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See [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Mokurai my OLPC User page].
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Epictetus - "Only the educated are free."
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|Founder, [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Earth_Treasury Earth Treasury], an NGO to link schools around the world for education and business.
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Mokurai volunteers at OLPC as a volunteer coordinator, localization administrator ([http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Khmer Khmer] and [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Kreyol Kreyòl]), and general knoker (an especially Yiddish know-all, the kind who did math homework in pen), based on
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* his training as a mathematician, classroom teacher, amateur musician and linguist, philosopher, and Buddhist priest
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* plus his lifetime of encyclopedic reading, many years in high-tech market research and technical writing, and work in Unicode and Free Software.
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|[[Image:Cherlin-xo.jpg|Ah haz teh bestest toyz]]
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==AKA ==
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* Edward Mokurai Cherlin/[http://home.earthlink.net/~cherlinfamily/name.html Czerwin]
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* גרשון בן יסעף
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* Эдуард Георгеевич Черлын
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* 장영구/張永久
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* 法雲默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज
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==Contact==
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* [mailto:echerlin@gmail.com My e-mail]
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* [http://keyserver.veridis.com:11371/search?q=Mokurai&searchformsubmit=Search My public key]
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* [http://flickr.com/photos/toepfer/2254179681/ At SCALE x6] Sixth SoCal Linux Expo
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AIM chat: mokurai
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408 219 4178
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* [http://www.linkedin.com/in/cherlin My LinkedIn profile]
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* [http://livingdirectory.net/FF/ Friendly Favors] I'm FF10136 - Edward Cherlin
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* [http://isde5.pbwiki.com/Earth_Treasury My Digital Earth wiki page]
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==Background==
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When I wrote a guide for new Internet users at Newbie.Net, there were three questions I couldn't answer:
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* How to stop spam. So I founded the [http://www.cauce.org/ Coalition Against UCE] (Unsolicited Commercial E-mail)
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* How to view all languages correctly in browsers and other software. So I joined [http://www.unicode.org/ Unicode.org] and a number of Free Software projects dealing with [http://www.mozilla.org browsers], [http://www.unifont.org/ fonts], [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Keyboard_Layouts keyboard layouts], [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Locales locales], and [http://www.pango.org/ rendering software] for screen display and printing, and the [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/1997Apr/0003.html IETF standards process for multilingual URLs and URIs].
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* How to get everybody on the Net. So here I am. I have previously worked on [http://www.barwn.org/ wireless networking], satellite internet, and the [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Simputer Simputer].
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I'm contributing information on [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Countries countries] and [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Languages languages] on the OLPC Wiki, including [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Vriting_Systems writing systems], [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Fonts fonts], [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Keyboard_Layouts keyboard layouts], sources of [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Literature literature], and other items of interest, and administering [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/ Localization localization] projects. I will be adding material on education and on the other impacts of the Laptop. It will have major effects in social development, [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Health health], economic opportunity, politics, and other important areas.
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==Contributions==
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I started to work on [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Publications OLPC documentation], but then I discovered that even more pressing needs were being ignored. So now I have appointed myself Shadow Chairman & CEO, and taken on the additional responsibilities described at [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Earth_Treasury Earth Treasury], on problems that OLPC considers out of its scope. I'm also helping at [http://www.SugarLabs.org/ Sugar Labs] to create a research consortium to address some of these issues.
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==Generalist==
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Buddhist priest, software developer, market researcher, technical writer, Peace Corps volunteer, cook, goatherd, music teacher...
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I edited the [http://www.amd.com/us-en/ConnectivitySolutions/ProductInformation/0,,50_2330_9863_9919,00.html Geode processor manuals] for National Semiconductor, before they sold the product line to AMD. (The [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Hardware_Specification Laptop contains an AMD Geode processor.])
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Languages: [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Hebrew Hebrew], [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/German German], [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Latin Latin], [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Russian Russian], [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/French French], [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Swahili Swahili], [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Korean Korean], [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Japanese Japanese] [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Chinese Chinese], [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Sanskrit Sanskrit], [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Pali Pali], [http://www.perseus.org/ Classical Greek], [http://www.lojban.org/ Lojban], [http://www.kli.org/tlh/pIqaD.html Klingon]
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Programming languages: [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/APL APL], [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/LISP LISP]/[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scheme_%28programming_language%29 Scheme], [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/FORTH FORTH], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SNOBOL4 SNOBOL], FORTRAN, COBOL, Algol, [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Java Java], C, C++, Pascal, [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Smalltalk Smalltalk], [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Python Python], scripting languages. And I'm learning [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Squeak Squeak].
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[http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Unicode Unicode]
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Free/[http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Open_Source Open Source] Software: [http://www.math.uwaterloo.ca/apl_archives/apl/i-apl/ I-APL], [http://openvoting.org/ Open Voting Consortium], others
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[http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Math Math]
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[http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Science Science] Check out [http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html Astronomy Picture of the Day] and the world's biggest telescopes, for [http://icecube.wisc.edu/ neutrinos] and [http://www.ligo.caltech.edu/ gravity waves].
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Co-founder of global anti-spam organization, [http://www.cauce.org/ The Coalition Against UCE (Unsolicited Commercial E-mail)]
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Music: [http://www.yale.net/yaleband/ycb/index.html Yale Concert Band] and [http://www.yale.net/yaleband/ypmb/index.html Marching Band], clarinet; First Prize, Classical, in first-ever Foreigner's Korean Music contest of the [http://www.heraldm.com/english/sub-company_e02.asp Korea Herald] on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayageum gayageum]; [http://www.slavyanka.org/ Slavyanka Russian Chorus]; [http://www.lgsrec.org/classes.php?catid=1&subcatid=2820 Music Around the World] pre-school multilingual music program; banjo, recorders, spoons, piano, harpsichord, dumbek
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[http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Simputer Simputer]: Simple, inexpensive, multilingual computer for poor people
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Village [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Telemedicine telemedicine] over [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Wireless wireless]
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Science Fiction: John Brunner would have loved the OLPC project if he had lived to see it. Check out ''Stand on Zanzibar'' (includes national development projects in fictional countries), ''The Shockwave Rider'' (integrated disaster recovery and sustainable communities), ''The Sheep Look Up'' (environmental catastrophe), and ''The Stone that Never Come Down'' (What if people couldn't ignore information they have?).
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[http://www.geekcode.com/geek.html Geek code] GAT d-- s+:+ a+++ C++ UL++ P+ L+++ E- W++ N+++@ o+ K++ M+ b+++ e+++ h---- r+++ w--- APL++++ House, MD+++
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Basic level in Korean, Chinese, Swahili, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, German<br>
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Intermediate level in Russian, French
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Revision as of 22:19, 17 June 2008

