I've retired from Wikipedia, and I thank those who have made it fun here while it lasted. I won't be logging in again, so there's no point posting any messages for me here — Alan / Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 22:25, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
Zebedee was an almost human creature in a yellow jacket with a spring instead of feet. He always appeared and disappeared with a loud "boing" sound and usually closed the show with the phrase "Time for bed." - The Magic Roundabout
In real life I'm Alan Oscroft, and I have a mixed academic and professional background - sciences, philosophy, computing, writing, finance and investment. I was born in Liverpool UK, but I don't like football or The Beatles.
I mainly do copy editing, correcting spelling and grammar, and tidying up formatting. I've created a small number of articles from scratch.
I take photos for en.Wikipedia articles, released by CC-BY-SA or freer, and upload them to Commons. It's nice that some of them get taken up by other projects. Last time I checked, the following articles were using my photos...
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