Subject: Re: [office-formula] Request for Introductions - Please, introduce yourself to us!
On 2/24/06, David A. Wheeler <email@example.com> wrote: > Could everyone on the office-formula mailing list introduce themselves > to everyone else, by doing a "reply-all" to this email? Introduction, here I am. My name's Tomas Mecir, call me Tomas or however you want, as long as I figure out you mean me, it's fine. As for my education/background ... I have a diploma in Computer Science, I think it's the equivalent of M.S. I'm currently operating as a freelance developer, and I'm lazy like that. I am here through the OpenDocument foundation, like everyone else. Now to the more interesting things. I am a developer of the KSpread spreadsheet (part of KOffice). I have an interest in the computation stuff, having completely revamped the formula engine of this application (version 1.5, containing the result, will soon be released). My interest in spreadsheets is therefore more from the geeky perspective, as I'm mostly delving into things that your next-door secretary surely wouldn't ever dare touching. With my education, I have some grasp of the maths behind, so you can expect occasional comments on that aspect as well. What I want to achieve ... well, having a nice standard for spreadsheet formulas would be a nice first step. Especially if it actually gets used. What to add ... I'm a firm believer in designing stuff to be as flexible, extensible and universal, as possible. So, as a result, and as a fore-warning, anyone using "because excel/oo/insert-any-other-app does it that way", as an actual argument, without any other claims to back things up,can expect to hear from me ... a lot :) Okies, I think you're already getting more than you wanted to hear, so I'll leave it at that. Oh, in case it's relevant, I'm from central Eurupe, Slovakia, UTC+1. Also, IRC is the closest thing to real-time conversation that I'm willing to use. / Tomas