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    Monday, June 30th, 2008
    10:36 am
    More on Manga
    Last night I spent at least two whole whole discussing with my sis about the manga I am currently doing concept pictures for. After These two rabid hours of frantic think, OMG, awesome, does that work, etc. I came home at 2AM and started drawing to get at least *one* of my ideas down onto paper. I then felt sick, lay down and couldnt sleep. then i had another flash of inspiration and started drawing at 6 AM. Then I fell asleep. When i woke up, I looked at it and tried doing MORE drawing in efforts to at least undo and use productively the madness of the previous night! The results, (Critique me people!):

    One of the previous Pages also, to get more of a feel for what I'm working on:

    Current Mood: artistic
    Thursday, June 19th, 2008
    1:47 pm
    Hello world!
    Good afternoon my female geek friends (I'm praying that no-one here is going to be offended by the word 'geek' here, or i think that i might be in the wrong place).

    I'm maxiie, and I found this lj community through the linuxchix site and I must say I'm extremely exited to be here! So I thought I'd post an introduction to say hello to the community!

    Ok, where to begin? My name's maxiie, I'm a self-professed girl geek of many things. I've been using linux for the past 2 years now and I've been feeling like I'm drifting ashore a desert island. I live in a small town in england where, despite the heavy amounts of art students pottering around, they all seem to be mac users with no clue of open source, let alone about linux. The few people I do know and see often who use linux have only started using it since I introduced it to them.

    I dont run any other OSes than Linux/GNU ones- I tried windows about a year ago on my new pc and I didnt want to invalidate the warrantee by re-partitioning the HD, but I got so utterly frustrated, I formatted the computer and set up my partitions to run linux / XP dual boot. I then Never used windows ever again, and decided to just use linux solely and the rest, as they say is history!

    I'm not utterly n00by but i am prone to ask RTFM questions, so please don't flame me (another reason I joined the community!!).

    IRL, I'm a photographer / artist / musician, I speak english and Osaka Dialect Japanese (Albeit badly). I'm Bi, a Feminist and glad to be here!!

    Eveything else is in my interests lists; heracio diem!

    Current Mood: happy
    Friday, May 18th, 2007
    1:25 pm
    Seattle Chapter?
    I'm interested in reviving the Seattle chapter of Linux Chix and wondered if anyone might have any tips? The group has been inactive for the past couple years (I wasn't part of it then) and I'm hoping to start it up again. I've been dialoging with the previous founder but I'd like to get advice here as well. THANKS!
    Tuesday, October 24th, 2006
    9:54 am
    Call for presentations: Women's mini-conference at 2007

    The LinuxChix women's mini-conference at 2007 is calling for presentations by women on both Free Software technical topics and general topics of general interest to women involved in Free Software or working in IT.

    About the miniconference and the host conferenceCollapse )
    Wednesday, May 31st, 2006
    3:30 pm
    People Network Toy for Geeks
    Okay, so I'm having fun with LinkedIn. It's a way to "network" without going to sleazy cocktail parties and other phoney stuff. My "network" is almost 100% geeks - even the recruiters and sales folks in it are geeky. I wonder when they'll let you add professional association network links... like LinuxChix!

    Anyone else having fun with this?

    Current Mood: amused
    Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006
    12:21 pm
    Fosdem, Next weekend in Brussels
    Fosdem, the Free and Open Source software Developpers European Meeting ( is taking place next weekend, i s anybody going that would be interested to meetup at some point during Fosdem?
    Friday, September 9th, 2005
    8:59 pm
    New Position
    Well, I got a new position. Its for the school district and all they use are MAC's. Which is awesome, but, I have never worked with MAC other than my laptop. (of course they know this and I learn quick) I was wondering if anyone has any advice or tips on MAC's that I need to know. I start Monday but do know that the entire school systems use MAC servers as well as PC's and Laptops.
    Monday, August 29th, 2005
    5:07 pm
    CUPS Hell
    Trying to set up our inhouse HP5Si on my Debian [Testing] box with CUPS. *sigh*
    Cut by requestCollapse )

    Current Mood: frustrated
    Thursday, August 18th, 2005
    7:38 am
    Hardball for Women - Suggested Reading
    I am currently reading a book that was recommended to me due to the fact that I worked in a corporate world and guys with less experience and less training than myself would be promoted over me. Its all about the guy thing it really is, but this book really has helped me understand why it was that way and how to overcome the "guy" attititudes and end up on top.

    It talks about how boys and girls are treated different starting the day they were born and how we were raised not only at home, but at school has set us apart.

    Reading this book, then going to my sons football practices and games I started totally understand. My youngest son has a girl on his team, when everyone thought she was a boy she had position right tackle, once they found out she was a girl, she is now second string. The book explains why!

    Now to just find me a job here in the Nashville area since we moved here so I can put some of what I learned to work,

    Wednesday, August 17th, 2005
    8:53 pm
    Hubby - - has had an awesome year. He has a new position as an InfoSec Manager, at a different company. (thank goodness not at the one he was at) And now he has been asked to speak at PhreakNic. I have always known he is awesome and now everyone else is realizing it too. He is one of the smartest geeks that I have ever met. I cant wait to hear him speak. I have read his writings, I have had him as an Instructor so I know he can teach, but except for the letchures I have never heard him speak. I am so excited. If you all want to Hear something great show up Its in Nashville in October, I encourage you all to be there.

