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bapoumba
September 24th, 2007, 10:50 AM
K.Mandla (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=71172) is starting a series of interviews with people from the ubutuforums. It's hosted on his blog (http://kmandla.wordpress.com/) :)

Rationale: Nine simple questions (http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/09/24/nine-simple-questions/)
First to get under the spotlight: ubuntu-geek (http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/09/24/an-interview-with-ubuntu-geek/).
Enjoy!

A note from K.Mandla:

Around July 2008 I passed this project to matthew, who will start fresh with it in the near future. Keep an eye out for a new thread with new interviews; for the mean time I'll close this one. Cheers! :D

A note from matthew:

I decided to keep using the same thread, so you can find links to older and newer interviews all in the same place.

A note from Joeb454:

I'll still be using the thread once I get some interviews up, just to let you all know

A note from s.fox:

I am also using this thread to keep everything in the same place.

K.Mandla
October 3rd, 2007, 09:58 AM
Second is aysiu (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=21941), whom many of you know through his psychocats guides, or from direct communication here on the forums. ...

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/10/02/an-interview-with-aysiu/

bapoumba (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=171805) agreed to be next.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/10/07/an-interview-with-bapoumba/

:)

A complete and current list of interviews is among the pingbacks on this post.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/09/24/nine-simple-questions/

Cheers! ;)

notwen
October 3rd, 2007, 05:01 PM
+1

These are good stuff. =] You should make this a ritual of sorts, one interview a month or possibly even more frequent than that if you wish. I enjoyed both lots. Maybe even venture as far as letting the forum users post who'd they like to see interviewed and should said person be alright with it, interview them. Just a friendly idea, regardless it's fun to learn about the ppl behind the avatars. =p

mdsmedia
October 4th, 2007, 12:39 PM
What a wonderful idea :)

I've read the first two and because of my respect for aysiu, and wonder at Ubuntu-Geek, I'm looking forward to who you have up next.

RavTux is an obvious request :)

wersdaluv
October 5th, 2007, 06:01 PM
This is a very good idea.

Frak
October 6th, 2007, 02:12 AM
Pssssssst.... RAV TUX.....

starcraft.man
October 6th, 2007, 02:35 AM
Hmmm, interesting... will look over later. Man I'm tired lately... been busy.

Kinda reminds me of the entertainment shows and their stalking of celebs now that I think about it.

PatrickMay16
October 6th, 2007, 04:31 AM
I think it would be great to see a review with PriceChild, or forrestcupp.

FuturePilot
October 6th, 2007, 05:11 AM
This is a really cool idea.:) I like it.
Just one question. What is an Ubuntu member?

John.Michael.Kane
October 6th, 2007, 07:18 AM
This is a really cool idea.:) I like it.
Just one question. What is an Ubuntu member?

Ubuntu Members (http://www.ubuntu.com/community/processes/newmember)
NewMemberHowto (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NewMemberHowto)
Members of ďUbuntu MembersĒ (https://launchpad.net/~ubuntumembers/+members)

FuturePilot
October 6th, 2007, 07:49 AM
Ubuntu Members (http://www.ubuntu.com/community/processes/newmember)
NewMemberHowto (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NewMemberHowto)
Members of ďUbuntu MembersĒ (https://launchpad.net/~ubuntumembers/+members)

That's what I was thinking but I wasn't sure. Thanks for the links;)

K.Mandla
October 7th, 2007, 09:47 AM
bapoumba (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=171805) agreed to be next.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/10/07/an-interview-with-bapoumba/

I'm going to try and find an amenable non-staff member next, to add a different viewpoint. Keep watching. :)

EdThaSlayer
October 8th, 2007, 11:54 AM
I have always wondered what they do in real life(even though it seems they are behind their pcs all the time :-)) and how they got into Ubuntu.

K.Mandla
October 24th, 2007, 12:40 AM
MetalMusicAddict (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=6176), who is part of the Ubuntu Studio project, agreed to be next.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/10/24/an-interview-with-metalmusicaddict/

:)

Frak
October 24th, 2007, 01:12 AM
Rav Tux? Plz?

LookTJ
October 24th, 2007, 01:20 AM
What about me? Is RAV declining the interview?

K.Mandla
October 24th, 2007, 01:40 AM
There's a waiting list. ... I'll try to get as many people as possible and willing. :)

RAV TUX
October 24th, 2007, 01:52 AM
What a wonderful idea :)
RavTux is an obvious request :)


Pssssssst.... RAV TUX.....


Rav Tux? Plz?

Thanks for the interest and support. ;)


...Is RAV declining the interview?

I am not declining the interview, I simply have not been asked. ;)

I just learned about this thread and the interviews tonight.

Wonderful idea K.Mandla (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=71172), keep up the good work. ;)

LookTJ
October 24th, 2007, 01:59 AM
Thanks for the interest and support. ;)



I am not declining the interview, I simply have not been asked. ;)

I just learned about this thread and the interviews tonight.

Wonderful idea K.Mandla (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=71172), keep up the good work. ;)
Do RAV. then do me. ;)

FuturePilot
October 24th, 2007, 02:39 AM
I'd be willing.;)
I would really like to hear about RAV;)

RAV TUX
October 28th, 2007, 07:36 AM
Any new interviews lately...I have one itching desire and that is to read a new interview...

K.Mandla
October 28th, 2007, 02:54 PM
The ubiquitous Artificial Intelligence (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=19) is up next.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/10/28/an-interview-with-artificial-intelligence/

Who knew he was that interesting? :shock: :mrgreen:

Frak
October 28th, 2007, 04:26 PM
Heh, Loki is my new favorite name ;)

Also,

RAV TUX?

Perfect Storm
October 28th, 2007, 06:27 PM
Too bad, I didn't got that name :-/

notwen
October 28th, 2007, 06:40 PM
These interviews are always a good read. Thanks and keep it up K.Mandla =]

kevdog
October 31st, 2007, 03:30 AM
Great blog -- its one of the more enjoyable features of these forums Ive found in a long time. Im having a hard time however finding prior interviews on your blog page, Im always having to go back to this thread to find people you interviewed in the past

Keep in going

K.Mandla
November 4th, 2007, 11:15 AM
matthew (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=17635) is this week's interview.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/11/04/an-interview-with-matthew/

:D

K.Mandla
November 4th, 2007, 11:22 AM
Im having a hard time however finding prior interviews on your blog page, Im always having to go back to this thread to find people you interviewed in the past
If you look at this post (http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/09/24/nine-simple-questions/), the pingbacks form a "table of contents" for the series. ;)

Frak
November 4th, 2007, 06:18 PM
One of the best members here has to be matthew. w00t :D

matthew
November 4th, 2007, 11:58 PM
One of the best members here has to be matthew. w00t :D
/me blushes.

Thanks. I'll pay you later. :)

Frak
November 5th, 2007, 01:29 AM
/me blushes.

Thanks. I'll pay you later. :)
:lolflag:

K.Mandla
November 11th, 2007, 11:55 AM
Tomosaur (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=83916), author of GrubEd (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=228104) and a regular in the programming areas (http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=310), agreed to be next.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/11/11/an-interview-with-tomosaur/

Remember if you want to see an index of interviews thus far, check the pingbacks at the botttom of this post. ...

