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##designed borrowed from JonathanCarter
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|| '''Name:''' ||
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|| '''Blog:''' || [http://home.comcast.net/~nixternal] ||
|| '''Launchpad:''' || [http://launchpad.net/people/nixternal] ||
|| '''GPG Key:''' || [http://keyserver.ubuntu.com:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x95542BCC3AA23898093956E73EC9A39D2E2C0124 2E2C0124] ||
|| '''Linux UID#''' || [http://counter.li.org/cgi-bin/runscript/display-person.cgi?user=418283 418283] ||
|| '''Blog:''' || [[http://blog.nixternal.com]] ||
|| '''Launchpad:''' || [[http://launchpad.net/~nixternal]] ||
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|| '''E-Mail:''' || [[MailTo(nixternal AT ubuntu DOT com, nixternal at ubuntu dot com)]] ||
|| '''IRC:''' || nixternal on irc.freenode.net ||
|| '''Jabber:''' || nixternal - ~-gmail.com-~ & ~-jabber.kubuntu.de-~ ||
|| '''AIM''' || nixternal ||
|| '''Yahoo''' || nixternal ||
|| '''MSN''' || nixternal ||
|| '''ICQ''' || 24077631 ||
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|| '''E-Mail:''' || <<MailTo(nixternal AT kubuntu DOT org)>> ||
|| '''IRC:''' || nixternal on Freenode & OFTC ||
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== Current Team/Membership Status ==
 {*} [https://launchpad.net/people/kubuntu-members/ Kubuntu-Member] & [https://launchpad.net/people/ubuntumembers/ Ubuntu-Member]
= Current Team/Membership Status =
 {*} [[https://launchpad.net/people/kubuntu-members/|Kubuntu Member]]
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 {*} [https://launchpad.net/people/ubuntu-universe-contributors/ Universe Contributor]  {*} [[https://launchpad.net/people/kubuntu-council|Kubuntu Council]]
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 {*} [https://launchpad.net/people/ubuntu-qa/ Ubuntu QA]  {*} [[https://launchpad.net/people/ubuntumembers/|Ubuntu Member]]
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 {*} [https://launchpad.net/people/ubuntu-fridge/ Ubuntu Fridge Editor]
   {*} [https://launchpad.net/people/bugsquad/ BugSquad
]
 {*} [[https://launchpad.net/people/edubuntu-members|Edubuntu Member]]
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 {*} [https://launchpad.net/people/ubuntu-laptop/ Laptop Testing Team] & [https://launchpad.net/people/pdatesters/ PDA Testing Team]  {*} [[https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-core-dev|Core Developer]]
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 {*} [https://launchpad.net/people/ubuntu-marketing/ Ubuntu Marketing]  {*} [[https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-dev|MOTU]]
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 {*} [https://launchpad.net/people/wikiteam/ Wiki Team] & [https://launchpad.net/people/wikiforumteam/ Wiki Forum Team]  {*} [[https://launchpad.net/~motu-council|MOTU Council]]
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 {*} [https://launchpad.net/people/unp New User Network]  {*} [[https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-membership-board-americas|Ubuntu Membership Board - Americas Region]]
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 {*} [https://launchpad.net/people/ubuntu-chicago/ Ubuntu Chicago Lo``Co]  {*} [[https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-doc|Ubuntu Documentation Project Member]]
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== Ubuntu Community Contributions ==
The following is list of contributions I have currently been working on. I am working close with the DocumentationTeam currently, on creating a "Swtiching to Kubuntu from Windows" userguide. This project is still under the initial planning stages and should start-up very soon. I have done a lot of bug-triage here recently and helped out quite a few tech support issues via the Launchapd. The WikiTeam recently switched over from one location to another, so this is keeping me busy as well. The following are some examples of the other work I have done with this wonderful community.
 {*} [[https://launchpad.net/people/ubuntu-fridge/|Ubuntu Fridge Editor]]
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==== Specifications ====
 * [https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-tech-support-direct-links/ Technical Support] - concerning Kubuntu and new users. This specification could be utilized greatly in the non-commercial arena of Kubuntu and possibly ported to offer cross-communications between Canonical support staff and the entire Kubuntu Community. More information is available by visiting ["Kubuntu/NonComSupportSpec"].
 {*} [[https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-irc|Ubuntu IRC Operator]]
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 * [https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-automated-install/ New User Configurations Tool] - concerning Kubuntu and new users. This specification could be utilized in various efforts already either provided or suggested in the Kubuntu community. I have noticed that there were a couple of these recommended and some even listed Kubuntu, but once reading the specifications and their outlines, it was Ubuntu specific. Their ideas are great and have noticed some were already being worked on. What I seen would work, but looked like it was just to much and at times an eye sore. This would provide a wizard, named Konqi, that will guide a new user in his/her first times with Kubuntu and even Linux in general. There is more work to be done, and I am willing to work within a team to get this created. More information concerning this spec is available by visiting ["Kubuntu/AutomatedInstallSpec"]. = Free Software Contributions =
== Ubuntu / Kubuntu ==
 * All aspects of Kubuntu development
 * Kubuntu system documentation
 * Packaging - emphasis on Universe packaging (MOTU) but also work with packages in Main
 * Advocation - Kubuntu is my favorite operating system and should be everyone's favorite
 * Support - offering support locally, in IRC, forums, mailing lists and more
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==== Team Work ====
 * ChicagoTeam - Designing, creating, and implementing a brand new LoCoTeam for the Chicago land area. I am the team contact, and currently the leader of operations. Currently working on organization features and the future of Ubuntu for Chicago. Together with other members, organized our first meeting and event!!!
== Debian ==
 * Member of the Debian KDE project
 * Maintain, co-maintain, and help with a few KDE packages
 * Bug triage
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 * WikiTeam work - Creating, Editing, and stylizing pages. ~-Category''Cleanup-~ and ~-Category''Documentation-~ work.
   
