User:Phase Theory

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A.S. This user has
Asperger syndrome.

Hacking

C-4 This user is an expert C programmer.
C++-0 This user does not understand C++ (or does not want to program in C++).
BASIC This user can program in BASIC.
lisp-1 This user is a basic Lisp programmer.
asm-2 This user is an intermediate assembly language programmer.
js-2 This user is an intermediate JavaScript programmer.
bash-2 This user is an intermediate Bash programmer.
php-2 This user is an intermediate PHP programmer.
prog-3 This user is an advanced programmer.
xhtml-3 This user is an advanced XHTML user.
W3C valid.svg This user writes valid XHTML.


css-2 This user is an intermediate Cascading Style Sheets user.
TeX logo.svg This user uses Plain TeX.
W3C This user believes in compliance with W3C standards.
Glider.svg This user is a hacker, or identifies with and promotes the hacker ethic.
Glider.svg This user is a hacker, not a cracker. Know the difference!
Free software logos This user uses free software wherever and whenever possible.
Openlogo-debianV2.svg This user contributes using Debian GNU/Linux.
Iceweasel icon.svg This user contributes using Iceweasel.
Xfce logo.svg This user contributes with Xfce.
# This user chats on IRC.
MIDI This user creates MIDI files with a hex editor or assembler.

Stuff

MATH This user's favorite subject is Mathematics.
ath This user is an atheist.
Radiation warning symbol.svg This user supports the use of nuclear energy. Radiation warning symbol.svg

Grammer Grammar and Language

Majority ≠ right This user recognizes that even if 300,000,000 people make the same mistake, it's still a mistake.
its & it’s This user understands the difference between its and it’s. So should you.
they
he or she
This user considers the singular they to be substandard English usage.
∀x, they... This user considers singular they with plural referent acceptable usage.
he This user considers 'he' to be a gender-neutral pronoun.
amn't This user considers amn't a perfectly logical alternative to aren’t in the first person singular.
y'all This user thinks y'all serves a useful purpose as a second-person plural pronoun, and would like to see y'all use it more often.
youm This user thinks youm should be used as a dative second-person pronoun by analogy to whom.
by The passive voice may be used by this user.
Subj This user prefers that the subjunctive mood be used. Were this user you, he would use it.
"There's" with a plural subject This user knows that "there's" with a plural subject is a pervasive grammatical error. There's There are too many people making this mistake. Don't be one of them.


to¦go This user chooses to sometimes use split infinitives.
…in. Ending a sentence with a preposition is something that this user is okay with.
to
too
two
This user thinks that too many people have no idea how to use words that they should have learned in grade two.
whom This user insists upon using whom wherever it is called for, and fixes the errors of whomever they see.
which / that This user typically uses "which" and "that" interchangeably.
Latin Plurals: "Data is are..." This user uses "data", "media", "memoranda", "criteria", and "agenda" as the plurals of "datum", "medium", "memorandum", "criterion", and "agendum".
ain't nobody This user hates seeing double negatives clutter up the English language. He wants to stomp it out no matter what it takes.
.  The This user puts two spaces after a full stop.
A, B, and C This user prefers the serial comma.
"…" This user favours typewriter style quotation marks over typographic ones.
"…"!
US vs. UK
This user uses "logical quotation marks". Internal punctuation leads to factual errors. It's not a style issue!
; This user is addicted to semicolons; he or she uses them frequently.
No ellipsis abuse.png This user terminates unquoted ellipses on sight. This is not your blog. We end sentences properly.
ə This user is a Grammar Nazi.
Flag of England.svg This user supports the
English English language.
sassenach This user likes tae sprinkle his speech with a mickle Scots leid.
AmE-0 This user dislikes American 'English' (common grammatical and spelling errors mistaken for dialect).
ipa
ə-0
This user does not understand the International Phonetic Alphabet.

Meta

ubx-5 This user uses entirely too many userboxes.
-xen This user believes that userbox should always be pluralised userboxen, and thinks that this is one of the most important and exciting issues of our time.
:( This user provides information using userboxes because he or she is bored.
Face-grin.svg This user makes userboxes because it's fun. Crystal kthememgr.svg
This user is the cancer that is killing Wikipedia.
MORE This user's gotta have more userboxes.

This page is almost never updated, so don't expect links to work, etc.

stuff[edit]

I've recently graduated as a BA (Hons) in Mathematics at the University of Cambridge.

About my aspie-ness: my narrow interests are maths, physics and computers (surprise surprise), and also music.

I write FOSS programs sometimes. My software is on this site, just in case anyone cares

I used to think switching to Ubuntu would be too hard; did it and never looked back. To those of you still labouring under Windows or other proprietary OSes (I'm looking at you, Apple!), take my advice: make the switch! Linux (well ok Stallmanites, I agree with you really, it's GNU/Linux) is awesome and easy to work with :)

However, recent developments have led me to believe that both Ubuntu and GNOME have jumped the shark; I've consequently switched to Debian (the .deb package system is far better than rpm) and Xfce.