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Re: Self-Introduction: David-Paul Niner

<quote who="David-Paul Niner">
> Greetings!  My name is David-Paul Niner.




> I am a 35 year-old "just returning to college" male presently residing
> in Orange Park, Florida (that's a suburb of Jacksonville in the very
> northeast corner of the state), in the United States.
> Although I am only presently attending part-time classes (I recently
> resigned from the local government arena, but enjoyed dragging them into
> the world of open source nonetheless), I will begin full-time studies in
> the Computer Science program at the University of North Florida in the
> Spring of 2006.
> I enjoy writing immensely.   The idea of becoming part of something as
> important as the Fedora Project excites me; I feel I have much to
> contribute.
> My several years experience as a network/systems administrator and my
> independent studies of CS have allowed me to develop a certain level of
> comfort when communicating with others on a technical level.  However, I
> also enjoy acting as a translator for those less inclined to learn the
> more arcane aspects of computer operations and the language itself.
> Have you ever met someone who was absolutely obsessive about writing
> and/or grammar perfection?  If so, it was probably me.   I'm the sort of
> person who reads everything over two, three, and occasionally four times
> before committing to it.   It's both a blessing and a curse, but it's
> something I enjoy.   I take great pride in attending to detail.
> I have no formal technical writing training (save for the usual grammar
> and literature classes taught in college), although I feel confident
> that I can "hit the ground running" in that area.
> The simplistic genius of the Gnome environment impresses me; It is that
> style of interface design--the enormous amount of function balanced
> against a nearly clutter-free layout--that I find attractive.   Having
> the ability to fine-tune one's desktop environment is, in my opinion,
> not nearly as important to the average user as some believe; I believe
> that ease-of-use and intuitiveness will always be more appreciated.
> If this is a vision shared by you then perhaps I could benefit your team
> by doing some interface design work.
> As an aside, I enjoy creative writing as a form of stress relief, and
> have given serious thought to attempting to publish a work of fiction in
> the near-to-mid future.
> I have great respect for both the Fedora Project  and for the individual
> members who compose the whole.    Redhat/Fedora is the only flavor of
> Linux I've seriously come to study, and I've been using one form or
> another now for nearly eight years (and have used Fedora on the desktop
> since its conception).    I'm now ready to give back in some way if
> anyone is interested!
> Below please find my gpg information for review:
> --------------------------
> pub   1024D/215E3188 2005-11-02
>       Key fingerprint = AA92 20F2 DE95 49AA 860D  814B 6DB3 37A5 215E 3188
> uid                  David-Paul Niner (I'm the real DP!)
> <dpniner dpniner net>
> sub   2048g/48A8C44F 2005-11-02
> ----------------------------
> Your time and attention are appreciated,
> David-Paul Niner
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