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/09/24/nine-simple-questions/

recursive prophet
November 14th, 2007, 02:09 AM
Very interesting stuff. Look forward to reading more. I must say the sheer volume on this site is a tad overwhelming. Who was it that said; When everyone is talking, is anyone listening??

Clearly there IS a lot of listening going on within this site, but I'm sort of surprised none of our young savants have come up with a format set up capable of effectively sorting the tremendous volume and eliminating a lot of the redundancy. Hard to follow so many far flung topics, but I won't give up trying. :)

K.Mandla
November 16th, 2007, 08:26 AM
compiledkernel (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=213945), whom many of you know from his work with the UGA (http://gaming.gwos.org) and UDSF (http://doc.gwos.org), is next.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/11/16/an-interview-with-compiledkernel/

A professional system administrator ... and a rabid gamer! ;)

(This is a slight wrinkle in the interview schedule, so the proper interview can be included in the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter). ... You do read the newsletter (http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=243), don't you? :???: )

Surgeon General
November 17th, 2007, 08:51 PM
PriceChild! PriceChild! :-)

K.Mandla
November 20th, 2007, 03:15 AM
:???: PriceChild? No, no. Pricey is terribly boring. :p

K.Mandla
November 23rd, 2007, 08:44 AM
jdong (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=780), who is something akin to our in-house security "expert," is next. You may recognize the nick from his efforts (http://ubuntuforums.org/announcement.php?f=73) to prevent you from erasing your entire installation. ;)

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/11/23/an-interview-with-jdong/

He's a MOTU, he's an admin ... and ... and ... he collects ... flashlights ... ? :-k

K.Mandla
December 1st, 2007, 01:37 PM
23meg (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=11472), who has a strong presence in the development discussion forums, is the next interview.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/12/01/an-interview-with-23meg/

It's always interesting to me how people migrate to Ubuntu. So many artists find their way here. ... :-k

Majorix
December 1st, 2007, 01:43 PM
Broken links?

K.Mandla
December 1st, 2007, 02:14 PM
Ah, they seem to be working here. ... Are you getting a 404 or something? Wordpress.com seems a bit quirky this evening.

Majorix
December 1st, 2007, 02:30 PM
Yes I am getting a 404. I don't know how it can show something non-existant according to it to you but not me :confused:

matthew
December 1st, 2007, 04:38 PM
The links are working for me.

smartboyathome
December 1st, 2007, 06:19 PM
The links are working for me too.

Majorix
December 1st, 2007, 07:54 PM
I investigated and have seen the screenshot in the attachment.

Argh the arseholes have been doing this to every effing site :mad:

23meg
December 1st, 2007, 09:09 PM
I investigated and have seen the screenshot in the attachment.

Argh the arseholes have been doing this to every effing site :mad:

You can use OpenDNS (https://www.opendns.com/start?device=ubuntu) to overcome them.

Majorix
December 1st, 2007, 10:12 PM
That didn't work for me - I had to revert back the changes to have my internet up and running again. I know I am doomed anyways :(

K.Mandla
December 8th, 2007, 01:01 PM
This week's interview is with bodhi.zazen (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=89054), who heads the Beginner Team and is also a moderator.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/12/08/an-interview-with-bodhizazen/

FOUR CHILDREN?! :shock: :D

RAV TUX
December 12th, 2007, 11:47 AM
This week's interview is with bodhi.zazen (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=89054), who heads the Beginner Team and is also a moderator.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/12/08/an-interview-with-bodhizazen/

FOUR CHILDREN?! :shock: :D
That was an awesome joy to read an interview from someone I count as a very close friend. Very nice! I look forward to more interviews.

K.Mandla
December 14th, 2007, 02:14 AM
Mike (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=5551) is the administrator for this month.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/12/14/an-interview-with-mike/

Mike is also on the Ubuntu Community Council (http://www.ubuntu.com/community/processes/council), which means he rubs shoulders with millionaires. :p

Even better, he admits to handing out Ubuntu CDs in plain view of the Microsoft booth at CES. :shock: :\\:D/

FuturePilot
December 14th, 2007, 04:10 AM
Even better, he admits to handing out Ubuntu CDs in plain view of the Microsoft booth at CES. :shock: :\\:D/

=D> :grin:

siciliancasanova
December 15th, 2007, 11:44 AM
Good reads, nice to put some information behind the names.

Dr Small
December 17th, 2007, 04:17 AM
I love the interviews, but the title says "UF members", and the only reviews have been for staff members ? Maybe I missed something.

Dr Small

bapoumba
December 17th, 2007, 11:12 PM
@ Dr Small: please look the pingbacks there. Regular members are being interviewed too:
http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/09/24/nine-simple-questions/

K.Mandla
December 21st, 2007, 02:53 AM
LaRoza (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=266234) -- whom I'm sure many of you know as very knowledgeable, very helpful, and very courteous -- agreed to answer.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/12/21/an-interview-with-laroza/

You may recognize LaRoza from the programming wiki, or from the Unanswered Posts Team. You may not know that LaRoza is a self-taught programmer, and first bought a computer only a year ago! :shock:

K.Mandla
December 21st, 2007, 03:00 AM
I love the interviews, but the title says "UF members", and the only reviews have been for staff members ? Maybe I missed something.

Dr Small
We're trying to pinpoint members who have dedicated a lot of time and effort to the community, so it might seem like most of them are staff.

In most cases people with the greatest influence around the forum have joined teams, moderate in subforums or are parts of other Ubuntu projects too. They're not necessarily "staff," but they might have a similar role (23meg (http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/12/01/an-interview-with-23meg/) is a perfect example of that).

I do try to balance it between administrators, moderators and "everyday" users. Devs seem rare and difficult to pin down, but they're on the "to-do" list.

The list for interviewees is quite long, by the way. So please be patient if your fave-rave forum pal hasn't been interviewed yet. We have all the time in the world ... :D

P.S.: I'm putting the interviews on pause until after the New Year. It's hard to get in touch with people because of the holidays. :???:

-grubby
December 21st, 2007, 03:49 AM
LaRoza (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=266234) -- whom I'm sure many of you know as very knowledgeable, very helpful, and very courteous -- agreed to answer.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/12/21/an-interview-with-laroza/

You may recognize LaRoza from the programming wiki, or from the Unanswered Posts Team. You may not know that LaRoza is a self-taught programmer, and first bought a computer only a year ago! :shock:

less than a year and knows how to program already :shock::shock::shock::shock:

FuturePilot
December 21st, 2007, 05:19 PM
Wow, very interesting! :)

K.Mandla
January 4th, 2008, 01:51 AM
I answered the questions myself this time. I hope it doesn't seem self-aggrandizing; I did that mostly because it was easier than trying to manage the question-and-reply with someone over the holidays.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/01/04/an-interview-with-kmandla/

It also keeps me from getting lazy after the New Year, and letting the project slip. :twisted:

Dr Small
January 4th, 2008, 02:30 AM
I answered the questions myself this time. I hope it doesn't seem self-aggrandizing; I did that mostly because it was easier than trying to manage the question-and-reply with someone over the holidays.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/01/04/an-interview-with-kmandla/

It also keeps me from getting lazy after the New Year, and letting the project slip. :twisted:
That was the best interview yet ;)

matthew
January 4th, 2008, 09:32 AM
That was the best interview yet ;)Agreed.

