goldlakesroad.jpgArlen really likes bicycling.There are currently 18451 pages in the wiki. This is one of the least interesting, I promise. Here is a more interesting page: Flicker Pictures.

Arlen Abraham is a UCD alumnus with a BS in food science & technology [beer]. He also enjoys photography and [WWW]eating babies ([WWW]more on eating babies (PDF)). He currently lives in San Francisco where he helps make, light, suspend and support really big glass sculpture.

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Arlen can be reached at <arlen DOT abraham AT gmail DOT com>.

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Winter 2007 ASUCD Elections

arlen-senate.jpgAfter losing the ASUCD election, Arlen went on to win a Senate office.Arlen "ran to lose" for Executive office with Rob Roy. They were successfully defeated with 5/7 of their endorsements taking office. You can read about their platform here.


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2006-08-02 00:02:16   So what kind of baby recipes do they teach you in food science? —MatthewLow

2006-09-09 20:05:09   Hi Arlen Arlen Arlen. I have a question for you. —SallyHensel

2006-11-04 13:35:49   Always better to have more photos of something like that anyway. Plus the more photographers the more angles that get represented. —JasonAller

2006-11-14 12:55:51   CourseCollab is bogged down until I figure out the copyright status of lecture notes. —VinceBuffalo

2006-12-11 11:59:59   it's one of the ingredients —CraigBrozinsky

2006-12-14 20:20:38   [WWW]BANG!KarlMogel

2006-12-20 23:04:26   If the page is going to be called UCD Alphabet Soup it really needs a picture of a bowl of alphabet soup... doesn't it? —JasonAller

2006-12-21 02:10:03   If SnowBeige is a penname, then it should be clearly linked from the page. If not, then it is a sock puppet. —NickSchmalenberger

2006-12-22 14:46:51   Regarding the DLC page, I think the emblem can definately go. Not sure who put it there in the first place. I'll leave it to you as you are better at making pages pretty than I am! —JanelleAlvstadMattson

2007-01-05 17:03:05   Everybody knows if there's one thing THE MAN can't stand it's pictures of wires. Shoulda known better than to take pictures of all those wires. —TravisGrathwell

2007-01-05 17:31:46   What? The? Hell? If you can't talk about it, I understand, but what happened? —JabberWokky

2007-01-06 08:58:38   More like the Federal Bureau of Idiocy. —JeffSpeckles

2007-01-09 17:09:41   As far as I know, Visor Lady moved far, far way to a land called Berkeley. The university gave her a bus ticket there and told her to leave Davis or something. —EliseKane

2007-01-12 13:02:03   feliz cumpleaños —CarlMcCabe

2007-01-26 11:23:15   awesome— congrats! —CraigBrozinsky

2007-01-30 18:21:45   you were right about the software stuff —DevinCastellucci

2007-01-31 23:15:32   Thanks. By the way the random page when I looked at your page was Surge III, which is nowhere near as interesting as this page =) —TusharRawat

I agree that the empty food debate pages should have been deleted, but on ["Food Debate and Analysis/Natural vs. Unnatural"] there was real content and KenjiYamada, for one, said it was worthwhile. It should probably be moved to a different page, maybe with a slash under one of the users involved or under one of the food pages. As for JabberWokky's comment, I disagree. Look at Halema Buzayan, where alot of people who were new to wiki posted and discussed the issue. Later, many of the comments were reorganized for easier reading, but it is still a dialogue. The very existence of the comment bar means that Daviswiki was designed for dialogue, not editors on one side and readers on the other, and this is how it is used by most users. I think that trying to make Daviswiki be even mostly in the third person and a reference-work sort of thing about Davis is impossible because, Davis being a geographical area, there are many social connections besides the wiki itself. People do not come here for the wiki, it is only a means of communication. The unique features of wikis would be and have been put to better use organizing dialogues to make useful information easier to find after people put it up in whatever style or form. —NickSchmalenberger

