The family thing

I forgot to mention in my first syndicated-to-planet.u.c post that, yes, Corey (aka Burgundavia) is, in fact, my younger brother. He got me into Linux, mostly by stubbornly refusing to fix an XP install of mine.

Those of you who were at the Sevilla Ubuntu Drinking Session might have been made aware of one of his (real-life, not IRC) nicknames, bestowed by yours truly and passed on to carefully-selected Ubuntu members via IRC. You’re welcome.

Entering Planetary Orbit (or something)

Assuming I got the config right, this is my introductory post to Planet Ubuntu. I’m Brian Burger; I’ve been an Ubuntu user for almost three years, an Ubuntu contributor for almost as long, and an Ubuntu Member for just over a year.

The blog is only two weeks old, though – I’ve always sworn I woudn’t blog… Then again, once upon a time I sworn I couldn’t see the point in Linux… the change in that attitude is best described by my Ubuntu Forums sig line: “I was too lazy to find a working crack for XP, so I learned an entirely new OS instead!” True story…

If you’re at all active on Ubuntu’s IRC channels, you probably know me as Madpilot. I’m a mod & regular provider-of-clues on #ubuntu, loiter in the infamous #ubuntu-offtopic, and irritate The Mad Dutchman on #ubuntu-ops.

Ubuntu Documentation Team was where I started in Ubuntu – the Dapper Desktop Guide was my big project there, along with mdke. Since then I’ve dabbled in artwork, marketing, and random other things Ubuntu-ish – these days, mostly Ubuntu Canada — I built the site, and when we eventually get our promised serverspace set up, I’ll be rebuilding it in Drupal so other people can poke at it too…

Away from the computer, I fly — I’m almost finished my Commercial Pilot’s License, and planning on getting my Instructor’s Rating this fall & winter.

Far too much verbiage already! More later… good to get on planet.u.c finally.