 * DocTeam work - Working with JonathanJesse on creating a "Switching to Kubuntu" guide for current Microsoft Users. Reviewing current documentation and providing support to other team members, as well as creating diff's.
== KDE ==
 * Assist with development where needed
 * Bug triage
 * Documentation project
 * Dot Editor (KDE News)
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 * MarketingTeam work - Working together with other members in the restructuring and redesigning of the MarketingTeam. Current tasks include redesigning the current Wiki page, helping with the UbuntuMagazine, and working with the ChicagoTeam LoCo providing documentation to use for marketing. = Goals =
== Ubuntu / Kubuntu ==
 * Removing the ''2nd class citizen'' status given to Kubuntu (in progress)
 * Leadership responsibilities in the community
    * Current leadership involvement: Kubuntu Council, MOTU Council, Americas Regional Membership Board
 * Advocate until my face turns blue (in progress)
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 * BugSquad work - Providing triage if possible to bugs, acting as a liason in order to gain more information or provide support if needed. Confirming bugs, reorganizing old or outdated bugs, or recommending other members to research the bug. == Debian ==
 * Complete the NM process
 * Work towards Debian Developer status
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 * LaptopTestingTeam work - Providing support in the IRC channel, providing testing support for the Kubuntu developers, as well as the Ubuntu developers. Tested the [:LaptopTestingTeam/ToshibaSatellite1735:Toshiba Satellite 1735] for Kubuntu (Dapper Flight 7 and Kubuntu Dapper 6.06 Release Candidate).

 * NewUserNetwork work - Providing one-on-one support with users in the ~-#ubuntu-classroom-~ channel. Future tasks will involve actual lectures and schooling in the channel to brand new users.

 * Various contributions in the [http://kubuntuforums.net Kubuntu Forums] and the [http://www.ubuntuforums.org Ubuntu Forums].

 * I have assisted in a few [https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+tickets Tech Support] issues on the [https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu Ubuntu/Kubuntu Launchpad].

 * IRC Support - ~-#kubuntu, #kubuntu-devel, #ubuntu-motu, #ubuntu-doc, #ubuntu-marketing, #ubuntu-laptop, #ubuntu-bugs, #ubuntu-nun, #ubuntu-classroom, #ubuntu-locoteams, #ubuntu-chicago, #kubuntu-offtopic.-~

 * Assisting Kubuntu developers, Documentation team members, Marketing team members, and other community groups and teams when needed.

