• Name: Alissa Harrison

  • Email: <alissa.m.harrison AT SPAMFREE gmail DOT com>

About my computer

For bug reporting... Smile :-)

Toshiba Tecra M2 with Dapper

  • Intel Pentium 855M (1.50 GHz; FSB 400 MHz; L2 cache 1MB)
  • 512MB DDR RAM
  • Hitachi Travelstar 548040M9A100 (40GB; 5400rpm)
  • TEAC DW-224E-A (24xCD-RW / 8xDVD-ROM)
  • Nvidia GeForce FX Go5200 (64MB)

  • Intel PRO/Wireless 2100
  • ALPS PS/2 DualPoint TouchPad

  • Intel 82801DB AC'97 Audio

About Me

I'm a 電車女 who recently graduated from the University of Washington with a double degree in computer science and linguistics. Now I am a grad student in Hong Kong studying...linguistics. But all the philosophical debates over language and the mind has driven me to seek out the comfort of computers again. So I when I want to procrastinate on my thesis, I search the forums for ways to tweak my Ubuntu installation.

I have been using Ubuntu since about April 2005. It wasn't my first attempt to break free from Windows and do Linux, but it was my first successful attempt! And I haven't looked back since. I deleted my Windows partition, threw away all my (pirated) Windows software, and have become a changed person. Smile :-) I only wish that I had made the switch earlier when I was still in my compsci program. I think it would been a great supplement to my education.


Honestly, I am still getting my feet wet in the community. Anyways, it's a starting place, right?

  • Bug reporting
  • Posting on Dapper Drake, Ubuntu Women forums
  • I am open to getting more involved depending on my other life commitments!


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