LaRoza
January 4th, 2008, 11:52 AM
I answered the questions myself this time. I hope it doesn't seem self-aggrandizing; I did that mostly because it was easier than trying to manage the question-and-reply with someone over the holidays.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/01/04/an-interview-with-kmandla/

It also keeps me from getting lazy after the New Year, and letting the project slip. :twisted:

Could you stop posting to your blog so I am easier to find? I am not on the main page anymore.... :)

Very interesting and well written. I certainly wish I had the language ability you have :) I am studying (on my own) Spanish and Esperanto.

bapoumba
January 4th, 2008, 11:56 AM
I answered the questions myself this time. I hope it doesn't seem self-aggrandizing; I did that mostly because it was easier than trying to manage the question-and-reply with someone over the holidays.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/01/04/an-interview-with-kmandla/

It also keeps me from getting lazy after the New Year, and letting the project slip. :twisted:

Many thanks, K.Mandla :)

That was a great reading indeed, +1 Dr Small and Matthew.

Lostincyberspace
January 4th, 2008, 10:56 PM
I cant wait until i get my turn at an interview it will be so cool.

kevdog
January 5th, 2008, 04:26 AM
Is there anyway these interviews could be grouped together and easier to find -- they are very interesting reading -- and kind of make me laugh. I wish everyone at my work had as much energy and fervor about other things as the community does about ubuntu!

Dr Small
January 5th, 2008, 04:37 AM
Is there anyway these interviews could be grouped together and easier to find -- they are very interesting reading -- and kind of make me laugh. I wish everyone at my work had as much energy and fervor about other things as the community does about ubuntu!
http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/09/24/nine-simple-questions/

smartboyathome
January 6th, 2008, 04:20 AM
Can't wait for RAV to be interviewed. ;)

-grubby
January 6th, 2008, 04:23 AM
Can't wait for RAV to be interviewed. ;)

too bad he's on his trip to oregon so he won't be able to for a while

notwen
January 6th, 2008, 04:35 PM
Quality interviews as usual, glad to see these are still going so well. =]

Frak
January 6th, 2008, 07:01 PM
Rav!

K.Mandla
January 11th, 2008, 03:29 AM
The staff asked popch (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=342044) if he would answer the questions this time, and he agreed.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/01/11/an-interview-with-popch/

A government IT department head with more than 30 years of programming and computer experience? Who would have thought? :)

nikoPSK
January 12th, 2008, 02:02 AM
Pssssssst.... RAV TUX.....

*ahem* RAV *cough* TUX! *sneeze*

K.Mandla
January 12th, 2008, 01:01 PM
Everybody just relax. Rav is on the list.

And for what it's worth, the list is long and distinguished.

nikoPSK
January 12th, 2008, 06:12 PM
Which is very nice indeed. I enjoyed the one with popch. :KS

popch
January 12th, 2008, 06:35 PM
Why, thank you.

I am also looking forward to the long and distinguished list, including RAV TUX.

Dr Small
January 12th, 2008, 11:23 PM
Why, thank you.

I am also looking forward to the long and distinguished list, including RAV TUX.
Great interview popch :)

K.Mandla
January 19th, 2008, 12:58 AM
PartisanEntity (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=192328), who contributes to both the UbuntuME and Phatch projects, is the staff member interview this time.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/01/19/an-interview-with-partisanentity/

Enjoy! :KS

nikoPSK
January 19th, 2008, 02:08 AM
PartisanEntity (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=192328), who contributes to both the UbuntuME and Phatch projects, is the staff member interview this time.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/01/19/an-interview-with-partisanentity/

Enjoy! :KS

thank you, I did. :)

Dr Small
January 19th, 2008, 02:09 AM
thank you, I did. :)
Yes, it was rather good ;)

PartisanEntity
January 19th, 2008, 05:47 PM
Thank you K.Mandla, it was a pleasure taking part.

notwen
January 22nd, 2008, 03:14 PM
Good stuff as usual. Keep 'em coming. =]

K.Mandla
January 26th, 2008, 01:08 PM
This week's interview is with maniacmusician (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=124459), whom you may know as a Cafe regular, as a writer or as a Forum Ambassador.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/01/26/an-interview-with-maniacmusician/

And quite possibly one of the most interesting interviews thus far. I am consistently amazed by the overall caliber and sheer variety of people who make up our community.

And I'm not just saying that. [-(

LaRoza
January 26th, 2008, 02:01 PM
This week's interview is with maniacmusician (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=124459), whom you may know as a Cafe regular, as a writer or as a Forum Ambassador.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/01/26/an-interview-with-maniacmusician/

And quite possibly one of the most interesting interviews thus far. I am consistently amazed by the overall caliber and sheer variety of people who make up our community.

And I'm not just saying that. [-(

Very interesting :)

He was one of the more interesting interviews (much more than mine).

maniacmusician
January 26th, 2008, 04:20 PM
Thank you very much for the interview, it was a lot of fun.

nikoPSK
January 26th, 2008, 05:17 PM
Always great to learn more of the surrounding community. :)

FuturePilot
January 26th, 2008, 05:35 PM
Great read! :)

K.Mandla
February 2nd, 2008, 01:23 AM
This week is a moderator interview, and tseliot (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=19388) agreed to be next. You no doubt know him from his work on the Envy installer, and might even have benefited from his work.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/02/02/an-interview-with-tseliot/

It sounds like he's got something new he's working on, too. ... :KS

Dr Small
February 2nd, 2008, 01:38 AM
That was another good interview!

Dr Small

nikoPSK
February 2nd, 2008, 02:32 AM
very nice!

FuturePilot
February 2nd, 2008, 04:25 AM
Excellent interview! :)

K.Mandla
February 8th, 2008, 11:41 PM
Vorian (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=27198) is the last administrator to take part.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/02/09/an-interview-with-vorian/

You probably know Vorian if you've had any interactions with Ubuntu's LoCo teams. If you haven't you can learn more about it in his interview. ... :D

PartisanEntity
February 11th, 2008, 02:15 PM
Thanks for yet another interesting interview K.Mandla and Vorian

K.Mandla
February 16th, 2008, 12:47 AM
Many of you know the next interviewee; az (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=844) has been around almost since the beginning of the forums, and still posts on a daily basis.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/02/16/an-interview-with-az/

You might also know him as the creator of Ubuntu Rescue Remix (http://ubuntu-rescue-remix.org/), which is a great tool to keep on hand. (And yes, I'm speaking from experience there.)

FuturePilot
February 16th, 2008, 07:17 AM
Wow, that was a great interview. I think I might have to look into the Ubuntu Rescue Remix :)

ubuntu27
February 16th, 2008, 07:51 AM
:guitar: az you are celebrity now.

Nice interview by the way.

nikoPSK
February 16th, 2008, 05:08 PM
Very nice interview. :)

K.Mandla
March 1st, 2008, 01:12 PM
After a hiccup last week caused by logistical mismanagement ( :oops: ), FuturePilot (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=178962) agreed to be interviewed for the Leap Day weekend.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/03/01/an-interview-with-futurepilot/

Another former Windows expert liberated by Linux. ... ;)

FuturePilot
March 1st, 2008, 06:21 PM
Thanks for the interview K.Mandla, it was a pleasure :)

notwen
March 2nd, 2008, 07:29 PM
Good read, Thanks as always. =]

nikoPSK
March 5th, 2008, 01:09 AM
Good friend. :)

Frak
March 7th, 2008, 01:50 AM
I've been gone for quite awhile, has RAV gone through the ringer yet?

schauerlich
March 7th, 2008, 03:25 AM
I nominate Dr Small, Nathangrubb and Frak.

