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= Klaatu =
 
= Klaatu =
  
I'm a Unix and Linux enthusiast and, lately, professional. I use mostly Slackware, Red Hat / Fedora. I programme a little; BASH, Python, and C++ are my weapons of choice. I write a lot, with books and articles online and IRL. I was trained as a filmmaker, so I am heavily involved in filmmaking activities on many different scales (I have done independent work mostly but lately have been hired to work on some bigger projects). Sometimes I also do podcasts.
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I'm a Unix and Linux enthusiast and, lately, professional. I'm a Slackware and Red Hat / Fedora user. I dabble in code, I write a lot and have technical articles published in magazines, books, and online, plus some fiction books which are available both online and in paperback.  
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I attended uni for filmmaking, and have been lucky enough to work on several big-budget motion pictures, with post being done in New Zealand, where I currently reside. The company I worked for housed the southern hemisphere's largest super computer, for rendering, so I'm one of the few people who can say that I have run '''ffmpeg''' on an 80,000 core machine.
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Sometimes I also do podcasts.
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== Podcasts ==
 
== Podcasts ==
* [http://gnuworldorder.info Gnu World Order] is my personal Linux oggcast, and as far as I know the first podcast to release shows in ogg vorbis and speex formats only (that is, no proprietary codecs are offered). The show discusses any geeky topic I want to cover; Sometimes this includes Fedora and RHEL.
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* [http://www.hackerpublicradio.org Hacker Public Radio] is a daily podcast for which I am a correspondent.  I cover lots of different things on this show, including interviews with KDE devs, Fedora people, and even an episode on how to create an RPM using rpmbuild.
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* [http://gnuworldorder.info Gnu World Order] is my personal Linux oggcast, and as far as I know the first podcast to release shows in ogg vorbis and speex formats only (that is, no proprietary codecs are offered). The show discusses any geeky topic I want to cover.
* [http://www.kernelpanicoggcast.net Kernel Panic Oggcast] is a brash and bold round table for which I am one of the regular panelists.
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* '''Fedora Reloaded''' was a show that me and a friend had inherited and ran for a while, but sadly our schedules became to disparate to manage.  The show died a quiet, untimely death.
* '''Fedora Reloaded''' was a show that me and a friend, Skirlet, had inherited and ran for a while, but sadly our schedules have just become to disparate to manage.  The show died a quiet, untimely death. Secretly, I'd love to continue it, but realistically I know I wouldn't have the time.
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* [http://www.hackerpublicradio.org Hacker Public Radio] is a daily podcast for which I am a correspondent.  I cover lots of different things on this show, including interviews with KDE devs, Fedora people, and even an episode on how to [http://hobbypublicradio.org/eps.php?id=0882 create an RPM using rpmbuild].
* '''Linux Cranks''' was the father and mother of Kernel Panic Oggcast.
 
* '''Today in Tech Radio''' was an off-shoot of Linux Cranks, meant to be slightly more professional.  It no longer exists either.  
 
  
 
== Contact ==
 
== Contact ==
  
* '''Email''': klaatu at the domain of the second podcast listed above   
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* '''Email''': klaatu at the domain of the third podcast listed above   
* '''IRC''': notKlaatu in freenode IRC
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* '''IRC''': notklaatu in freenode IRC
 
* '''Fedora Account''': klaatu
 
* '''Fedora Account''': klaatu
* '''Jabber''': notKlaatu on jabber-dot-org
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* '''Jabber''': notklaatu on planetjabber.de
  
 
== Activities within Fedora ==
 
== Activities within Fedora ==
  
* I guess I promote Fedora as often as I feel necessary.
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* I promote Fedora at events.
 
* I interview Fedora people whenever I get a chance to, primarily at Linux conventions.
 
* I interview Fedora people whenever I get a chance to, primarily at Linux conventions.
* As a freelance author, I wrote 6 of 8 articles for the [http://www.linuxidentity.com Linux Identity] Fedora 11 issue, available in your local bookstore, a Fedora FAQ that they seem to re-use whenever they feel like they need one, and a lot of other articles later on, including quite a few for Fedora 14 and 15.
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* As a freelance author, I wrote 6 of 8 articles for the [http://www.linuxidentity.com Linux Identity] Fedora 11 issue, available in your local bookstore, a Fedora FAQ that they seem to re-use whenever they feel like they need one, and a lot of other articles later on, including quite a few for Fedora 14 and 15, 18, and so on.
  
 
== Linuxy Activities, Tutorials, How-to's ==
 
== Linuxy Activities, Tutorials, How-to's ==
  
* [http://www.slackermedia.info Slackermedia] contains evolving tutorials on multimedia work on Linux. I use Slackware as my jumping-off point for multimedia, but much of what I write about on Slackermedia applies to Fedora, especially since I borrow from Fedora repositories for packages sometimes, and Planet CCRMA multimedia packages.
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* [http://www.slackermedia.info Slackermedia] contains evolving tutorials on accomplishing multimedia creation on Linux. I use Slackware as my jumping-off point for multimedia, but much of what I write about on Slackermedia applies to Fedora, especially since I sometimes borrow Fedora and CCRMA packages using '''rpm2tgz'''.
 
* Linux Journal, Linux Pro, Linux Format, Linux Identity, and Linux+ have published articles written by me.
 
