I’d hoped my name would make it into Wikipedia, somehow. I’ve joked around saying that it would be a great birthday present. Wouldn’t you know it, shortly after my birthday last year, it happened.
The article where my name first appears isn’t exactly something to brag about: it’s the one about the Year 2038 problem. Folks running AOLserver using an ACS-based configuration experienced a strange halting problem because of a configuration parameter that resulted in the server hanging on May 12, 2006. Still, my name was included in the article in its references on November 19, 2006! Thanks, Mipadi–who performed the edit.
I’m still hoping that someday, I do something noteworthy enough to warrant my own “Dossy Shiobara” Wikipedia article, but for now, I’m happy with a cursory mention, at least. It gives me a reasonable goal to strive for.
Tags: Wikipedia, Year 2038 problem, AOLserver, Dossy Shiobara
“I’m still hoping that someday, I do something noteworthy enough to warrant my own “Dossy Shiobara” Wikipedia article, but for now…” — don’t we all, and hopefully for something more useful then being on Hollywood Squares.