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Your Favorite rancher

Sameer Jamal
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Joined: Feb 16, 2001
Posts: 1870
Mine id Mapraputa Is
and yours ?
Marilyn Monickam
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Joined: Jun 05, 2001
Posts: 66
Thomas Paul
R K Singh
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Joined: Oct 15, 2001
Posts: 5370
Rancher : Rob Ross , Jose Botella
Bartender: All (thanks to them for putting so much time... )
Ravish
Paul Stevens
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Joined: May 17, 2001
Posts: 2823
Every rancher who visits and contributes to this site. Thanks to all for making it a great place.
Rob Ross
Bartender

Joined: Jan 07, 2002
Posts: 2205
Hey, thanks Ravish!
I too like everyone here. The bartenders and the sheriffs run a good saloon!


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David O'Meara
Rancher

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

Hmm, a popularity contest, a nerds worst enemy
No contest, Map
Mapraputa Is
Leverager of our synergies
Sheriff

Joined: Aug 26, 2000
Posts: 10065
"I like everyone here" will not do it. You need to tell whom do you like more.

Kidding.
Funny, the same time this thread was started (thank you, Sameer Jamal ) I came across Amazon "favorite people" and "friends" thing and thought that we could have it here. "Your JavaRanch favorite people" or "JavaRanch friends". I am not sure why do we need it, though
One phenomenon I noticed is that our preferences are not distributed evenly, they are grouped into clusters. If you need to figure out which books are worth to read, find a person you like and chances are he/she you will like the same books. I like Ted Neward's deep way of thinking and when I looked at which XML books he mentioned in reference list, gee, they were two books I myself would prefer among all other.
For not to go too far from JavaRanch, my favorite person here is Frank Carver. It's funny to watch how we like the same books and even the same software! :roll: Naturally, his reviews in bunkhouse have more weight for me. Not because he is "better" than other bartenders and sheriffs (although... hm...), because we probably have similar views, I do not know. It doesn't mean that I do not love Thomas Paul and Michael Ernest , they are damn , but their way of thinking is different from mine and I know they like different books, so I would not rely on their recommendations too much. Not because they are "worse" or not competent, nothing like this, just different.
One feature I would really like to see in the next version of our bunkhouse is "my favorite books" lists for all main contributors.


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Michael Ernest
High Plains Drifter
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Joined: Oct 25, 2000
Posts: 7292

Anyone who indents their code snippets gets my vote.
Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
Sweet! Now I know how to get on your good side, Michael!
Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
BTW, Jason Menard, hands down. His sense of humor kills me. I have <big><big>never</big></big> found anyone funnier in writing, and I think funny is hard to do in writing!
sonny kher
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Joined: Nov 06, 2001
Posts: 83
Michael Ernest gets my vote for sure. I don't log on as often as some of the other "regulars" here but I have always found Michaels post witty, to the point and very very intelligent. He never ceases to amaze me with how much he knows about a lot of things (just like Grandpa...no offense michael).
But in reality he's probably the short, fat and bald guy from the circuit city commercial and cuts and pastes from MS Encarta all the time :-)


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Andy Ceponis
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Joined: Dec 20, 2000
Posts: 782
Andy is my favorite person here. I seem to agree with him all the time, and he is sooo cute.
Michael Ernest
High Plains Drifter
Sheriff

Joined: Oct 25, 2000
Posts: 7292

Ooof. Compared to a M$ product -- with fans like that, who needs detractors?
sonny kher
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Joined: Nov 06, 2001
Posts: 83
sorry Mike, couldn't let you be intelligent AND good looking....uh uh not while its MY imagination at work and my imagination likes me better than most everyone :-)
Angela Poynton
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Joined: Mar 02, 2000
Posts: 3143
Originally posted by sonny kher:
sorry Mike, couldn't let you be intelligent AND good looking....uh uh not while its MY imagination at work and my imagination likes me better than most everyone :-)

Actually sorry to burst your bubble but I've met Michael and well ... he's not at all bad


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Manju Jain
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Joined: Feb 08, 2001
Posts: 168
My choice: Johannes De Jong and Map
Mapraputa Is
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Sheriff

Joined: Aug 26, 2000
Posts: 10065
Originally posted by sonny kher:
sorry Mike, couldn't let you be intelligent AND good looking....uh uh not while its MY imagination at work and my imagination likes me better than most everyone :-)

why, my imagination doesn't prohibit me from letiing Mike be intelligent and good looking.
Thomas Paul
mister krabs
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Joined: May 05, 2000
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Map gets my vote!


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Thomas Paul
mister krabs
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Posts: 13974
Originally posted by Marilyn Monickam:
Thomas Paul

You could have knocked me over with a feather!
David Weitzman
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Joined: Jul 27, 2001
Posts: 1365
It seems that many people are not aware of the hideous likenesses here.
Thomas Paul
mister krabs
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Joined: May 05, 2000
Posts: 13974
Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:

why, my imagination doesn't prohibit me from letiing Mike be intelligent and good looking.