Dr Small
March 7th, 2008, 03:49 AM
I nominate Dr Small, Nathangrubb and Frak.
Why thank-you :)
That is the first time I have had anyone notice me, lol.

wieman01
March 7th, 2008, 03:54 AM
Why thank-you :)
That is the first time I have had anyone notice me, lol.
Who the heck is Dr Small? ;-)

Seriously, people with a sufficient number of posts and a solid posting history do get noticed.

kevdog
March 7th, 2008, 05:10 AM
Dr. Small is alright with me! Keep the interviews up. How about bapoumba?? (Hopefully I spelled her name right?)

smartboyathome
March 7th, 2008, 06:25 AM
I've been gone for quite awhile, has RAV gone through the ringer yet?

Nope, not yet, but I think he is coming. ;)

popch
March 7th, 2008, 07:43 AM
Dr. Small is alright with me! Keep the interviews up. How about bapoumba?? (Hopefully I spelled her name right?)

Already done:


bapoumba (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=171805) agreed to be next.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/10/07/an-interview-with-bapoumba/

A complete and current list of interviews is among the pingbacks on this post.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/09/24/nine-simple-questions/

K.Mandla
March 10th, 2008, 01:01 AM
This week is a staff member interview; PmDematagoda agreed to answer the interview questions.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/03/10/an-interview-with-pmdematagoda/

Pm is one of our newer staff members; you may already know him from his help with video cards or even a few tutorials. :)

K.Mandla
March 10th, 2008, 01:09 AM
Nope, not yet, but I think he is coming. ;)
Yup, he's on the list. The problem is that we made a list early at the start, and it was quite long. Probably too long, since we've been doing this for about six months now and really only gone through about 20 names. And the list keeps growing. :shock:

-grubby
March 10th, 2008, 03:12 PM
I nominate Dr Small, Nathangrubb and Frak.

Well that's flattering. I didn't think anybody would nominate me, But I guess as the guy above me said "people with a sufficient amount of posts do get noticed"

notwen
March 10th, 2008, 07:42 PM
Thanks for another good read. Keep 'em coming. =]

-grubby
March 11th, 2008, 01:32 AM
Also, I nominate Frak for an interview :)

Joeb454
March 14th, 2008, 12:40 AM
I nominate me :lolflag:

On a more serious note, I'd be quite interested in reading RAV TUX's interview...Plus I enjoyed PMDemtagoda's interview :)

K.Mandla
March 15th, 2008, 01:21 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, I present KiwiNZ. :D

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/03/15/an-interview-with-kiwinz/

It's an interview I've been looking forward to for about six months. :D

Frak
March 15th, 2008, 04:36 PM
Rav Tux Please!!!
Aaaaarrrrgggg!!!!

notwen
March 16th, 2008, 08:14 PM
More please. =]

Frak
March 18th, 2008, 03:10 AM
I got an idea...

We read an interview about Rav Tux, please...

K.Mandla
March 29th, 2008, 02:02 PM
Last week, for some strange reason, I asked about five people for interviews, and nobody replied. :shock: It must have been the full moon.

frodon answered the questions this week, for the staff interview.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/03/29/an-interview-with-frodon/

This is a gentleman who is quite multidimensional.

Dr Small
March 29th, 2008, 04:12 PM
Great interview again as always, and interesting to read.
But I guess RAV will never make the interview now :(

R.I.P.

Frak
March 29th, 2008, 04:52 PM
Without RAV TUX being a prospect for an interview, I've really no more use in reading this thread.

Removed.

loell
March 29th, 2008, 04:59 PM
Without RAV TUX being a prospect for an interview, I've really no more use in reading this thread.

Removed.
Interview him yourself. ;)

LaRoza
March 29th, 2008, 05:00 PM
Without RAV TUX being a prospect for an interview, I've really no more use in reading this thread.

Removed.

I am sure all those that dedicated so much time to the forum, and we willing to share information will be happy to hear that...

(Not referring to myself, as my interview was boring...)

popch
March 29th, 2008, 05:01 PM
Thanks both to K.Mandla and the multidimensional frodon. A very enjoyable read, again.

I hope that there will be a great many more 'victims'.

popch
March 29th, 2008, 05:04 PM
(Not referring to myself, as my interview was boring...)

If you were bored by being interviewed, then you are more hard boiled than I am.

Reading it was not boring at all, to me.

Dr Small
March 29th, 2008, 05:17 PM
Without RAV TUX being a prospect for an interview, I've really no more use in reading this thread.

Removed.
Come come, now. Don't be so harsh. There are still alot of other good people yet to be interviewed, which I find interesting to read. I shall always be a reader of the interviews as I like to learn about different people.

Dr Small

LaRoza
March 29th, 2008, 05:24 PM
If you were bored by being interviewed, then you are more hard boiled than I am.

Reading it was not boring at all, to me.

I liked being interviewed, I just wish I had more to say.

Now that I think about it, I could have just made it up.

LaRoza: Killer double agent, North Korean spy, and Cuban refugee. Came to the USA in 1902, looking for work and was recruited by the CIA (which used a time machine) for my talents. Originally invented Unix, but had memory erased, to protect identity. Now just posts on UbuntuForums.org trying figure out my true identity.

Frak
March 29th, 2008, 05:25 PM
I liked being interviewed, I just wish I had more to say.

Now that I think about it, I could have just made it up.

LaRoza: Killer double agent, North Korean spy, and Cuban refugee. Came to the USA in 1902, looking for work and was recruited by the CIA (which used a time machine) for my talents. Originally invented Unix, but had memory erased, to protect identity. Now just posts on UbuntuForums.org trying figure out my true identity.
We shall call you Slappy the Clown

This is not an insult, just to protect your identity ;)

LaRoza
March 29th, 2008, 05:25 PM
We shall call you Slappy the Clown

This is not an insult, just to protect your identity ;)

Hey! That was one of my disguises...

FuturePilot
March 29th, 2008, 07:52 PM
Great interview! :)

K.Mandla
March 30th, 2008, 12:10 AM
Without RAV TUX being a prospect for an interview, I've really no more use in reading this thread.
I actually giggled when I read that. I don't know if you were serious or not, but thanks for the laugh.

Interview him yourself. ;)
Yes, there's nothing to stop anyone from doing this sort of thing on their own. I know it's probably painfully slow and there are other people you'd prefer to hear about, so take charge and jump in there. There was even a thread around here somewhere giving anyone the chance to answer similar questions.

Don't forget the Linux Philosophy:

The Linux philosophy is ĎLaugh in the face of danger.í Oops. Wrong one. ĎDo it yourself.í Yes, thatís it.

