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I, KGIII (David/Uninvolved) apply to be a Lubuntu Member.

NameDavid G. (KGIII)
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I am applying because:

I think I can bring more to the table, want to learn more, and have a few more hours I can throw into the mix.

Who I Am:

I'm a retired mathematician, living in the mountains of Maine. I modeled traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian. I've been retired since 2007, though I keep finding new and interesting things to obligate myself to.

My Lubuntu Story:

Shortly after I retired, my computation results were no longer beholden to anyone. With this great freedom, I made an instant switch to Linux. I'd previously tinkered with it and my employees used it on servers, but I didn't have much experience with it on the desktop. I started using Lubuntu not long after it became available, simply because I enjoyed the simplicity of LXDE.

I've since stuck with it, learning more as I went. I learned that the choice to no longer support 32 bit wasn't actually because Ubuntu hates old computers, it's because they didn't have enough people testing. Alas, I don't actually own any 32 bit hardware - but I did realize that I could contribute by testing. So, I stepped up and started testing. I've been doing it ever since.

Examples of my Work:

I'm in the process of moving content from an earlier site, but I own Linux Tips.
I help at the Lubuntu Discourse.
I help at AskUbuntu and Unix & Linux as time allows.
I am a moderator at Linux.org.
I have over 200 tests completed, according to the tracker.
-Note: I do the daily live testing, which is the longer of the tests. I also perform two tests, minimum, for each daily build.
Further, I have maintained this testing schedule since the start of Hirsute testing.

Plans for the Future:

I expect to learn more and to be able to offer more input, as well as undertake some additional responsibilities. Call me crazy, but I've still got a few hours of spare time. I might as well give those hours to a project that has given me so many effortless hours. Besides, I like the idea of knowing that I helped make Lubuntu better. I like knowing that I, even with the few skills I have, have managed to make a meaningful difference.

What I like Least in Lubuntu:

I can't click on the CPU/RAM notifications in the system tray and have them open 'qps'. I really think KSystemLog should be a default application. A minimal install would also make a nice option. Oh, and I should be able to mouse-over the time (in the system tray) and have the date pop up. I shouldn't have to click it to see the date.

Comments:

I don't know everything. In fact, there's a lot that I don't know. But, there are many things I'm willing to learn. The biggest asset I have, beyond the testing I already do, is that I can donate some additional time.

Also, I'm sometimes known as "uninvolved" which is an unfortunate error where part of my email became my username. I'm most frequently referred to as KGIII or David, but anything will do.

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