About me

I’m a 32-year IT Consultant from Belgium, and I manage to get through life without being an expert in anything. My girlfriend and I recently moved in together, to the Ardennes. In Belgium, you can’t get much closer to nature than that.

I have two sons, Axel and Liam, one from a previous marriage, one newly born in September 2009.

Everything I know about Linux is self-taught. I’m not a programmer either. That means my contributions to open source are pretty minor, but I’m proud of them anyway: I provided the Dutch translation for the lightweight Desktop Environment LXDE (go and check it out), and I did some translations for the Chakra Project (Shaman, a package installer and Tribe, a LiveCD installer).

I’m still searching for “the perfect desktop experience”, but I haven’t found it yet🙂 KDE 4 comes very close though.

My preferred operating system on my main desktop (at the moment) is Ubuntu 10.04. It was Arch Linux, before, and probably will be again…I like to change things. I also have an Asus EEE900 with Lubuntu.  The third one is a file- and print server and runs a LXDE and Ubuntu hybrid. It was just the easiest way to set up.

I think tinkering in front of my PC is the most fun I can have by myself, but I’m weird that way.

San

9 Responses to About me

  1. Chad D says:

    Hi, Someone just pointed me to your site and I must say, well done. I’m long time Arch user and fan and am always looking for people who write about Arch. I’ve added your site to my feeds list and look forward to all future content as well as reading all past stuff.

    Regards,
    Chad D

  2. Gigi says:

    “tinkering in front of my pc” does sound like something I do a lot 😉

  3. Tóin says:

    Nice life, my ideal (as I’m just 18). Liked your writings too.

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  5. Clinton Skakun says:

    I like your blog.

    I use Linux, KDE 4.1 is one of the sweet Desktops ever, even though it still needs work. In many ways, I’m also self thought in PHP, HTML, CSS etc. I still have a lot to learn about Linux though.

    Keep thinking big, it’s the attitude that matters most.

  6. bzad says:

    Hi, I don’t use the more ‘exotic’ window managers… I stay with Gnome and KDE. But, I’d love to see a youtube video comparing everyday tasks between KDE and Openbox. Or Gnome and Openbox.

    My main requirement is modest; thumbnail previews of media files.

  7. Randy says:

    Hello – I like your blog, you do a great job with it.

    I was reading your “Howto: graphical logout/shutdown/reboot in any Window Manager” https://celettu.wordpress.com/2008/06/01/howto-graphical-logoutshutdownreboot-in-any-window-manager/

    I’m interested in using this application, however the link to get the necessary files is dead. All the links on the original arch forum post are dead too😦

    Could you post the necessary files somewhere so that I (and others) could download them? Thanks!

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