My name is Ryan Gilani, I'm: -24 - A scorpio (as opposed to a scorpion which would actually be meaningful and totally awesome) - The cultivator of a manly yet fluffy beard - A Sociology majoring senior at UCD - A little taken aback by just how twisted human nature really is. - A big-time fan of Statecraft - A big-time fan of pretty ladies - A big-time fan of creamy delicious foods - A big-time fan of giant commas apparently.


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2009-11-10 05:08:29   Hey Ryan... if you really thought the wiki was for "cool people", you really must have been confused it with a completely different web site! —Evan 'JabberWokky' Edwards

2009-11-10 10:50:07   Don't be so modest, now that I'm here, there can be no denying it! —GreatRyan

2009-11-10 12:14:49   Hahaha, great, now everyone will think I'm a commaphile —GreatRyan

2009-11-10 17:18:22   I guess you're a proponent of the Oxford comma, then (aka serial comma, Harvard comma). —CovertProfessor

2009-11-10 17:32:04   aka "Tha Goo"

don't let him tell you otherwise people —StevenDaubert

2009-11-10 20:20:32   A slate of one isn't a slate. People have conflated slates with parties, and they're not. A slate is a group of people who have decided to help each other out in the election. So, a slate of one is just stupid. —WilliamLewis

2009-11-10 20:41:53   A slate of one ordinary man might be stupid, but a slate of Ryan? Brilliant! —GreatRyan

2009-11-10 20:44:39   I think what William is trying to say that a slate of one isn't likely to go over well on the wiki — it will be seen as trying to promote yourself above the other independents without justification. —CovertProfessor

It has been done before, actually. —wl

2009-11-10 20:51:44   Ryan, thanks for the suggestions...

"Sophia's thai iced-tea($3) has free refills" — I like Sophia's just fine and go there fairly often. I'm not a fan of Thai iced-tea, though. "Cultive now is self serve, and has more flavors (even Pistachio!)" — I get the impression that Cultivé is for real frozen yogurt lovers. I'm happy with the stuff that tastes more like ice cream. :-) I think they are smart to see that self-serve is the way to go. They were getting complaints on the wiki about inconsistencies with their portion sizes and how pricey they were compared to the other yogurt shops. "The last time I went to Fluffy Donut they were out of creme filled, but filled a chocolate long-john for me :)" Good to know! "How is there no Chipotle review?" — I seldom review the chain restaurants, figuring that a restaurant in a chain is more or less like another restaurant in the same chain. In other words, been to one Chipotle, been to them all. I've never actually been to Davis's Chipotle. In fact, I've only been to one Chipotle. It was OK, but nothing I'd get excited about. —CovertProfessor

2009-11-10 21:08:57   Have you tried Taqueria Guadalajara? Lots of food for the money and free chips and salsa. —CovertProfessor

  • Half a super giant burrito fills even the likes of me up. For more cheap food, there are plenty of Asian restaurants with decent serving sizes for around five dollars or so (no racist). —hankim

2009-11-10 21:35:42   Of course that's what I was trying to do! For some reason the Slates are listed above the Independents, and I'm near the bottom the pile, so I was hoping to unfairly promote myself a tad. —GreatRyan

2009-11-11 15:04:18   In regard to your comment to WilliamLewis. It isn't about giving up. We are all equal editors engaged in collaborative editing. William was applying some good layout style to the page. Remember when positioning elements that different people have different sized screens. —JasonAller

2009-11-11 20:29:48   I was playfully surrendering. I just thought it was funny because I didn't realize other people could edit it, so I kept moving it and wondering why it didn't stay. That being said; with my impractically huge monitor I'll definitely trust his edits :) —GreatRyan

It was even worse on my 15" laptop screen than my 22"! Anyway, what did you think a wiki was if you didn't know others could edit it? —wl

I'm just accustomed to less organic things. I like that my page is open to anyone who wants to change it, but I have a little letting go (of control) yet to do —GR

2009-12-01 14:53:41   Thank you for the kind note, but don't forget that you're an editor here too! Some people have the inclination to put in lots of effort, but lots of people put in the little bit they can — and that adds up quickly. The wiki is a product of the community that contributes, and the recognition goes to everybody who edits the wiki. —JabberWokky

2010-08-01 23:55:25   Hey Ryan, you can generally use the material on Davis Wiki as long as you attribute it either to the project (DavisWiki) or the author (Jason Aller). Check out our copyrights page. The wiki really is free in all respects. —PhilipNeustrom

2010-09-22 10:25:18   Sure, the pages are all a collaborative effort. I tweaked the pics a bit again to remove some of the big blocks of white space. See what you think — I think it's better without them. —CovertProfessor