2007-02-10 13:21:03   How do you know that UPS entry is a sockpuppet? —JabberWokky

2007-02-10 18:02:50   I'd call it questionable at best, I was just wondering if I had missed something obvious that was certain. I've gushed on some entries myself (Java California springs to mind, where I even mentioned the manager). The fact that that account only made the one single edit is the biggest question. I'm always curious as to the reasoning behind some types of edits. —JabberWokky

2007-02-16 23:56:43   The Davis Food Co-op is also considering opening a branch in the Westlake Plaza, which will probably be supported by all of their members who live in Village Homes. Assuming that the coop cannot do both expansions, you would be fighting all of those coop members, so I think the coop taking over Campus Roma is unlikely. —NickSchmalenberger

2007-02-17 00:04:43   My dwarf hamsters volunteer several hours of wheel running to help power Davis Wiki. They like to start about two minutes before I go to sleep. Let me know what kind of special set up I need, I've got the hamster food already. >.> —ES

2007-02-25 17:06:59   arlen i voted for you in the elections. sorry to disappoint. —EmilyTung

2007-03-04 01:24:55   No need for the snide comment on the centering. I just copied the menu from Tucos as a template. —DavidGrundler

2007-03-05 11:53:20   I work with people in five time zones, I always calculate to their local TZ. Good clarification, though... thanks. I don't mind being woken in the middle of the night, but Sarah would probably appreciate not being worken. :) —JabberWokky

2007-03-05 15:24:42   I agree with your menu comments. —DavidGrundler

2007-03-05 22:30:18   What is the purpose of the NeedsDavisRelevance and UCDCentric pages? Are irrelevant/UCD-centric pages just to be linked to those sites? Sorry if the answer is obvious. —LeonardMarque

2007-03-10 23:38:23   I saw your nit on the fireworks page. I actually left it that way because that is how it is on the Davis Municipal Code web site. Bugged me too, and I thought about changing it. —DavidGrundler

2007-03-11 00:44:48   Good times. I wish the rest of the city could update their pages that fast! —DavidGrundler

2007-04-02 20:41:01   hmmm. i heard differently. i'll have to recheck my sources. where did you find out that dome 1 was of a different model? gracias. —JessicaRockwell

2007-04-09 12:33:35   Arlen. IRC. You're in it. Read. ;) —JabberWokky

2007-04-11 09:04:46   Thanks for all the help Arlen! see you around! —KatieDavalos

2007-04-11 22:54:04   who would search for "may1"? May 1. May 1st. Maybe. You'd think they'd search for the name of the event actually, not it's date. I'm against silly redirects :P —EdWins

2007-04-11 22:55:08   Ah, didn't see JA's comment about it being on the posters til now. I retract EdWins

2007-04-12 08:09:38   It wasn't that someone had changed the formatting; the page had simply uncentered itself - I checked the edit history. Apparently the code necessary for centering had changed and I hadn't realized. I just wanted to keep up-to-date and know what code was necessary. Also, I am aware that the Tucos page is a public page; I prefer the way the page looks centered, but if other people feel that strongly about it, it's not a big deal to leave it uncentered. The first time I reverted it, I thought it was a person's personal opinion re: centering. Now that I know it's not, I won't argue. —ElleWeber

2007-04-13 08:42:42   Feel free to prove me wrong about this. =) —KaiTing

2007-04-15 21:13:46   Holy crap, he changed comment boxes! This rules! —ArlenAbraham

2007-04-15 22:45:09   Uhm interwiki links should have scwiki already, no?

2007-04-17 00:00:26   I don't have that phone number. Sorry, he changed it a while ago. PS your picture is strangely creepy. PPS I don't think I wished you happy birthday? It's like 3 months late, but you know I mean it. —MichelleAccurso

2007-04-19 08:20:30   Hi Arlen - Just wanted to tank you for your comments.
Richard from The Baltimore Collective.

