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Fabian A. Scherschel

Fab, also frequently known online as fabsh, was born and raised in Duisburg (which can roughly be described as the Pittsburgh of Germany, just that the hockey team is a lot less good). He has also lived a while in Queensland, Australia where he picked up most of his English language skills. He has studied Modern History, Politics and English in Bonn and has been an open source and free software enthusiast for many years now. Fab has run Linux full time on all of his computers since 2007. Other than that, he loves playing Minecraft, dabbles in the painting of canvas and little miniatures as well as computer art and enjoys listening to old school Rock’n’Roll. For a living, Fab writes as a technology journalist for the UK news site The H, which is part of the Heise family.

Other random facts about Fab include that he loves penguins (both the actual animal as well as ice hockey teams of the name) and foxes, is a huge fan of the short lived TV series Firefly, could never be a vegetarian, adores the music of Bruce Springsteen, dislikes religion, sucks at video games but loves playing them anyway, has been in a loving relationship for over a decade now, has been a Star Trek fan pretty much all his life, was once able to speak French at least passable, hates spiders and he is also a hat aficionado. Oh yes, and despite longstanding rumours to the contrary, Fab is actually a really nice guy. If you’re interested in seeing what he is up to on a day to day basis, follow him on Google+ and Twitter.

For a list of podcasts Fab is listening to, please have a look on this page.

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  1. June 12, 2012

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/260688528/clang

    Have you guys seen this? It’s not open source or Linux friendly, but fuck it, nobody’s perfect all the time.

  2. fabsh #
    June 13, 2012

    Yes, I’ve seen it. Not sure why you added this as a comment on my bio page, though.

  3. Eric aka aparanoidshell #
    August 31, 2012

    I been listening to show for awhile now really enjoy it an the swearing just the icing on the cake ;) but I keep hearing about email clients popping up because thunderbird stopped support. I got some news there still updating it! you like it keep using it. Again I enjoy show keep up good work :D

  4. Bob Kovacs #
    September 10, 2012

    Wacom Tablet Support Might Be Axed From Qt 5.
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTE3OTU

    From Krita website Faq section:

    “What tablets does Krita support?

    Krita isn’t much fun without a pressure sensitive tablet. Krita uses the Qt library to provide the application interface and the tablet support. Right now, Qt only supports Wacom tablets on Linux. There is a patch that makes some tablets work, but Qt hasn’t integrated it yet. The Krita developers only have Wacom tablets, dontated to us by the community. We cannot test Krita ourselves with other tablets.”

    Well everyone Qt5 axes Wacom support. Krita will be useless for graphics artists!. And therefore the Linux platform, since unlike Windows and OSX, no more professional grade tools that can rival Corel Painter!!.

    They put all this effort into making Krita a excellent Linux replacement for Corel Painter. And the QT developers plan on ruining the whole project, by not supporting the hardware that is crucial for its existence!. You don’t do graphic artwork with just a mouse!. I guess will have to make this item #6, on how the Linux desktop can beat Windows 8!. Better graphics tablet hardware support, on all desktop enviroments!.

    Stupid Move!!

  5. Timothy Basten #
    February 23, 2013

    Hello all the way from Perth, Australia.

    Seen this and thought that you might be interested.

    http://blogs.nature.com/news/2013/02/us-white-house-announces-open-access-policy.html

  6. fabsh #
    February 24, 2013

    My bio page is hardly the appropriate place to leave things like that. Please use the Linux Outlaws show email address.

  7. Davey B #
    May 8, 2013

    Not much point in having a comments facility on a bio page is there?

  8. fabsh #
    May 8, 2013

    Why not? It’s called allowing people their say. :)

  9. Rod #
    July 22, 2013

    Fantastisch, aber koenntest du bitte etwas weiniger shimpfen? Danke dir. Alles Liebe !

  10. fabsh #
    July 22, 2013

    Fantastisch, aber koenntest du bitte etwas weiniger shimpfen? Danke dir. Alles Liebe !

    http://nein.sixgun.org

  11. mark #
    August 8, 2013

    your last linux outlaws podcast, you should just rename to ubuntu hate , I’ve been listen to you guys for a fews months now. It was the first episode where I actually fast-forwarded thourgh. Basically fab just rant and hate and rant about ubuntu. getting tired of the hate. ( or just go fuck yourself )

  12. Michiel #
    August 10, 2013

    Shimpfen[sic]
    Thanks for making me go get my Duden. But Rod, schimpfen is the best part of LO!

