User:Paddu

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I'm Padmanabhan V. Karthic (b.1982). I finished my Masters in Computer science and Engineering from IIT Madras. I am currently working at Atheros India L.L.C. Atheros finds mention in the 'pedia in these pages.

Flag of India.svg This user lives in India
Northern Hemisphere Azimuthal projections.svg This user has never left the Northern Hemisphere.
Noia 64 apps xclock.png This user's time zone is UTC+5:30.


My Supposed To-dos/Interests[edit]

Articles related to:

(? = most of what I know seems to already be there)

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  • I seem to like contributing to articles related to current events at times.
  • At times I nominate stuff for deletion (mostly images to WP:CP, but at times I've been to WP:IFD and WP:RFD) but I am opposed to being oblivious of Wikipedia policy changes while deleting stuff. For example, one has to consider that until the midst of 2004 image tagging wasn't strictly enforced, so images uploaded earlier must only be deleted on proven copyvios.
en-4 This user can contribute with a near-native level of English.
LE-1 This user's been known to screw up the occasional sentence and make the occasional typo, but is otherwise pretty accurate with regards to English.
hi-2 यह सदस्य हिन्दी भाषा का मध्यम स्तर का ज्ञान रखते हैं।
ta-1 இந்தப் பயனாளர் தமிழில் அடிப்படையான அளவில் பங்களித்து உதவமுடியும்.
ta-N This user is a native speaker of Tamil.


Yeah, that's right. I'm {{user ta-N}} but far less than {{user ta-1}}. Also, I learnt enough Hindi to become {{user hi-3}} but I'm not confident I'm still so. I also learnt enough German and Sanskrit to become {{user de-1}} and {{user sa-1}} but again I remember nearly nothing.

I feel what's important for the English Wikipedia is the ability to translate "xx2en", not "en2xx". For that I can be considered: {{user en-4}} {{user hi-3}} {{user ta-0}} and with the help of dictionaries and online translation tools and in my copious free time, {{user de-1}} {{user sa-1}}.

Drawbacks :-)[edit]

  • My grammar/spelling/vocab seem to have degraded a lot since 1999.
  • I've been alleged to say things are OBVIOUS though they are not.
  • Mozilla at times doesn't shift the "keyboard focus" to the tab currently being viewed. "Minor graffiti" by me (e.g. [1]) used to be due to this. Nowadays they (e.g. [2], [3], [4], [5]) are usually because I haven't got fully accustomed to the recent defects in my keyboard at home.
  • I forget to sign comments quite frequently.
  • I'm tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo lazy (which's why I haven't filed or bothered to find if already filed, the above moz bug & which's why I've contributed almost nothing to the 'pedia).
  • I suffer from copyright paranoia w.r.t. contributions from myself (which's why I've contributed almost nothing to the 'pedia).

Milestones in spite of laziness[edit]

All namespaces (all times in IST):

  • Wow! My
    pickup
    is 1 to 1000 in 58436400 s, or 676 days 8 hours and 20 minutes (02:04, 21 Nov 2004 - 17:44, 14 Jan 2003). Anyone lazier than that?
  • From 1000 I reached 2000 in 36462300 s, or 422 days and 25 minutes (02:29, 17 Jan 2006 - 02:04, 21 Nov 2004) -- I have become less lazy.
  • From 2000 I reached 3000 in 11750160 s, or and 135 days 23 hours and 56 minutes (02:25, 2 June 2006 - 02:29, 17 Jan 2006) -- have I got disconnected with real life?
  • From 3000 I reached 4000 by shamelessly editing this page at 03:55, 20 May 2007 -- in 30418200 s, or 352 days 1 hour and 30 minutes (03:55, 20 May 2007 - 02:25, 2 June 2006).

Main namespace:

  • I went from 1 to 1000 in 98928300 s, or 1145 days and 5 minutes (17:49, 4 March 2006 - 17:44, 14 January 2003). Anyone lazier than that?
  • I reached 2000 in 39299220 s, or 454 days 20 hours and 27 minutes (14:16, 2 June 2007 - 17:49, 4 March 2006) -- I have become less lazy.

History of dubious behaviour[edit]

Inappropriate image uploads[edit]

  1. Image:Main-Page-netscape4.79-redhat-linux-7.3-paddu.png -- (image links, text links)
  2. Any more? Please report in my talk page and I'll add here.

Other Wikimedia Contributions (However Negligible)[edit]

Note that I'm not en:User:Paddy or de:Benutzer:Paddy or commons:User:Paddy.

Subpages[edit]

Geek Code[edit]

-----BEGIN Paddu's GEEK CODE BLOCK-----
Version: 3.12
G* d+(?) s:++ a-- C++(+++) UL++(++++) 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 Paddu's GEEK CODE BLOCK------

* My occupation is not CS as such but CS&E. But GE/CS makes it look like I'm talented in multiple fields. So it should actually be G! with a very little bit of GE and GCS thrown in. Also I'm not a gamer, just happened to play a few long ago, but this isn't apparent from the code.