Simon Bacchus, P, KP, UGGP . . .
Rule #2 - No one has read ALL the backlog.
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Hello, and welcome to my personal space for H2G2. This is where you can read about me! This information may be updated as it changes. [last updated (partly) 22 January, 2012]
Here at BBC Online, I am GTBacchus; many call me GTB, or just GT. Offline, I spend the vast majority of my time as G Tony Jacobs, graduate student.
Email contact: [email protected]
The Guide and I
I became an h2g2 researcher on 8 Jan 2001, thus fulfilling a lifelong dream. For the next two-and-a-half years or so, h2g2 was my online home, and my most stable source of identity as I travelled the globe, "researching for the guide" with a satchel and a thumb.
These days, I hang around here a good deal less than I used to. The clubs and jobs listed below are all things that have held some amount of my attention here, for some period of time. I am currently most often found at the FFFF.
I spent two years as a member of the Sub-Editor scheme. My personal page here is still the best place to get in touch with me regarding any of my Sub-Editing jobs, and I'm happy to help out with any updates and corrections that may come up. Cheers to Anna and Ashley and Sam and Jimster for helping to make Subbing a real pleasure. Thanks also to all the writers, without whom there would be no point subbing!
- Writing Guidelines
- Sub-Editors' Style Guide
- Approved GuideML
- Special Character Codes
- Online Dictionaries, etc, by Bels
- LOOneytunes' 6 Questions for Subs
- The Subbing Report
I was very briefly a member of the Guru scheme, when I decided that I knew the site well enough to answer people's questions about it. The site has gone through some changes since then, and I haven't kept abreast of software updates, etc. Still, if you ask me a question, I'll try to answer it, or to point you to someone who can. I'd be better at h2g2 history questions at this point.
I am a proud member of the Royal h2g2 Procrastinators' Society. I don't attend Society meetings, but I procrastinate. Join the Royal h2g2 Procrastinators' Society here! (when you get a chance...)
Keeper of Pistachios
Freedom From Faith Foundation
The Freedom From Faith Foundation is a forum for Freethinkers to discuss... well, freely. I used to hold the FFFF Discordian Bureaucrat and Corruptor of Youth Chair, then the Founder/Chairman ran away with the secretary, and now I'm the Acting Chairman! (we're still taking applications for a new secretary...) Visit the Foundation!
The Myth of 42
I am a true researcher. U166086: 16 - 60 + 86 = 42.
h2g2 Maths Lab
The h2g2 Maths Lab is a place to talk shop about mathematics, get feedback on mathematical entries, ask questions, share games, and generally chill out with numbers. Drop by, and add up a column.
h2g2 Actors Union
I am a proud member of the h2g2 Actors Union. Check the h2g2 Actors Union Homepage for updates on auditions, performances, and/or cast parties, or to join. Let me know if there's anything important going on there, would you?
Here's a picture of a fish:
Notice how he can swim happily about in the Classic Goo background blue.
Classic Goo Fan Club
Researchers I've Met
Here's a list of Researchers I've met in 'Real Life', arranged in the (approximate) order I met them1. I'm always looking to make this list longer - leave a message if you want to get together sometime!Researchers I've Met IRL*Meadowlark*Quinn Queasy*Kierkegaardvark*Frosty The Snowman*JPJ.OmenoBartonA Girl Called BenArchangel Galaxy BabeLindaAbiSamAshleyNatalieMarkLentillaCrozZarquon's Singing FishMenzaJim LynnWitty DittyWhoami?LucindaBlues SharkDoctorGonzoMaWLokuZHopelessly ParanoidFrankie RobertoPetaKerrAvonBosselMaggyAnnaHoovoolooCoelacanthDogManStarPurple JennyAzaraGnomonSmiley BenChrisShoal PrexyDastardlyBlatherskite the MugwumpHenrySGingersnapperAmy PawloskiPaperbabyMikeyNBYLeKZ
Random (and not so random) Links
- My external links
- Smiley Page
- Announcements, announcements, announcements...
- H2G2 Stats Page (/info)
- Snapshot of Edited Entry Authors Stats Page
Here is a list of some Entries that I've written or edited for the Guide! (Complete list of Edited Entries here.)
Success Stories (Edited Entries):
- Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
- Free Will versus Determinism
- Valid and Invalid Arguments (Based on an original by Lost Vagrant)
- Squonks - Mythical Animals
- How To Be a Table-Dancer (Based on an original by lilithcookie)
Curriculum Vitae (entries that are part of UoL Projects):
Subbing's Greatest Hits (entries that I've Subbed that have either involved a lot of writing or coding, or that I just like a lot):
- Hamster Throwing - a Game by purple dragon
- A Study of the < MARQUEE > Tag in GuideML by CK
- 'Doctor Who' Episode Guide by spook
- ASCII Art by HenryS
- Noughts-and-Crosses aka Tic-Tac-Toe by Peer Reviewers
- Paradox by Peer Reviewers
Hopeful Monsters (entries currently in Peer Review):
none just now...
Frozen in Time (entries I started one day...):
- Linear Algebra (Currently in WW)
- Guns - History, Culture and Politics in the USA (Currenly in CWW)
- Holding Onto Your Money In Nairobi, Kenya
- Hotel Santa Fe, Dallas, Texas, USA
- Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity
Side Projects (entries I really don't anticipate getting edited):
- The Great H2G2 Researcher Count
- Existence and Process
- Critique of Belief (recently tapped for a Uni Project! Whatever became of that?)
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