  13. fabsh #
    August 10, 2013

    your last linux outlaws podcast, you should just rename to ubuntu hate , I’ve been listen to you guys for a fews months now. It was the first episode where I actually fast-forwarded thourgh. Basically fab just rant and hate and rant about ubuntu. getting tired of the hate. ( or just go fuck yourself )

    I think you can’t tell hate from criticism. Until I call for people to murder Canonical employees, I don’t think the definition of “hate” applies. And as always, new listeners attacking me like this is of course supremely funny and ironic because you missed several years from 2007 to maybe 2010 when everyone hated me for being an “Ubuntu fanboy”. Not that I was one back then but I used almost exclusively Ubuntu and loved it.

    How about you listen to a few more shows and actually put in some effort to understand where I am coming from instead of just shooting from the hip like a moron? Or just stop listening to the show and stay ignorant and uninformed. I really could not care less, to be honest.

  14. mark #
    August 11, 2013

    How about you listen to a few more shows and actually put in some effort to understand where I am coming from instead of just shooting from the hip like a moron? Or just stop listening to the show and stay ignorant and uninformed. I really could not care less, to be honest.

    guess, I was trying to bit tongue-in-cheek, and not calling anyone names, and give some constructive criticism. I suppose this ignorant and uninformed moron will just go listen to something else.

  15. fabsh #
    August 12, 2013

    guess, I was trying to bit tongue-in-cheek

    And how exactly was I supposed to know that? Last time I checked I wasn’t Betazoid.

  16. mark #
    August 13, 2013

    And how exactly was I supposed to know that? Last time I checked I wasn’t Betazoid.

    I thought the whole “or just go fuck yourself” which is a linux outlaw trademark, said it all.

  17. smaudet #
    September 12, 2013

    ‘your last linux outlaws podcast, you should just rename to ubuntu hate , I’ve been listen to you guys for a fews months now. It was the first episode where I actually fast-forwarded thourgh. Basically fab just rant and hate and rant about ubuntu. getting tired of the hate. ‘

    How is that tongue in cheek? I am NOT going to reply to you further because:

    A) Either it was a ‘joke’, a terrible one at that, and not worth the mention.
    B) You are a troll, and there is no point continuing this discussion.

    If you don’t like it, don’t listen. On the other hand, just agree to disagree – there are many things I don’t agree with Fab on, but I still enjoy listening to his podcast.

    Fab is certainly biased, but so is everyone. Either grow up, or learn to tell better (funnier) jokes/irony.

  18. fabsh #
    September 17, 2013

    ‘your last linux outlaws podcast, you should just rename to ubuntu hate , I’ve been listen to you guys for a fews months now. It was the first episode where I actually fast-forwarded thourgh. Basically fab just rant and hate and rant about ubuntu. getting tired of the hate. ‘

    How is that tongue in cheek? I am NOT going to reply to you further because:

    A) Either it was a ‘joke’, a terrible one at that, and not worth the mention.
    B) You are a troll, and there is no point continuing this discussion.

    If you don’t like it, don’t listen. On the other hand, just agree to disagree – there are many things I don’t agree with Fab on, but I still enjoy listening to his podcast.

    Fab is certainly biased, but so is everyone. Either grow up, or learn to tell better (funnier) jokes/irony.

    Fuck growing up. It’s boring!

  19. paul reynolds #
    January 28, 2014

    hi fab, i love listening to your podcasts. you guys are quite positive which is great, im glad i found your podcast and in the interests of humor would it be possible to have a segment called “david bowie explains linux” ??? i heard your mate do a brief impersonation of david and it almost broke me. :) p.s. queensland is still bright and the beaches are great, you may remember. keep up the great work.
    im getting my head around ubuntu 13 , every time i get the shits its usually my pre programmed windows expectations.
    cherrio mate.
    paul

  20. fabsh #
    February 4, 2014

    Dan could sing it, like they do on Hollywood Babble-On. :D

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