On Tuesday 31 Jan 2012 21:34:36 tjbarber09@... wrote: >> My name is T.J. Barber and I have been a Linux user since 2005, so I'm
>> still kind of young in the Linux world. Heck, I was really young in the >> real world when I started. I was the only preteen I knew that used Linux. I >> first used KDE 3 in 2005 on SuSE Linux 9.3 Professional and adored it. It
>> totally slammed the competition of its time. I kind of went through a time >> where I drifted away from open-source software, but I keep coming back to >> it because I love community and I hate the trash released by Apple and
>> Microsoft (most of the time). I am writing this on a MacBook Pro, but OS X
>> is just *not* KDE. Let's put it this way: The only good apps released for
>> OS X and Windows are KDE SC and the original version of Halo (but I >> digress).
> I guess you're too young to remember the original Doom? ;-)
Haha, yes I'm too young to remember the original Doom. I've heard a lot about it
from those who did play it back in its heyday. Didn't you play multiplayer through
a wired connection via LPT or something connected directly to two computers? =P
>> So I'm now using KDE 4.7 on Kubuntu 11.10 and feel like I'm home. I really
>> feel like this is where I need to be, and I have to thank you guys for >> working so hard to make KDE and the world a better place. I really want to >> join and help spread the word about KDE, and hopefully contribute to KDE in
>> other ways too.
> That's great :-) What kind of things would you be interested in? Are you > signed up to this list? If so, you'll see calls for people to help out at > events and help with writing articles etc. If you like writing, then articles > for the Dot  are always welcome, you can get some ideas of the kind of >things we are interested in by looking at past stories and our guidance .
I did sign up for this list, but to be honest this is one of the first mailing lists I've used.
If I'm doing something wrong with my formatting please let me know. I don't want
to mess things up. I'm am a writer and have experience writing articles and some
fiction, so I would gladly write articles for the Dot. I'll be looking into past articles
and look for ideas.
> A fun one might be interviewing the Commit Digest team about what it takes to > put together the weekly commit digest and what motivates them.
I'll be contacting them with questions to get started!
> Depending whereabouts you are based, there might also be a national/local Kde > group that you should get in touch with as quite a lot is done by small local > teams - if you're not sure then ask here and maybe we can give some ideas.
I live in the deep South in the US. Louisiana specifically. And for some reason
the open-source software community basically has no life down here. I have no
idea why. The LUG that once existed in Baton Rouge seems to be dead as far
as I can tell, and I'm hoping to help revive it somehow. We have a lot of Windows
and .NET people, so I need to start converting a few. ;P
>> I'm a web designer and am learning more about web >> development, so if someone needs help and involves this area feel free to
>> harness my capabilities to help spread the word about KDE.
> You might also want to contact the web team directly (kde-www@...) as I > know they have a lot of things to be working on - there are likely jobs > involving Wordpress, Drupal, the forums (phpbb?) and mediawiki - as well as > bits of php, html and css.
I will be doing that! There's no better feeling than helping and contributing
both in writing and in code.
Remember, if I'm not using the mailing list correctly or you have suggestions
in how I should be using it please feel free to shoot me an email. ;)
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