Davis sunset just on ABC News! (November 5, 2014, 6 PM News):

Davis Sunset on ABC News! (Rob Carlmark showing photo Constantia)

Davis Sunset on ABC News! (Rob Carlmark showing photo Constantia)

Tiny Wings, favorite app

Constantia's Wall Of Fame, made by CO for Twitter

Constantia's Wall Of Fame, another attempt, by CO for Twitter

Constantia with her grandmother Constantia and mother Thérèse

Constantia (baby in pic) with her family

Constantia with her mother Thérèse



Hummingbird on Hummingbird Swing in Back yard (J Street, Davis) of Constantia and Jeroen - click for large!, photo courtesy: Constantia

Hummingbird in Front yard (J Street, Davis) of Constantia and Jeroen, photo courtesy: Constantia

Hummingbird in Front yard (J Street, Davis) of Constantia and Jeroen, photo courtesy: Constantia

Hummingbird in Front yard (J Street, Davis) of Constantia and Jeroen, photo courtesy: Constantia

Hummingbird in Front yard (J Street, Davis) of Constantia and Jeroen, photo courtesy: Constantia

Constantia completed secondary teacher training in German and Dutch in 1990 and graduated with honor in German Language and Literature from University of Utrecht in 1993. She has published five books about out-of-body (and near-death) experiences, of which four of her own and one of the Austrian yogi Alfred Ballabene.

Constantia immigrated with her husband Jeroen Post to the Unites States on World Animal Day - both she and her husband are vegan and Constantia is an avid bird lover - , October 4, 2011 and is currently living in * wonderful * Davis, California. She is always in for: ♥ birds ♥, veganism, cycling, traveling, Test Drive Unlimited (racing game), Need For Speed: Undercover (racing game), Tiny Wings (app), Wordfeud (app) > invite me: Constantia~, Bugatti Veyron, Spyker, Koenigsegg and other cool cars, photography, GoT and especially ♔ Peter Dinklage, books by Nelson DeMille, Photoshop, writing (and in the past: drawing), skepticism and 'para'normal facts and allegations.

Davis' tidbits

* Been in Davis since October 4, 2011 * Biked 11,001 miles since February, 17, 2011 to this day, March, 18, 2015, and of that, about 10,001 miles in Davis and surrounding areas (her favorite biking spot is WINTERS). * February 25, 2014, got Davis' Mayor Joe Krovoza to vote for her concerning the Bicycle Commission vacancy, but the other four voted for Mike Mitchell (congratulations, great job, Mike).

Constantia's favorite computer game: 'Test Drive Unlimited' (I and II)

Constantia's favorite near-future computer game: 'The Crew', with heavy influences of TDU (and: Need For Speed) - The_Crew_(video_game)


Photo & photoshop by Constantia of Baggins End

Green Window:


Original Window:


Original photo, as shot on 1-18-2012:



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2014-01-15 23:23:50   Thanks for your comment. I'm not personally a hunter or a fan of it, but also don't feel like debating it with people who do hunt. So, maybe another page on the subject. But Duck Days is a great program and the Yolo Wildlife Basin is, IMO, primarily a conservation and education site. —DonShor

2014-06-11 13:14:10   You're right, just saying windy, really windy or breezy is too subjective. Wind speed is actually a nice quantifiable solution. Thanks CO. —jefftolentino

2014-06-11 16:43:37   Today actually seems windier to me. Was getting blown around a little on my lunchtime walk. I wonder where the wind gauge is. —jefftolentino

2014-06-11 16:47:02   The weather page I like is http://atm.ucdavis.edu/weather/uc-davis-weather-climate-station/JudithTruman

2014-06-24 19:47:57   No worries. It's a handy little thing. Glad I could help. —JabberWokky

2014-08-07 12:34:13   I really object to your deletion of "Second Chance Rotweiller Rescue's" page: their shut down is among the biggest news stories about Davis & environs in the past week. Please revert the deletion ASAP. Give people a chance to add information about this {scandal, important issue, mis-characterized organization} — I'm using the curly brackets to indicate that there are several possible interpretations of the situation. —DougWalter

  • I can't see that a page is empty when you delete it. I imagine you don't read The Enterprise or The Bee, or didn't see that they both had stories mentioning that particular group. However, that's why it was worth having a page, so that Davis and environs can be well-represented on DavisWiki. Now, as you say, to fill it up with useful &/or interesting materials.

