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Subject: Re: [office-formula] Request for Introductions - Please, introduceyourself to us!
(resending...) 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? >> Name: Richard Kernick, called Richard (mostly), sometime Rich, will answer to anything except Richie or Dick :-D . Studied Computer Science (BSc) at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Now living/working in London, UK for multi-national organisation in financial sector. Role is primarily one of Infrastructure Architect, so I'm always asking the question, 'How does that fit into the bigger picture?', and trying to figure a way through seemingly incompatible requirements. Like Tom, I am a user of spreadsheets, and perhaps have an insight into their application in a client serving business organisation. I am also a coder, although somewhat lapsed, and will fiddle with almost any language - primarily I use Java (because I know it) and VB (because it's easy and many others understand it). I have a tendency to be a purist - it must be exactly right, because otherwise it's just wrong - but I recognise the need for pragmatism within that. From a personal point of view I want computers to just work. I hate it when computers get in the way of real users, who shouldn't have to understand the things we do. Interoperability and integration is how I approach most aspect of computing and spreadsheet formulae are no exception. I want a specification that will achieve the goal of interoperability (including operating within the framework of current implementations), yet provides a way forward that gets away from some of the baggage that we still carry - e.g. the 1900 leap year (because it's just wrong ;-) ). -- Richard Kernick.