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by castaway (Parson)
on Dec 21, 2002 at 16:00 UTC ( [id://221638]=user: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Who is Castaway?
Name - Jess
Age - Born September, 1973 - you work it out
Gender - F
Nationality - English (or is that British?)
Living - Swindon, England (was: Munich, Germany; then Abingdon, England)
Quirks - Carriesd a toy giraffe in her pocket (for about 4 5 years now..), wears a cowboy hat for longer than that.. (Update: The giraffe now lives on a shelf, she got a bit worn!)

What does she do?
School - BSc. (Hons) Mathematics and Computing, University of Hertfordshire (UK)
Work - Programming in VB/VBA, Shell s‎crip‎ts, SQL (DB2), C++ and Perl. (Third job in 7 years.)
Home - Got rid of VB somewhen in the nineties, had a brief flirt with java (nice language, but takes too long to get something running), am now using Perl. (No idea what'll come next..)

Multi-User Card Game - ongoing since university, versions in Xt/Motif, Java, and VB
An intermud 'Client' - currently version 2 (Perl)
A mud-telnet client in perl - with all sorts of extras
Intermud <-> PerlMonksCB gateway - running, see im2 for some other tricks it can do (now including telnet/CB access!)
Net::Telnet::Options - Use telnet options on any stream/socket - Encode/Decode files using yenc
nntpproxy - reencodes yenc-encoded files as uuencode, for newsreaders that can't
Meta Project Kwiki
OneTrueEditor wiki page
VirtualBookshelf project


Programming - what a surprise..
Reading - Sci. Fi, Fantasy, Adventure, Programming books, anything really
Games - Computer (Adventure, RPG, Strategy..), Board (Settlers/Siedler etc.)
Walking/Wandering - Scotland, Lake District, Koenigssee..
Googling - I like to think I'm pretty good at actually finding things with googleYahoo.. (whereas most people search, and cant see the wood for the trees..)

None - Or rather so many, that they'd not all fit on here, and if anybodys willing to reorganise my Opera hotlist to make it easier to find things, just say the word.

Quote from 'Friday', by Robert A. Heinlein:
A religion is sometimes a source of happiness and I would not deprive anyone of happiness. But it is a comfort appropriate for the weak, not for the strong - and you are strong. The great trouble with religion - any religion - is that a religionist, having accepted certain propositions by faith, cannot thereafter judge those propositions by evidence. One may bask at the warm fire of faith or choose to live by the bleak uncertainty of reason - but one cannot have both.

Quote from Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson:
An American going into a London department store with a shopping list consisting of vest, knickers, suspenders, jumper and pants would in each instance be given something dramatically different from what he expected. (To wit, a British vest is an American undershirt. Our vest is their waistcoat, Their knickers are our panties. To them a jumper is a sweater, while what we call a jumper is to them a pinafore dress. Our suspenders are their braces. They don't need suspenders to hold up their pants, because to them pants are underwear and clearly you don't need suspenders for that, so instead they employ suspenders to hold up their stockings. Is that clear?)

(For those who are still confused, Mr. Bryson is an american.. )

Since so many people ask:
TCIF = "Thank Crunchy It's Friday"!

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