Description: TBA
Location: Florida, US
Homepage: www.debian.org
Keywords: Philosophy, Gnu, Debian, Art, &, Literature
Location: Suramerica, Locombia
Homepage: solaristicablog.wordpress.com
About: Sapere aude.
Description: John H's Interests
Age: 71
Location: Pennsylvania, US
Hometown: Lebanon
About: Retired state worker, retired National Guard, Vietnam veteran
Description: Ich bin Musiker, Improvisationskünstler, Sprachlehrer und Ingenieur. I am a musician and artist - focused on improvisation - a language teacher and an engineer.
Location: Basel, Schweiz
About:
My HomepageMy resumeMy music portfolioMy public wallRSS
I am passionate about social, relaxed and conscious living: Drinking tea, Chinese calligraphy, playing drums, cooking and direct social exchanges.
Music and dance: I have grown up in the countryside of Switzerland and Japan and was naturally exposed to the local musical culture of celebrating seasons. That's how I got interested in becoming part of these traditions and in learning the dances, drum rhythms and songs. Where ever I stay, I meet local artists to learn their traditional repertoire. At an early age, I learned to play the guitar from my mother. Later, I learned DJing, playing analogue synthesizers, the japanese drums and the jazz drumkit.
As an instrumentalist and performer who is specialized on improvisation, I am involved since 1999 in different musical projects which bring together elements like live music, rap, dance or live painting and which were brought to festivals and to the stage. Since 2016 I am teaching japanese drumming in Basel. My artist name is King Emir.
Music is for me a complex language used by human beings to communicate with each other. To create something in groups appeals to me because out of this arise moods, forms and elements which can arise only in this particular constellation.
Tea: Since I have grown up in Japan for a while when I was a kid, I was naturally exposed to drinking green tea and its culture. With my partner coming from Korea, I traveled to South Korea and met local people who are farmers, producers and sellers of Korean green tea at the same time. We learned about Korean green tea and brought preciously cared, harvested and produced green tea directly from them.
Profession: When working as a child educator, I realized that the accessibility and the quality of living spaces are predefined by planning processes. That's how I took the decision to switch to the profession of developping the space in order to create a sustainable future for everybody, together with the different stakeholders. Currently, I am working as a part time german language teacher at la bonne heure (see course description).

Languages:
  • Mother tongue: (swiss) German
  • I master the languages French and English
  • Advanced knowledge of the languages Italian and Japanese
  • I am learning Korean
IT: I am a convinced promoter and user of open source solutions.
  • Skilled in using the operating systems GNU Linux, MacOS, Windows
  • Skilled in using the programming languages UNIX, C, R, SQL, Python, GNU Octave, Lua, TEX, HTML, CSS, Java/Javascript
  • Skilled in using the apps QGIS, ArcGIS, FreeCAD, LibreCAD, Inkscape, Gimp
Description: Philosophie-Aktivitäten an der Akademie "la bonne heure" in Basel. Bei Interesse bitte melden unter philosophie@labonneheure.ch
Location: Basel, Schweiz
Description: Animal from Earth
Location: Nomadic, United States
About: I am a human. I live on earth.
Age: 64
Location: Berkeley, California
About: Philosopher, teacher, author
Keywords: philosophy
Location: France
Description: mjb@pluspora.com — Eclectic rebel, nighthawk, eco-geek, & software developer
Location: Ontario, Canada
Hometown: Toronto
About: Eclectic rebel, nighthawk, eco-geek, & software developer.

I have an off-beat, dark, wickedly irreverent and sarcastic sense of humour, with an especial fondness for puns.

I value integrity, honesty, intelligence, passion, compassion, fair play, tolerance, humour, adventure, an open mind, a stout heart, ... and a sense of purpose.

As an avid environmental and social justice advocate I'm interested in issues of ecological sustainability, climate change, peak resources, biodiversity, population growth, food & water security, global development, and post-growth economy.

I use free/libre software. My open source software experience began with Unix V6, the original non-commercial distribution by AT&T Bell Labs to academic institutions (circa '78). I'm a long-time Linux user: Yggdrasil was my first distro (circa '93); Debian for most of the past two decades.

Fediverse accounts:
Primary:
Murray J Brown ∗ (Diaspora) mjb@pluspora.com.
Alternates:
Murray J Brown ⊚ ­(Hubzilla) mjb@hub.libranet.de.
Murray J Brown ∯ ­(Friendica) mjb@social.isurf.ca.
Description: Philosopher
Location: Ontario, Canada
Hometown: Toronto
Homepage: https://sophy.ca/
Keywords: philosophy
About: “Don’t speak unless you can improve on the silence.”
Description: University #graduate, #boardgamer, #Christian - here to spread the #GoodNews.
Age: 24
Location: Cumbria, United Kingdom
Hometown: Carlisle
About: University #graduate, #boardgamer, #Christian - here to spread the #GoodNews.

I’m always looking for something to get up to in my spare time!

#Jobseeker, based in #Carlisle #Cumbria - looking for local #ITJobs #TechJobs.
Description: Still clinging to the internet's idealistic dream of constructive engagement and discourse with friends, strangers, and robots around the world and sometimes on Mars.
Description: The last True Believer, doomed to a quixotic quest to defend the Enlightenment, Cultural Detective, Curious Antiquary, Noted Pedestrian, Voracious Reader, Thrift Privateer, Pluviophile, Eleut
Location: WA, USA
Hometown: Seattle WA USA
About: Cultural Detective, Amateur Lexicographer, Curious Antiquary, Noted Pedestrian, CGO-WWW (retired), Voracious Reader, Thrift Privateer, Free (as in Freedom) Software Advocate, Lord Warden of the Parlementum Servers, Pluviophile, Eleutheromaniac
Description: Thoughtful, longer posts on my life - personal and revealing
About: I'm Howard Hughes without the money, Hugh Hefner without the bunnies; a recluse in pajamas.

"...a warlike and restless prince lost in a time that for its lack of passion, modesty, and truth was inappropriate to him and broke his heart again and again, but could never break it all the way."
-- Freddy & Fredericka

"He was a man of a very ancient family and somewhat embarrassed fortune; a scholar, according to the scholarship of Scotchmen, that is, his learning was more diffuse than accurate, and he was rather a reader than a grammarian."
-- Waverley by Sir Walter Scott
Description: A kind of private eye of learning
About:
"A sudden illumination: I had a trade after all. I would set up a cultural investigation agency, be a kind of private eye of learning. Instead of sticking my nose into all-night dives and cathouses, I would skulk around bookshops, libraries, corridors of university departments. Then I'd sit in my office, my feet propped on the desk, drinking, from a dixie cup, the whiskey I'd brought up from the corner store in a bag. The phone rings and a man says: Listen I'm translating this book and came across something or someone called Motakallimun. What the Hell is it? Give me two days I tell him. Then I go to the library.... ...I had a strict rule, which I think secret services follow, too: No piece of information is superior to any other. Power lies in having them all on file and then finding the connections. There are always connections; you have only to want to find them."
  -- Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum
Description: I am Muád Cheese, the Kumquat Häagen-Dazs
Age: 42
Location: Illinois, USA