K.Mandla
April 5th, 2008, 01:33 PM
This week's community member interview is handy.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/04/05/an-interview-with-handy/

Australian Ubuntu users are now represented! :biggrin:

LaRoza
April 6th, 2008, 12:39 PM
This week's community member interview is handy.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/04/05/an-interview-with-handy/

Australian Ubuntu users are now represented! :biggrin:

Thanks handy. I knew you'd make an interesting read :-)

notwen
April 6th, 2008, 06:08 PM
Another quality read. Thanks. =]

K.Mandla
April 12th, 2008, 01:56 PM
The editor of the weekly Ubuntu newsletter is Nick Ali, known to you forum rats as boredandblogging.com (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=146879). Nick was kind enough to answer the questions himself this time.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/04/12/an-interview-with-boredandbloggingcom/

Another veteran of the 386 era. :D

Frak
April 12th, 2008, 05:38 PM
Yay for another KDEMod user.

I'm suprised YOU K.Mandla hasn't tried it out yet.

notwen
April 12th, 2008, 06:45 PM
Thank you both for another very interesting read. =]

K.Mandla
April 13th, 2008, 12:02 AM
Yay for another KDEMod user.

I'm suprised YOU K.Mandla hasn't tried it out yet.
I has, I has. (http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2007/08/23/hey-this-kdemod-thing-isnt-half-bad/) :)

I really liked it too. When I use KDE, which is fairly rare, that's what I use.

Hmm. Talking about it makes me want to try it again though. ... :-k

K.Mandla
April 19th, 2008, 02:01 PM
This week is a staff interview, this time with wieman01.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/04/19/an-interview-with-wieman01/

A man of many dimensions, to say the least.

Dr Small
April 19th, 2008, 10:03 PM
Thanks to you both for another interesting interview :)

notwen
April 20th, 2008, 07:01 PM
Another quality interview. Danke. =]

kevdog
April 22nd, 2008, 04:35 AM
Love this feature..please don't let it die a slow death!

K.Mandla
April 22nd, 2008, 06:59 AM
Love this feature..please don't let it die a slow death!
Thanks. Right now there are no plans to let it die. So don't worry about that. :???:

K.Mandla
April 26th, 2008, 03:04 PM
hyper_ch is the community member interview for this week.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/04/26/an-interview-with-hyper_ch/

Another Swiss Ubuntu user! :)

wieman01
April 26th, 2008, 03:14 PM
Yahoo! Nice one. :-)

popch
April 26th, 2008, 07:58 PM
Thank you, both of you.

Hyper: And welcome to the club.

toupeiro
April 26th, 2008, 08:08 PM
I never took the time before to read these, but just went through most of them. What a great eclectic mix of people we have here. Thats one of the things I truly appreciate about a community like this.

hyper_ch
April 27th, 2008, 02:18 PM
thx for having me :)

wieman01
April 27th, 2008, 03:18 PM
thx for having me :)
Let me hug you, mate.

hyper_ch
April 27th, 2008, 03:21 PM
Let me hug you, mate.

If you're a lovely, stunning, intelligent girl go ahead.... wait... you're not... ah, doesn't matter ^^

notwen
April 28th, 2008, 01:20 PM
good read. thanks for another solid interview. =]

handy
April 30th, 2008, 12:10 PM
It's about time I thanked you KMandla, & all of your interviewees & respondents to same for such interesting reading. :-D

Good golly I can try hard to use this language well sometimes.

Unfortunately I trip over it more times than I know... :lolflag:

K.Mandla
May 10th, 2008, 12:57 PM
A week's pause for the Hardy release, and now another interview -- this time with one of our community's programmers, Wybiral.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/05/10/an-interview-with-wybiral/

A German Shepherd named Scrappy? :)

K.Mandla
May 17th, 2008, 12:48 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you p_quarles.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/05/17/an-interview-with-p_quarles/

By the way, one of these days you might be calling him Dr. p_quarles. ;)

hyper_ch
May 17th, 2008, 02:25 PM
hehehe.... PhD.... I know why I quit with that thought after my master thesis ;)

Good interview, thx :)

FuturePilot
May 17th, 2008, 08:10 PM
Great interview. Good luck on that PhD :)

LaRoza
May 17th, 2008, 08:56 PM
No mention of his grand scheme to take over the forum?

barbedsaber
May 18th, 2008, 11:29 AM
tux.ice

yeah, yeah, not famous, but I heard he has an interesting story.

kevdog
May 19th, 2008, 03:05 AM
p_quarles is my hero!! I love when that guy posts in the technical sections!! Keep up the good work -- I will continue to learn a lot.

-grubby
May 19th, 2008, 03:08 AM
+1

These are good stuff. =] You should make this a ritual of sorts, one interview a month or possibly even more frequent than that if you wish. I enjoyed both lots. Maybe even venture as far as letting the forum users post who'd they like to see interviewed and should said person be alright with it, interview them. Just a friendly idea, regardless it's fun to learn about the ppl behind the avatars. =p

He actually does one interview a week. Also, he has a VERY extensive, long list of people to interview

K.Mandla
May 24th, 2008, 01:20 PM
Direct from 60į27'48"N 24į48'18"E, CptPicard.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/05/24/an-interview-with-cptpicard/

Check out that amazing desktop screenshot! :shock:

LaRoza
May 24th, 2008, 07:18 PM
Check out that amazing desktop screenshot! :shock:

That desktop is slimy. I prefer: http://img356.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vimvf8.png

(Older version of wmii there)

K.Mandla
June 1st, 2008, 11:15 AM
This week's moderator interview is with jacobmp92.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/06/01/an-interview-with-jacobmp92/

A considerable number of achievements for someone who's only 16 years old.

K.Mandla
June 7th, 2008, 02:41 PM
This week's community interview is with slavik, a college system administrator and a graduate student in New York.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/06/07/an-interview-with-slavik/

And to think it all started with an NES. ... :D

PmDematagoda
June 7th, 2008, 02:45 PM
Another great interview, keep them coming K.Mandla:).

LaRoza
June 8th, 2008, 05:16 AM
Can you do me next?

-grubby
June 8th, 2008, 06:02 AM
Can you do me next?

but you've already got your turn ;)

Dr Small
June 8th, 2008, 02:51 PM
I read part of it and got interupted.
/me goes back to read the rest!

LaRoza
June 8th, 2008, 03:35 PM
but you've already got your turn ;)

So much has changed since then.

I am an Ubuntu member, staff member, and I have a totally different desktop.

(Actually, I nominated someone else officially, and am just asking here)

hyper_ch
June 9th, 2008, 09:30 AM
good interview :)

notwen
June 9th, 2008, 05:09 PM
Good stuff. These interviews are always fun to read. =]

Nano Geek
June 10th, 2008, 08:03 PM
but you've already got your turn ;)Shh. He doesn't know that. Ubuntu-Geek accidentally wiped out his A.I. system a couple of weeks ago, and now he can't remember anything from the past. ;)

RebounD11
June 10th, 2008, 11:43 PM
Did you interview chucky chuckaluck (aka fuscia)? The fastest desktop changer in the west :P

ubuntu27
June 11th, 2008, 02:30 AM
Did you interview chucky chuckaluck (aka fuscia)? The fastest desktop changer in the west :P

Fuscia/Fusicia has a new nick now? :D Fuscia is back!? :guitar:

K.Mandla
June 15th, 2008, 01:13 AM
ugm6hr, another staff member with a medical background, is this week's staff interview.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/06/15/an-interview-with-ugm6hr/

And another Vista emigre, I should mention. :)

AnLGP
June 16th, 2008, 04:27 AM
I did one of these:


1. Tell as much as youíre willing about your ďrealĒ life ó name, age, gender, location, family, religion, profession, education, hobbies, etc.