2007-04-23 21:45:11   Thanks for fixing eric's page..I'm learning:-) —KristenMartin

2007-04-26 01:43:47   Cool, makes perfect sense. Thanks for answering my question! —StevenDaubert

2007-05-16 16:41:35   ohmigod, i so want a computerized toast system! —CraigBrozinsky

2007-05-22 15:07:39   Hey I'm noticing people are starting to add more non-Davis businesses, like restaurants in Vacaville. How far should we let it go? —JimSchwab

2007-05-31 08:58:04   The title of the preview image button brought a smile to my face. And considering I've got a hell of a "morning after too much celebration" headache, that's a feat. —JabberWokky

2007-06-06 03:07:09   Yeah..I was thinking about that today actually... a better photo will be provided. How does/who can qualify a file for permanent deletion (as stated on the Files page? —PatrickFish

2007-06-19 16:11:52   Hey Arlen, what was it that you got in trouble for photo-ing? It wasn't the cyclotron, was it? I have cyclotron photos I took for the Aggie a year or two ago, but I'm not sure if I'd get in similar trouble for posting them on the Crocker page. Anyhow, let me know. And maybe I'll see ya's been a while! —EliseKane

2007-06-30 15:36:22   I think there may have been an anonymous helper, leaving no footsteps, fingerprints, and no edit history, somehow making the search work, amazingly enough, on his very birthday. I thought that its a user-page only when the user himself created the page. Otherwise, the name of the person is the name of the page. —JasonDunne

2007-07-03 00:27:10   The Hamburglar called, he wants his shirt back. —JeffSpeckles

2007-07-03 21:29:04   Thanks Arlen. You're always looking out for me here on daviswiki. Keep up the hard work. —JasonDunne

2007-07-04 18:47:47   I was looking for a Ronald McDonald refernce in the comeback. I opened the door so wide for you. —JeffSpeckles

2007-07-17 20:31:00   Thank you! —ElleWeber

2007-07-21 11:19:16   Thanks alot for adding the links to my page! I've learned now how to do it! This Davis Wiki really is amazing! Wish we could get one going up here in Corvallis where we live now... —RichLindvall

2007-07-24 15:26:05   thanks for the input on the flat tire repair issue. i went with a patch/cement repair, and have yet to discover a noticeable drop in pressure. —LeonardMarque

2007-07-26 21:52:21   I really appreciate your sooo lost with this new wiki page... give me some time to make it right ;) —WeMo

2007-07-27 01:52:49   hello arlen, please consider contibuting to my project: [WWW]
thanks! —LamarHeystek

2007-07-28 00:35:25   "Not surprisingly, the WiFi had been set up by total morons"

man that quote with that picture is total gold —StevenDaubert

2007-08-11 20:11:14   hey arlen, i realized i didn't tell you about the movie [WWW]The Secret. I hate it. It's scientology mumbo-jumbo that's pseudo-science and quackery. There are many criticisms I'd like to make, but you'll have to wait for the show. = ) For now, you can read [WWW]Michael Shermer's [WWW]analysis of the movie in scientific american or Ingrid Hansen Smythe's [WWW]analysis in Skeptic. Enjoy! —JessicaRockwell

2007-08-31 01:38:27   SNORES LIKE A MOTHER FUCKER! —PhilipNeustrom

2007-09-12 11:24:59   You were kidding right? —StevenDaubert

2007-09-13 00:33:46   Awesome! I hope that soon enough he will finally activate the wiki profile I made for him, and you can tell him yourself!

on a random note: Did you seriously get party vanned? —StevenDaubert

2007-09-23 15:34:00   so when u put quotes around things it creates a link? i think i understand... o.O —DavidCrow

2007-09-24 18:40:42   Hi Arlen thanks for the comment! I might attempt to conform and use some version of my real name if I ever manage to actually move to Davis. I am driving up on Wednesday and out of 24 apartment complexes I have called that allow dogs-only 2 have actual units to rent and 3 "maybe if we don't rent it first." Ugh. This is the problem from living in a town that operates on a 9 month time frame. If it's okay I will stick to Judge for now and if we move there we will incorporate some owner details to get to know everybody? —Judge

