|Other roles:||Editor, Community Activist, Village Association president, Household Dictator|
|Languages:||English, French and I can ask for food and the lavvy in a bunch of others, like Swahili and Spanish|
- 1 But enough about me; let's talk about you. What do YOU think of me?My profile
- 2 Preknowledge
A bit about me
It gets too repetitive and boring to write about myself all the time, even if I am my own favourite topic! Here's the abridged version:
Basically, I was born,
- I was raised (pretty well, I daresay),
- I was educated,
- and now I write, I write, and then I write some more.
- I was educated,
When I was in High School, I learned the term ‘Renaissance Man’ and I decided that that was what I wanted to be. I’ve succeeded fairly well: my university concentrations were history, political science and film theory. I’m a reasonably accomplished dancer and actress, with a pleasant singing voice. I have a particular love of languages and culture, having lived on four of the world’s continents (so far). I’ve taught school, worked in a couple of major ad agencies, banking and in a detective bureau for two very interesting years!
When I grow up, I want to be eccentric.
If you like such things and need a diversion, there's eye candy at my website.
We live on a woefully unfinished property in a beautiful part of the world. The place is short on sophistication, long on love. Works for me.
- Movies, movies, movies!
- Animal fancy
Gardening- puttering about the garden
Ya gotta laugh
My two favourite Internet quotes
- The unfortunate bit about ...[the Internet] is that previously it was nearly impossible to gather an entire world's worth of stupidity together in a room. Now it is almost a guaranteed hourly phenomenon. Bryce Prewitt Posted Tuesday 4th December 2007 02:49 GMT  sourced 6 Dec 2007
- ...Wikipedia has pissed off every known form of sentience, three out of four forces of nature, a water-born fungus in Australia and sixty four species of birds. -Christopher J. Reiss
My wiki projects
My optional community service (learning contract) project
||By signing this optional learning contract I will try to complete my training in basic wiki editing skills to achieve the status of a Wikibuddy. In return for this free training opportunity, I will give the gift of knowledge by donating or developing at least one free content resource licensed under a CC-BY-SA or CC-BY license which can be used by myself (and others) on WikiEducator.|
| Brief description of project
|| I will make a substantive start to the wikieducator article Wiki, to include a definition and at least a short article describing the characteristics of a wiki and giving some examples.|
| Target date for completion
|| 4th August 2010|
made it with four hours to spare!
|| Tallong 02:06, 28 July 2010 (UTC)|
Here's where my project lives
Aleta's other stuff
- my sandbox
- my project's scrap paper
- Daniel's project
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Feedback and notes from my WikiNeighbours
NOTE from Tallong: Welcome to all! I like to see conversations all in one place, so if you leave me a message I will answer here.
- Dear Tallong , Can you share with us your experiences on what was most beneficial to you on learning wiki skills? --R C Sharma, PhD 14:56, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
- Hi asnd welcome. Just out of curiousity, what temperature do you consider bitterly cold? Winters in Saskatchewan can be intense (-40)or below some days. --Maria 18:31, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
- Hi, Maria, and thanks for visiting my page! I get cold very easily. I control it by 'tricking' the body into thinking it's warm: holding a cup of tea or a hot water bottle till I warm up again. Sounds like I'd never manage in Saskatchewan! Tallong 21:50, 26 July 2010 (UTC)
Hi, sure you would, just dress warm. :>) There are also HotPaws for both your hands and feet that can keep you warm. BTW, how is it going with the pictures? Neither the pictures nor the PDFS work for me. --Maria 15:45, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
- I haven't tried anything with pictures yet. Did I miss an assignment--oh dear! Tallong 21:09, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
(: Hi, Warm greetings! -- Anil Prasad 16:08, 27 July 2010 (UTC))
- 'Warm' would be the operative word, Anil! How are you doing? Tallong 21:09, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
- Great start on your user page! I see that you have created a sandbox. You might want to include a link to it from your user page. --Benjamin Stewart 02:25, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
- Thanks, Benjamin! Puttering along....Tallong 02:32, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
- Aleta, your page is a wonderful beginning. I like your sense of humour (I also hope to be eccentric when I grow up, but as I am currently 55, I don't really know if growing up is going to happen! (smile) I commend to you another Aussie who avoids the cold: Jenni Parker; I think you two would connect on a number of interests, topics, etc. Jenni is another of the co-facilitators for this workshop, and she works a lot with classroom and online education with several organizations. I don't know if you are anywhere near Perth (where she lives), but obviously she is only a mouse-click away, thanks to the Web.--Jrradney 19:40, 2 August 2010 (UTC)
- Randy, I think I need a passport to go to Perth, but I shall try to connect with Jenni, certainly! Thanks! Tallong 02:11, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
Well done, Aleta! Hope you're not too exhausted from all that pedalling! --Jrradney 05:07, 6 August 2010 (UTC)
Hey! A very heartfelt and nice page. Regards! Tripti.