  • Thank you for making the reversion and improving the page. As far as reading habits, of course, you should read what's of interest to you. I guess I'm suggesting that a modicum of local news reading helps one be an excellent DavisWiki editor, but that's an opinion :) "Your mileage may vary," as we fogeys like to say.

2014-08-07 12:38:55   Gah I knew I should have obscured the address! —ToddKaiser

2014-08-14 10:21:27   There was another notice that they would be spraying last night, but I didn't spot them that time. —ToddKaiser

2014-09-02 20:53:27   That's a new error to me. And I'm pretty familiar with the various quirks of the system. Do you need one? I figured out a way to get one up and editable for you. I'm pretty sure I know what is happening, but I'm not sure why. —JabberWokky

2014-09-02 20:59:10   No worries... we're all in this together! —JabberWokky

2014-09-02 21:14:03   It has nothing to do with the browser. There's a similar error with certain types of formatted titles, and I'm pretty sure the system thinks the entry already exists, so it is not letting you recreate it. If it pops up again elsewhere, it's worth a look, but if it doesn't get fixed, just consider it a quirk that makes your profile page unique! —JabberWokky

2014-09-03 21:39:17   The gnome in the logo sits atop my bookshelf. And I just realized it had the Christmas/holiday theme for Davis Wiki installed. —JabberWokky

2014-09-03 22:07:20   Well, there's a pic of it as the logo. After that, I'll have to take a photo later, as the house is quiet now. Want a particular location for it? I can do it hidden in ivy, or on a small bridge... —JabberWokky

2014-09-06 21:22:15   A small group of people over at my home pointed out the gnome, so I printed out a sign and we posed for you with some other oddities from atop my bookshelves (the skull sits atop a massive leather bound Shakespeare, the gnome atop a copy of the Complete Gnomes, and the Barbie head is from my Rocky Horror collection, normally sporting a hat from the Broadway production and a pair of necklaces). We hope you enjoy the strangeness... —JabberWokky

Several strange props (including the iconic Gnome statue) held by people who are likely unable to run for office should this photo get to the press.


2014-09-21 09:56:18   Hello friend, I see that you made a little "joke" on my page and then said you deleted it, (which you didn't) so I went ahead and deleted it. Please understand that this is my dream business that I have worked for over 12 years now to make a reality and it is my heart and soul. It is also how I support my family and I feel is my contribution to making this planet, our bodies and our community stronger and healthier and for lack of a better word, greener. So please, be kind with your edits and words and remember they can be hurtful and impactful in ways you were not aware. Blessings to you and yours, Jen (Owner of girlgonegreen skincare) —jwendt

2014-10-09 10:35:36   No,I'm Samuel l Jackson —Samuelljackson

2014-10-22 12:17:01   I don't think the /Talk page off of the MRAP page is necessary. That is what the comments section is for on the bottom of the main page. The /Talk pages are generally reserved for discussion of the page itself (what should be there, possible format changes, resolving arguments over content, etc.) —DavidGrundler

2014-10-22 13:24:48   No worries. I could have been a little more clear. —DavidGrundler

2014-10-23 23:44:14   There really isn't any such thing as a "comment section." That's purely your perspective. An image can't be displayed twice on the same page, which is probably what you're trying to do. If you really need it more than once, upload it again under a different name. —JabberWokky

2014-10-24 08:34:35   Animated GIFs don't work with the thumbnail tag —DavidGrundler

2014-11-05 10:38:25   There have been worse, but this one was bad enough. It happens. —JabberWokky

2014-11-05 16:30:46   Did you see the picture at the bottom of this article and the accompanying text in the middle? http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/dunning/bob-dunning-lawn-display-causes-a-theological-crisis/DavidGrundler

2014-11-23 13:54:17   It's pretty much a rewrite. I backed off just to let other people have at it and get their voice out there. I'll edit it in the next 48 hours or so if nobody else does. —JabberWokky

2014-11-24 05:16:16   Well, the photo is presumably an example of their work, which is professional event photography. So it would reasonably have a professional and slick appearance. —JabberWokky


December 26, 2014

Congratulations to (the work in progress of the) the Admin Masters of Change on Davis Wiki!! The new look and feel is astonishing!