- my name is Steve. Iím 23 years old, male, live in dover DE, Iím the first son in a biological family of four and an actual family of too many to count. Iím a spiritual person who enjoys reading up on various religions and donít quite pidegon myself into one category but enjoy zen (buddhism in a whole), taoism, hermeticism, esotericism, etc., profession is retail for the most part, Iíve been to longwood gardens for education in horticulture and botany and have recently picked up a compTIA A+ exam. I canít wait to get security plus and linux plus. I enjoy playing guitar and reading :) .

2. When and how did you become interested in computers? in Linux? in Ubuntu?

mid 90ís. mostly chatting back then. then tinkering. then geeking. in linux last year sometime. I couldnít tell you why. I was visiting a friend in MD and he had told me he had installed Linux (fedora). I asked him if it was difficult to get used to and he said at first yes but that it becomes easier. I found out that it was free (!) and tried to burn an .iso but failed. I found wubi and used it for a little bit (last year) and then ordered my alternate ubuntu CD in the mail and have been running it ever since (linux, not necessarily ubuntu).

3. When did you become involved in the forums? Whatís your role there?

I usually post when I have issues with my system. I read a decent bit about the terminal and the kernel and lightweight systems and such, though.

4. Are you an Ubuntu member? If so, how do you contribute? If not, do you plan on becoming one?

I donít know what that is. No. I donít see why not :)


5. What distros do you regularly use? What software? Whatís your favorite application? Your least favorite?

Iím currently using Debian. I just hosed my OSs the other day. I am using apps you can find here). My favorite ap is probably my WM, either fluxbox or JWM. I donít like heavy CPU hogging things.

6. Whatís your fondest memory from the forums, or from Ubuntu overall? Whatís your worst?

It just has to be the atmosphere. Everyone is friendly, welcoming (somewhat cynical to other OSs at times ;) ) and incredibly knowledgeable.

7. What luck have you had introducing new computer users to Ubuntu?

None.

8. What would you like to see happen with Linux in the future? with Ubuntu?

I would just like it to maintain its open source policy. I would also like to see security be a main feature as well as its free policy. They are all the things I love about it.

9. If there was one thing you could tell all new Ubuntu users, what would it be?

Donít hesitate to ask questions. Itís a different OS so youíve got new waters to tread in but a quick look at this thread:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=801404

is enough to keep you busy for a while :) . If you need help I go by AnLGP there. Iíve only been using for 10 months but Iíve learned quite a bit. Iíll help if I can.

K.Mandla
June 21st, 2008, 11:57 AM
dmizer, a member of the Unanswered Posts team, is this week's community interview.

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/06/21/an-interview-with-dmizer/

It'd be hard to find someone with as many -- and as varied -- interests or experiences as dmizer. Enjoy! :D

hyper_ch
June 21st, 2008, 12:16 PM
another great interview... although I have to admit I didn't notice the username "dmizer" on UF this far ;)

dmizer
June 21st, 2008, 02:28 PM
it was quite a surprise when i got the request, as hyper_ch noted i'm not exactly a high profile member.

thanks again K.Mandla, it was fun answering your questions.

hyper_ch
June 21st, 2008, 02:31 PM
it's never too late to become famous ;)

dmizer
June 21st, 2008, 03:21 PM
it's never too late to become famous ;)

lol ... i think i'm a bit too busy for internet fame. :popcorn:

kevdog
June 22nd, 2008, 03:03 AM
dmizer

What a great interview!! I thoroughly enjoyed your life story thus far. Thanks for all the good work you put in on the forums. You are definitely a valuable contributor.

maniacmusician
June 22nd, 2008, 10:32 PM
awesome interview. dmizer's many hobbies and interests represent what I want to be able to do someday; I simply keep putting things off and not starting them. Reading that interview, I did add a couple of things to my to-do list, though.

I'm definitely making a commitment to get obligatory work out of the way faster this weekend and during the week, so I have time to get started on my huge to-do list.

Thanks for doing the interview dmizer. It really reminded me how much I hate being idle.

notwen
June 24th, 2008, 06:21 PM
Very enjoyable, interesting read. Thanks to both of you for it. =]

FuturePilot
June 24th, 2008, 06:38 PM
That was an incredible interview! dmizer, that's a pretty amazing story about your move. :)

dmizer
June 25th, 2008, 01:35 AM
thank you all for your very kind words. i've really enjoyed being a part of this community.


awesome interview. dmizer's many hobbies and interests represent what I want to be able to do someday; I simply keep putting things off and not starting them. Reading that interview, I did add a couple of things to my to-do list, though.

I'm definitely making a commitment to get obligatory work out of the way faster this weekend and during the week, so I have time to get started on my huge to-do list.

Thanks for doing the interview dmizer. It really reminded me how much I hate being idle.

funny how easy it is to make time if you're really motivated to get something done. there's always time, it's just a matter of deciding what's really important and what's not so important. have fun chasing your dreams.


That was an incredible interview! dmizer, that's a pretty amazing story about your move. :)

actually, it's not really quite as amazing as it might sound. i taught english composition for two years at the college level, so i had a very strong resume going into it. i figured that no matter where i landed i could fall back on that in order to get a job.

i also got really lucky and met some fantastic people who were instrumental in helping me find gainful employment. and since i was 100% committed to staying here, i never once second guessed myself. then, after three months, i was quite motivated by the fact that i could no longer afford to buy a ticket back to the states even if i wanted to.

K.Mandla
July 3rd, 2008, 11:28 PM
Hi. As you might have heard already, I've picked up some new real-life responsibilities and as a result I find I can't afford as much time to this project as I used to.

I spoke with matthew and he agreed to adopt it, which I am sure will be a good thing. matthew's blog is syndicated through the Ubuntu Planet, which means the interviews will appear closer to the central Ubuntu community. That, along with matthew's position as an Ubuntu member, FC member and forum administrator, will lend a lot more credibility to the interviews. And I think that in turn will generate a greater amount of respect for the project -- and the forum community on the whole.

Thanks to everybody who agreed to be interviewed while I was in the driver's seat; the staff and community members who contributed thus far gave the project a solid foundation and an excellent start. And thanks to the people who read and commented on the interviews -- collecting them and posting them was only half of the project. The readers were the other half. :D

Cheers and thanks!

hyper_ch
July 3rd, 2008, 11:33 PM
oh :( good luck with rl.bin

matthew
July 3rd, 2008, 11:37 PM
I am thrilled to take over a project that I have enjoyed and supported from the very beginning. The foundation laid by K.Mandla is solid and he has started something that is worth continuing.

I have kicked things off with a new post on my blog (http://matthewhelmke.net/wordpress/2008/07/03/introducing-ubuntu-community-interviews/) and I hope to follow it up soon with the first interview in the new location.

As far as I am concerned, this is a continuation of an existing and wonderful project, not a fork or a takeover. Other than the small change I mention in the blog post above, I intend to continue with the pattern that is already set and which has been working quite well.

More soon (I hope). :)

Lostincyberspace
July 4th, 2008, 12:32 AM
Hey this is no longer a stickey. Not sure if you noticed figured I would mention it.

