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Active on the Wiki, this mysterious person has never created a personal page.

Don't be misled by the name — he is not too grumpy.

GrumpyoldGeek posts anonymously because he's sometimes critical of Davis police and city government. He can tell you this;

That would make him a (sometimes)GrumpyoldGeek.

Comments welcome.—GrumpyoldGeek

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2006-04-30 13:05:13   So what did you do with the little guy from your door? —AllisonEriksen


2006-04-30 18:09:55   I let him go in the backyard, none the worse for the photo op. My wife thought we might put him in with the leopard gecko, but I was concerned he might have germs. If I see him again, would you like him for a companion to Cap. Tuttle? —GrumpyoldGeek


2006-04-30 18:37:02   I've had multiple lizards before and they fought, so we're probably better off with Tuttle playing the lone wolf for now, but thanks! —AllisonEriksen


2006-05-18 12:08:09   The difference between trashing businesses and people is that businesses serve the public. It's in the public interest to know about shoddy service. Trashing a person? That's personal crap that the public doesn't need to know. Even if I were to hypothetically consider dating this person who FooBar seems to hate so much, information on her would be relevant to me alone and not the community. —WilliamLewis


2006-06-05 18:11:51   do you have an recommendations of Mexico City style foods to get? —CraigBrozinsky


2006-06-27 16:58:00   Grump, I don't own the MINI, I'm selling it for a friend. —PaulThober


2006-08-08 22:23:42   Nice feral bee photo. Could you send me the hires? karl AT inoculatedmind DOT com —KarlMogel


2006-12-19 03:46:16   Heh. Re: Fistulated cows. I thought of that when I watched it, which is why I wrote it as a "they note". The narriator says it, and I have no idea exactly what it means, so I presented it as it was stated. The entry would benefit from somebody who works with the cows putting in exactly what they are and do. —JabberWokky


2007-01-14 19:59:56   can I get your juicy 3 meg photo of the beehive behind explorit? abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyandzthequickbrownfoxjumpsoverthelazydog[at]hotmail[dot]cawm thanks! —StevenDaubert


2007-01-18 12:03:46   Hya.. Inever come here..Daviswiki, but should and will more regularly soon. —TheSpareChanger


2007-01-18 12:07:01   The "Tax ID" is "needed" for reasons clearly stated in Nov. 2006 issue..Although a —TheSpareChanger


2007-01-18 12:14:36   Grumpy...Letter of Recognition of Tax Exempt Status for non-profits such as TSC. $500 for State, $500 for Feds. These fees are sent with Articles of incorporation. I can then apply for monies. The paper itself is, luckily, fairly self supporting, how ever for a donor to get a write off, or to qualify for government monies, I must put the Tax Id numbers. It's a requirement. E mail me directly if you `care to help.. Lawson —TheSpareChanger


2007-09-18 03:21:09   Question about this comment you made earlier in the comcast thread:

"2007-08-26 23:45:54 Has anyone else had problems spidering websites through Comcast Broadband? I get a burst of download activity followed by 6-7 seconds of stall, followed by another burst of activity. Same program and OS at work, through an Omsoft SDSL connextion runs continuously at the link bandwidth. Looks like some fishy bandwidth limiting going on. —GrumpyoldGeek "

Are you still having this problem? I'm looking to switch to comcast cable internet, currently using AT&T DSL (1200kbps/320kbps) and want to get the extra speed. I occasionally spider some websites and was wondering if this problem is recent or a normal problem you've had. I'm really tired of the slow speeds, but not being able to spider websites would be a be a downer -_-


2007-12-12 02:34:54   I see where you're coming from, but your reasoning failed in the execution of your explanation. As I said before, you lost me when you started speculating that Asian Americans watch less TV than other ethnic demographics. Sorry if I came on you like a rabid wolf. —EmilyTung


2007-12-14 03:39:09   That was a pretty low blow about Swirl in your Yogurt Shack review. Very unprofessional. And honestly, if I could invent something to keep taste in my mouth for 2 hours, I'd have a trillion dollars....keep your exaggerations to yourself please. —Kafani


2007-12-21 13:23:38   I'm not really interested in rereading or recollecting what I wrote on the wiki a week ago. And in my defense, I apologized for coming off as a "rabid wolf" and asshole to you immediately before the whole page exploded with commentary. In any case, no, I do not think "collective characteristics" are a form of racism. If that were the case, then I'd imagine everyone I knew would be considered a racist. Interestingly, I think that collectively characterizing certain minority groups plays a dual role in promoting understanding and making certain groups feel alienated. If you are genuinely interested in my opinion and would like to discuss this more, you can feel free to respond back. Otherwise, I'm not interested in trivializing my cultural identity. —EmilyTung


2007-12-21 17:33:55   "Also consider that perhaps Asians as a group may not watch as much television as other ethnic groups and when they do, may not be as easily motivated to purchase a product based on television advertising."

