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I am a computer programmer amoung other things.
My life's work, since 1978, has been to create useful software and to that end I have been working (since 1984) on an Chinese/Japanese/Korean (CJK) language learning tool which works like a text editor and dictionary only better.
I love coffee. I drink it in the morning. My nick on DALnet is coffeeman when I was into that sort of thing. I am pleased to see that it has node_id=13020, a nice low value. The Women's Petition Against Coffee is yet another reason I love coffee since I am also a man.
I find spelling most perplexing:
<wamckee> weird is a weird word ... isn't it i before e except after c or when it sounds like "a"
<boi_toi> if you're a freaking English teacher from the 1950s
<karmaflux> Neither is "protein." BUT WE LEARN TO LIVE WITH IT.
<grundoon> there's five exceptions to that rule in the english language and I wish LIKE HELL!! I could remember them.
<TenMinJoe> That damned rule is totally worthless
<TenMinJoe> More like "i before e, except sometimes."
<karmaflux> "Wherein" doesn't count, poop face.
<boi_toi> "wherein" is just plain freaking cheating. PLAY FAIR :-P
[Ed. we also see deity, vein and their come up in the chatterbox.]
It's strange, really, how one's drunken ramblings seem so much less impressive in the sober light of the morning after.
- CamTarn aka Cammy
- Cow Of Doom
- hamster bong
- jaubertmoniker aka jm
- jessicapierce aka jp
- MacArthur Parker
- Mortice aka Mort
- randir aka cobie
Rancid_Picklethe big fat liar