Because you have seen his picture?
Mapraputa Is
Leverager of our synergies
Sheriff

Joined: Aug 26, 2000
Posts: 10065
Originally posted by Angela Poynton:
Actually sorry to burst your bubble but I've met Michael and well ... he's not at all bad

You mean "not at all bald"? Because we all know that Michael is bad.
Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
You could have knocked me over with a feather!


I cannot remember a case when a female Java™ programmer would say she doesn't like Thomas Paul.
[ March 26, 2002: Message edited by: Mapraputa Is ]
Ashik Uzzaman
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Joined: Jul 05, 2001
Posts: 2370

Mine is Ajith Kallabmella... He is really a guy....
[ March 27, 2002: Message edited by: Ashik uzzaman ]
[ March 27, 2002: Message edited by: Ashik uzzaman ]

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Ajith Kallambella
Sheriff

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
Love you Map
Badriprasad Bumbabol
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Joined: Apr 19, 2001
Posts: 389
Angela. Where are you ?
Hema Menon
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Joined: Oct 29, 2000
Posts: 569
Mine would be not just one but many!
In no specific order,
Ajith, Map, Michael, Frank, Junilu, & Madhav
Rick Salsa
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Joined: Jul 17, 2001
Posts: 173
Hey everybody,
Nobody has mentioned Valentin yet That guy is a walking Java Dictionary. Does he really sleep with the JLS under his pillow (LOL). Not to take away anything from the others mentioned here I do like Thomas as well.
/rick
Sameer Jamal
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Joined: Feb 16, 2001
Posts: 1870
Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:


I cannot remember a case when a female Java™ programmer would say she doesn't like Thomas Paul.
[ March 26, 2002: Message edited by: Mapraputa Is ]

and I am not able to remember any instance when a male Java programmer said that he dosen't like Map
Mapraputa Is
Leverager of our synergies
Sheriff

Joined: Aug 26, 2000
Posts: 10065
I did not want to publish my list of favorite ranchers, because it is so long that it is almost indecent. Plus some of these people change names so often, that it would be better to refer to them by IPs, if they did not spoof IPs as well :roll: But if we started to call names anyway... All those my favorite people are nice, cute and funny. (Except for those who are nasty, mischievous and inventive in worst sense.) There is only one person who is really dangerous for me and who can keep me and my types under control. I am talking about Jim Yingst.
David O'Meara
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Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

I'd have to vote for the two people who's contributions encouraged me to stick around the very first time I visitted the Ranch: Cindy and Tony, thanks guys
Angela Poynton
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Joined: Mar 02, 2000
Posts: 3143
Originally posted by Tintin Herge:
Angela. Where are you ?

About 10 posts above you!
Randall Twede
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Joined: Oct 21, 2000
Posts: 4339
    
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well i have to say first is paul cause he gave me this swell shirt with the javaranch logo on it. also cindy because she worked harder than me when we shared jigb. and body minster because after i took over his forum he still comes and helps us in the html/javascript forum. also angela for giving me a job and map because she's....what's the word.....
and kathy because if she not married i'ld like to meet her
oh and all the rest of you of course.


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Rosie Vogel
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Joined: Jan 31, 2001
Posts: 228
Cindy Glass. She is both wise and funny. (And knows what she's talking about when it comes to programming.)
sonny kher
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Joined: Nov 06, 2001
Posts: 83
There's a JavaRanch t-shirt?? I WANT one, I NEED one...how can i get one???

Originally posted by Randall Twede:
well i have to say first is paul cause he gave me this swell shirt with the javaranch logo on it.
Randall Twede
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Joined: Oct 21, 2000
Posts: 4339
    
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its not a tee shirt it is a shirt shirt. most of the bartenders and sheriffs have one. ill start a thread in moderators only about it with a a link to this post. maybe paul will concider selling them.
paul wheaton
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Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20270
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Check out http://www.javaranch.com/emb.jpg
This particular sample was done on a t-shirt and I think the actual shirts turned out much better (no gaps between the threads due to strechiness).
The shirts are denim or twill. I think there are some still available. About 20 shirts of different sizes and styles. To get the full details, send an e-mail to brendawheaton@yahoo.com


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John Lee
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Joined: Aug 05, 2001
Posts: 2545
My No. 1 favorite: Paul Wheaton. Without him, we won't be here. (I mean, we could be at this web address, but that could be a totally different time and different application.)
Angela Poynton
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Joined: Mar 02, 2000
Posts: 3143
Originally posted by Don Liu:
My No. 1 favorite: Paul Wheaton. Without him, we won't be here. (I mean, we could be at this web address, but that could be a totally different time and different application.)

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