Sometimes internet memes are something horrible. On PHP, right now, the whole idea is to share seven things about yourself (not things everyone knows about, it won’t be any fun), all of this because of Tony Bibbs (yes, it’s his fault, even if I don’t know him at all, he’s the one who started it all on the Who tagged who).
By the way I’ve been tagged by Mark Karpeles, myself. If you want to know why, you’ll have to read more.
For the people who don’t know me at all, I won’t eat you, you can come and try to talk to me. I started working on PHP’s WDDX extension (right now rewriting a part of it to use xmlreader instead of expat-like stuff) which was maintained by Andrei Zmievski (who wouldn’t have liked at all seeing the wddx functions assuming “everything is ISO-8859-1″, as he said before, “English is not the only language” and stuff like that).
Oh and now, I’m not using Coldfusion at all, I never touched Coldfusion, I use WDDX because it’s a nice serialization system, and because I got something to unserialize it on the other side.
- Like Paul Reinheimer, I also do some photography.
I like being able to take still images out of things I see in my daily life, and that’s what cameras are made for. Since I had the chance to travel around, I got a few pictures from other countries, and a few months ago I bought a second hand Nikon D70s which helps a lot taking nice pictures.
- I never finish anyth…
In fact, sometimes, I happen to finish something, but “finishing something” is just too boring. I always do a new version at some point, so nothing is really “finished”. Just tag it with a version number and continue it (already got this thinkgeek tshirt).
- My first computer was a Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128k +2.
My mother was writing little games for me in BASIC, and I started BASIC quite soon. I knew almost every instruction in BASIC (was just missing arrays with DIM) and already started touching the ASM part with POKE, PEEK and USR before I was 7. When I was 8, I got an Amiga 500, quickly followed by an Amiga 2000, another Amiga 2000. Today I own two Amiga 1200…
- During the Paris’ PHP Forum 2008, I showed Lukas Smith around (especially to find a nice place with better food than the forum’s sandwitches). That day I ate twice.
- I fully speak and understand spoken French, English and Japanese (which I’m unable to write, and sometimes unable to read). I’m able to utter some words in other languages (the tourist survival base) in Italian, Spanish, German, Hebrew, Russian, Latin and some Chinese. I love travelling, and I even went to Tel Aviv (Israël) during my PHP training (hey, PHP3 is from there).
- I’m geek. And not half, as I even been featured in a documentary called “Suck my Geek“. While I’m mainly a computers geek, I also do common stuff like watching japanese animation (I learnt Japanese from there), replying to “seven things” extraweb memes, troll by using non-existant words, etc…
Being geek also implies being curious. While I never finish anything, I started a lot of things, including an OS project, a xinetd-like program in PHP, a BitTorrent client in PHP using PHP/GTK, IRC bots with PHP (MatrIRX), an IRC daemon in C++, and even more useless things than that. Most of them aren’t documented (I’m not a documentation guy, it was hard to write, it must be hard to use… isn’t it?) but are working, and some of them are even actively developed (I recently got a guy who decided to work on some things for pinetd).
- I make apple pies.
Not apple pies like the ones you’re used to eat. My apple pies are uniques. If you ever come to Paris, message me before so I can prepare one and let you take a bite. My apple pie follows a receipe I got from my mother, who got it from my grand-mother, etc… Even people who usually don’t like apple pies came to eat some and liked it.
Now, the people I would want to know more about are:
- Lukas Smith – a great guy who helps PHP from the shadows
- Zak Greant – Foo Associates (I really like this name)
- Andrei Zmievski – who initially wrote ext/wddx
- Pierre-Alain Joye – who helped me a lot on the PHP channel
- Christophe Robin – alias BombStrike, who has no blog as of today (not yet?)
- Derick Rethans
- Mark Karpeles – because nobody tagged me yet, and because I felt like some recursion would be fun (wonder how it’ll work for the “who tagged who” page)
And finally some rules:
- Link your original tagger(s), and list these rules on your blog.
- Share seven facts about yourself in the post – some random, some weird.
- Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
- Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs and/or Twitter.