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''2010-01-21 11:58:21'' [[nbsp]] I haven't played CCGs since elementary school. I though "premiere" might have some official significance, too, so I googled. The first few hits were all about Drom's. It's apparently their language and their's alone, although I suppose I could have looked harder. --["Users/WilliamLewis"]


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[gnome]Evan Edwards, well known as JabberWokky (I get regular postal mail addressed to JabberWokky, I'm registered to vote with the ID JabberWokky, and my wife calls me Wokky). I can be identified thusly: A rather large fellow of Scot-Irish ancestry. Long red-brown hair (only visibly red in good sunlight), a very full beard. I always wear black jeans and either black sweaters (winter) or Hawaiian shirts (summer). Often you can see a bronze Hand of Eris pendant around my neck. In winter (and sometimes in summer), I wear a large black trench coat. My laptop, frank, is a Dell Inspiron 9300 and very tied to my home network. I'm friendly, meaning I only bite if you're cute and ask nicely. One easy identifier is my black hat, technically an outback hat, which is somewhat like a large fedora. It sometimes has my band of pinbacks on it.

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Note that Sarah is in the Doctorate program at Penn State, and so I'm in exile from Davis until roughly March 2010. Between family and friends, we've been making back to visit every two years. Why am I so involved in the Wiki? Davis was our home, and we're hoping for it to be again. Sarah will be a professor of chemistry, we like small university towns and we already know we love Davis. In the meantime, if you manage to find yourself in State College, Pennsylvania, drop a line and we'll show you around. If you are looking to become a grad student here (or move here for any other reason), contact us with any questions you might have. Penn State is much larger than UC Davis, but it is an ag school, and you'll see similar traits but with greater resources (important for grad students) and with an East Coast flavor to the population.

If you know of a good research University that has a chemistry program and is in a town similar in tenor and tone to Davis, let us know. We're looking now (we started our "where will we live the rest of our lives until Sarah is emeritus, and I'm playing Santa Claus at the Farmer's Market" quest on June 2009). Other than Davis, Chapel Hill and Berkeley are in the mix.

We got married on June 2nd, 2007.


ePuppet.pngAlternate universe version. Note the lack of beard, indicating this is the 'Good Universe' JabberWokky. Likely a sockpuppet for David Poole, like most other users on the wiki. Of course, it is also documented fact that he is Jason Aller, so perhaps Jason is also a sockpuppet. Regardless, he prefers, being a Henson fan, to be referred to as a "sockmuppet". He is in full favor of, and thinks it would be "spiffy keen" to see some DavisWiki fanfic. His attention to detail is appreciated, as the wiki keeps informing him.


An Artist's Rendition

A note about the name: Yes, people call me Jabber, Wokky and JabberWokky in real life (including my SO, who tends to use the more popular "Wokky"). Yes, it started life as a reference before the web existed, and it started out intentionally misspelled. I camelCap it for ease of use. I get magazines sent to "Wokky, Jabber", and have gotten credit card offers to Mr. Jabber Wokky. Yes, people call me Evan as well. Note that as long as this account has existed, the redirect EvanEdwards has existed. In 2006 and 2008, I officially voted using it, having registered as a voter using the name. Cheap Thrills is more than a Big Brother album. Woo.

Yes, he can lose his patience on and with the wiki. ;-P


An image of one of his LARP characters

Minor interesting facts:


Often plays around with stuff (like the Wiki!) to break it. Then drinks more iced coffee in triumph. THEN fixes it.tar zxf

Amazing Value!

Now you can purchase your own jabberwokky at [WWW]!

Wiki Classics


Comic is Creative Commons By-NC [WWW]

"Hey there, viewer! Do you want YOUR wiki entry to be padded out, fully documented and have an image gallery to put Picnic Day to shame? Well then, just delete it, claim you want to keep it hush hush, and watch it *fly* across the Recent Changes as an army of people update that puppy to the world's leading resource and the number one Google return!"

KDE and the Wiki

Konqueror Web Shortcut for the Wiki Search:{@}&action=inlinesearch&button_new.x=0&context=40

Konqueror Web Shortcut for the Wiki:{@}

Go to Settings, Configure Konqueror, Web Shortcuts and paste the above line and pick a shortcut. I use dw. Then you can use URLs like dw:JabberWokky to either jump directly to an entry or to search for the term.

Where to Hide a Dead Body on the Wiki

The Wiki provides a rich and cluttered environment ideal for the surreptitious disposal of formerly living entities. These FLEs can be placed in a wide variety of entries including, but not limited to:

Random Wiki Nonsense

Ten Random Links

Five Random People

Non Random Cool Entries

JabberWokky's Statistics

Edits  Pages Created  Files Contributed  First Edit Date  Last Edit  Last Page Edited  
145918535882004-12-07 13:55:082014-09-21 13:58:40Catalyst

Someone who keeps aloof from suffering
is not a lover. I choose your love
above all else. As for wealth
if that comes, or goes, so be it.
Wealth and love inhabit separate worlds.

But as long as you live here inside me,
I cannot say that I'm suffering.

