Hello to everyone.
I'm a Linux user since... I can't remember I've tried some distros. Gentoo was my first Then some Debian adventures on servers at work. Then it came Ubuntu. I was surprised how friendly system it was. And how friendly community it had. And how good it worked. Then there came some bad design decisions from Ubuntu - and Windows 7 from the other side. I quit using system which didn't like my hardware, I started to use Windows 7 which "just worked". Really, exactly like I expected Ubuntu would. But - I'm really a Linux guy I like Linux. So I had to give it another try. Mint 10 was almost perfect. It just worked, however, not as fast as Windows 7. I waited for Katya, which was my greatest disappointment. It inherited all of Ubuntu 11 bugs, unstable and slow video, 1 pixel icon bug, broken Compiz, distorted sound in Skype. Well - it was beta version. Which really killed me - was when it was announced the stable version. Well, Mint team did the same as Ubuntu team. Left faithful users with broken version and said there's no problem. I reported bugs, and waited for months to see only one of them fixed (1 pixel icon).
I don't see the future for Ubuntu or Ubuntu-Mint. They went the wrong way. Since I use LMDE, I'm sure. Linux Mint Debian Edition is the way to go. It has plenty of "rough edges", fixing all the bugs in it is impossible for a beginner and quite challenging for a power user, but possible! I made it. With great help from Mint community. So - I've finally found my Linux Now I can USE my system instead fighting with it. And it's fast. Windows 7 seems pretty slow now (Ubuntu is SNAIL)
What do I do with my computer? I earn for living making websites. I prefer to call most of them web applications. Ajax inside. My own framework inside. SOAP and other webservices. I use Komodo Edit at work. To make it usable I needed two things - automatic uploading and good source tree view. So I wrote the add-ons, available at activestate.com.
All the work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, so there's play I like games. I'm a huge Fallout and Stalker fan. While on Linux - I waste my time on Desktop Tower Defense online
Of course there's time I'm pretty fed up with computers. Then I go out, to walk or ride a bike. To be honest, I need a vacation.
Besides computer and going out I'm a reader. I used to read a lot. Currently - Wiliam Gibson. Again. Reading time is a time beyond reality for me. Vacation from everything. Perfect peace with my mind mounted write-only