New book - 'Building a Better World in Your Backyard' - on Kickstarter (sponsored friend)
English (native) Indonesian (fluent) Malaysian (conversational) Japanese & German (very basic - thanks, excuse me, delicious, mein linke Blinker ist kaput...).
|Pablo Garuda, my blog - observations on life, culture, politics...|
|I wonder if I can automatically list links to my most recent posts in a table on this page? Here's my out of date blog which I must copy over...|
|My vegetarian recipes: for me, food has to taste good, and make me feel good.|
|Anyone calling themselves Chriswaterguy (or, formerly, Singkong2005) on the internet is probably me, whereas "Chris Watkins" describes a lot of people... if my parents had taken my sister's suggestion to call me "Gilligan," then I'd probably be the only Gilligan Watkins, but thankfully they insisted she pick again.|
|What I'm doing now...|
|Catching up on the talks from Wikimania. Some interesting stuff.
Currently (August 7) indulging my Wikiholism for a few days, before I get onto doing the boring stuff I need to do (taxes, passport, sorting through all my crap...) before buying my one-way ticket overseas.
I love the way the internet facilitates collaboration, and I'm quite involved in several collaborations, as you can see below.
|I don't put my email on here, as I want to avoid spam... likewise I don't put my chat usernames here as a whole word - you'll have to do some simple decoding...
You can contact me:
I also like IRC chat... but you'll need to contact me first to arrange a channel. I plan to spend a bit of time on the wiki-related IRC channels occasionally (e.g. #wikipedia & #wikimedia on irc.freenode.net).
Please note: I enjoy chatting, but don't be offended if I sometimes say I can't chat for long (I believe in honesty).
Often when I'm on the computer, I've started editing one Wikipedia or Appropedia page, then realised I need to check something else and maybe correct it, which leads to yet another article... having 4 or more editing windows open plus various google searches is fairly standard for me. And it all starts with one little edit...
|Appropedia - Appropriate technology, development, sustainability. User page|
|WikiIndex - a great site that helps people find wikis by topic. For me it's a tool to encourage more synergy, or mergers even, between sustainability- & development-related wikis. See my userpage for more on this.|
|Nabuur.com - "The global neighbour network." Assisting mainly with water and sanitation. User page|
|Development-related topics on Wikipedia. See Wikipedia user page.
|Wikipedia - The concept inspires me. User page. I'm involved in several WikiProjects (collaborations to improve content) including:|
|Learning & teaching at Wikibooks. Wikipedia user page.|
|Mainly Indonesian and English.
|Wiki-based communities: Wikia.com has a number of community sites. My user page has miscellaneous net-related stuff, and links to the Wikia communities I'm watching.|
|Political: Campaigns, and also the Australian Greens' wiki... still experimental.|
|I'm looking and waiting for a community recipes site - for now see my recipes and recipe links.
|Other exciting free sites|
|CouchSurfing - share your couch or spare bed. It can be a great experience. My username: Singkong|
|HelpX - work for accomodation. For work in Asia & developing nations, free. Most advanced nations, free reg, 10 euros/2 years to make contact with hosts.|
|OkCupid The most interesting dating site, with the most accurate matching, completely free. Interesting even if you're not dating.|
|My other writing - see the blue box on the right.|
Who I am
One of my reasons for putting this info here is to make it easier for people find me - e.g. people who went to the same school.
Memberships, places of study, associations
Former memberships, associations (80s and 90s):
Places of Education (all in Sydney, Australia):