LaRoza
July 4th, 2008, 12:34 AM
Hey this is no longer a stickey. Not sure if you noticed figured I would mention it.

It is stickied and unstickied when there is a newer interview. Since there will (apparently) be a gap, it is taken down until there is new news.

Lostincyberspace
July 4th, 2008, 12:35 AM
Ok cool just checking to make sure this isn't getting shoved in the trash.

kevdog
July 4th, 2008, 03:42 AM
K. Mandla

Cheers and great job. I wish you well in your new responsibilities. Please don't disappear forever.

kevdog
July 4th, 2008, 08:42 PM
What about the Tutorials of the Week Thread? Are you still going to be doing these?

matthew
July 4th, 2008, 08:56 PM
It is time for the next installment. Please welcome forestpixie (http://matthewhelmke.net/wordpress/2008/07/04/an-interview-with-forestpixie/) to the list of those interviewed.

LaRoza
July 4th, 2008, 09:41 PM
It is time for the next installment. Please welcome forestpixie (http://matthewhelmke.net/wordpress/2008/07/04/an-interview-with-forestpixie/) to the list of those interviewed.

What about "forestpixie2"?

Figured he'd mention the incident in the interview (good thing he didn't mention my hassling of him...)

Matthew, I also restuck the thread.

K.Mandla
July 5th, 2008, 12:12 AM
Nice interview, forestpixie. And thanks matthew, for coordinating everything. The project is in good hands. :D

What about the Tutorials of the Week Thread? Are you still going to be doing these?
Yup, I'll still handle that. It's not nearly as time-consuming to set up. The interviews are a bit more involved. :)

smartboyathome
July 5th, 2008, 06:22 PM
Is there a place to submit people to be reviewed? I would like to submit Rui Pais's name. :)

matthew
July 5th, 2008, 06:51 PM
Is there a place to submit people to be reviewed? I would like to submit Rui Pais's name. :)Suggestions may be posted here, as you have. I'll add the names to the list and see what happens. :)

Dr Small
July 5th, 2008, 07:05 PM
Suggestions may be posted here, as you have. I'll add the names to the list and see what happens. :)
I could think up some names, but I was afraid if mentioned them, they would be added to a "do-not-interview" list :p

matthew
July 5th, 2008, 07:13 PM
I could think up some names, but I was afraid if mentioned them, they would be added to a "do-not-interview" list :pLOL

Don't worry, I promise that won't happen. Suggestions will be given appropriate consideration.

-grubby
July 5th, 2008, 07:22 PM
Is there a place to submit people to be reviewed? I would like to submit Rui Pais's name. :)

Yes, Rui Pais is definitely an interesting person, he'd create an interesting interview

maniacmusician
July 8th, 2008, 07:28 AM
Yes, Rui Pais is definitely an interesting person, he's create an interesting interview
+1 to Rui Pas as well. One of the people that piqued my interest for sure.

Frak
July 8th, 2008, 07:29 AM
+2

matthew
July 13th, 2008, 10:01 PM
Here is an extra-special treat! An interview with Mark Shuttleworth (http://matthewhelmke.net/wordpress/2008/07/13/an-interview-with-the-sabdfl/).

hyper_ch
July 13th, 2008, 10:08 PM
Now that was a high-profile interviewee ;) how did you manage that?

matthew
July 13th, 2008, 10:16 PM
Now that was a high-profile interviewee ;) how did you manage that?I asked. He said, "Yes." Cool, huh! He's just a nice guy.

kevdog
July 14th, 2008, 12:14 AM
You sure that was MS himself?

LaRoza
July 14th, 2008, 02:23 AM
You sure that was MS himself?

Of course. He was in the room being interviewed.

kevdog
July 14th, 2008, 02:24 AM
Of course. He was in the room being interviewed.


Did I miss this part of the story? -- I must of.

LaRoza
July 14th, 2008, 02:26 AM
Did I miss this part of the story? -- I must of.

For the interviews, we are flown to the meeting place (usually some sort of hotel) and are interviewed.

Didn't you get your tickets?

kevdog
July 14th, 2008, 03:26 AM
I've never been interviewed so I wouldn't know. Hopefully tics to Hawaii will be in my future -- I love that place!

LaRoza
July 14th, 2008, 05:26 AM
I've never been interviewed so I wouldn't know. Hopefully tics to Hawaii will be in my future -- I love that place!

Sorry. It is some seedy pub in one of the not-so-pleasant parts of London.

kevdog
July 14th, 2008, 12:57 PM
Egggh, Not a big fan of fish and chips -- far too greasy for my taste!

LaRoza
July 14th, 2008, 06:13 PM
Egggh, Not a big fan of fish and chips -- far too greasy for my taste!

How about some fish and french fries then :-)

smartboyathome
July 15th, 2008, 12:11 AM
Great review, Mark Shuttleworth must be really pleasant to talk to! I know it wasn't a publicist or anything or else it would have sounded like a promotion. ;)

Tikkun olam
July 20th, 2008, 04:56 PM
Is there a place to submit people to be reviewed? I would like to submit Rui Pais's name. :)


Yes, Rui Pais is definitely an interesting person, he'd create an interesting interview


+1 to Rui Pas as well. One of the people that piqued my interest for sure.


+2

Beyond all the High Profile, Staff, and 'Rock Star' interviews an interview with Rui Pais would be awesome. (It's always nice to remember the little people who make the world go around.) ;)

+5 for Rui Pais

matthew
July 20th, 2008, 05:06 PM
Beyond all the High Profile, Staff, and 'Rock Star' interviews an interview with Rui Pais would be awesome. (It's always nice to remember the little people who make the world go around.) ;)

+5 for Rui PaisHe's on my list. I actually have some interviews complete and ready to post, but I don't want to post them too close together. For that reason, I'm going to wait several weeks before asking anyone else. There are some other great names on the list, too. Anyway, your voices have been heard. :)

matthew
July 27th, 2008, 08:10 PM
Let's all give a hearty welcome to our next interviewee, and new staff member, overdrank (http://matthewhelmke.net/wordpress/2008/07/27/an-interview-with-overdrank/).

kevdog
July 27th, 2008, 11:03 PM
Ouch -- just saw tikkum olam's beans were burnt. Chalk up yet another user :)

ubuntu27
July 27th, 2008, 11:30 PM
Next interview's tittle:

"Ubuntu27- How a hacker obsessed guy became a Linux Lover."

"Ubuntu27- How a language lover became the translator for some projects."

:lolflag:

"Ubuntu27- the man with many faces"

LaRoza
July 28th, 2008, 02:02 PM
Ouch -- just saw tikkum olam's beans were burnt. Chalk up yet another user :)

It was a dup account of a banned account.

Joeb454
July 28th, 2008, 02:16 PM
Back on topic ;) -

Nice interview overdrank :D

speeddemon8803
July 31st, 2008, 12:38 AM
Can ANYONE on the forums be interviewed? (if so i would like to apply). if its just staff..then I guess im out :)

Joeb454
July 31st, 2008, 12:40 AM
Can ANYONE on the forums be interviewed? (if so i would like to apply). if its just staff..then I guess im out :)

You're out because you're not cool enough :cool:

/evil laugh

chucky chuckaluck
July 31st, 2008, 05:12 AM
You're out because you're not cool enough :cool:

/evil laugh

must be a new rule.