Deleted Talk Pages

On 8.24.05 I cleaned out some Talk pages for entries that had become stable. Since the format for Talk pages has changed, here are the "missing entries":

Brent pointed out Talk:Cost Plus World Market and Wiki Court.

I left a few that were newish or active.

Deleted by ES on 2005-12-5

one minute of downtime

Describe that minute of downtime here.

it just occurred, and it was *terrible*

I wanted the wiki now, but I had to wait

sometimes i have to rip the band-aid off really quickly. it hurts, but it's for your own good.PhilipNeustrom

The excitement was hard to take! What would the new thing be? Would it be award-winning?? —CovertProfessor

Wiki Bulldada

karl.and.tomas.jpgDid you know Mike and Philip's ancestors worked together as innovators?

Adventures in GPSing.jpgJason uses high technology while maintaining his simian roots. Or branches, as the case may be.

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2009-11-03 11:22:08   What's your Kibo number? —CovertProfessor

2009-11-03 15:37:26   Sure, I'm glad to help. —NickSchmalenberger

2009-11-06 07:33:46   That guy spammed with 335 edits, but not to me :( I'm not interesting enough?! —EdWins

2009-11-06 08:11:23   I do wonder why spammers are such bad programmers. Do they think that everyone's (names) should be surrounded by parentheses? —IDoNotExist

2009-11-06 08:19:47   Ugh. Thanks for cleaning up that mess. —CovertProfessor

2009-11-06 10:33:54   Thanks, for cleaning up the spam. I saw a long list of edits and wonder what was going on. —SimonFung

2009-11-06 11:03:34   Thanks for cleaning up my page. I hadn't checked it in awhile. —BrookeB

2009-11-06 22:12:55   Thanks for the revert. Although Jessica did sound convincing :P —BrandonBarrette

2009-11-07 18:19:14   Eh, not really — I've just been paying attention to recent events and wanted the wiki to reflect what had happened a little better. But it's an excellent idea to have a "growth" page — obviously, an important issue here in the past and future, and I'll think about whether there are links to add. —CovertProfessor

2009-11-07 19:56:43   Yeah, you said "judicial action," so I figured this was fair game. I also figured that any peripheral development in Davis would be controversial. :-) —CovertProfessor

2009-11-07 20:05:08   Gotta go now, but found all kinds of good stuff [WWW]here and [WWW]here. —CovertProfessor

2009-11-07 21:17:53   I redirected the url [WWW], which I own, to [WWW] I presume it won't be a problem. —JimStewart

2009-11-08 12:10:44   thanks for despammage! looks like lots of that going round. —IrinaChakraborty

2009-11-08 21:50:56   Thank you for fighting the good fight. —EdHenn

2009-11-09 11:23:46   Lol, thanks for catching that on Davis Enterprise. —NickSchmalenberger

2009-11-09 19:25:11   Gasp! My near and dear friend, you've erased her comment! How rude! ...but thank you, keep up the good work. —MichelleAccurso

2009-11-10 17:24:08   you're good. —MichelleAccurso

2009-11-10 18:14:46   Good quotes from you in the DE article. Too bad they couldn't mention the URL. —CovertProfessor

2009-11-10 20:10:26   Hey you seem to be an important man in DavisWiki (based upon my Bebearded Measurement Standard) and I was wondering if its okay to list myself as on the Ryan Slate in the Fall 2009 ASUCD Candidate/Election page? I don't like being in a pile of Indis —GreatRyan

2009-11-11 10:07:09   Thanks for cleaning up the spam on my page, Jb. I really appreciate all you do here! Hope things are going well in PA. I wonder if sometime (when you have a minute—hah!) you could help me reorganize/clean up the front page on my "Christian Music Central" [WWW] My goal is for it to be a place where Christian music fans can link to their favorite songs, esp on YouTube. At this point it's not very user friendly. If you have any ideas I'd sure appreciate it! —RichLindvall

2009-11-12 17:51:43   Hehehe, thank you. So do you have IPv6 yet? —NickSchmalenberger

2009-11-16 14:38:40   Hi Mr. Edwards, I am new to this community project and I have now just read your multiple offers to help. I saw a comment about, "Please clean my basement. Thank you. ;)" in response to my first comment and that really deterred me from this whole project with the harsh words. I can see how my request may have been odd and I apologize if it was too demanding. The intention was never that. I really appreciate your follow up, volunteering and effort as I am a beginner and have limited capabilities. The new manager is Professional Home Builders as of March 2009. If it is not too much trouble, I thank you for your offer to assist in archiving. —sritern

2009-11-18 20:18:34   Thanks for cleaning up my page! —ChristineLim

2009-11-25 08:01:17   I think Scott was asking what are the hours for Subway downtown. I'll try to find out if I remember. —NickSchmalenberger

2009-11-28 14:36:50   Am I the only one getting really horrible response times from the wikiserver? —IDoNotExist

2009-12-01 13:59:48   You editors do good work! [WWW]

