About Me:

My name is Andy Woodhead and thanks for visiting my wiki page.

I have been using Ubuntu since Gutsy but have used Linux since Mandrake 7 in 2000. I like metal, psytrance, swing, motown, drinking, films and art/painting etc. I work as a NOC Engineer for a medium sized company and maintain thousands of remote systems as well as 4 data centres full of Windows servers.


I have been using Linux since 2000, but using Ubuntu since Gutsy. I have always been a fan of Ubuntu and linux and always try to expand others into the OS rather than simply reaching for Windows every time. On 23rd July 2010 I am the 3rd highest contributor on Launchpad as a whole and have the highest Karma in the questions section being the first to beach the 100000 mark with 166739 karma points. https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+topcontributors

I am frequently in attendance in #ubuntu on irc.freenode.net and often troubleshoot multiple users issues in parallel. I am known for my entry phrase "Yo yo yo". I also occasionally post on the ubuntuforums and on the ubuntugeek pages. I also like to make my feelings known on OMGUbuntu but feel it is more of an aesthetics appreciation pae rather than any sort of functionality review which I find a little vulgar.

Although not a direct contributor I am on the Lubuntu mailing list and occasionally reply to emails regarding functionality and features but my main contribution is in #ubuntu and on http://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu

I feel my straight talking approach coupled with technical ability makes my help seem ok and I'm always there to celebrate when th goal is reached, and pat users on the back when they (often accidentally) fix things themselves.


I am usually available on IRC at irc.freenode.net in the: #ubuntu, #ubuntu-uk. I use pidgin on my laptop (which people seem to not like as an IRC client but I have used it since my first steps in Linux) and AndChat on my Android G1 phone while I travel to work to pass the time as well as help users although the web browsing I do for research on issues is VERY slow.

Future Plans

I intend to start converting my LAN to a cloud based system mainly to learn new skills. I also intend to continue my huge support in #ubuntu and freenode. If workplaces start using Ubuntu or even just Linux then a job in a Linux environment would be nice. If money improves I hope to gain some Linux / Ubuntu accreditations but we shall see.


ariveira ( erUSUL )

chiazzese ( idleone )

Willis (Dr_Willis)

Standish (ZykoticK9)

Scott (Gnea)

Taowa (taowa4)

He is a very nice user

Ravi Kumar (Ravi5kumar)

He is very helpful guy. He quickly help those newbies as well as advanced users at ubuntu launchpad answers. Beside this he is very active in irc.

ActionParsnip (last edited 2012-08-15 07:23:20 by kumarravi-kumar267)