== About Me ==
I am a 32 year old systems/network administrator. I have a history with computers ever since I was a child. Both of my parents worked in the engineering field since I was born, so I was always around computers, electronics, and broadcasting. Throughout high school I wanted to be an architect so that is where all of my focus was. That switched of course after I joined the Navy. In the Navy (now don't start singing along with the Village People) I was mostly a combat engineer, but most of my studies were electronics and computers. I have degrees in everything from Computer Science, Business Management & Administration, as well as Business Law. Certifications include A+, Network+, Linux+, CCNA, CCNE, MCSE, SCSE, Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris, Sun Certified Network Administrator for Solaris, Sun Enterprise Server, as well as system manufacturer specific certifications (HP, Dell, IBM, Compaq). Why all of the certifications? They were free, that's why. Prior companies and my G.I. Bill took care of that. I am proof that just because you have a certification doesn't mean that you know it all, because I sure don't. I am still learning stuff that should have been in the certification exams, or it probably was, I just got lucky and it wasn't on my test :) .

In my spare time, I am either hacking some sort of hardware or electronics, learning how to code, working on school stuff, testing Kubuntu, or hanging out. I recently picked up Kubuntu after 10 years of various distro's including Red Hat, Mandrake, SuSe, Debian, Slackware, SCO, Caldera, VA, Yellowdog, Stampede, Gentoo, Mepis, and here to Kubuntu. My Unix experience is across many platforms inlcluding but not limited to: Sun Solaris, HP-UX, BSD, Linux, AIX, IRIX, and HURD. I will admit though, I had been using way to much Microsoft, and the time has finally come for me to stop. I am a hardware and networking junky and I enjoy reverse engineering and hacking both. My experience with hardware hacking has led to writing how-to's, reviews, and various other IT specific articles for major online techy organizations. I case mod, I overclock, I watercool, and even some phase change cooling. I love taking things to the limits to see if they are breakable and how I can make them bigger, badder, and tougher.

== My Availability ==
I am here to assist the community in anyway possible. Please feel free to contact me at anytime if you need assistance. Feel free to use any means of communication listed above.

== My Goals ==
==== Short Term / Community Goals ====
 {*} Become a [https://launchpad.net/people/ubuntumembers/ Ubuntu-Member]

 {*} Become a [https://launchpad.net/people/ubuntu-doc/ Documentation-Member]

 {*} Provide packaging support if and when needed (Relearning the process).

==== Long Term / Community Goals ====
 {*} Starting school to concentrate on computer programming, with an emphasis in C++. Other languages in this course include C#, Python, Web and others.

 {*} Continue providing the Ubuntu community with testing, support, as well as advocacy for the years to come.

 {*} Make the ChicagoTeam LoCoTeam very successfull in a SpreadUbuntu campaign. Make it one of the most successfull LoCo operations in the United State and beyond!!!
== KDE ==
 * Become a member of the KDE e.V. (in progress)
 * Continue development assistance with KDE 4 (in progress)

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Name:

Rich Johnson (nixternal)

Location:

Chicago, IL {us}

Blog:

http://blog.nixternal.com

Launchpad:

http://launchpad.net/~nixternal

GPG Key:

2E2C0124

COMMUNICATIONS

E-Mail:

<nixternal AT kubuntu DOT org>

IRC:

nixternal on Freenode & OFTC

Jabber:

nixternal on gtalk

Current Team/Membership Status

Free Software Contributions

Ubuntu / Kubuntu

  • All aspects of Kubuntu development
  • Kubuntu system documentation
  • Packaging - emphasis on Universe packaging (MOTU) but also work with packages in Main
  • Advocation - Kubuntu is my favorite operating system and should be everyone's favorite
  • Support - offering support locally, in IRC, forums, mailing lists and more

Debian

  • Member of the Debian KDE project
  • Maintain, co-maintain, and help with a few KDE packages
  • Bug triage

KDE

  • Assist with development where needed
  • Bug triage
  • Documentation project
  • Dot Editor (KDE News)

Goals

Ubuntu / Kubuntu

  • Removing the 2nd class citizen status given to Kubuntu (in progress)

  • Leadership responsibilities in the community
    • Current leadership involvement: Kubuntu Council, MOTU Council, Americas Regional Membership Board
  • Advocate until my face turns blue (in progress)

Debian

  • Complete the NM process
  • Work towards Debian Developer status

KDE

  • Become a member of the KDE e.V. (in progress)
  • Continue development assistance with KDE 4 (in progress)


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