Contributions to Series 4 by A. L. Spehr & Danny Allen, 2008-2009


Luboš Luňák

Luboš is a non-native English speaker, and I have tried to strike a balance between preserving his charming syntax and readability. [Luboš - I'm offended and flattered at the same time. :)]

A Short Intro

  • Age: I always run out of fingers, and I already have my shoes off...
  • Located in: Prague, Czech Republic, my chair at home at the moment
  • Occupation: Developer at Novell/SUSE CZ
  • Nickname on IRC: Seli
  • Claim to Fame: I maintain some core KDE components like: the KWin window/compositing manager, the session manager (ksmserver), some mostly X11-related classes in kdelibs, and I wrote KhotKeys (please be careful when looking at its sources. Those were my experimental coding times and I managed to write some really weird things there, like overloading the comma operator. Yes, comma). I've also worked on optimizations, various fixes who knows where, voodoo magic stuff here and there, and possibly more things I don't remember anymore.
  • Hardware: Home: AMD Sempron 2200+ machine with 1.5 GiB RAM
    Work: something slightly faster with two monitors; nothing fancy though.
    The home machine is called 'seli' (selfish times, I guess), the work machine is called 'magic' (it had some initial problems when I got it, so I had to exorcise it and as you know part of that is renaming the thing ... also, you know the story about the 'magic''/ 'more magic' button :) ?)
    I also have a work laptop called 'silver' (quite obvious name after looking at it), but I use that only when traveling, as I don't like laptops very much because of the keyboard and touchpad.
  • Blog:

Michael Pyne

A Short Intro

  • Age: 24
  • Located in: Georgia (and under the ocean)
  • Occupation: submarine officer
  • Nickname on IRC: mpyne
  • Claim to Fame: kdesvn-build
  • Fav. KDE applications: I really like a lot of the KDE applications. I often use Konqueror, Konversation, K3b, and Kontact.
  • Hardware:
    • home: AMD Athlon64 dual core setup, which I built with a mind toward quieting. It's called midna
    • work: Whatever computer is available
  • Blog:

Jeremy Paul Whiting

A Short Intro

  • Age: 27
  • Located in: Saint George, Utah, United States
  • Occupation: Software Engineer at Scientific Toolworks, Inc.
  • Nickname on IRC: jpwhiting
  • Claim to Fame: Programming, spousal support (my wife is getting into documentation a bit)
  • Fav. KDE applications: Konversation, Amarok, KSnapshot, Kontact
  • Hardware:
    • Home is a Pentium 4 3GHz with HyperThreading and two screens (one flatscreen and one CRT) and called samus.
    • Work machine is called jeremyboxen and is a bit better (two flat screens, and 4GB of RAM).
  • Blog: