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Elisamuel Resto

Homepage: http://simplysam.us

IRC nick(s): ryuji, user00265

Role in SMGL: Lead Developer / php-pear Guru

Age/Birthdate: 23 (01-30-1987)

Location/Country: Gainesville, FL


When did you first start using Linux and why?

I started around 2002 with Red Hat 7.3, trying to find a different ambient than Windows ME which was the only thing I had access to at the time, but more for self-knowledge than anything. I've been everywhere from Red Hat, Mandrake, Debian, Slackware, Gentoo, FreeBSD and now Source Mage.

How long have you been using the SMGL distribution?

I started using Source Mage about mid-2006, just to try something different, and I liked what I saw and how it worked. Sure, it needs some work, but that's what we're here for.

What piqued your interest in SMGL initially?

Namely, that I can choose what I want, where I want and when I want without the system constricting me. And add to that the ease of sorcery.

What future do you personally see for SMGL?

Better adoption of Source Mage amongst the Linux community. We're a great bunch.

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Education/Career/Skills?

I mostly just completed High School for now, working on getting a few certifications and such at the moment, mostly on computer repairs, network management/maintenance and getting a Zend certification for my PHP addictions.

Any personal messages for the Source Mage users out there?

If it doesn't work at first, work with it, modify it, and hack it until it does what you want. Functionality is gained with patience and sacrifice.

What other OS programs/software have you worked on?

FreeBSD, Linux, Windows (Win95 to present)


vi or emacs?

nano, but I can handle vim.


I have found my enlightenment (no pun intended) in XFCE


I prefer BSD license since it's not viral like the GPL, but I can work with and by the rules of the GPL.

Strictly personal

Do you have any family?

Live with my mother, have two older siblings. And of course the usual family tree.

What other hobbies?

PHP, Anime and IRC.

What kind of car do you drive? Or what is your dream car?

Don't even own one, but when I do, I want the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer. I hate Humvees.