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Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.

-Leonardo da Vinci

...and if you do some stuff that doesnt' work, you watch tv or go to sleep, then try again... - Joel Juliano

Personal Information


Joel Bryan Juliano






I love GTK+ programming, and very enthusiastic about GNOME and Linux. I like solving problems, and providing software solutions to make life in linux easy.

I love to design attractive HIG compliant GUI interfaces and make them work seemlessly. I'm obsessed with GUI attractiveness and functionality, I try to learn the designs from Mac OSX, Windows Vista, and other OS's.

My current goal is to create 50 software for 2006. My approach is doing RAD programming with C and GTK+.

I also am a geek monk, most of the time I fast personally (not about religion), fasting gives me fresh ideas, and it gives me energy. By fasting, I learn alot of things, not only technical but nature, and somewhat spiritual. I can fill up this page of all the wonderful things fasting can do, but what it really does is, fasting clear the mind, detoxify our body, and gives me almost superhuman understanding. And I get natural euphoria feeling with it too. If anyone wants to quit smoking, I say fasting, if anyone wants to take out the hearts burden, I say fasting... And if anyone feels it's the end of everything, all I can say is fasting. My longest fast is 30 days, but it's not advisable, max is 21. I usually take two spoonfulls of honey and mix it with apple cider vinegar (or fresh lemon juice) with cold distilled water, it's all I put into my body for 21 days. Wow, this is too much information, It's like a blog. Smile :-)

Software Design & Linux Involvement

During mid college years (late 2003), I got involved as a VP-Internal on a student IT group called ite@ch. It was a blast, because my part was not VP stuff, but I'm on the technical stuff like software design, art and multimedia, the things that I enjoyed most.

And later that year, I joined a web design comptetion, and won 2nd place. By the end of the year, we got financial problems, so I wasn't able to enroll.

Being bored at home, I find a job, and worked as a Technical Consultant (Feb 2004), specializing for Linux and Open Source related technology. During those times, I was introducing Fedora Core 1, MySQL Database, GTK+ and PHP for SME and Manufacturing businesses. A part of my job is integrating their business process from different department to an ERP system. I in-house-develop their ERP, POS systems and done some migration to Fedora Core 1. Working there is a blast, It's my first work, and I really enjoyed it. Then, classes starts again, this time, I have enough money to enroll, I endo my contract without renewing and continue studying.

Then while I was studying in AMA Computer University, Makati. I worked as a Student Assistance in the IT department, where I deploy Fedora Core 2 servers (2004) to handle DHCP, Squid Proxy, tasks. And last year, the IT team and I deployed dual-boot Ubuntu 5.04 with Windows XP to 300 computers (2005).

In June 2006, I will migrate the database to Ubuntu Server, and Dapper Drake to more than 1000 computers.

As a college student, I worked on numerous thesis, software projects (for other kids, including professors). Some GTK+ based ported to Windows, some web based, some GTK+ in Fedora.

My first Linux experience was in late 1996, where I download and install a 6 floppy version of Linux called "Monkey Linux" in a BBS.

Most read books by

Paulo Coelho, Chinua Achebe, Paul C. Bragg.

Most listened songs

  • Nickelback - Rockstar
  • Meatloaf - I would do anything for Love
  • Spiral Staircase - The Thought of Loving You
  • Dan Hill - Can't We Try
  • The Killers - Smile like you mean it
  • The Clash - Rudy Can't Fail
  • John Mayer - Neon, Comfortable
  • Aerosmith - Amazing
  • Trio Los Panchos - Amor, Aquellos Ojos Verdes, Quizas
  • Boyfriends (Local) - Dance With Me
  • Orange and Lemons (Local)- Pinoy Ako
  • Bamboo (Local) - Hallelujah, Noypi


I love nature, plants, minimalistic contemporary architectures. Alot of those things really affect my software design.

[:VMWarePlayerAndWindowsHOWTO: VMware Player and Windows HOWTO]

[:DocumentTemplatesGenerator: GNOME Templates Generator]

[:Optimization: Desktop Optimization]

[:SensibleDesktopProject: Sensible Desktop Project]

[:GnomeBlingManager: Gnome Bling Manager]

[ Fix the wrong device registered in netstatus applet, and automatically set it to the first working network connection.]

[:UbuntuCommonHooker: Ubuntu Common Hooker]

[ Configure Ctrl-Alt-Del to open Gnome System Monitor]

[:UbuntuCommercialSupport: Ubuntu Commercial Support]

[:UbuntuHomeBackup: Ubuntu Home Backup]

[:UbuntuLiveChatSupport:Ubuntu Live Chat Support]

[:SensibleIRCHandler:Sensible IRC Handler]

[ Fix scattered volume icons in Desktop, and some suggestions to Dapper.]

[:DapperArtUserProposals/LogoutLogo:Logo in Shutdown Dialog]

[:DapperArtUserProposals/ Splash Screens]

[ Some old projects]


I make changes, I make it all happen, I'm not affraid to fail, I decide things for better or for worst with the best of my abilities, with the most righteous way I know.

Contact Details

  • E-mail & Google Talk: joelbryan.juliano _atsign_

  • SIP:

  • SMS: +63 915 7457547 (Globe Cellular), +63 922 9753124 (Sun Cellular)
  • Nick: joelbryan
  • Telephone Number: (63) +2 823-7441


330 Unity Street, Annex 29 Better Living Subdivision. Paranaque, Metro Manila. Philippines 1711

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