Didier Raboud, aka OdyX
First of all, If you want to hear from me in my allday life, visit my weblog (mainly in french, sorry) : http://didier.raboud.com/
I was born in 1986 in Switzerland where I spent a large part of my life. I'm living in the French speaking part, near Lausanne, Vevey, in a little town named Corseaux. I'm now studying Electrical and Electronical Engineering at the EPFL.
I'm now spending a year in Madrid learning Spanish and trying to make that year a success.
I first began to use Linux as a complete beginner (I felt I was advanced Windows user) thanks to a custom distribution based on Fedora Core 2 (then 3 and 4), made by a team in my school : Poseidon. for our lowcost laptops. Conversion was long and hard, but I've finally saved my soul. After destroying my system at least 4 times (loosing 3D acceleration, RPM-crap, and so on), I began to look around. I finally installed the new born Breezy on a partition for a moment. After one month, I deleted all my Windows stuff, formatted my Hard Drive and Installed Kubuntu Breezy alone for it to. Since then, I increased my Linux skills up to installing Kubuntu Dapper in begin of March.
I plan to improve my little C++ and packaging skills so as to be able to become MOTU and maybe more.
First of all, I use KDE! I'm no sectarist, but I use it per choice and because I like the way it works. So I'd like to contribute for Kubuntu (with a K).
I'm trying to involve in Kubuntu-devel community, I wrote some minutes for the meetings :
I'm know involved seriously in creating the Kubuntu-fr website and community (closely connected tu Ubuntu-fr's though). See the project's page. We hope we will have it done for Dapper !
Bug Tracking for Kubuntu Dapper
I reported some bugs on Launchpad. Happily, Dapper is good, so not so much work !
I spent relatively a lot of time on those bugs :
Translations on Rosetta
I translate mainly for French as there would be NO sense to make a different version for swiss-french, the differences are so little (like no insecable space into «») : my translations. Particularily :
Actually, you can find me very often in #ubuntu-fr, #kubuntu-fr, #kubuntu, #kubuntu-devel. I try to help as much as I can, in my possibilities.
- Scouting (since my 12 and still going on)
- Vocal art (been in various choirs since my 8)
- BASIC on TI-92+ (very funny)
- C++ at school (I have to practise)
- PHP (idem)
- Cryptography, security
- Author of a "maturity work" about RSA (coded RSA in BASIC though)
- FLOSS philosophy
- I'm swiss-french speaking
- german (not fluent, but can speak pretty well)
- swiss-german (understood, have to practise)
- english (not fluent, but can speak pretty well)
- spanish (almost fluent)
- Audio encoding
- I began to read the Vorbis specs, but it stays a little complicated for me yet...
I own a Dell Latitude D800 named DoxoR which is made of:
- Nvidia Geforce FX5200 3D Card
- ipw2200 Wifi Card
- IR and Bluetooth cards