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Christos Jonathan Seth Hayward was born in 1975 in Riverside, California and had a childhood filled with curiosity and exploration. In eighth grade, he ranked 7th in the U.S. in the 1989 MathCounts competition, programmed a four dimensional maze, and did an independent study of calculus. This mathematical fascination prepared the way, over time, to ongoing explorations in other areas. These other explorations would feed into his work as an author on the web.

Hayward entered high school in 1989 at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. There he continued in mathematics while pursuing a breadth of other interests. These interests laid broad and deep foundations for his later multidisciplinary endeavors on the web. In 1990-92, he administered a student-use social network that effectively provided web 2.0 functionality before the web became widely known. He also participated in, and wrote for, discussions on the social network, continued in French, and pursued more whimsical endeavors such as programming a video game on his calculator. He graduated in absentia in 1992, away in Washington, D.C. for a math contest.

He went on to study at Wheaton as a National Merit Scholar majoring in math in 1992, before transferring in 1994 to Calvin. Outside of class time at these two schools, he continued with interests that would come to have surprising connections and bear fruit in his later writing. He read the Bible at length, began working on the web, and started to write works that would be published on his main site. During his studies at Calvin, he earned an advanced certificate from the Sorbonne in 1995 before graduating from Calvin in 1996.

He began his post-graduate education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1996. He earned his M.S. in applied math in 1998 with a computational science and engineering option and being the first person to graduate with the new master's thesis option. During that time, he began to explore other languages besides French and English. He passed a proficiency test to opt out of a year's German coursework within two weeks of self-study. (He would go on to study well over a dozen dialects and languages: ancient, medieval, modern, "conlang," computer...) By the time Hayward had finished his first master's, he had already begun his literature site...


Mar
13
comment Can I install Mint but defer setting language, timezone, username/password, etc.?
One point of clarification: my question is not about what the usual process entails; it is about what, if anything, can be done to support something that is not obviously available from the usual install process. In other words, I wasn't asking, "Does the usual install process support ______?", but more of "Is there an alternative to the usual install process that allows _______ which the usual process does not obviously provide?"
Mar
13
answered Can I install Mint but defer setting language, timezone, username/password, etc.?
Mar
12
asked Can I install Mint but defer setting language, timezone, username/password, etc.?
Jan
27
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Jan
27
comment Why is Apache not respecting aliased directories?
Breadcrumb note: I wrong "controb" for "contrib" in the Directory tab. However, fixing that did not seem to solve the problem.
Jan
27
comment Why is Apache not respecting aliased directories?
I'm not saying that I shouldn't change that, but I have only attempted to see it by adding a trailing slash. That is, I haven't attempted to access /admin/static, only /admin/static/*.
Jan
27
revised Why is Apache not respecting aliased directories?
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Jan
27
comment Why is Apache not respecting aliased directories?
I didn't see anything current in the error log; and Apache from the UI is not reporting an error, just handing the request to Django as would be appropriate if I weren't trying to alias a directory.
Jan
27
asked Why is Apache not respecting aliased directories?
Jan
27
accepted Why is “wget -r -e robots=off http://ccachicago.org” not acting recursively?
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asked Why is “wget -r -e robots=off http://ccachicago.org” not acting recursively?
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23
comment How can I continue past this point in installing Solaris 11 under VMware Fusion 5.0.4 on Mavericks?
Sorry; I meant that I tried shift-F2 and control-F2 and saw no discernible effect / improvement.
Dec
22
comment How can I continue past this point in installing Solaris 11 under VMware Fusion 5.0.4 on Mavericks?
Thank you; just tried shift-F2 and control-F2. Nothing discernible.
Dec
20
asked How can I continue past this point in installing Solaris 11 under VMware Fusion 5.0.4 on Mavericks?
Dec
13
comment How can I get ssh working on Mint Olivia?
I set /etc/ssh/sshd_config to listen on 0.0.0.0, and restarted. Still not listening: "Connection closed by UNKNOWN"
Dec
13
comment How can I get ssh working on Mint Olivia?
Thank you; I've edited the question.
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13
revised How can I get ssh working on Mint Olivia?
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13
asked How can I get ssh working on Mint Olivia?
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accepted What's the right way to install an appropriate package containing <signal.h> on a Linux Mint VM?
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asked What's the right way to install an appropriate package containing <signal.h> on a Linux Mint VM?