Behind The Scenes: scoundrel

Editor's Note: Periodically, we run articles in The PCLinuxOS Magazine to help acquaint you with the moderators and administrators of the PCLinuxOS Forum. This month, we get a more personal view of PCLinuxOS Forum Administrator scoundrel.

Q:  Can you introduce yourself? (Forum name, real name, occupation, where you live, marital status, pets)

In the PCLinuxOS forum, I'm known as Scoundrel. Others know me as Haukur Erlendsson. I'm single and planning on staying that way. I am currently living off of my medical pension. I live in southeast Sweden, with Shakira, my seven year old Rottweiler.

Q:  How and when did you get started with computers?

After hurting my back I had nothing to do, so I thought I might give computers a try. I think that was around 2005, if I recall correctly.

Q:  When did you get interested in Linux and why?

Soon after I had a "freak hammer incident" with my first computer, sometime in early 2006.

Q:  What Linux distro did you start with?

I think I first tried one of the *buntus, and then moved to Linspire.

Q:  What one song best describes your style in the forum?

Sympathy for the Devil, from the album Beggars Banquet Year - 1968.

Q:  When did you join PCLinuxOS? 

I first joined in early 2007.

Q:  What led you to PCLinuxOS? 

It was kind of a random, luck of the draw thing really.

Q: How many hours a week do you estimate that you spend working as a PCLinuxOS moderator? 

As many hours as I have left over, I spend at the forum.

Q:  What one thing is the most challenging thing you have to deal with as an moderator? 

Having to moderate family and friends.

Q:  What is the most rewarding thing about being a PCLinuxOS Forum moderator?

Seeing new family members excel at Linux and the happiness that brings about.

Q:  In the animal kingdom, which animal best represents you? 


Q:  What parting advice or words of wisdom would you like to leave The PCLinuxOS Magazine readers? 

It has all been said. My advice is keep it true to yourself. You certainly can't go wrong with that.