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About Me

First Name: Stevan

I am 51, a divorced father of two, and grandfather to five grand-children. I am a native of Tucson, but was raised in Southeastern Washington State. I returned to Tucson in 1999 and currently work for a local distribution company.

I spent 22 1/2 years in the U.S. Army and retired in 1997. Throughout my military career I gained an invaluable and extensive background in installing, testing/troubleshooting, and inspecting Military and Government communications networks and systems (telephone and computer) and telecommunications facilities (test centers, microwave radio and satellite). Since retiring I have worked as a Network Operations Center Manager for a major Internet backbone provider in Maryland, an installation/troubleshooting/support supervisor for a commercial communications design and installation firm in Virginia, a Telecommunications Center Manager for a major Military Telecommunications contractor in Sunnyvale, CA, and dabbled in other miscellaneous endeavors, including some independent web designing.

I am an active member of the Ubuntu-Arizona LoCo team, and the Ubuntu-Arizona Membership sub-team. Using computers has become a 20+ years hobby of mine. Over the years I have built and repaired computers for friends and associates, as well as myself. I have been an on again/off again *nix user for over 20 years (mostly Unix during my military days). I have been learning and using Ubuntu Linux since Warty Warthog (October 2004), and never looked back. I currently am running Edgy Eft (version 6.10). Ubuntu Linux has been the most stable, and usable desktop operating system I have found to date.

In my spare time I enjoy various activities including (but not limited to) traveling, camping, hiking, bowling, tinkering with computers (troubleshooting/upgrading), a little computer gaming, listening to music, and watching the History channel. I am an avid outdoor sportsman, both fishing and hunting.

My System Specifications

  Manufacturer:  HP
  Model:         Pavilion xl844
  CPU:           AMD Athlon 850MHz
  Memory:        512MB SDRAM
  Video:         nVida GeForce MX4000 w/128MB RAM
  Hard drives:   hda - Quantum fireball 20 30 (28GB) - two partitions (NTFS & vfat (for sharing between OS's))
                 hdb - WDC WD800 (80GB) - set up with four partitions + swap
  CD-RW/CD-Rom:  hdc - HP CD-Writer Plus (CR-4804TE)
                 hdd - Liteon 48x (LTN485S)
  Modem:         56Kb LT Winmodem (on-board)
  NIC:           10/100Mb RTL-8139 (on-board)
  Monitor:       Balance 17-inch LCD monitor running @ 1280x1024 resolution

Like many, I have my system set up for dual booting of Ubuntu Linux and another legacy operating system. I have it setup for dual boot because there is one type of software which I run once a year that I just do not trust to have done online, and couple of games which I periodically run. I will attempt to get them to run in wine, now that wine is loaded Smile :)

Things I do, or want to accomplish, for Ubuntu


Arizona Team Stuff


  • Ubuntu As a member of the Ubuntu-Arizona Membership sub-team, I am working toward developing community awareness of Ubuntu Linux, regardless of how the opportunity presents itself. I also provided my contact information for answering questions, and/or provide face to face support, to anyone I have given a copy of the Ubuntu Linux CD's.

    Ubuntu I always carry a few Ubuntu Linux CD's around with me to convert the willing and curious. I have given out several Ubuntu Linux CD's to friends and associates.

My Future with Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu Assist Ubuntu-Arizona Team stay focused on doing what it takes to become an Approved LoCo team

    Ubuntu Work with the Ubuntu-Arizona Membership sub-team to increase LoCo awareness and membership

    Ubuntu Work with the Ubuntu-Arizona Membership sub-team to develop methodologies and documentation to assist expanding the use of Ubuntu Linux by non-users

    Ubuntu Work with the Ubuntu-Arizona Team community to continue improving the project

    Ubuntu Assist in the set up of Sub-Teams to focus on various aspects of the Ubuntu-Arizona Team project

    Ubuntu Assist in developing a working, face to face, support network within the Ubuntu-Arizona Team

    Ubuntu Develop, and assist in development of, Ubuntu Linux documentation for the Ubuntu-Arizona Team

    Ubuntu Provide support and help to others on Ubuntu Forums as much as possible

    Ubuntu Volunteer for jobs or assignments as needed within the Ubuntu community


Azteech (last edited 2008-09-06 23:09:10 by 0-1pool118-16)