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Vigilante librarian (I forcibly loan books to people)
"Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best…" – Frank Zappa[1]
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Since September 2013, I've been doing contract work for the WMF as a Community Liaison for the Flow project, for which I have a separate account.

Although I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, contributions under this account are exclusively in my individual, personal capacity.

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A cluster of obvious distractions

Tools, templates, examples, errata

About me

Hi, I go by the name Quiddity in my volunteer work here. I discovered Wikipedia in 2005, via the screencast about the article metal umlaut. After making a few edits to scattered pages, I was entranced with the possibilities, and made this account.

~38,000 edits later... I've seen, read, and participated in many areas of this endlessly intriguing group of projects.

Can This user resides in Canada,
Fel reveres cats,
JLB fears the infinite library,
30's is slowly going grey,
Sun symbol.svg enjoys patterns, archetypes, infographics, and other systems categorical or reductionist,
Ubu is often frustrated by Ubuntu,
Lng thinks kids should study linguistics, instead of a single foreign language,
Tea is grumpy without tea,
Re regularly re-reads Invisible Cities, Cryptonomicon, and others,
DON'T PANIC and attempts to not panic with a towel, a book, and a fish.

Wikiprojects and bookmarks I try to follow:

"Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all.
The conscientious historian will correct these defects." – Mark Twain Herodotus[1]
See also, Exformation as brilliantly explained by Ze Frank. Our discussions (throughout Wikipedia, and throughout life) are overflowing with exformation; It's a useful thing to understand. The newcomers don't have any, and the regulars have too much!