FEB
20
2001

People of KDE: Carsten Pfeiffer

If you're using klipper, the enhanced KDE clipboard manager, or if you have noticed Konqueror's excellent history support, then you already know a bit of who Carsten Pfeiffer is and what he does for KDE. He answers the questions this week in Tink's popular interviews series with the People of KDE. Enjoy!

Comments

Klipper is one of the best and most useful KDE utils ever. It simply rules!


By KDE User at Tue, 2001/02/20 - 6:00am

Coolo's quote at the end Kracks me up! hee hee.

Jason


By Jason Katz-Brown at Tue, 2001/02/20 - 6:00am

Why "gis" ?


By Otter at Tue, 2001/02/20 - 6:00am

Why "Otter" ? ;)


By Anonymous at Tue, 2001/02/20 - 6:00am

Carsten == Global Information System

;-p


By KDE User at Tue, 2001/02/20 - 6:00am

gis is just short for gismoe, a nickname I've had for a long time (remember the movie Gremlins?). No, I don't behave weird when eating something after midnight :)


By gis at Tue, 2001/02/20 - 6:00am

Heh, we all know that "gis" short for "Gisela".
Is it it that what happens to you after midnight?
>;)

Cheers,

Daniel


By Daniel Molkentin at Tue, 2001/02/20 - 6:00am

Heh, we all know that "gis" short for "Gisela". Is it it that what happens to you after midnight? >;) Cheers, Daniel
No, but actually I do behave a bit weird around midnight, because that's when that !#*&% SuSE cronjob starts to scan my entire harddisk, basically killing anything else you're currently doing ;)


By gis at Tue, 2001/02/20 - 6:00am

Hehe ;-)

Hi Carsten :)
--
Lukas


By Lukas Tinkl at Wed, 2001/02/21 - 6:00am

Hi Lukas,

yes, I did notice your new @suse.cz address :)
Congrats! BTW, the midnight-cronjob seems to be fixed in SuSE 7.1, at least it seems to be not that annoying anymore.


By gis at Wed, 2001/02/21 - 6:00am

why not try:
hdparam -c1d1 /dev/
might at least make the suffering shorter :)
It makes a huge diffrense on my box.
Don't work with scsi but i don't
think you have it :)


By molgan at Wed, 2001/02/21 - 6:00am

should be /dev/"harddrive"
it seems to be an error in the tag validation code,
the last post broke something :)


By molgan at Wed, 2001/02/21 - 6:00am

Yes, I have those settings already... They had quite a positive effect, but the cronjob still sucked.


By gis at Wed, 2001/02/21 - 6:00am

Well, that's SuSE geek protection. Take it serious and go to bed ;)


By Daniel at Wed, 2001/02/21 - 6:00am

Hi Carsten, please share your .emacs with us ;-))


By Henning at Tue, 2001/02/20 - 6:00am

It's now at http://master.kde.org/~pfeiffer/emacs-stuff.tgz (containing a dir with .emacs and .xemacs-options for those interested).


By gis at Tue, 2001/02/20 - 6:00am

Kuickshow is the only KDE 1 program I still use. I am eagerly awaiting the new release...


By Claus at Tue, 2001/02/20 - 6:00am

If you want to test-drive the KDE2 version, check http://master.kde.org/~pfeiffer/, there's a preliminary version that does sort of work. Some parts are non-functional tho, e.g. the config-dialog.

A fully working version should be available in 2-3 weeks.


By gis at Wed, 2001/02/21 - 6:00am