On Fri, 2006-06-30 at 11:54 -0400, Ria Caussyn wrote:
My name's Ria Caussyn. I'm in the US/Eastern Time Zone. I guess that
would be something like GMT -4 or -5. I'm a database administrator in
the Tru64 unix environment. I've also used Red Hat Enterprise 3.0 for
Oracle production databases and was quite pleased with the results.
I've used unix/linux for over 10 years - started using linux with the
50 floppy disk SLAC ware distribution. Almost all my experience is
from the user side - could probably use some more sysadmin experience.
I use Scientific Linux at home, which is basically Fedora 4. I'm kind
of a jack of all trades - java, apache, j2ee, perl, korn shell, C,
fortran, oracle stuff, etc.
Hi Ria! Nice to meet you, and it sounds like you have a lot of skills
Writing - I've done some sports writing. I won't be useful
translation because English (South Eastern US dialect, y'all) is the
only language I know. Bad on me. I'm told that I'm good at
translating tech talk for managers.
Great, you can translate whatever Tommy (megacoder, our resident
programming genius) says, since I think he's also a Southerner. I'm in
Virginia, but I'm just as close to DC as Richmond, which I think
nowadays makes me a Yankee. But I do love sweet tea.
Goals in Fedora Project - I don't have any specific goals. What
motivates me is that I've gotten a lot of use out of linux over the
years and I'd like to give something back.. and I would like to try my
hand at technical writing.
Same reason I joined this project. Are you looking at the NewWriters
page on the wiki? That's a (bit longish) guide to getting started
here. Check out the Drafts area on the wiki for some other ideas.
The Desktop User guide might be a great place for you to plunge in.
It's not supposed to be terribly complex subject matter, bu writing for
new users is the best way to learn how to write technical material
clearly. I'm happy to lend advice where I can, and so are plenty of
others around here.
We hang around IRC on #fedora-docs and you are more than welcome there,
just drop in and introduce yourself.
Anyway, I hope the intro isn't too verbose.
Here's my signature key:
pub 1024D/E2B47374 2006/06/28 Ria Caussyn <dazeymae619(a)earthlink.net>
Key fingerprint = 7B9D B2D0 4A50 CE9A FE7C E119 18F6 5305 E2B4
Welcome aboard! Please let us know how we can help you get started.
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Paul W. Frields, RHCE http://paul.frields.org/
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