The below items in bold are Required while the other items are
optional but highly recommended.
WTF!!?? People volunteer to help and get rather long list of *required*
information!!?? I reserve further comment and decided it would be bad
form for a new user to edit the wiki... I won't even start talking about
right to privacy and the idea of a meritocracy!
1. Duncan Lithgow
2. I'm in the city of Århus in Denmark (pronounced 'oar-huus'), but
New Zealander by birth and taste in breakfast cereals.
3. I'm trained as an architect, self taught so-so php programmer
but good with html/css. Currently doing boring labour temping.
Done lot's of other irrelevant stuff. Oh, one relevant thing is
I'm a trained 'english as a foreign language' (efl/esl) teacher
- so i'm passionate on the need for docs written in easy to
understand english - far too much is written for advanced
english speakers - think how many non english speakers try to
make use of these docs.
5. Your goals in the Fedora Project
* What do you want to write about?
* - don't know yet. Maybe 'Why should your non-nerd
girlfriend/boss/college use linux and how to convince
them and them her'
* What other documentation do you want to see published? -
* Do you want to edit for grammar/writing and/or technical
* - yes/yes/no
* Anything else special?
* - editing for friendliness to esl readers.
6. Historical qualifications
* What other projects or writing have you worked on in the
* - while learning postnuke cms I wrote this about the
theme system, I thought it was poorly documented and
neede to keep track of what I was learning. I've since
turned the xml file over to the postnuke docs team ( i
don't use postnuke any more) http://www.lithgow-
* What level and type of computer skills do you have?
* - modest, just starting to learn the command line. Long
time semi-power-user of windows.
* What other skills do you have that might be applicable?
User interface design, other so-called soft skills
(people skills), programming, etc.
* - good at cross-culture communication, constructive
critic of design quality of gui's in terms of logical
structure and intuitiveness.
* Why should we trust you? <--- too blunt?
* You shouldn't until I've proved myself, but hey, get
over it, we're talking about writing docs!
7. GPG KEYID and fingerprint
* Be sure that your GPG key is uploaded to pgp.mit.edu
Use "gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu
* Your GPG fingerprint is 40 hexadecimal characters long,
while your KEYID is the last 8 digits.
* Below is an example of a block of text suitable for cut
& paste into your self-introduction e-mail.
* sounds like a hastle, follow the link, it's easier:
So, that's me on a good day, in an impatient tone. ;-)