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Hey there! My name is Achilleas Pipinellis and you reached the about me page :)

Here you will find some info about the projects I contribute to, as well as some personal things, like what my hobbies are.

You can contact me via email or reach to me through the social media. See at the bottom of this page for contact details.

Open source matters

GitLab

GitLab is an open source git repository application, built on Ruby on Rails. I have been using it since version 2.0 and started contributing in version 4.0. As of April 2014 I am a member of the community core-team as GitLab recipes lead. I also help at the bug tracker, so if you want to ping me, use @axil.

Fedora

In early 2013 I started getting involved with Fedora, mainly because of the GSoC 2013 program. It has a vast community with many developers, sysadmins and users and a lot of areas you can contribute to. I currently maintain some packages, mostly rubygems.

I had the pleasure to participate in the Google Summer of Code program in 2013 and 2014 with the Fedora project.

See more info in my Fedora wiki page.

Foss Ntua

We have a local free and open source community in my university where I am a sysadmin. We host several services, among others:

  • a wiki based on MediaWiki
  • a forum based on Discourse
  • a git server based on GitLab
  • a public server hosting our members' personal sites
  • a dns server
  • a mail server
  • an xmpp server based on prosody

Apart from the forum we also have a mailing list. Some overview of the uptime status of the services can be found here.

Archlinux

I've been using Archlinux as my main distribution since 2007. I maintain several packages at the AUR and I try to contribute to the Archwiki whenever I can. I am also a member of an unofficial package team in Greece, where we serve a repository with popular packages that aren't in the official repos. I have also contributed to the localization of pacman and the AUR interface. Check my transifex profile at Contact Details. Recently I helped to package the snf-image-creator tool of the synnefo IaaS.

Workstation

I am a proud owner of a Thinkpad x220 running Archlinux.

                  ##                    OS: Arch Linux x86_64
                 ####                   Hostname: thedude
                ######                  Uptime: 5 days, 8:57
               ########                 Kernel: 3.17.2-1-ARCH
              ##########                Shell: /bin/zsh
             ############               Packages: 1702
            ##############              DE: KDE
           ################             GTK2 theme: QtCurve
          ##################            GTK2 icon theme: Numix
         ####################           GTK2 font name: Sans Serif  9
        ######################          RAM: 4394M / 7871M (55%)
       #########      #########         CPU: Intel(R) i7-2640M CPU @ 2.80GHz
      ##########      ##########        Boot: 80M / 1022M (8%) (vfat)
     ###########      ###########       Root: 192G / 234G (87%) (ext4)
    ##########          ##########      SSD : 256GB Samsung Pro
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Hobbies/Interests

Aikido

My greatest love is Aikido, a japanese martial art. I first started in January 2010 and have attended a bunch of seminars since. There is a site of our dojo and some social pages (facebook, twitter, youtube). You can check some photos in the facebook page. My limited skills on graphical design led me to do the artwork of our dojo as well. Source files can be found on github.

Photography

I have an old Olympus DSLR and whenever I have the chance I get pictures. My main interest is my pets, but I also take landscapes as well. Some day I hope to buy a more advanced camera which supports custom firmware in order to hack it :p

I'll post a link with my photos once I get them sorted

Online Courses

Probably not much of a hobby but I do these on my free time, so:

Favorites

Movies

I like watching movies and TV series. I always enjoy the Asian cinema and the Japanese Anime movies and series. Did I mention that I also like manga?

With no particular order (well, except from the first one), some of my favorite movies are:

  • The Big Lebowski
  • Sin City
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Drive
  • Nine Queens
  • Paprika
  • Weekend at Bernie's
  • Black Dynamite
  • 13 Assassins
  • Hot Fuzz
  • Spirited Away

Music

I used to play keyboard1 in a band, but unfortunately I haven't practised for a looong time. I also own an electric guitar.

Other than playing, I like listening to music. When working or studying, most of the times I listen to jazz because I find it non distracting. Other music genres that I like are funk, blues, and progressive rock/metal. Often you'll also find me listening to 8bit, dubstep, and electronic :)

If I had to pick one band that I miss not seeing live, that would be Rush.

Contact details

Email       : axilleas [at] axilleas [dot] me
IRC         : axil42 (freenode, mozilla)
PGP key     : 0x3A7DDABC985EDC6E
Github      : axilleas
Twitter     : _axil
Google+     : https://plus.google.com/u/0/108076288136257590130
Transifex   : https://transifex.com/accounts/profile/kissmyarch/
FAS^[fas]   : axilleas

  1. Proud owner of a Roland Juno-D. 

  2. Fedora Account System