User:Alatari

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Alatari - Online handle derived from Alatar the Blue who is one of the Istari in the fictional world created by J.R.R. Tolkien. A set of books that kept me bleary eyed and missing some school and summer work during 1979-1982. There was a time that if you named a character at random from any of his works I could tell you who they were and their significance to the Middle Earth tales. This probably accounts for the lack of dating during that period...


What is Your World View?[edit]

Postmodernist 2011

56%

Postmodernist 2008

94%

Materialist 2011

75%

Materialist 2008

88%

Existentialist 2011

75%

Existentialist 2008

63%

Idealist 2011

06%

Idealist 2008

50%

Modernist 2011

31%

Modernist 2008

50%

Cultural Creative 2011

31%

Cultural Creative 2008

44%

Romanticist 2011

44%

Romanticist 2008

25%

Fundamentalist 2011

19%

Fundamentalist 2008

13%
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2011: Changed

  • Existentialist emphasizes human capability. There is no greater power interfering with life and thus it is up to us to make things happen. Sometimes considered a negative and depressing world view, your optimism towards human accomplishment is immense. Mankind is condemned to be free and must accept the responsibility.
  • Materialism stresses the essence of fundamental particles. Everything that exists is purely physical matter and there is no special force that holds life together. You believe that anything can be explained by breaking it up into its pieces. i.e. the big picture can be understood by its smaller elements.

2008:

  • Postmodernism is the belief in complete open interpretation. You see the universe as a collection of information with varying ways of putting it together. There is no absolute truth for you; even the most hardened facts are open to interpretation. Meaning relies on context and even the language you use to describe things should be subject to analysis.

History[edit]

In 1978 I bought my first machine: a Commodore PET 2001-N with 16k RAM and no input device. I was 15 and had cleaned out my college savings and I kept it hidden in a large box in the basement entering all my own programs by hand. Boy was there some arguing when it was found. After all was said they bought me the missing tape deck so I could actually load software. Later I started work at the first software store in St. Louis (CompuSoft) where my friend and TRS-80 owner worked. The owner needed a display PET and I was to bring mine in. Drove it seat belted in the passenger seat every day after school. Spent a lot of time on the TRS-80's and the lone Apple II. The Apple got very little attention for the software titles for the TRS-80 were so numerous and the business clients thought of it as a game only machine. Guess the color graphics worked against it in 1979 and the distribution in St. Louis was from only one store called Computer Country. Went thru 4 years of college, my PET gathering dust while I wasted my time learning PL/1, FORTRAN and COBOL and one useful class of 8088 Assembly language on IBM 5150's. Pieced together my first 8088 clone after graduation and have worked on them and with them ever since...

Pages I started on[edit]

Pages I contribute to now[edit]

Whatever I come across in my life that has me looking it up in Wikipedia...

Other contributions[edit]

RETIRED: As http://www.eve-wiki.net/index.php?title=User:Uni_Zueto I contribute to http://Eve-Wiki.net/ for the highly addictive Eve Online MMORPG.

Thoughts[edit]

  • I can not believe the number of pages that link to the Personal Computer article.
  • Wikipedia politics is a strain on the prefrontal cortex...
  • You can have a job, a family and play an on-line game or you can have a family, a job and edit Wikipedia or you can edit Wikipedia, play an MMORPG and be divorced.

Yeah this page is woefully out of date...

Work[edit]


Thank You[edit]

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For being nice to noobs like me IseeEwe (talk) 01:26, 6 August 2014 (UTC)