Adriane was introduced to Linux (Slackware) at
Tulane University in 1996. (She was
introduced to Unix in 1993 when she began her Bachelors Degree.) She did most
of her Computer Engineering coursework on various Sun workstations in the
Tulane EECS department. Her Linux
experience began with converting ancient PCs into Linux boxes to act as
mini-webservers as part of the TURNIP project, and she was hooked in process.
She fell in love with her husband Lincoln
over the conversion of her personal PC to Slackware. (Well, not quite, but
around the same time.) While still at Tulane, her Electrical Engineering
Masters thesis research (done largely in MATLAB) and her thesis itself (thank
goodness for LaTeX equations) were composed
on Linux systems.
During her move from Tulane to Georgia
Tech, Adriane became more entrenched in her use of Linux. Her Ph.D.
research on automatic recognition of music from a melody was developed in Linux
using lots of C, Perl, HTK, and a
little help from GTK (and many, many compute cycles). Most of this work was
done on her EmperorLinux BlackPerl laptop. Her dissertation was, of course,
written in LaTeX on the same laptop (this time thanking LaTeX for equations and
beautiful music typesetting).
Adriane continues to work with Linux on a day-to-day basis on her
Raven X31, both in her continuing postdoctoral
work in speech coding at Georgia Tech and in her capacity as Communications Director
of EmperorLinux. All the artwork on this site, all the ads that you see in
magazines like Linux Journal, and
other artistic forays are all pursued using Linux tools, such as