I have not yet called my medical professional. Someone kick my ass.
I bought a Microsoft Natural Elite keyboard. Here are my
problems with it:
- The Enter key requires more force than the other keys
- The cursor arrow keys are too small
- The ALT and SHIFT keys are too far apart (a pain for me when I'm in Enlightenment)
- INSERT should be to the left of DELETE
is saying some really interesting things about the advogato
I've spoken at conferences, I've served on committees, I've Gotten Paid For This Stuff, I might have a shell script or three in your wallet right now, I've even held protest signs out on picket lines for free software, but I'm not comfortable with any certification system that makes me indistinguishable from the people I'd like to recognize as Masters.My thoughts on this matter are:
- Perhaps we need ratings in more than one category. Currently, the overall metric is "open source project contributions." There could be, for example, ratings for open source enthusiasm and secondary participation (LUG attendance, protest attendance, wrting papers, giving talks, etc) where someone like Seth would rate very high.
- Give significant value to self-rating when a self-rating is below the certification level. I'm not sure how this could be implemented in a way other than absolute self-reduction.
- Or hey, how about certifications along with detailed constructive criticism? For example, I could rate someone as Journeyer, and add a comment such as "This person has motivated me significantly to further my perl and python skills. His SecureVPS system is in use on my apartment network, and I really appreciate his enthusiasm for BALUG." Or something like that. Justification and further detail for certifications.
I would definitely favor a configuration option for people to limit the diary updates list to certain certification levels, or select persons, etc. I feel timid about posting a diary entry every day because I'm just a green apprentice. It would be more comforting to me if people only saw the diary updates on the advogato homepage of people they care about.
Other Things (aka "meta")