Who I Am Justin Breithaupt I came from the Breithaupt and Jardee families. I was born the same year of the first personal computer. History
I grew up in my home town of Pomeroy WA and went to school in Pomeroy for a few years. Then I decided (my parents didn't decide for me) to go to a Christian school in Lewiston Idaho. After the school closed I finished High School in Pomeroy where I graduated in 2003. I went to college at Walla Walla Community College in Clarkston WA for 4 years. I joined the Cub Scouts very early and my parents started scouting here in this town. I became an Eagle Scout and am currently the Assistant Scout Master of Troop 281.
I've always been interested in Science in general. Physical science, electronics, chemistry, biology, ect. Threw all of my experience I am fairly certain that the Algebra system is flawed because of imaginary numbers. I'm also sure Quantum Mechanics are flawed. My Christianity has allowed me to accept that there are some things we should not know. I started early by taking things apart and figuring out how they worked. We didn't have computers, we played outside. Radios, Batteries, and high power compositors, were my toys most of the time. I also played with electronic keyboards, my family had an Atari and it was fun to play with, and I also watched TV.
1990 Age 5 – 6I remember when I bought my SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) for $400.00 when they first came out and I took it all apart as well as the Super Scope 6 and my parents were frightened I would not get it back together. I proved them wrong and it still works to this day. I also decided to rewire my Super Scope to use a power adapter instead of 6 AA batteries.
1998 Age 13 – 14I worked all summer long mowing lawns to get my first computer for around $1,000.00. It was one of those super fast 333Mhz 32 bit computers with a huge 80 GB Hard Drive! WOW! And I think it even had 512 Mbs of RAM and Windows 98! The one thing it could do that was really cool was it could scan an image at 9600 dpi and display that image on the screen zoomed in so you could edit each pixel. This was very nice for editing pictures. This was before the age of digital cameras had reached my area. I managed to screw up my computer several times trying to figure out why I could not get Windows 98, 2000, and ME to work right, little did I know it was the software's fault and not my own.
2002 Age 17 – 18 Eyes Opened!One of the people that live here in Pomeroy had a son that went to work at Microsoft almost from the beginning helping to develop DOS, Windows 98, 95, 2000, NT, ect. until he had heard about “Project Longhorn”. When he had heard about the restrictions that were implied by “Project Longhorn” he decided to quit working for Microsoft for the hundreds of thousands he made a year and retire to Pomeroy. He showed me SUSE Linux and I was very excited and confused at the same time. It just was not user friendly enough for me. Installing drivers was a nightmare and I had no idea what I was doing. I played with it because I'm always fooling with things but I still mainly used Windows XP. I had no idea what the future would be.
2004 Age 18 – 19I was planning on starting a Free Computer lab in Pomeroy to teach people how to use comptuers for two purposes: 1. To help others. 2. Discover who had talent. I went to FreeGeek in Portland Oregon and picked up 30 computers (Between 800 Mhz – 1.2 Ghz 32 bit and 128 – 256 MB RAM) and brought them back here to Pomeroy. I had been told I could put them out at the Garfield County Fair Grounds. I sat them all up out there in the art building. I needed Internet bad so I could open but after a year with no high speed Internet access the County told me to get out. During this time I experimented with Ubuntu a little.
2005 Age 19 – 20My college forced me to learn Fedora Core and it was the best bad tasting medicine I could have ever had. I learned a lot about how hard it was to make things work with a bare system and how to get around these problems. I learned how to depend on the GNU/Linux community and use the IRC chat. I decided there must be a better way to use GNU/Linux and that others needed to start using it to. I started the Cellocity Linux project but it never went anywhere. I also started the computer lab later at a Coffee shop in Pomeroy known as The Soggy Bottom Coffee Shop. This year I also started my Wikipedia account with the name usacomputertec.
2006 Age 20 - 21I continued my computer lab at the Soggy Bottom Coffee Shop and worked harder at college. Nothing really big happened that year with the exception of PayPal stealing $1,800.00 from me involving Laptop sales. From this time on I never used PayPal again and I'm still fighting them legally.
2007 Age 21 – 22 PCLinuxOS 2007At the beginning of this year I started installing PCLinuxOS 2007 on several customer's computers and switching them over to GNU/Linux. The hard part was the tedious work of changing the interface, installing drivers, updates, and the most frequently used applications.:( I decided there must be a better way and sought out the help of Helios (Ken Starks), Thomas of The Nixed Report, and my X-Microsoft employee friend. Ken discouraged me from using PCLinuxOS as a base for my system but I told him I thought it was the best thing in the world. Several people warned me that the PCLinuxOS community was hard to get along with but I figured I would have no problem as I hadn't experienced any problems with anyone in the GNU/Linux community besides the Ubuntu LoCo. Perhaps if I had known what the real reason was behind the exclusion they spoke of I would have not engaged myself with them. During the time I used PCLinuxOS 2007 I wanted to try to make my LUG (Linux User Group) in Pomeroy a Ubuntu LoCo as well. At that time I also used Ubuntu but didn't mainly promote it. When I asked to join Ubuntu LoCo to cover the South East WA and the South West ID area I was told I could not because I didn't promote Ubuntu exclusively. I discussed this with several people including Richard Stallman.
2007 ContinuedI asked Ken how to remaster PCLinuxOS and he told me to use a tool that was exclusive to PCLinuxOS and it worked great. At this time I didn't know it was illegal to redistribute Win32 and Lame codecs. Take a lesson from me and don't do it! I don't care what country you are from you should not distribute illegal codecs with a distribution that people can download in the USA. That was the first excuse the PCLinuxOS community used to tare me apart. I kept doing exactly what they asked but it was not enough. I was banned from the PCLinuxOS website and IRC just before 2008. What the PCLinuxOS community failed to realize is that they banned email@example.com not my IP. This banned everyone in my area that was a Qwest customer.
2008 Age 23I decided to remaster off of GNU/Linux Mint after taking a suggestion from Ken Starks. I was very reluctant to go away from PCLinuxOS and probably would have never done so if they hadn't banned me. Later I got an e-mail from Texstar telling me that he had no problem with what I was doing and it was explained to me that he does not control the moderators in the forum any more. By then it was too late. I didn't want anything to do with PCLinuxOS if possible. I found that Linux Mint 4.0 KDE had everything I thought I would ever need but that would change.
Recently the ENVY package that automatically installs your driver for you decided to take a dump because the repositories have been removed. I had no other option but to go to Ubuntu 8.04. This was a great choice and it allowed me to make a 64 bit and 32 bit version of Ultumix and I'm currently working on 0.0.1.7. I decided it was time to announce Ultumix on the Wikipedia as it's own page. I thought that after having several sites review it and advertising it at the Olympus Rally race it would be notable enough. I was wrong. Further more the name usacomputertec was not acceptable. I requested that it be changed to “neutralusername” but they decided to give me “neutral777”. I've been informed twice that I don't have the freedom of speech here. “you have no freedom of speech here” “there's no concerns with freedom of speech” I don't think that what I'm doing here is wrong and if I am let me know. It was at this time just recently I decided to start PediaOpeness.org. I figured I was not the only one that had problems getting their stuff posted online.
My Links and Referencesmindblowingidea.com ultumix.com gnuconsumer.com PediaOpeness.org My Youtube Videos Google Project 2008 Olympus Rally Race FAQ SourceForge.net Review
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Latest page update: May 17 2008, 4:42 AM EDT