Photo by Jesse Ekholm during the pre-production of the short film Humlevinden.
Hello dearest visitor,
Nice to have you here. My name is Ricky and I'm an open source enthusiast who works within server infrastructure as a customer support engineer. Besides that I'm currently writing a book introducing Linux as a desktop operating system for creative people. Scheduled for release around the end of 2021 or early 2022.
I also make music, write some opinion pieces/articles, direct short films and this is where I collect the results of these efforts.
Currently I run Linux Mint, with qtile together with the Ubuntu Studio PPA to take advantage of a powerful and flexible open source software ecosystem. It provides the foundation for writing and recording my work. Over at GitLab I keep a few shell scripts as well as some LaTeX-templates for writing screenplays, short stories and articles among other things which you are free to use if you wish.
P.S. This website is also available on Gemini: gemini://gem.rickylinden.com
Short visual stories, ranging from conventional tales to abstract moods.
Klick on a films thumbnail to view cast and synopsis. Some can be streamed locally or through LBRY.
Two robots developing emotions becomes problematic.
The soundtrack for Maskinmänniskor won the Best Music-prize at Egilgalan 2014.
ACTORS: Marc Svahnström, Kris Gummerus, Wilma Branders, Cecilia Hansson
DIRECTOR: Ricky Lindén
SCRIPT: Tove Lindell, Ricky Lindén
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Christoph Mällinen
PRODUCER: Mis Grotenfelt
LINE PRODUCER: Frida Johansson
SOUND ON SET: Jenny Ek
SOUND POST-PRODUCTION: Ricky Lindén
CAMERA ASSISTANTS: Stephanie Kronman, Erika Lindström
GAFFER: Marie Lindblom
LIGHT ASSISTANT: Daniel Sjöberg
SOUND ASSISTANTS: Liina Johansson, Fredrik Winberg, Mats Lemström
CONTINUITY SECRETARIES: Vincent Weckström, Fanny Kostiainen, Otto Metsämäki
MAKE-UP: Mari Luhtavaara
MAKE-UP ASSISTANT: Fatma Bendris
DEVICE OPERATOR: Jan Laakso
VOICE FOR THE REMOTE CONTROL: Lumi Young
CARPENTER: Mikko Nikki
Music composed/produced by Ricky Lindén and performed on cello by Antonia Hägglund
Loneliness and longing between two strangers in Helsinki.
Under the moniker Rikky I make music ranging from art rock to dark acoustic albums and EPs. Klick on a album thumbnail to stream one of its songs or download the full release as flac- or ogg-files.
Some releases are are studio recorded, some are lo-fi and some are a mix between the two. Since 2019 I do all of my audio work on the Linux distro Ubuntu Studio using the DAW Ardour together with a bunch of free/open source plugins.
vocals: CLARA ENGEL, R.
acoustic guitar, bass, piano synth: R.
electric guitars: ZACHARIAS KULLMAN, R.
cello: ANTONIA HÄGGLUND
drums: JIMMY TEIR
electric guitars co-produced with ZACHARIAS KULLMAN
engineer recording CLARA ENGEL's voice: MITCHELL GIRIO
photography/artwork: JESSE EKHOLM
vocals, acoustic guitars, piano, noise, oil painting/artwork: R.
waterphone: DAVID MAISLINGER, R.
track 3, track 6 co-produced with DAVID MAISLINGER
cinematographer for GOING AWAY AGAIN music video: JESSE EKHOLM
vocals, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, bass, piano, synths, noise, photography/artwork: R.
cello: ANTONIA HÄGGLUND
drums: HONKEN GULLMETS
violin-solo on track 7: SOFIA DAHLGREN
sound technician for electric guitars: ZACHARIAS KULLMAN
Simple templates for writing articles, short stories, screenplays. Most of them uses some packages that removes the slightly 'essay-like' formatting of the book-style for instance. I also got an invoice-template for freelancers with support for VAT.
When needing to convert a .tex-file to .odt I get better results when converting .tex to .html with latex2html and then converting that to .odt with libreoffice. This script takes care of it with all the junk files kept in /tmp.
I can't be the only one tired of how hard it is to find recipe websites that are not full of unoptimized code, junk, spyware and the life biography of the chef. When I find a good recipe I write it down in markdown and keep it in this repository. Bon apetit.