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by coolmichael (Deacon)
on Mar 27, 2000 at 08:56 UTC ( #6211=user: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

This picture was taken at HangYang University, Seoul, South Korea. It was a great three weeks.

I just found out that ActiveState is based in Vancouver. That's only a 90 minute ferry ride from my home. Cool.
I wish I had a reason to go there.

Who am I? How the heck should I know?

I started university in 1996, as a Physics major, but couldn't get any of the labs to work. Some of the more interesting results I got indicated that the gravitational constant of the universe is actually a negative number.

In 1997, I changed over Mathematics and Computer Science and joined the campus Chamber Choir. The picture above was taken on a trip three years later. During that time, I had my first real part time job.

For no reason at all I decided to go into the Arts in 1998, and became an Art History/Music major. That lasted about three months, during which time I got involved in queer rights activism (one of the highlights of my life). I also had a three month contract to run the universities elections to the Students' Union, and the University Senate.

In 1999, I went back to mathematics, and got very involved in student politics(mistake). I didn't do very well, but I got promoted at the part time job.

In 2000, I was promoted to department manager. At the moment, I'm a university drop out. I am the manager of a campus used bookstore. I've got a faculty card for the university. Twisted? Yes.

That's what I've done, but is by no means who I am.

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[ambrus]: ad code examples.
[ambrus]: I'm not trying to recommend PHP, but I think it has way too bad a name because of its past.
[ambrus]: This is different from MS Word, which was already a good editor in the pre-unicode days (in word for windows versions 2 and 6, which ran on windows 3 but also on windows 95), only it wasn't trying to solve the task of writing maths papers back then.
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[ambrus]: formatting conventions of a journal or website can be quickly applied to it, and MS Office and LibreOffice has not quite solved this (although it's better for this than it used to be),
[ambrus]: which is sort of a drawback compared to the ages of typewritten manuscripts representing content only to which the typesetter applies formatting, but that process required much more manual labor.
[ambrus]: If you want to typeset a manuscript, you can still do much less work then in the manual typesetting ages and get good formatting.
[ambrus]: All with only cheap modern computers and software.
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