LaRoza
July 31st, 2008, 05:59 AM
Can ANYONE on the forums be interviewed? (if so i would like to apply). if its just staff..then I guess im out :)

Any can be interviewed (I wasn't staff when I was.)

dmizer
July 31st, 2008, 06:24 AM
I was not staff either.

But this is a "by invitation only" affair. Of coures, you're more than welcome to host your own interviews if you like.

kevdog
July 31st, 2008, 01:34 PM
I'm voting for chucky to be interviewed. He may not be cool enough but he's strange enough.

Dr Small
July 31st, 2008, 01:41 PM
I'm voting for chucky to be interviewed. He may not be cool enough but he's strange enough.
+1 there kevdog. Chucky would be an interesting interviewee.

Frak
July 31st, 2008, 08:17 PM
How about quit interviewing staff members. I doubt anybody really cares. "ooo, they can delete teh postorgz, I gotta kno maor about dem!!!"

Meh

LaRoza
July 31st, 2008, 08:26 PM
How about quit interviewing staff members. I doubt anybody really cares. "ooo, they can delete teh postorgz, I gotta kno maor about dem!!!"

Meh

I don't think you understand the concept. When I was interviewed, I wasn't a staff. When overdrank was put on the list and was up, he wasn't staff at the time.

Many are interviewed who aren't staff.

Also, staff are chosen because of what they contribute to the forum, and being this is interviews with UF members, it makes sense that many of the interviews are of staff, or people that eventually became staff.

Your comment is also offensive, saying no one cares. Given the amount of responses on this thread and on the blogs themselves, people do care and find them interesting.

aysiu
July 31st, 2008, 09:42 PM
How about quit interviewing staff members. I doubt anybody really cares. "ooo, they can delete teh postorgz, I gotta kno maor about dem!!!"

Meh
No one's requiring you to read the interviews, Frak. I don't really see what the problem is.

Frak
July 31st, 2008, 09:43 PM
I'd like to see more interviews of non-admins. Nuff said, if you don't understand it, don't read it.

aysiu
July 31st, 2008, 09:53 PM
I'd like to see more interviews of non-admins. Nuff said, if you don't understand it, don't read it.
You weren't clear in your initial post that you wanted interviews to continue but with non-staff members.

In your original post, if you'd said I'd like to see more interviews of non-admins instead of How about quit interviewing staff members. I doubt anybody really cares. then people would understand your point.

Don't blame others for your unclear writing.

Frak
July 31st, 2008, 09:56 PM
The central focus on interviewing admins because of their implied experience and curiosity of the community toward "who they are" and "what they do" is biased and offensive to some of us.

aysiu
July 31st, 2008, 10:03 PM
The central focus on interviewing admins because of their implied experience and curiosity of the community toward "who they are" and "what they do" is biased and offensive to some of us.
Well, you're entitled to your opinion. Not everyone has to agree with you.

Frak
July 31st, 2008, 10:07 PM
Start interviewing random people already. Oh, this person isn't interesting, not very old, may not have the best of help, but you know what, they actually represent part of the community.

The current ones are prime cherry picked results.

matthew
July 31st, 2008, 10:13 PM
Okay, half of me is screaming, "Don't feed the troll," but on the off chance you are actually serious...

This is what personal blogs are for. You have the freedom to interview whomever you wish. So do I.

FYI, Mark Shuttleworth is not a staff member of these forums. The next participant (who has already submitted an interview that is ready to be posted) doesn't even like web forums. Before Mark, I interviewed forestpixie, who is just an average everyday member of these forums.

Seriously, lol. That was a pretty good troll.

EDIT: I forgot to mention CptPicard, Wybiral, hyperch, boardandblogging.com, handy, maniacmusician, popch, and other past participants, none of whom are on our staff. I'm still lol.

Dr Small
July 31st, 2008, 10:17 PM
Honestly Matthew, I don't think Frak is trying to troll. He is a good, long term member here, so troll is not my initial thoughts.

aysiu
July 31st, 2008, 10:18 PM
Start interviewing random people already. Oh, this person isn't interesting, not very old, may not have the best of help, but you know what, they actually represent part of the community.

The current ones are prime cherry picked results.
There have already been quite a few interviews that are non-staff:
MetalMusicAddict
Tomosaur
23meg
popch
maniacmusician
FuturePilot
handy
boredandblogging.com
Wybiral
CptPicard

You believe interview subjects should be chosen at random? Well, I disagree.

If you want to start your own blog and start interviewing random forum members, no one will stop you. Some may even find it interesting. It's not up to you to dictate how someone else's interview project goes, though.

matthew
July 31st, 2008, 10:23 PM
Honestly Matthew, I don't think Frak is trying to troll. He is a good, long term member here, so troll is not my initial thoughts.I was thinking in the good-natured "let's see if we can stir things up" way that guys sometimes get, not in the angry beast that lives under the bridge and eats small children sense.

Frak
July 31st, 2008, 10:35 PM
I get called a troll by an administrator, and one for that I had respect for.

Rav Tux and Fuscia are right, you guys are starting to disown those who disagree.

/participation

matthew
July 31st, 2008, 10:42 PM
Frak, my comment was meant good-naturedly. Sorry if you were offended.

speeddemon8803
July 31st, 2008, 11:08 PM
Come on guys lets play nice with the leggos :D Nobody here is intentionally trying to stir up a hornets nest or anything, I have been a member of these forums since 2006...I love this place. If you were offended about a comment then I think it would be more polite to take it up with the person personally outside of the general chatter area. We dont like seeing unhappy campers around here, but if you are unhappy about something said/done..then hey you have your freedom to speak up (respectfully). Play nice, try to get along..thats all we ask around here. oh, and if you can help out users, please do so. I forgot about that one (yes..golden rule #1 i forgot :() heh. Anyways im probably putting way too much into this and im probably not being constructive..so I will end my spill with this last statement. Ubuntu Rules!

LaRoza
August 1st, 2008, 12:12 AM
MetalMusicAddict
Tomosaur
23meg
popch
maniacmusician
FuturePilot
handy
boredandblogging.com
Wybiral
CptPicard

And me (I was not staff at the time)

Joeb454
August 1st, 2008, 12:39 AM
must be a new rule.

I was joking when referring to speeddemon8803. I know him, and frequently talk to him on IRC. I'm also 100% sure he got the joke.

I just want to make that clear :)

kevdog
August 1st, 2008, 01:36 AM
I vote for Frak for an interview. I actually think he is surreptitiously asking to be interviewed. That is my take on the matter. Anyway, he might be a good interview. He has been a long time contributer.

aysiu
August 1st, 2008, 01:43 AM
I vote for Frak for an interview. I actually think he is surreptitiously asking to be interviewed. That is my take on the matter. Anyway, he might be a good interview. He has been a long time contributer.
I suspect as much as well, and I would also love to see a Frak interview.

LaRoza
August 1st, 2008, 01:56 AM
I suspect as much as well, and I would also love to see a Frak interview.

But lets make him staff first :evil:

Dr Small
August 1st, 2008, 01:57 AM
+3 for Frak :)

-grubby
August 1st, 2008, 01:59 AM
+3 for Frak :)

Yeah, Frak is an interesting guy