Congratulations and welcome to Jon!
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Oh cool! - An old-timer! Lucky Jon to get to do his thing in one of his already favorite places.
Our most obscure shared book is The Great Eskimo Vocabulary Hoax. I highly approve. :)
Welcome and best of luck with whatever you are doing, since I have no idea what a developer is or does.
We used to have film developers but even those have long since disappeared and they weren't human.
There's a lot of shared science fiction for us but I found the shared non-SF more interesting.
While everyone else is at it, welcome and our most obscure shared book is Menagerie Manor by Gerald Durrell!
I have that one too, but my most obscure shared book is The Lion and the Unicorn: Gladstone vs. Disraeli
>12 kiparsky: Welcome, I look forward to benefiting from your work!
Don't let TIM work you so hard you don't have time for reading!
My most obscure (a distinctly relative distinction) shared work with Jon appears to be El Aleph.
I dunno if I can wish you welcome, Jon, you've been at LT longer than me, but best luck in your new role!
Interestingly enough, one of the books you and I share is The pity of it all : a history of the Jews in Germany, 1743-1933 a book given to my husband from a client for whom he did concrete work when the client heard that I am of German-Jewish origin. Now that my cousin gave me an extensive family tree of that side of my family, I'm looking forward to eventually reading this book!
I'm so happy that you're about to join Tim & Company working for LT. As a long-time LT member myself, I think it's terrific that you, too, have been with LT for quite a while.
Best wishes on your new position. Have fun with the LT gang!
No obscure books shared (just a dozen of German and English classics, plus Das Jesus Video :-) ).
Congratulations on the new job! It's great, isn't it, when you get paid for working on/with the things you love.
Welcome, Jon. :)
When I saw your photo, avec chat, I figured you were a good'un. Also, you brought Gate of Ivrel with you to Massachusetts, so that's definitely something in your favor! :)
I have to say I haven't got around to reading Das Jesus Video yet - but I've watched the sketch...
(I suspect Eschbach's version has a little more oomph, though :) )
Huh. You managed to post...
And so did I. Try the other two that failed.
And it looks like I haven't actually posted my welcome to you yet - so welcome! Our obscure shared books are all SF - looks like the most obscure is 2076: The American Tricentennial.
We share no books at all, obscure or otherwise. :) Welcome and congratulations!
Well met, kiparsky. I decided to play the game of most obscure, since everyone else was. It turns out to be Motif Programming Manual, Vol 6a, which appears to be the only one out of the set of the X Windows series that you possess (I own them all, of course). It's an interesting set of books that we share; mostly programming and science fiction.
Glad to see that you're employed in the world you'd joined so long ago. :-D
From browsing your library it appears you read/speak Spanish , French, and German. Any other languages? Welsh? Finnish?
>44 Crypto-Willobie: I don't know if it's all correct data, or if they've all been read, etc, but you can see the languages of books he holds http://www.librarything.com/profile/kiparsky/stats/library there.
I think Jon and his cat look like something out of Hogwart's, a professor and his familiar for sure.
>44 Crypto-Willobie: Minä en puhu Suomea. I tried, but the language defeated me - so far, at least. I have a few Finnish titles from my attempts, and I still entertain hopes of giving it another shot. Welsh - not at all. (My interest in the Mabinogion is due to an old friend who used to perform branches of that cycle regularly in Portland - I heard him perform those stories so many times, how could I not go back and see some reflection of the source?)
Mostly, I read German, Spanish, and Portuguese. Some French, but not well. I've done some rough translations of some of my favorite authors, which is a great way to really dig into a text. Unfortunately, it's also a very slow way to dig into a text - or maybe that's not hugely unfortunate. In any case, it's not something I do as much of lately, and that is in fact unfortunate. (As I type this, I turn my head to my shelf of literature in other languages, and I'm thinking, well, how much does one person really need to sleep, anyway?)
>46 Morphidae: I like the comparison, if only because of Harold Abelson's comparison of programming to wizardry. (See Abelson and Sussman, SICP, chapter 1) Perhaps I could get a position in the CS department?
Looking at the kinds of books we share:
Linguistics, sheet music, and user interfaces,
Essays on 'bullshit' and Latin American places,
The breadth of the overlap is really quite rare.
But whatever you read, I don't much care.
Fixing bugs and making movements
On Recommended Site Improvements
That is my only prayer!
Congratulations and welcome.
Let's get to the serious stuff. What's the name of your cat?
Welcome aboard and greetings from sunny Florida.
and rescued in Madagascar, now living on his third continent, Snagglepuss.
Welcome Jon...glad to see another genius left hander in the ranks...yes, tell us the story of that lovely cat!
Good day I am very glad because I became a member of this group.I'm very glad also that I will be able to exchange opinions with people from this site.
Hey Jon, mind divulging some details on your career as a "music label bigwig?" That's a future profession I'm considering, and I'd love to hear some details!
Congratulations, Jon! You seem like one of those people that does really well at whatever you put your mind to, so I'm sure you'll do a fantastic job! Congrats to Nadia, too! :)
Congratulations on joining LT. This is a great community and I hope you have fun while you are here!
Ah, the cat. Well, I have to confess that that was actually a reverse adoption. The cat lived in an upstairs apartment in the 4-plex that I was living in at the time. Since it was a warm summer, we kept the back door open for ventilation, and the cat took this as an invitation. We didn't mind, and the cat sort of moved in. Fortunately, her person didn't mind too much, and we all hung out together on the back porch.
There were some other great cats in that building at the time. I particuarly remember Spooky - Spooky was a cat who looked like she'd swallowed a bowling ball. Tiny cat, except she weighed about eighteen pounds. I've never seen a cat, before or since, who could lie on the ground and touch the floor with her belly on both sides. She was very friendly, too - when she heard someone come in, she'd run to greet them, which was really an interesting sight.
There was also Bird, a tiny little black cat who loved to play fetch with rubber bands. Once you got her started, she'd play for as long as you were willing, and get annoyed if you wanted to stop.
Bird also loved to be up on top of things. I'd turn around, and she'd be up on an eight-foot bookcase, and I'd have no idea how she got there - and she'd just sit there and look smug.
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