:) —GreatRyan

2009-12-03 17:48:04   Why aren't you editing? We like what you do! —IDoNotExist

2009-12-03 22:46:42   Has the ban on Brian been lifted? —IDoNotExist

2009-12-04 16:15:32   Thanks for removing the spam on my user page from 11/6. I don't visit DWiki that much anymore. —TusharRawat

2009-12-05 02:30:16   First get treated, then edit the wiki. You can't revert yourself. Hope you feel better. —IDoNotExist

2009-12-13 18:12:01   Thanks. On the Solo Dining link being removed, I had assumed it had just gotten removed during the revert from the other spam posts, but thanks for the how-to on checking the changelog. I figured I should re-add it to the main page so hopefully more people will see it in the long-term and contribute to it, but I understand where you guys are coming from. If it gets reverted out, that's fine. Cheers! —H4rry

2009-12-22 17:36:12   contain yourself —StevenDaubert

2009-12-22 17:54:04   contain yourself —StevenDaubert

2009-12-31 09:33:57   I think we've seen babacar spam before. Definitely stuff about "car hire" and such. —WilliamLewis

2010-01-01 23:58:01   what do you think of the morning glory spillway page? Call it morbid curiosity...

2010-01-02 22:04:17   I think it's a neat page that a bunch of people came together to make (all the content) and it's an interesting article to point out to print / old media for an nice example of what the wiki can do

or not —StevenDaubert

2010-01-07 21:59:40   Thanks. I'm trying. Not quite there yet, it seems. :-) —CovertProfessor

2010-01-10 13:18:02   Why link to frozen yogurt on the businesses that sell ice cream, rather than ice cream? —CovertProfessor

2010-01-10 17:45:48   Thank you! It just occurred to me that there is also gelato. Do you think we need a frozen desserts page, or is that overkill? I did create a desserts page awhile back, but that is pretty bare bones, so maybe frozen desserts is overkill. —CovertProfessor

2010-01-10 18:51:59   Right, I created that dessert page. Just forgotten what I'd called it. See, dessert is high priority. As far as I am concerned, it is relevant to all the wiki pages. But I make an effort to control myself. —CovertProfessor

2010-01-10 19:50:33   Ah, ok. I think I misunderstood *your* original motivation. When I saw you linking to "frozen yogurt" from businesses whose primary product is ice cream, I thought "ah, JW thinks that someone looking for ice cream might also be interested in frozen yogurt." (I see now that that was not your intent — I think I missed the first comment that you left on my page today). So then I thought, well, if you are interested in ice cream, you might also be interested in gelato — or, more generally, given interest any one of them, you might be interested in the other two.

So, now that I've done it, what do you think? It makes sense to me from the point of view of someone looking for something sweet and cold on a hot summer day. —CovertProfessor

2010-01-10 20:33:51   I think it makes sense the way it is now, my original puzzlement notwithstanding. I think it's clear enough that it's just a general comment about where to find more info on the cold, sweet stuff. Plus it appeals to my sense of fairness that each points to the others. Maybe it's because I wouldn't mind, e.g., someone looking at the Baskin Robbin's page discovering that there is a really cool gelato place just a couple of blocks away. —CovertProfessor

2010-01-12 08:13:40   Did you mean a new person might prefer to use a comment box on kimthegoodtwin? I don't disagree, but I'm curious. —NickSchmalenberger

2010-01-13 18:09:15   Perhaps this is from a work computer at that place, but Jacqueline is [WWW]editing from the same IP as former noted shills/sockpuppets such as [WWW]this person who had a small convo (of some sort) with Jason, and this [WWW]account. —EdWins

2010-01-13 18:18:54   I added a comment to the talk page to make it a bigger discussion within the community - my assumption is that it's likely a shared work computer, as there's actually three other editors with single-purpose accounts coming from it. Guess I thought of sharing with you first since you always do the hard-to-do personal outreach. Cheers! —EdWins

2010-01-15 16:33:00   Thanks. Given the comments on the other pages, it seems like there is some hope for him/her becoming a more productive wikizen. —CovertProfessor

JabberWokky publishes and syndicates coupons for a living (using a wiki engine, no less)... and so is staying out of this discussion (at least directly). But he thinks it's interesting to watch, and is curious nobody has raised the fact1 that the links are more designed to promote a secondary resource (the blog) rather than linking to the actual coupons and therefore connecting the community entry to the resource (coupon) itself. With DLM, there is direct value from interviews and research (a la an Enterprise, SNR or SacBee link). This is more like linking to an LJ post that links to an SNR article.

2010-01-19 09:30:45   Hello. I have a small favor to ask. I added a small bit of info to the real computers page next to my phone number and I was hoping you could edit it to make the format/asthetics better, as I dont really know how to do that and I figure it would only take you a second. If you go to the real computer page you will see what I mean. —RealComputers

2010-01-19 10:13:59   Heh — I know the feeling. Enjoy the well-deserved nap. —CovertProfessor

2010-01-21 11:58:21   I haven't played CCGs since elementary school. I though "premiere" might have some official significance, too, so I googled. The first few hits were all about Drom's. It's apparently their language and their's alone, although I suppose I could have looked harder. —WilliamLewis

  • 1Hopefully this fact is less about coupons and more about wiki content
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