* Linux Journal, Linux Pro, Linux Format, Linux Identity, and Linux+ have published articles written by me.
* I wrote an article for the very cool [http://libregraphicsmag.com Libre Graphics] magazine.  Check that out.
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* I wrote an article for the very cool [http://libregraphicsmag.com Libre Graphics] magazine.
* I wrote and maintain a frightfully basic application (actually just a shell script) called [http://slackermedia.info/trashy trashy], that lets the user move things to a commandline trashcan and empty it when they are sure they want to delete the files. It is meant as a sane intermediary for the very dangerous (yet strangely, for all of its  potential damage, ubiquitous) '''rm''' command.
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* I wrote and maintain a nice, basic application called [http://slackermedia.info/trashy trashy] that lets the user move things to the system trash via the command line, as well as empty it when they are sure they want to delete the files. It is meant as a sane intermediary for the very dangerous (yet strangely, for all of its  potential damage, ubiquitous) '''rm''' command. Since '''trashy''' is in BASH, it is very portable and free of dependencies. It flirts with but is not married to (since it does not assume a user has a desktop) FreeDesktop specs.
* I wrote and maintain a very simple workflow method for docbook that allows a creative writer to just write, and then impose mark-up and export to the desired format. I call it [http://slackermedia.info/circulate circulate] and it's not really an application as much as it is a suggestion on how to manage your text.
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* I wrote and maintain an application called '''Shaker Loops''', which shakes the mouse every few minutes. Seems silly, but believe it or not whilst administering dozens of Linux machines, going into System Settings and deactivating screensavers for every single one becomes tedious. With Shaker Loops, I can just turn that on to defeat screensavers, and do my maintenance as needed.
* I maintain Vance L. Simpson's [http://nongnu.org/screenwriter screenwriter-mode], an emacs extension for writing industry-standard screenplays in GNU Emacs.  Well, really I maintain a fork of it, since I can't seem to find Vance anywhere online.  My fork contains a few minor patches; one improves usability and the other adds functionality. An RPM for this is forthcoming.
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* I maintain Vance L. Simpson's [http://nongnu.org/screenwriter screenwriter-mode], an emacs extension for writing industry-standard screenplays in GNU Emacs.  Well, really I maintain a fork of it, since I can't seem to find Vance anywhere online.  My fork contains a few minor patches; one improves usability and the other adds functionality.
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* I wrote and maintain [http://makerbox.org.nz/stopgo StopGo], a stop-motion animation application in use at local schools.

Latest revision as of 01:32, 25 November 2016

Klaatu

I'm a Unix and Linux enthusiast and, lately, professional. I'm a Slackware and Red Hat / Fedora user. I dabble in code, I write a lot and have technical articles published in magazines, books, and online, plus some fiction books which are available both online and in paperback.

I attended uni for filmmaking, and have been lucky enough to work on several big-budget motion pictures, with post being done in New Zealand, where I currently reside. The company I worked for housed the southern hemisphere's largest super computer, for rendering, so I'm one of the few people who can say that I have run ffmpeg on an 80,000 core machine.

Sometimes I also do podcasts.


Podcasts

  • Gnu World Order is my personal Linux oggcast, and as far as I know the first podcast to release shows in ogg vorbis and speex formats only (that is, no proprietary codecs are offered). The show discusses any geeky topic I want to cover.
  • Fedora Reloaded was a show that me and a friend had inherited and ran for a while, but sadly our schedules became to disparate to manage. The show died a quiet, untimely death.
  • Hacker Public Radio is a daily podcast for which I am a correspondent. I cover lots of different things on this show, including interviews with KDE devs, Fedora people, and even an episode on how to create an RPM using rpmbuild.

Contact

  • Email: klaatu at the domain of the third podcast listed above
  • IRC: notklaatu in freenode IRC
  • Fedora Account: klaatu
  • Jabber: notklaatu on planetjabber.de

Activities within Fedora

  • I promote Fedora at events.
  • I interview Fedora people whenever I get a chance to, primarily at Linux conventions.
  • As a freelance author, I wrote 6 of 8 articles for the Linux Identity Fedora 11 issue, available in your local bookstore, a Fedora FAQ that they seem to re-use whenever they feel like they need one, and a lot of other articles later on, including quite a few for Fedora 14 and 15, 18, and so on.

Linuxy Activities, Tutorials, How-to's

  • Slackermedia contains evolving tutorials on accomplishing multimedia creation on Linux. I use Slackware as my jumping-off point for multimedia, but much of what I write about on Slackermedia applies to Fedora, especially since I sometimes borrow Fedora and CCRMA packages using rpm2tgz.
  • Linux Journal, Linux Pro, Linux Format, Linux Identity, and Linux+ have published articles written by me.
  • I wrote an article for the very cool Libre Graphics magazine.
  • I wrote and maintain a nice, basic application called trashy that lets the user move things to the system trash via the command line, as well as empty it when they are sure they want to delete the files. It is meant as a sane intermediary for the very dangerous (yet strangely, for all of its potential damage, ubiquitous) rm command. Since trashy is in BASH, it is very portable and free of dependencies. It flirts with but is not married to (since it does not assume a user has a desktop) FreeDesktop specs.
  • I wrote and maintain an application called Shaker Loops, which shakes the mouse every few minutes. Seems silly, but believe it or not whilst administering dozens of Linux machines, going into System Settings and deactivating screensavers for every single one becomes tedious. With Shaker Loops, I can just turn that on to defeat screensavers, and do my maintenance as needed.
  • I maintain Vance L. Simpson's screenwriter-mode, an emacs extension for writing industry-standard screenplays in GNU Emacs. Well, really I maintain a fork of it, since I can't seem to find Vance anywhere online. My fork contains a few minor patches; one improves usability and the other adds functionality.
  • I wrote and maintain StopGo, a stop-motion animation application in use at local schools.