    His speach is about what he did. Its titled from a Hacker to Professional.

    If I werent so proud I might get jealous. HA

    Please excuse my cross posting!
    Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005
    10:41 am
    A couple of months ago in the cprogramming community a discussion arose on why one can't simply insert data into the middle of a file.

    hmmmm... Why not, indeed, she noodled...

    And after realizing the implications of permitting such a thing to occur would be nothing less than an entirely new paradigm, the result is:

    The Multi-Fork File System

    My first contribution to the Open Source Software Movement.

    Oh, please feel free to pimp this on Slash Dot. :)
    Sunday, October 3rd, 2004
    10:02 pm
    I have been lurking this community and newsgroup for a while. I am definately a newbie when it comes to linux. I have to say I am really excited. I had just installed the newest debian I could find, Ubuntu, and then the next day my boss called me into her office and asked me if I wanted to take the Linux+ class. Whoot...I am so excited. I was going to learn by playing around with it, now I will at least learn some of the basics. I hope you ladies dont mind if I start asking newbie questions. I have learned so much from reading all of the newsgroups emails, and now I get to put some of what I read to work.

    and might I say, my hubby is working at home to be with the 4 kids so I could come to trainig...double whoot!! (this is his first time alone for that long, he may need lots of prayers..hehe)

    Tuesday, August 10th, 2004
    12:34 am
    LinuxChix Live
    I have added a syndication feed to LJ from the LinuxChix Live site Mary hosts.

    You can add it to your LJ friends by visiting it here: linuxchix_live.
    Wednesday, July 21st, 2004
    10:54 am
    Women's communities on LiveJournal

    Does anyone have any good points to LJ communities centered on women's issues or topics that would interest geek women? I've found a couple of interesting women's issue ones lately: body_positive, womenofstrength and feminist_rage. I haven't found any particularly good geeky ones, maybe they're all on mailing lists.

    A lot of communities on LJ seem to mainly consist of "hi, I'm Mary, and this is a great community, you guys seem great, lol." I'd love pointers to other communities with more interesting discussion going on.

    Wednesday, March 17th, 2004
    7:36 am
    Women in Computer Security
    An excellent rant by our own Raven Alder can be found here

    Current Mood: cynical
    Thursday, March 11th, 2004
    8:41 am
    It made me laugh...
    Yesterday, I signed on to the net (like I usually do), but instead of getting the URL I got:

    So I called the tech support number and it went-a-little-something-like-this...Collapse )

    Holy Christ. This is Bell South internet tech support! But you really can't get mad anymore. Not when I'm here begging for work and folks such as that are working as tech support for major internet companies. The only thing you can do is laugh....right?

    X-posted to linuxnewbies

    Current Mood: amused
    Sunday, March 7th, 2004
    10:55 pm
    More Homework Help please
    Does anyone know of a current site that has a chart showing the growth of technology schooling broke down into men and women ? (enttering and graduating) I am also trying to find a site that shows pay scales and such. I have been googling and using school library with no success.

    Thanks for any help that any one can give.

    Sorry for the cross post but I really need help on this.
    Wednesday, February 25th, 2004
    8:25 pm
    Home work Help - Sioned said that you all maybe able to help!
    I was wondering if I could get some help. . I am a Root Cause Analyst for a major banking company, That is not why I am writing tho. I am taking college courses to enable me to receive my CIS degree (I am already a MCSE) ok..for that out of the way ....What I need help is a paper I am writing. My thesis is :

    Silicon valley no longer belongs to the boys as the advancement of women level the playing field.

    I was hoping that possibly someone could send me your information to share, or some links to help me prove my point. I have found some interesting articles but nothing that would fill up 10 pages. I am really interested in this. What I would like to see is your current postition what it took you to get there, (I am still struggling to get to the positions where the guys in my class are, who scored lowered than me on my test and who still come ask me for advise.) If you do not mind I would like to know years in the business, education and pay. Please either post it here or email me at

    Thanks for any help you can give! also please excuse the cross postings.
    Sunday, February 15th, 2004
    10:52 am
    [puzzlement] downtime seems to be undergoing extended downtime. I'm posting here mainly because it will show up on LinuxChix Live (which has a DNS ttl of 5 days, so people who were regulars may still be able to see it). I haven't heard any reason why it is down, can anyone with news post a comment to this post?

    Tuesday, January 27th, 2004
    11:43 am
    Just a heads up: LinuxChix Live is a site I run aggregating blogs/journals of LinuxChix members -- aggregators are roughly as convienient as non-LJ-only friends pages, at least for me. There are several LJs syndicated there already: sioned, mimerki, princessleia2, magnio and nilasae. Leave a comment or send me an email if you want to be added.

    If you know of any LinuxChix with non-LJ blogs or journals, feel free to pass this along.
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