2007-09-27 19:58:57   tonight i saw someone that walks like you. you're missing the white party! —JessicaRockwell

2007-09-30 14:44:48   thanks for sending me those links. i can't say i understand everything i'm reading, but i guess it's a start. —JessicaRockwell

2007-10-05 09:53:22   The photo of pxl's sign is here: wiki community/outreach. —PhilipNeustrom

2007-11-20 16:24:27   Arlen, I replied to your email, but it bounced back. —JamesSchwab

2007-11-23 12:08:06   What's with the [WWW]change to the Toad Tunnel page? It takes me to a coffee store. —CovertProfessor

2007-11-25 19:18:01   Ah, yes, I can see how one could use the wrong clipboard easily! Thanks, I did want to see the video, since I wasn't around Davis when the whole toad tunnel thing happened. I suspect some selective editing there — but boy, did they make Davis look pretty dumb. A funny video, though. —CovertProfessor

2007-12-05 15:10:43   Hey, if you're car-free and work for the University, take the [WWW]Car-free Campus Pledge during Dec 3-7th and get on the list of UCD people committed to a more sustainable campus. This is for the Jan 31st "Focus on the Nation" event about climate change. —JoRo

2007-12-05 20:12:51   You smell! Bathe! —PhilipNeustrom

2007-12-11 19:10:24   Is [WWW]this photo of stuff from your work? —JasonAller

2008-02-20 11:51:42   Want to revert the BANNER/etc photos? —PhilipNeustrom

2008-03-13 22:47:43   Thanks. It's an ongoing prank comparing him to Jimmy 'Jimbo' Wales of Wikipedia fame. See [WWW]

2008-03-24 15:12:27   Arlen, my first simultaneous edit conflict! I'm blushing!! ;^) —DougWalter

2008-05-05 11:34:35   Hi, I just noticed the pictures of you vandalizing the Turtle House on [wikispot]Launch. I had another picture on my phone of one of the broken ethernet jacks on the router, but I seem to have deleted it. I was not actually present when that box was installed, but I have been out there on that ledge messing around with it legitimately many times. I think the external antenna connectors were wrong for that router and were taped on because they wouldn't screw on, being the wrong connector. Nevertheless, it was working okay that way and I feel I should defend my ex-coworkers because I liked them. When I lived in the Turtle House, the router and modem were in the basement utility room and I was able to connect to it fairly well with my iMac and several sparcstations, none of which had wireless cards, using a WAP54G bridge in AP client mode in the room south of the kitchen upstairs. Such bridging would also have been pretty easy for you to do temporarily in Linux or BSD on one of the computers that had wireless, so you really didn't need to break into the box. Still, I think the equipment was probably better off in the utility room where it was before and that would have been better for your situation too. In the future when you are taking unauthorized advantage of other people's network equipment, don't do anything that you can't or won't undo. Thanks. —NickSchmalenberger

2008-07-01 12:55:11   Hey, Arlen. How do I upload the "seed" icon to the "Christian Music Central" wiki? I can't figure out where to find it—where does it hang out? :-) —RichLindvall

2009-06-08 23:06:51   arlen is reading your favorite novel on liftoff never footers, regarding the post-apocalypic neverhood of bathing suits on the U.S. Economic value-haters renting out bikinis. —JasonDunne

2009-11-09 14:12:23   I'm a reporter from the Enterprise writing an article about daviswiki being named the "world's best local wiki." Would like to interview users. I'm writing this for tomorrow's paper, so please call me as soon as you can at 747-8052. —jon.edwards

2009-11-12 07:49:21   WHat are you doing out in Kyrgyzstan? —EdWins

2009-11-12 20:57:00   Hey Arlen, that Davis Enterprise article was already published, the day after the reporter was looking for folks to talk to. You can read it [WWW]here if you want. —MikeIvanov

2010-02-06 22:57:36   Nice photo! —JabberWokky

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