That statement made confused me and it didn't make sense to me in context of what you were trying to say.

So we're talking about how there is a lack of prominent Asian Americans in the media spotlight and how we want to fix that. And then your comment comes up, which are very valid (the media is more interested in getting viewers, you do that by amplifying the bad and straying away from the good), and then, out of nowhere, you come up with this from-the-left-field postulate that, oh, maybe Asian Americans just don't watch much TV, that's why there aren't a lot of them in the industry. Neilsen may have statistics which agree with you, but coming from a densely populated Asian community, I can tell you otherwise. The response I gave was adequately posed—I wasn't attacking you (merely being cynical and sarcastic) and I never called you a racist. I was being honest. Once again, I'm not interested in picking a fight with you nor am I interested in elaborating the reasons why I didn't agree with what you said. If you feel like you've been personally attacked I can assure you that my intentions were not to attack you, but to make snide commentary on things that have been said (which is what I normally do on the wiki). I mean, come on, I told AndrewPeake to stop being a "little bitch" on the wiki. Anyway, stop reading in between the lines because truthfully, I have nothing more to say than the words spelled out in text.

As for trivializing my cultural identity, that whole explosion of commentary was one way in which my cultural identity gets trivialized. People who don't know anything about the Asian American community making their remarks on something personal to me. When you take something so inherently personal and place it in an arena where it gets questioned and talked about by people who think they know what their talking about (and that doesn't go for just you, but for everyone), that is a form of trivialization. People on daviswiki like to do that. I like to do that. But not when it comes to things like this. —EmilyTung


2007-12-24 23:59:45   re. Since when did Swirl become my yogurt? All I was commenting on was how you had to use a different business's page just to complain about Swirl. In modern life, that is called "talking sh— behind someone's back", a very unfavorable practice. Instead of leaving a message on my personal page and blabbing on about how "my" yogurt is doing like I invented it (I assure you I didn't), why not just take my previous comment in stride and follow what it says? Keep you negative comments to yourself, especially if you don't even have the courage to post it on the page of the business you're attacking. —Kafani


2007-12-25 17:02:16   We don't have to go any further, there really is nothing more to be said. There is no need for your recovery or rebuttal, I don't want to hear it. And no, I have no business interest in Swirl Yogurt. Just consider me a law-abiding citizen who abhors people of the sh!t-talking nature. I can be your best friend or your worst enemy. It all depends on you. Merry Christmas, perhaps you can bless the city of Davis with the gift of SILENCE. —Kafani


2007-12-26 01:25:47   And once again, you cannot directly address your issues with me, and appoint one William Lewis to talk shit on my personal page when I have never heard of him? Wow, the internet sure is sneaky these days. I promise you this would never happen in real life.

You also have to realize I'm criticizing what you did, not who you are. No need to get all pitiful and defensive and delete your own page and leave Davis Wiki forever. Thats what drama queens do. I don't understand why you or William Lewis think I am being hostile. I have a problem with something you did, I addressed you without padding my comments with soft and kind words, and suddenly, I got a stick up my ass? You really need to just either stick up for yourself or apologize and retract your comments. Don't twist stuff around and ask me if I'm a business owner or whatnot, it has nothing to do with what you did. Boss up, old man.

You can pass this along to William Lewis if you want. He needs to learn some manners and stay out of other people's business too, ya dig? —Kafani


2008-01-10 19:10:37   I give you a hug so you stop being grumpy _ V —Chibi


2008-10-13 10:40:08   my first hard drive came in megabytes!

I bet your first hard drive came in a cabinet the size of a fridge!

\o/ <-- there's another hug, enjoy —StevenDaubert


2010-05-22 08:57:09   Long time no edit. While I understand why, I hope you are well. —Evan "JabberWokky" Edwards

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