Waitak - 维德 - Duy Đức [ edit ]
Question of the hour: What does a sustainable culture look like in detail?
I've spent time as a
professor, CTO, CIO and head of an NGO. I'm active again on Wikipedia after a long hiatus. Things I've done as a Wikicitizen include:
I keep an eye on pages on my watchlist (
see here for a list).
(More on my
To-do list [ edit ]
Incorporate writeups from languages that have a main article
Incorporate examples from more languages
Make entries more consistent
I wonder if this could be a FLC?
Everything else [ edit ]
Things that interest me include:
Tech stuff [ edit ]
Fighting poverty [ edit ]
Local economies, and the role of barter in developing them. Current question: How would a sabbath economy work in practice?
poverty, particularly in ways involving information technology and other applications of appropriate technology. I see projects like XO-1, Simputer and Jhai as good ideas, although none of them quite gets there. Among other things we're working on an 8Mb Linux distribution. uClinux, uClibc, Lua and Buildroot are all components we're looking at. There are lots of tiny little cool tools that help, like Zile for example.
I'm interested in what might be called
appropriate engineering - community scale manufacturing that whose products and methods are appropriate for developing nations with very little infrastructure or capital investment. Some great examples of appropriate engineering (many agricultural):
Street Use blog is great food for thought.
Languages and linguistics [ edit ]
I know a little, and would like to improve: Languages
I don't know, probably won't learn, but wish I could: Languages
Geek code [ edit ]
GEEK CODE BLOCK-----
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C++(++++) UL++++ P L+++ E++ W+++ N+ K
w--- O M>+@ V--> PS-(---)
PE- Y+ PGP>++ t+ !5 X- R- !tv
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Z++ F++ Y+ A++++
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I can be often be found in Hong Kong's
wilder places (no, not those... the other sort of wild...) I play
several musical instruments, some more interesting than others. I love
jazz, contemporary Christian and many other kinds of music, and am grateful that Internet radio makes up for the lack of jazz stations in Hong Kong ( Radioio Jazz is my station of choice) I've eaten
gumbo in New Orleans, mussels in Bruges, dim sum in Hong Kong, sashimi in Tokyo, clam chowder in Boston and San Francisco, salmon in Alaska, uhu in Kona and Wiener schnitzel in Vienna. I've been to Manila and Baguio, and enjoyed the bagoong, but I drew the line at balut. Eating moringa leaves was a high point. I'm fond of
Belgian beer, especially Grimbergen, Bush (which is not made by these guys), Delirium Tremens and Kwak.
Userboxes [ edit ]
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25 countries of the world.
This user is part of
WikiProject Beer, which is building a comprehensive guide to beer on Wikipedia
Contributions [ edit ]
Articles I've started [ edit ]
I tend to contribute most to Wikipedia by writing content. Some of the articles that I've started include:
lot of redirects. Here is a list of (non-redirect) articles that I've started.
Edit stats [ edit ]
Other contributions [ edit ]
You can check on how many edits I've done
here. I was very active from February, 2006 until January, 2007, tapered off between then and October, 2008, when I pretty much dropped my activity to an occasional checkin. I really started being active again in September, 2011.
Here is a list of the 120 content (non-talk, non-user) pages that I've edited more than twice as of March 3, 2007.
Other communities [ edit ]
Tests (some sillier than others) [ edit ]
^ Not that I can read either one of them... I just think they're pretty.