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bio website klatha.com
location Philadelphia, PA
age 39
visits member for 2 years, 1 month
seen Mar 12 at 14:00

These days my main job is as IT Director for Weavers Way Co-op, a cooperative grocery store in Philadelphia. This job allows me to indulge my desire to mess with a lot of different things, including occasionally some coding and web developement in addition to managing servers, deploying laptops, and crawling around under cash registers. (It also lets me work for an organization focused on Sustainability, Fresh Healthy Food, and supporting the Local Economy, which makes me feel good!)

I also teach in the University of the Arts Continuing Education Web Design and Development certificate programs. I've taught various coding-oriented classes in this program-- HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, and PHP.

I do some other stuff, too.

Other Areas of technology expertise/interest:

  • Coldfusion
  • SQL Server
  • IIS
  • Web development, in general
  • Point of sale systems and other technology for small chain grocery stores.
  • Linux (especially Ubuntu)
  • FreeBSD
  • qmail
  • Drupal
  • Raspberry PI and other small/cheap computers.

Management/Professional interests:

  • IT in mid-sized retail organizations (online, brick and mortar, grocery, mail order, multi-channel)
  • Managing developers
  • Cooperative enterprises

Personal Interests/Passions/Hobbies

  • Sustainable local communities
  • Cooperative enterprise
  • Board and card games, especially Dominion

comment Word for children that have a babysitter or au pair
I'd find this less unnatural with a possessive, ie "How are your charges doing?" or "How are Jean's charges doing?" I can't recall ever having heard this usage of the word "charge" without a possessive.
comment When should “no problem” replace “you're welcome” as a response to “thank you”?
"My pleasure" is a nice alternative.
comment When to use “nude” and when “naked”
I think the quote you're looking for comes from Tom Robbins in Skinny Legs and All: "Naked means you just don't have any clothes on. Nekkid means you don't have any clothes on and you're fixing to get into trouble."
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