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by Louis_Wu (Chaplain)
on Sep 14, 2002 at 21:08 UTC ( [id://197927] : user . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

This account is now inactive, see my new account (ChrisCantrall) for why.

My degree is in Mechanical Engineering, from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

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This poke at dumb laws shamelessly borrowed from wirelessbuzzers.

A note on my conduct:

I am a Weird Person™. The people who meet me in person and get to know me face-to-face come to realize that I am a good-natured person who usually means well. Online, that is more difficult for you to do. If I say something that offends you, I probably did not mean to. (Probably because I haven't insulted anyone online yet, but may succumb to the pressure eventually.)

I may also say something that sounds quite unusual, on the fringes of society or accepted behavior. This is likely a result of me being a Weird Person™ - my sense of humor is somewhat twisted. I often push the boundaries of what is socially acceptable, looking for humor. (I even find it, occasionally.) But, my idea of socially acceptable is also Strange™ in some ways. Things which affect my view of social acceptability:

  • I am an American. I grew up in California and now live in Washington state.
  • I am a Christian. I spend a lot of time in church activities, and a lot of time with Christian friends.
  • I am an engineer. I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Either I am Dilbert, or I work next to him.
Of course, it is also possible that I said something unpopular - and meant it. I have some philosophical, political, and theological views which are not considered mainstream. And not just the Slashdot Political Party stuff. But that should be pretty obvious, in context.

This confession was made in an effort to avoid misunderstandings. If you have read this and are still unhappy with me, /msg me - if I've done wrong, I want to know. I want to correct what I can, and make apologies where they are appropriate.

The Monastery

The Language

About Me

Name Space Entry
  • Nodes

  • Timeline

  • High Points in my Journey toward Perl Enlightenment.
    • Sept 14, 2002
      Got off of duff.
    • Oct 18, 2002
    • Oct 22, 2002
    • Oct 22, 2002
      First votes
    • Oct 31, 2002
      Heard Dan Sugalski talk about Parrot at SPUG.
    • Nov 1, 2002
    • Nov 12, 2002
    • Nov 18, 2002
    • Jan 8, 2003
    • Jan 15, 2003
      Heard TheDamian speak at SPUG about how he has customized his work environment. If you get a chance to hear him talk about this, drop everything and run. It wasn't HyperOperatedSuperPosition, it was information (and more importantly a method of thinking) which I can start applying to make myself more productive.
    • July 2, 2003
      More Damianiacle talking at SPUG. The same topic that he had at YAPC::NA in Boca Raton. When I grow up, I want to be 1/100000000 as smart as him. (Pssst - I'm 27. :)
  • My Favorite Modules

  • Who I Am Elsewhere

  • I'm Louis_Wu most everywhere on the web.
  • Geek Codes

    Version: 0.01
    P >+c--P6->+R+>+++M >+O->+MA>++E-->+PU-BD C >++
    D-->+S->++X>+WP++>+++MO+PP >+n!CO--> PO->+o >++
    ------END PERL GEEK CODE BLOCK------
    Decode Perl Geek Code

    Version: 3.1
    GE d- s++:++ a-
    C++ U*+ P++ L++ E>+ W++ N o? K? w+ O? M+ V?
    PS+ PE(++) Y+ PGP
    t+(*) 5+++ X+ R- tv-- b++ DI++++(+++) D+ G
    e++ h+ r*>+++ y-
    ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
    Decode Geek Code

    ma- k++ F++4 X-
    Weapons Code info

Version History

  • 0.1.1 - I converted the previous version to nested lists, while keeping the structural tags. I don't like using lists to provide the visual formatting I want (indenting each level), but not enough browsers support CSS. And the visual formatting is a great aid in finding something you're looking for.
  • 0.1.0 - The first non-table homenode. The node uses HTML's structural markup to organize a large, diverse body of information. I hope that the content is as organized as the markup.
  • 0.0.1 - My first try at a linkful homenode. It used tables for layout, because that was the way to get text to show up on Netscape 4 - the 'standard' browser at work. But I've put Phoenix on my work machine, so I was freed to try something other than tables.