Hope I'm posting this in the right place.
Hi, I'm new here and recently started using DokuWiki.
The intro asked me to answer the following 6 questions:
What's your Name?
Where are you located?
How old are you?
What do you do for a living?
What are your Hobbies?
What do you use DokuWiki for?
So, I thought I'd answer them by the numbers, since I've got nothing better to do right now.
WHAT'S YOUR NAME?
My name is Jay.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
I live in the Finger Lakes area of upstate New York, the butt-crack of the USA.
HOW OLD ARE YOU?
Old! I'm 70+year-old codger who remembers when phone numbers were 5 digits long, when a TV antenna on your house was a status symbol even when you didn't yet actually have a TV set, when cigarettes cost 27 cents a pack, and when hamburgers, french fries and milk shakes cost 15 cents each. I also remember polio (infantile paralysis) and saw what it could do. I've seen just about everything - except space aliens and Bigfoot.
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING?
I'm not exactly living. I'm bored to death and now I fully understand what it feels like to be a zombie. Some of my best friends are zombies. Actually, I'm retired from 30+ years of government service including 5 years of military service. I trained at Fort Sam Houston, Texas and took jungle training at Schofield Barracks on the island of O'ahu, Hawaii. I've worked as a medical corpsman and later as a medical lab technician while serving 2 terms in the military during the Vietnam era. After the military, I worked in a V.A. Medical Center as a medical supply specialist and later advanced to preparing and sterilizing trays for surgical procedures in the OR, among other duties. I retired in the late '90s (no, not the 1890s, although it feels like it).
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES?
My hobbies are mostly obsessions with education and science (primarily physics), astronomy, mathematics and trying it all together with computer programming. I've been programming calculators and computers for 50+ years in multiple languages creating software for scientific computing and educational purposes.
WHAT DO YOU USE DokuWiki FOR?
I'm trying to use DokuWiki to better organize, access and share whatever work I do on the Internet with anyone else with similar scientific and computational interests.
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