A Rare Smile

Current UCD Senior majoring in International Agricultural Development, but specializing in Economic Development. I'm far more at home in the ARE department than surrounded by HCD people (Brush and Momsen are notable exceptions). Which means I'm not a hippie. I'm possibly the only person in the entire department who thinks Neoliberal Economics is a good idea and that Augusto Pinochet got an unfair rap from history.

A former summer intern at the New America Foundation in Washington DC after having spent Spring Quarter in the UCDC Program. Too po' to live in the nice bits, I lived in the neighborhood of Petworth, charitably described as the front lines of gentrification. I lived in a basement and shared a room with a 5 foot 6 inch South Asian Neo-Trotskyist who occasionally helped me fend off the cockroaches. My only goals were to avoid getting shot and to not screw up too badly at work. Both of which I achieved.

The only reasons that I'm not a Republican are Christians and the past seven years. That said, I voted for Obama.

I have random hobbies; I'm currently obsessed with keeping tabs on university construction.

Le Boyfriend


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2008-07-23 16:38:54   Wow! Great edits! —JoePomidor

2008-07-23 17:53:10   Did A&E release those images under a Creative Commons License? —JasonAller

2008-07-23 18:33:58   Davis Wiki has no commercial restriction. All the images on the wiki released under simple CC-By. Somebody could use photos here in an artistic montage they sell or the Davis Enterprise can use some in a story (with attribution). Check out the copyright entry for more details. —JabberWokky

2008-07-23 20:30:17   Hey, cool edits — I finally got caught up on the Recent Changes, and you really did gangbusters today! Welcome to the wiki! —JabberWokky

2008-07-24 00:44:42   I didn't have that problem at Americana Arms, but I had ok credit to begin with. They are actually starting to get really anal here, and I am not liking it. I first moved here last september, and renewed my lease cause I couldn't find anywhere else cheaper to live for a 1 bedroom apartment. But I wouldn't advise it. It is quite small for the price, the kitchen sucks, the internet is not the greatest (and there are bandwidth limits that they obviously don't advertise)... If you have any questions on the apartment complex, I'd be more than willing to answer. Welcome to the wiki, and you and ur boyfriend are a cute couple :) —BrandonBarrette

2008-07-24 10:06:02   Its not too bad, but it could be better. I'm stuck here for one more year too, then I'm moving outta here! —BrandonBarrette

2008-07-25 15:43:08   I also have a slight obsession with keeping tabs on university construction. ;) —JeremyOgul

2008-07-30 22:40:21   Minor anecdote based on a comment you made elsewhere in the wiki: I officiated one of the San Francisco marriages (during the brief time they were being issued) during the preshow of Rocky Horror at UC Davis campus. (I've actually performed a few wedding ceremonies over the years). A couple had gotten their license and headed to Sacramento to protest and stopped at the show on the way back. They came up afterwards and thanked me, one of them in tears. Among several other couples (the rest of whom I know well), I've been thinking about them while following the recent news in the past months, and I hope they are now officially recognized as spouses. —JabberWokky

2008-09-05 08:27:40   Hey, check out the comment regarding the image on Martin Yan. Also, a brief read through of Copyrights is a good idea. Normally I'd give you a gentle and simplified introduction, but you seem intelligent enough to just read the boring stuff and grasp it. :) In general, most people will give you permission if you just ask. —JabberWokky

2008-09-09 19:37:25   Hey, S... I cleaned up the UC Davis Olive Center entry like you asked. Much of that kind of boring stuff is available pre-built in the templates. If you create an entry using a template, you can just "fill in the blanks" for much of the stuff, plus it prompts you to look up the useful info (like location and phone number) that people might be looking for on the wiki. Great entry, by the way... the content is what's important; dressing it up just makes it look pretty. —JabberWokky

2008-09-11 07:17:42   The "One Shields Avenue" address isn't a real address. Or it is, but it does not have an actual physical location. It means that the group either doesn't have a physical location or that they don't have a mailing address at that location. One Shields is basically the virtual mailroom for the University. Presumably the Olive group has a location, but it isn't One Shields. Since they will have a new facility, the One Shields is probably just a temporary address so they can get mail. —JabberWokky

2009-01-26 00:43:58   Hey there. The music building already has a wiki page ("Music Building"), so I'll delete the "New" one. —robinlaughlin

2009-02-18 14:16:36   hey man, I saw ur comment on the UCCS page. I am considering applying for the program this summer. Is it worth it? \ thanks for your help. —DanielHan

2009-02-22 22:39:29   Thanks for the response! So I understand you did both the UCCS and Washington program? also, what internship were you involved with in sacramento? —DanielHan

2009-07-31 00:45:00   Hey, given your recent obsession, did you ever run across anything about The Museum of Art at UC Davis? —JabberWokky