Learn a Little More About Richard Slater

December 13, 2008 – 23:37

Graeme Arthur tagged me, normally I hate these things but this is kind of a reverse chain letter… sort of… maybe if i re-write the rules slightly.


  • Link to the original tagger(s), and list these rules on my blog.
  • Share 7 facts about myself in the post – some random, some weird.
  • Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
  • Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs and/or Twitter.

7 Facts About Me:

  1. At the time of writing I have been alive for approximately 871 million seconds.
  2. I first started programming (in Spectrum BASIC) at about the age of 8 since then I have coded projects in [[Wikipedia:Visual Basic]], [[Wikipedia:Pascal (programming language)|Pascal]], [[Wikipedia:C (programming language)|C]]/[[Wikipedia:C++]], [[Wikipedia:Java (programming language)|Java]], [[Wikipedia:Ada (programming language)|Ada]], [[Wikipedia:PHP]] and [[Wikipedia:C-sharp (programming language)|C#]].
  3. I have played [[Wikipedia:EVE Online]] for almost five years now, have been playing less often of late however I still get to enjoy the time I do spend in EVE, although it is getting increasingly more and more lonely in space.
  4. I have been learning about [[Wikipedia:Sharepoint]] over the past few weeks, I have already completed most of the Microsoft e-Learning on the topic and read several blogs, I recently signed up to the Sharepoint User Group UK.
  5. I wrote my dissertation on the future of [[Wikipedia:MMOG]]s, I disagree with a good proportion of what I wrote, however it was one of the most enjoyable parts of my Degree.
  6. I type at between 40 and 60 words per minute, it has taken me 5 minutes to get to 300 words in this blog post, some of them however were copied and pasted from Graeme’s post.
  7. Like Graeme I also play bass (albeit I play badly) and dabble in live PA, although I don’t really enjoy the later any more.

7 people to tag:

  1. Catherine over at I Married You
  2. Haly over at Halycopter
  3. Tim over at Thoughts of a musing pedant
  4. CrazyKinux over at CrazyKinux’s Musing
  5. Winterblink over at winterblink.com
  6. James Glass over at Outthere
  7. Peter Arthur over at Robotii

I know the last two were on Graeme’s list, however I honestly can’t think of anyone who would appreciate it most of the blogs I read are a strictly one way thing. I was tempted to link JoCo, Felicia Day and Mark Russinovich – however I really don’t think they would appreciate it.

  1. 4 Responses to “Learn a Little More About Richard Slater”

  2. Nice idea 🙂 I’ll have a go later on 🙂

    By Haly on Dec 13, 2008

  3. Nice little bits of information! I’ve done mine here. T’was a lot of fun to compile and to read about the folks I’ve tagged! Thanks!

    By David "CrazyKinux" Perry on Dec 18, 2008

  4. Just wondering about the last name . . .
    I’m a descendant of James Slater, a blacksmith in Slaidburn during the 1800’s.

    By John Slater on Feb 2, 2013

  5. I’ve never shown that much interest in the past; I shall see if any of my family members have found out anything about the family name.

    By Richard Slater on Feb 2, 2013

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