Because I can't add comments in the usual way yet, I'm adding this comment manually on my own page. Thank you for all your hard work to make this happen.

I noticed my newest contributions to the 'Wind' page aren't included. Is this still to come, or do you want me to add them again (wind details December 24-26). I wonder if all the most recent changes - December 24 up til now - will still be added, or are they to be redone? Let me/us know if you find the time.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


2014-12-26 14:43:40   Hey, thanks for the tip-off about the comments not working! I had only tested it with administrators, oops. Should be working now, though! There were a couple of changes made over the past two days that didn't automatically transfer. I was just going to re-edit the pages in question by hand when I got a chance, but you're very welcome to beat me to it! —PhilipNeustrom

2015-02-17 18:50:55   Hi CO, what web browser and operating system do you see this in? —PhilipNeustrom Update: it should be now fixed.

2015-03-18 13:34:30   Testing own comment page —ConstantiaOomen

2015-03-18 15:57:34   Thanks for the help. I started programming in the 1960s so my intuition is dated at best. I did not use the comment feature much in the past because editing seemed just as easy. —SueHjerpe

2015-03-21 11:31:57   It is your imagination. I am probably making fewer edits, but I'm having a bit of a problem using the new software. I finally gave up on following RC as it works on the site (it is difficult to view changes directly from it), and instead use an RSS reader to follow changes. —JabberWokky

2015-03-22 01:04:08   Nope. Still as active. I am partially holding off to let others help shape the wiki, and follow their lead, rather than stepping on it. I helped create many of the early conventions, and the software update is a great opportunity to have others weigh in and change the wiki. I feel that things like how the community treats tags and other editing conventions should be developed collaboratively. —JabberWokky

2015-03-22 08:58:51   I find JW’s response to your concern really helpful. I am losing interest in the Davis Wiki since the software update and his approach encourages me to continue to watch and see where it goes. I appreciate all the work you and Elise have put in recently, but I miss the many editors who have disappeared or receded. I’ve even occasionally long for the return of the taxi wars. —SueHjerpe

2015-03-22 17:19:25   While I knew the software was coming someday, the sudden switchover caught me unaware as much as anybody else. It wasn't ever mentioned to me, nor was it announced on any Localwiki announcement feeds that I follow. —JabberWokky

2015-03-22 19:13:42   A little over a year ago I decided to focus on Davis Wiki and some other wikis I help out with (plus a different non-profit that needed help). Philip has always been the coder (along with Mike), and has been focusing on the Localwiki project for the last few years. That is part of the reason he was semi-absent for awhile on Wiki Spot: he was doing cool stuff with other cities, while I was heavily active here. That's also why Wiki Spot is being dropped, although there are people working to help save those wikis. That's an incomplete history, but it's a quick overview that answers your question. —JabberWokky

2015-03-22 19:16:13   I find myself continually struggling with the amount of spam that is drifting into the Wiki. I passionately dislike the IP-address logins; they make it difficult to tell what is a legitimate edit and what's just trash. —JudithTruman

2015-03-22 21:18:19   I very much agree about the problems with communication, and that factored into some of my decisions. And yes, I've been active on the wiki since 2004, basically from the start. I think I've been an admin since 2005. Many of the accepted norms that people say are "standard" amuse me, because I just started formatting things that way because I figured it looked good. When you invent the standard (and edited with others who invented the other "standards" in the same way), you're much less reverent toward demanding those be followed: it was just something we did because we needed to invent *something*. Some of it worked, some didn't. —JabberWokky

2015-03-26 22:49:03   I've been wondering how long it would take somebody to replace a comment macro with their comment. It kind of looks like that's what you're supposed to do when you're in Edit mode. —JabberWokky

2015-03-27 14:08:42   The comment thing is a known issue that hasn't gotten around to being fixed yet. Also BTW, we'll be removing the IP address thing (https://github.com/localwiki/localwiki/issues/747), but it's a bit tricky to get right. —PhilipNeustrom