Born in February 1979
ApOgEE on irc.freenode.net
Who is ApOgEE?
ApOgEE a.k.a. JeRuNgKuN is my nickname. My real name is Muhammad Fauzilkamil Zainuddin. I was born on 20th February 1979 in Kg. Sekolah Sg. Selisek, Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor. Now, I live in Ampang, Kuala Lumpur with my cute lovely wife.
I graduated in UTM (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia) Franchise College called Entrepreneurs Development Institute, with a Computer Science Diploma. I am currently continuing my education part time in Bachelor of Science (Computer) in UTM (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia) in Kuala Lumpur.
Currently, I'm working as a Software Engineer for a Wireless Broadband Company locally.
Computing is the essence of my life. My hands trembles when suffering from computing withdrawal (just kidding)... I'm just very much into computing and Open Source Software in general.
Launchpad Page: https://launchpad.net/people/apogee
IRC: ApOgEE- @ irc.freenode.net (#ubuntu-my, #ubuntu-beginners, #fedora-my, #myoss)
Email: jerungkun (at) gmail.com
I'm currently helping Ubuntu Malaysia LoCo Team to maintain our community website as part of the Web Team. Here are the following URLs:
I am a part time blogger. I have created a blog called Art Of ApOgEE for my passion and love of art and design. On the other hand, I also blog about Linux, coding, programming, scripting and computer science on my other blog Coder's Talk.
Coder's Talk - http://coderstalk.blogspot.com
Art Of ApOgEE - http://artofapogee.blogspot.com
Unofficial Ubuntu Malaysia (Malay) - http://ubuntu-malaysia.blogspot.com
Reggae And SKA - http://reggae-and-ska.blogspot.com
Computing, Open Source, Linux and Ubuntu
I love computing since my father bought our first PC in 1994 which runs DOS and Windows 3.1. During that time, I have an uncle who is also a computer lover. I was inspired about how he can build his PC from usable scrap parts, he even uses an old TV for his monitor. In the end of 1996, I met another uncle who work as IT executive in Malaysian very own Oil & Gas Company. He told me to search about Linux and there is where my journey begin. During that time, I don't know anybody who uses Linux nearby. And due to my monetary and resource limitations, I've let it slip in my to do list.
During 1999, I successfully got in touch with Linux where I managed to obtain a Red Hat book with a free CD in it. I dual booted my Windows 98 Cyrix box to learn it. I've tried to convince some of my friends to use Linux but due to the crashes and problems, they returned to windows and label me as weirdo just because of the troubles they get while using Linux. I then tried other distros such as Mandrake, Slackware and Debian to find which suits me better. Whilst being a Linux practical trainer at a vocational training center in 2003, I taught my students on how to install, configure and troubleshoot Linux. In 2004, I got a job as VB & C++ Programmer where I work mostly in Microsoft Windows environment and have set aside my Linux thing. I learned programming from lot of tutorials and open source codes on the internet. I began to love open source as they let me learn from others code but then, I've been busy like hell with tight schedule and felt like I lost contact with the outside world.
Early 2006, I moved to this company that I am employed now which give me new breath of life. I'm back with Linux and use Fedora Core 5 in my HP nx9010 laptop. In the end of 2006, I found Ubuntu while searching for a User Friendly Linux solution for a small Recruitment Company who suffered from having to purchase original Microsoft Windows for all their computers which previously used pirated copies due to their ignorance of piracy. When I managed to make them happy with Ubuntu whilst supporting their transition, I feel like I found the one great Linux distro for my friends who were Linux haters. Before I can convince them again, I converted my Fedora partition to Ubuntu.
Being Linux lover outside of a community was impeeding my learning progress. I then started to join Malaysian LoCoTeam in early November 2007. I soon met and started hanging around with fenris and others in the community where we share our visions in spreading awareness about Ubuntu in Malaysia.
Man With Some Missions
This is a spoof of the Bad Religion song titled 'Man With a Mission'. No, it's not! Just joking Here are some of my progressive goals in my participation of the Ubuntu community:
- Promoting open source software to others
- Spreading Ubuntu Awareness and enlighten people about choices
- Helping others that have problems / queries with Ubuntu
- Helping the Malaysian Linux and FOSS community grow
Helping Ubuntu MalaysianTeam
- Learn more about Ubuntu, MOTU,
- Learning on how to grow Malaysian Ubuntu community
Even though I personally hate to list my contributions, I'm listing it here in the hope that it will be a source of inspiration for others in the community. Here's some:
Ubuntu / Launchpad
Member of Ubuntu Beginners Team (BeginnersTeam)
Member of Ubuntu Malaysia Local Community Team (MalaysianTeam)
Translations via Launchpad for Malay language (https://translations.launchpad.net/~apogee/)
Other participation in Launchpad (https://launchpad.net/~apogee/+participation)
Answering questions and helping others on Malaysian Ubuntu Forum (http://forums.ubuntu.com.my)
Answering, asking questions and helping others on Ubuntu Launchpad Answers (https://answers.launchpad.net/~apogee/)
Bugs reporting (https://bugs.launchpad.net/~apogee/)
Ready in helping others on Malaysian Ubuntu IRC channel (#ubuntu-my @ irc.freenode.net)
Malay Translation for (Ubuntu Full Circle Magazine)
Contributor of Planet Ubuntu Malaysia (http://planet.ubuntu.com.my)
Ubuntu Beginners Team
I'm a member of UBT. I regularly join #ubuntu-beginners IRC channel and will try my best in helping people to learn Ubuntu and solve their problems. I also help in answering beginners questions on ubuntuforums.org
Latest IRC log:
Some posts in ubuntuforums.org
Ubuntu Malaysia Team
I'm helping Ubuntu Malaysia in various activities such as organizing meetup, managing websites, art & graphics and helping our junior member to start contributing in the team
Here is some of my design & artworks for Ubuntu Malaysia.
Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot 11.10 Awareness by ApOgEE:
more info: kedaiGEEK Projek #1: T-shirt Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot 11.10
Ubuntu Community T-shirt design by ApOgEE:
more info: Ubuntu Community T-shirt by ApOgEE
JRP Flyers Artwork by ApOgEE:
more info: JRP Flyers Artwork by ApOgEE
Ubuntu Hams Malaysia Logo by ApOgEE:
Ubuntu Bunting for Events:
Ubuntu Malaysia Community:
Contributing to OpenOffice.org User Experience Project
- Successfully proved that small businesses can rely on Ubuntu for their daily use.
Promoting Ubuntu in Private & Government Sectors in Malaysia.
- Promoting Ubuntu for Home Desktop Users.
Encouraging and guiding some artists & Graphic Designers to try Ubuntu and related Open Source Software such as GIMP, InkScape & Scribus and using those for their productions.
Encouraging and guiding some videographers to use Ubuntu & related Open Source Software such as Kino, ffmpeg & QDVDAuthor for their productions.
- Providing free technical support for nearest Ubuntu Home Desktop Users apart from my paid services.
- Promoting the usage of FOSS to relatives, friends and colleagues
Here are my activities:
- Learning to become Ubuntu MOTU
Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot - Malaysia Awareness Project
Helping Beginners at #ubuntu-beginners and #ubuntu-my
Answering beginners questions in IRC.
Continuous support in Ubuntu Malaysia Forum
Actively reading and answering questions in Ubuntu Malaysia Forum.
Contribution to Planet Ubuntu Malaysia
Actively providing content to Planet Ubuntu Malaysia via my aggregated blog feed.
Progressively Translating Ubuntu Magazine
Forming Malay Translation Board
Calling contributors around malaysia to work on Malay Translation (MalaysianTeam/Activities2008/MalaysianTranslationTeamBoard)
Helping up in the preparation of Ubuntu MalaysianTeam Wiki (MalaysianTeam) and websites for Malaysian Loco Team Approval (MalaysianTeam/ApprovalApplication) - We are official now (since 1st April 2009 - The #ubuntu-meeting log: IRC Log 20090401 )
Encouraging, helping and guiding new translators for Malay Localization.
(http://wiki.ubuntu.com.my/Terjemahan_Ubuntu - in Malay)
Discussing and preparing for Ubuntu Malaysia Intrepid Ibex Launch Party
Ubuntu Malaysia Meet-Up
(13th July 2008 - Pelita, KLCC)
This is a quite big meet-up which is attended by numbers of active, old and new Ubuntu Malaysia Community members. So, we take this opportunity to know more about each other and share our thoughts and ideas to accelerate the growth of the Ubuntu Community in Malaysia.
Started Malay Translation for Ubuntu Full Circle Magazine
(25th June 2008 - UbuntuMagazine/TranslateFullCircle)
I'm starting to translate this magazine as I found there is lack of reading materials about Ubuntu in the Malay Language, in the hope that Malaysians can later spread and share this magazine with others via mailing lists.
Ubuntu Malaysia First MeetUp discussion
(27th January 2008 - Starbucks, Mid Valley, Malaysia)
Join the meeting called 'Ubuntu-my Lepaking' to discuss about Ubuntu Malaysia first MeetUp which have successfully held on 24th February 2008.
Ubuntu Membership Proposal
On 13th September 2011, I've been approved as an Official Ubuntu Member. Here is the IRC meeting log:
#ubuntu-meeting - 2011/09/13
Earlier in 2008, I have attended an interview session by AsiaOceania Ubuntu Membership Board. However, my proposal was rejected due to my lack of contributions in those days. Here is the log of the IRC meeting:
#Ubuntu-Meeting - 2008/07/01
Nicholas Ng (27 June 2008)
- Well, he is an active member of Ubuntu Malaysia and have been contributed his time and efforts in keeping Ubuntu Malaysia alive and moving such as meet up, maintaining the forum and website, etc. He is also helping out in the IRC.
Khairul Aizat Kamarudzzaman (1 July 2008)
- Im agreed with nbliang. Apogee was helping me and the web team for posting in forum and also in irc channel. He also helping community for ubuntu distribution.Success story about him was, he managed to convert/setup SMB office with whole Ubuntu Desktop Environment.He also managed to get his family especially his wife and his big family using Ubuntu as a main OS and also his friends.I'm also hoping that Apogee will become ubuntu member so he can help ubuntu-my ubuntumembers to achieve our goals together.
Mohamad Faizul Zulkifli (26 May 2011)
- ApOgEE is an active member in Ubuntu Malaysia Community. He helps a lot of newbies in local Ubuntu community IRC channel and in Ubuntu Malaysia Forum. He have done a lot of great job in our community by helping in web design, artwork contributions, putting up the wiki and maintaining wiki pages for Ubuntu Malaysia. I will vouch and support him for Ubuntu Membership.
Mohd Faizul Zulkipli (26 May 2011)
- Apogee is a very active member of ubuntu-my web-team. As a key player in web-team, he does a lot of work in maintaining and fixing bug in Ubuntu Malaysia website. Overall I think he deserve the credits. He also active in artwork and promoting Ubuntu in private sector. I'm hoping that his contribution will bring more user to Ubuntu or Linux in general. Personally, I would really glad to support him on becoming an Ubuntu Members.
Daniel Bugl (27 May 2011)
- Apogee is a very active member of the Ubuntu Malaysia. He's also a great supporter on the IRC. I really support him on becoming an Ubuntu Member.