Subject Re: [firebird-support] Pointy hat, was Re: Valid reasons for sorting on a column one doesn't select? - a BUG!
Author David Johnson
On Mon, 2005-08-15 at 13:39 +1000, Helen Borrie wrote:
> At 09:01 PM 14/08/2005 -0500, David Johnson wrote:
> >On Sun, 2005-08-14 at 20:21 -0500, Woody wrote:
> > > Helen (the one with the pointy hat)
> >
> >This is completely uncalled for.
> It's OK ! :-))
> As well as being a fairly frequent (!!) responder on the lists, I'm also
> the list owner of most of them. As such, this makes me (like it or not)
> also a moderator of them all.
> Those who have been around the lists for a long time understand the
> symbolism behind "the pointy hat". It's a list joke, or tradition, if you
> like. When I sign a posting with a caret in front of my name, like so:
> ^ heLen
> I am wearing the pointy hat (the witch's hat, headgear of the resident
> Witch, moderator's hat).
> The "heLen" signature has a history behind it, too. A regular poster a few
> years ago habitually referred to me as "Hellen". Ever since, in this list,
> I make the point about my name having only one "L". It's not like I don't
> already have enough "L's". My full married name is HeLen ELizabeth
> McCuLLoch CuLLen.
> When I'm not wearing the witch's hat, I sign with " ./heLen". The reason
> for the ./ is to remind me constantly to provide the right syntax when
> offering a command-line example of gbak, gfix, etc. for a Linux user.
> So - no harm, no offence.
> ./heLen

Thanks for the explanation. As long as you keep the magic wand that
goes with the hat, I'm happy then.