Hi! My name is Jacob Peddicord. I’m a student, web, and software developer. I’m currently working at High Energy Density Physics at OSU, a laser research facility. You might know me from FOSSwire, Ubuntu, or elsewhere. I like to write nice software and read good code. Python, C, and C# are some of my favorite languages.
A lot of the work I do is or will be open-source. Take a look at some of my projects below, or find out more information about what I do in the later sections of this page. Please also visit my GitHub profile. Thanks for visiting!
Speed of Sound
Speed of Sound is an Android app that will automatically adjust the volume of your music based on how fast you’re driving. Developed as part of a CSE class at OSU, we decided to take things to the next level and publish it on Google Play.
jobs-admin and jobservice
Both jobs-admin and jobservice were developed as part of my Google Summer of Code 2010 project. jobservice is a platform-independent way to manage system services. It supports configurable service settings and can work on a wide variety of systems. jobs-admin is a GTK+ frontend to jobservice, and makes service management a snap.
Mound Data Manager
Mound Data Manager is an application I’ve written to manage the data of other applications. It is designed to be easy to use and get the job done as quick as possible. It is written in Python using GTK+.
Commandeer is a quick application to lock the display while a command is run. Useful for system backups, scheduled activities, and other system administrator tasks. Written in Vala using GTK+.
PkgBase (pron. “Package Base”) is a small website designed to assist users in installing new software as quickly as possible. It detects the Linux distribution of the user’s computer and guides them to the quickest possible route to get whatever software they’re trying to install running.
Xeiso is a system designed to turn your PC into a gaming system. It can be installed onto any Linux-based computer. Development has largely halted, but is open for anyone to pick up and go. (Contact me if you’re interested in driving the project forward.)
I am an Ubuntu Member, and do a variety of things in the Ubuntu world. I’m currently a staff member at the Ubuntu Forums, previously lead the Ubuntu Ohio LoCo team for 1.5 years, and have served on the Ohio team council.
Need to contact me about something Ubuntu related? Shoot an email to email@example.com.
I’ve written many tutorials and news articles on FOSSwire,
a popular open-source news site.
A few choice posts I’ve written include:
- Get your GObject on with Vala
- Use an ISO as if it were a real CD
- Ubuntu 8.10: What’s New?
- Ubuntu Cheat Sheet
- GNOME 2.19 Appearance Applet
- Ubuntu’s xorg.conf GUI
- Unix/Linux Command Cheat Sheet
Need to contact me about a FOSSwire related matter? Mail firstname.lastname@example.org.