The Shy Connector by Linux Geek Sacha Chua

August 19, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under advocacy

The Shy Connector by Linux Geek Sacha Chua

The Shy Connector
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I met Sacha through blogging. Technically we knew each other from high school but we mainly connected when I started learning about Linux 5 years ago. She’s one of the most encouraging people I’ve met and she even helped me throughout the time that I was panicking when I got a kernel panic message. She is also an Emacs and Drupal geek and her blog’s really a great resource on those topics, as well as how to have a well-balanced life.
Anyhow, her slideshow talks about how to be the shy … [Read More]

The Travelling Linux Geek

August 15, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Geeky Fun

The Travelling Linux Geek

I was amazed with what I saw on my feed reader: an article about a travelling Linux geek who basically went around Europe, Australia and South East Asia while sending in articles and stuff to earn a living. It’s really amazing for me to read such an experience because I can’t imagine travelling a lot because of the expenses of moving from the islands of the Philippines to another country. Even within the country it could be costly.
Anyhow, Juliet Kemp sounds like an awesome geek for doing this. Taking the time to travel and just see the world. … [Read More]

Preparing for a Talk about Linux

July 24, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under advocacy

Preparing for a Talk about Linux

Once people know you are a Linux user, sometimes you end up as the first person that they think of when there’s a chance to share about it. If we want to advocate Linux then we should be prepared for such opportunities.
How does one prepare for a talk on Linux? There are so many things you could say about Linux. Let’s see what could be some things to consider.

Know what the audience will be expecting. They will most likely want a specific topic so it’s better if you need to have an idea as to what they … [Read More]

Geekery and Parenting

June 29, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under The Free World.

Geekery and Parenting

It takes an awesome parent to raise kids who have a healthy appreciation of technology. They will not be afraid to let their children know more technology and they will even teach them how to become responsible as they use various technologies in their lives. It does not mean that they will just let their children run wild among the many internet forums or let them use technology irresponsibly.
Sometimes my co-workers joke around about how they will raise their children. They joke that they will teach them how to program even when they’re just babies. … [Read More]

The First Time You Encountered Linux

April 23, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Geeky Fun

The First Time You Encountered Linux

Some people might think it’s so corny to talk about the first time they’ve used Linux. But I find it cute! There’s an article about it on Linux News describing the experience as something comparable to meeting the first girlfriend a man has married!
I even told my boyfriend about it and he seemed interested in writing about it too. He had a smile on his face when I showed him the article. Must be because he was reminiscing along with the people who have shared their first encounter with Linux and how they fell … [Read More]

Linux in mainstream culture

April 12, 2008 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Questions, The Free World.

Linux in mainstream culture

(from Kino-eye’s Flickr photo stream)
Even if people are not comfortable with the idea, Linux is beginning to become more mainstream than we imagine. The production of machines such as the Asus EEE, Dell’s selling of Ubuntu-powered machines, Acer’s computers running on Linpus and now we have HP with small notebooks which run Linux — these have all helped in making it more known to the general public. However, there are still some challenges when it comes to Linux adoption:

Mindset. – Geeks must understand that other people are beginning to use Linux as well. And the new users … [Read More]


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