I’m a Geek!

First of all, I had fois gras for the first time last night, and it was fabulous. How come no one told me?

Second, I am so not a major geek. I’m a definite lower-case geek. Compared to the people here, I’m a guy off the street. Which makes me smile, in a way. A lot of the people here are big-G Geeks. They are implementors and the people who build the things that I use every day to communicate (web browsers, for instance). I am a user. I’m a user of the standards the W3C comes up with, and I’m a user of the products these standards are used in. I create documents that follow these standards and are displayed in their products. I am horribly out-numbered.

At least now, I know my role. I am the representative of the regular “author” or “user” of the standard, not of the implementor. It means I better get my act together (and to that end, I now own a module, which is kinda scary).

This week is alternately boring (when I don’t understand what’s going on), and interesting (when I do). The food is amazing for the most part, and I’m having a ball with the language (and my lack thereof). What fun! Next week… Texas!!

3 thoughts on “I’m a Geek!”

  1. so. you’re in france. i want to be in france.

    one of the players i most respect, pierre bensusan, has a house ouside france, and, well… here, it looks like this: http://www.pierrebensusan.com/seminar/Gallery.html

    lately i’ve been amusing myself with fantasies that go something like: make a hit record, live in castle in france.

    hey, it could happen.

    have fun.

    haw-haw-haw,

    mkg

  2. so. you’re in france. i want to be in france.

    one of the players i most respect, pierre bensusan, has a house outside paris, and, well… here, it looks like this: http://www.pierrebensusan.com/seminar/Gallery.html

    lately i’ve been amusing myself with fantasies that go something like: make a hit record, live in castle in france.

    hey, it could happen.

    have fun.

    haw-haw-haw,

    mkg

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