Epictetus - "Only the educated are free."

Founder, Earth Treasury, an NGO to link schools around the world for education and business.

Mokurai volunteers at OLPC as a volunteer coordinator, localization administrator (Khmer and Kreyòl), and general knoker (an especially Yiddish know-all, the kind who did math homework in pen), based on

  • his training as a mathematician, classroom teacher, amateur musician and linguist, philosopher, and Buddhist priest
  • plus his lifetime of encyclopedic reading, many years in high-tech market research and technical writing, and work in Unicode and Free Software.
Ah haz teh bestest toyz

AKA

  • Edward Mokurai Cherlin/Czerwin
  • גרשון בן יסעף
  • Эдуард Георгеевич Черлын
  • 장영구/張永久
  • 法雲默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज

Contact

AIM chat: mokurai

408 219 4178

Background

When I wrote a guide for new Internet users at Newbie.Net, there were three questions I couldn't answer:

I'm contributing information on countries and languages on the OLPC Wiki, including writing systems, fonts, keyboard layouts, sources of literature, and other items of interest, and administering Localization localization projects. I will be adding material on education and on the other impacts of the Laptop. It will have major effects in social development, health, economic opportunity, politics, and other important areas.

Contributions

I started to work on OLPC documentation, but then I discovered that even more pressing needs were being ignored. So now I have appointed myself Shadow Chairman & CEO, and taken on the additional responsibilities described at Earth Treasury, on problems that OLPC considers out of its scope. I'm also helping at Sugar Labs to create a research consortium to address some of these issues.

Generalist

Buddhist priest, software developer, market researcher, technical writer, Peace Corps volunteer, cook, goatherd, music teacher...

I edited the Geode processor manuals for National Semiconductor, before they sold the product line to AMD. (The Laptop contains an AMD Geode processor.)

Languages: Hebrew, German, Latin, Russian, French, Swahili, Korean, Japanese Chinese, Sanskrit, Pali, Classical Greek, Lojban, Klingon

Programming languages: APL, LISP/Scheme, FORTH, SNOBOL, FORTRAN, COBOL, Algol, Java, C, C++, Pascal, Smalltalk, Python, scripting languages. And I'm learning Squeak.

Unicode

Free/Open Source Software: I-APL, Open Voting Consortium, others

Math

Science Check out Astronomy Picture of the Day and the world's biggest telescopes, for neutrinos and gravity waves.

Co-founder of global anti-spam organization, The Coalition Against UCE (Unsolicited Commercial E-mail)

Music: Yale Concert Band and Marching Band, clarinet; First Prize, Classical, in first-ever Foreigner's Korean Music contest of the Korea Herald on gayageum; Slavyanka Russian Chorus; Music Around the World pre-school multilingual music program; banjo, recorders, spoons, piano, harpsichord, dumbek

Simputer: Simple, inexpensive, multilingual computer for poor people

Village telemedicine over wireless

Science Fiction: John Brunner would have loved the OLPC project if he had lived to see it. Check out Stand on Zanzibar (includes national development projects in fictional countries), The Shockwave Rider (integrated disaster recovery and sustainable communities), The Sheep Look Up (environmental catastrophe), and The Stone that Never Come Down (What if people couldn't ignore information they have?).

Geek code GAT d-- s+:+ a+++ C++ UL++ P+ L+++ E- W++ N+++@ o+ K++ M+ b+++ e+++ h---- r+++ w--- APL++++ House, MD+++

Basic level in Korean, Chinese, Swahili, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, German
Intermediate level in Russian, French