To all Visitors:
To all Contributors:
THANK YOU! I appreciate all contributions (especially those of VolunteerHousekeeper
s :D ). Please sign your contributions so I can see your WikiHomePage
s. -- Carlos
Time has passed. I was a WikiExPatriot?
for a bit but now I'm back. For a visit or for a long stay? Time will tell.
Though I'm a Portuguese South African, I discovered WardsWiki
while living in the States. I am now in Ireland and gainfully employed at a company that has been treating me well. I'm coding mainly in my first love: CeePlusPlus
but I hope to pick up some PythonLanguage
on my own time. I'm also curious to try the Lisp-dialect, ArcLanguage
, that PaulGraham
is working on.
I run GentooLinux
on my home computer and WindowsXp
on my work computer (sprinkled with the many OpenSource
programs that I like and have grown accustomed to using). I am currently looking forward to Enlightenment 17 (see the movie to see what I mean: http://www.enlightenment.org/data/vid/e17_video.avi
I think that I'm less of a WikiPuppy
now, but I still hope to be of some benefit to WardsWiki
and the WikiCommunity
It's good to "re-discover" WardsWiki
Personal Quick-Links Toolbar:
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I liked what you wrote on page OpenSourceEqualsSocialism
Original Enthusiastic Post
I think that Wiki is a great idea and tons better than UseNet
. Thank you, Ward.
Within the WikiCommunity
, I aspire to be a WikiCitizen
with ambitions to be a WikiMaster
. Are there any WikiRitesOfPassage?
that I should know about? ;) Right now though, I'll work my way up from VolunteerHousekeeper
I'm currently an unemployed software developer. :( So it goes. (This is a KurtVonnegut
ism, found in his SlaughterhouseFive
novel) *shrug* It's one of those intermediary stages.
Right now, I live in the United States of America, but I was born and raised in the Republic of South Africa and I have a Portuguese heritage. So I'm a closet sympathizer of Wiki's E.U. ontributors, while having an acquired fondness for my American friends and hosts.
I have an adventurous and carefree spirit, so I am hoping that my skills and career will lead me all around the world. I am trying to realize this be applying for work throughout the U.S., the U.K, Australia, and in Ireland.
A partial list of my interests are OpenSource
, and FineArt?
I have been a *nix enthusiast for a long time, but I have only recently jumped in with both feet. (The last straw was WindowsXp
-- which I feel is an insult to all NT Administrators everywhere.) I am currently whetting my teeth on MandrakeLinux
. I am also looking for an OpenSourceProject?
to which to contribute. Any one have any suggestions? The MonoProject
has lately started to appeal to me.
: switching from Windows2000 to W
indowsXP, I dis-liked the even more impoverished command-line shell in W
indowsXP and the bubble pop-ups were driving me CRAZY! Add to that the "Reporting Back to Mother Microsoft" feature and the fact that I had to re-install three-times in the first month, I then revolted. From then on I used W
indows2000 for gaming and Linux for everything else. What I especially like about Linux are the plethora of easily available developer tools and the range of different window-managers (desktop/explorer in WindowsSpeak?
) & virtual desktops (emulated by the Multiple Desktop Power Toy). Once I finally had an operating system with abundant software and that offered me unbounded control of what was installed and what wasn't, I couldn't go back.)
Agenda as a VolunteerHousekeeper
- Shooting down misspellings
- Removing redundant WikiLinks (especially self-referencing ones)
I humbly trust everything else to experienced WikiGnome
s and knowledgeable WikiAuthor
Personal Want-To-Read-But-I-Have-Yet-To-Read List
Whee! I Refactored Something
- WarningBellPhrase -- synonymous with AlarmBellPhrase. I've deleted it and removed all backlinks. Goodbye my offspring. *sigh*
I have removed a discussion about how the grammar rule "do not end sentences with a preposition" is out-dated. The discussion itself was interesting but it cluttered up the page. If I thought that there was more of an interest in it, I would've re-factored then re-posted it as a new WikiLink
. If I get three votes to do it I will.
Vote Here: (Just sign your UserName)
(That grammar rule) is not as fashionable nowadays as it used to be. See http://www.randomhouse.com/wotd/index.pperl?date=19991013
. -- JohnKugelman
Actually (as I just learned in Linguistics this week), that's a particle at the end. A preposition has to come before a noun phrase (this is definitional, not prescriptive - linguists tend to frown on prescriptive grammar anyway). Don't have my notes with me, but if you catch me tomorrow I can go over all the "constituency tests" that let us determine where the constituent boundaries are, and hence the parts of speech. -- JonathanTang (you're taking notes, right?)
THIS is what I like about Wiki. I would never have come across this information before, except by accident. -- Carlos
- American versus Australian usage of prepositions: (Not directly part of the Preposition Rule discussion, but interesting none the less.)
- Good for you! (American)
- Good on you! (Australian)