Happy birthday and thank you very, very much for all you are doing for us!
Have a wonderful day
Von: SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages
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Gesendet: Mittwoch, 12. Januar 2011 16:50
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Betreff: Happy Birthday to Steve Slevinski!
January 12, 2011
Dear SW List members:
Today is Steve Slevinski's birthday. Because of Steve's uniquely creative
software development, today we all write SignWriting directly on the web,
and we are able to share signs and documents with each other, without having
to download or install any software. The web-based SignWriting environment
that Steve has created and continues to create with SignPuddle software, and
other developments such as the SignWriting Image Server, Binary SignWriting,
Cartesian SignWriting, the SignWriting MediaWiki Plugin (and new
developments are coming), has changed SignWriting from being a writing
system that was only written by hand or on private personal computers, to a
writing system that is widespread throughout the world because it is
available on the web for anyone to use...
Steve's dedication and flexibility to work with the internet and the web,
and to work with all of us here on the SignWriting List, and now working
towards helping SignWriting move towards Unicode, is truly pioneering work.
It has changed my life in so many remarkable ways. I truly enjoy working
with Steve on all the new SignWriting developments...Steve encouraged me to
improve the International MovementWriting Alphabet 2004, to become the
International SignWriting Alphabet 2008 and 2010, and without Steve that
would not have happened... And another example of how Steve has changed our
lives...without the web-based software that Steve has provided, we all on
the List probably wouldn't know each other very well, because we would be
working on our own private computers, and we would rarely share with each
It is hard for me to even imagine not having SignPuddle in our lives...so
today I say a public THANK YOU to you, Steve, for all you do for us
everyday....I hope you have a splendid birthday, and that you get a chance
to contemplate all you are accomplishing everyday for us - We appreciate it!