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meditatingfrog Languages:

English, Spanglish My Website: IRC:

seidos on Youtube: Facebook: Twitter:!/meditatingahm Currently using:

Trisquel 5.0 Hardware:

Toshiba u305-s7448, Dell 2.4Ghz/512MB/80GB




My true self greets your true self. my name is seidos. i have a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Information Systems from California State University Long Beach. My GPA was 3.03. i started in Computer Science, but after getting my butt kicked as a result of terrible discipline, i found a job and worked for two years, then returned part time, and changed majors. Unfortunately, i didn't get any exposure to linux (that i was aware of) in the business program at CSULB, but i did take classes in Oracle, VB, Decision Support Systems, Business Statistics, Calculus, and Statistics. There were also some other courses, like Accounting and Managerial Economics, but they weren't technical in the Free Open Source Software sense.

presently have been focused on website, with the hope that such skills will translate into better coding and technical skills. also working on project euler. if you like to read, download the novel or short story on the website. They are worth a skim, at least.

Past and current contributions

  • Advocated FOSS at Local Colleges and Universities by communicating with the school's newspaper.
  • Maintain a torrent server that seeds FOSS.
  • Did an on the fly presentation at the Ubuntu Global jam for 9.04 for the CaliforniaTeam.

  • Created a more philosophical marketing flier, expressing the concept choosing Ubuntu community over monopolies. Download it here.

  • Did software testing for the wifix project.

  • Help out in #ubuntu-beginners.
  • Document my own experience utilizing Ubuntu on a Toshiba u305-s7448, continue to create bugs in order to keep developers informed.
  • Added instructions on how to update colors for gtk apps on the Fluxbox wiki.


  • Now utilizing fluxbox as primary WM.
  • Did 7 Project Euler problems.
  • Wrote a novel and four short stories.
  • Hosting a website utilizing blogger (w/ domain redirect).
  • Created an IRC bot in Perl.
  • Tested fluxbox*, openbox, enlightenment, lxde, and xfce as an alternative to gnome with a retro feel.

Future plans

  • Linux From Scratch.
  • Solve more project euler problems.

  • put the "OSwars" game hosted on google app engine.
  • Learn how to effectively advocate GNU/Linux.
  • Slack.
  • Learn how to access source code for wireless drivers, hopefully to contribute some solutions to problematic drivers and/or hardware.
  • Getting behind distruptive technologies like and other distributed (p2p) systems.

  • get the "if i were an ubuntu, what version would i be" program to alpha.

Friends in Training

Just me!


Seidos demonstrates a strong caring interest in Ubuntu beginners and volunteers quite a amount of his free time helping them out on #ubuntu and #ubuntu-beginners. i've observed he does everything he can to help but is humble and doesn't try to pretend to know more than he does. He tries to let people know he cares about them and their situation even when he doesn't have an answer. As an Ubuntu beginner myself, when a computer i was working on had a serious power manager bug Seidos provided two clever scripts he'd previously created that helped me out in my situation a lot as well as being educational. Also Seidos has been making the effort to courageously stretch the boundaries of his PHP and SQL knowledge by working on development of the Beginner's Team Development project, Wifix. He also has volunteered some valuable Wifix testing. i heartily recommend Seidos for the Ubuntu Beginners Team. nUboon2Age 8-3-2010

I have known Kevin for well over a year now thanks to IRC. Sometimes with both of us working on Ubuntu projects late into the night, we would be the only creatures stirring in the California IRC channel and it has given me great joy to speak in depth with Kevin about the direction of Ubuntu and about life in general. It was like meeting an old friend from a bygone era when we met at SCaLE9x in Los Angeles in early 2011. Kevin offers a unique perspective on all things, Ubuntu included. And I feel Ubuntu would greatly benefit from this sort of unique input. Ubuntu is about diversity and Kevin is not afraid to share his thoughts. Sometimes to break out of a spell or a stuck moment, you need to look at all sides of a story, of a project, of the leaders, to fully grasp the right direction to go. Im thankful to know Kevin and believe Ubuntu would benefit from his curiosity and thoughtful input. iheartubuntu 5/17/2011

seidos (last edited 2011-09-20 18:37:38 by kdemarest)