hogbin

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| Amber Graner: Today we talk to Emma Jane 
| Hogbin, Technical Author, HiCKTech creator, 
| Drupal Guru, Ubuntu Member and the list 
| goes on. Before I want to say thank you for 
| taking the time to tell us about your 
| journey into the Ubuntu Project. Emma can 
| you tell us a little about when and how you 
| got involved in FOSS? Also, How and when 
| did you get involved with the Ubuntu 
| Project?
| Emma Jane Hogbin: When I first graduated 
| from university I chatted with various 
| companies to find out what kind of work I 
| wanted to do. (My degree is in 
| Environmental Science, but I took a job as 
| a project manager for a Web design company 
| that specialized in web sites for 
| environmental groups.) One of the companies 
| that I met with had an entire shelf of 
| Adobe software boxes. I made a comment 
| about warez sites, and the owner of the 
| company responded by saying that carpenters 
| don't steal their hammers. My father is a 
| wood worker, so this hit home in exactly 
| the right way for me. From that point on I 
| started looking into free and open source 
| tools.


Roasted Laptop

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| Some time ago I bought a Dell Inspiron XPS 
| Gen 2 laptop. At the time it was the 
| fastest thing I could buy. It was also the 
| heaviest! With a 17â 1920Ã1200 screen and 
| all the toys, itâs a bit of a dead weight. 
| It was always intended to be a desktop 
| replacement, so it mostly sat on my desk 
| all of its life so the weight wasnât an 
| issue. Having nice big screen was lovely 
| for desktop use and playing the odd game.
| [...]
| 30 minutes later the card was cool enough 
| for me to put it back in the machine. I 
| carefully put it all back together and 
| booted it up. It worked! The video 
| corruption had gone. Well, almost. I was 
| left with one vertical purple line about 3 
| pixels in from the left, which I can 
| totally live with. In the drive was an old 
| Crunchbang CD which booted up just fine.

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