User:Val42

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en This user is a native speaker of English.
eo-1 Ĉi tiu uzanto povas komuniki per baza nivelo de Esperanto.
es-2 Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel intermedio de español.
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... This user would like to be able to speak more languages.
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LDS This user is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
I've taken an extended vacation from Wikipedia for a while. I will be checking in occasionally still.

I'm a forty-something computer programmer, living approximately six miles west of downtown Ogden, Utah, three miles east of the Great Salt Lake and 30 miles north of Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.. I graduated from Weber State College (now a university) with a bachelor of science degree in computer science in 1989. I had enough credits that I could have chosen a bachelor of arts degree, but I figured that the science degree would work better with my chosen career path. (I still lean more to the artistic side than others in my field.)

I accept Jesus Christ as my personal savior. I am an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I served a mission in the Argentina, Buenos Aires South Mission, in the cities of Los Hornos, Chivilcoy and La Plata (in that order). I spoke Castilian Spanish fluently, but with an accent. I can still speak passable Spanish, and still with an accent.

Politically, I am both a fiscal and social conservative. There should be as little government as necessary and no more. On the World's Smallest Political Quiz, I score in the libertarian region, close to the conservative region. But I do not affiliate with any political party, especially not the two major political parties in the United States.

No human can be truly unbiased. However, I do truly strive for the Wikipedia NPOV. Other useful Wikipedia knowledge is found here.

Avocations[edit]

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US This user uses American English.
LE-0 This individual still maintains a shred of dignity in this insane world by adhering to correct spelling, grammar, punctuation and capitalisation.
they? This user has no opinion about singular they.
snk This user says either sneaked or snuck.
to¦go This user chooses to sometimes use split infinitives.
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Regarding gender, this user will use the vernacular, not what is politically correct.
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This user thinks that too many people have no idea how to use words that they should have learned in grade two.
who(m) This user uses either who or whom in the object case.
“,;:’ This user is a punctuation stickler.
.  The This user puts two spaces after a period.
A, B, and
A and B
This user prefers to use the serial comma only when its omission can be confusing.
its & it’s This user understands the difference between its and it’s. So should you.
’s Thi's user know's that not every word that end's with s need's an apostrophe and will remove misused apostrophe's from Wikipedia with extreme prejudice.
AIM-0 This user does not understand or have any interest in AOLer.
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prog-N This user thinks in bytecode and dreams of electric sheep.
asm: 6502-2 This user is an intermediate asm: 6502 programmer.
asm: 68k-2 This user is an intermediate asm: 68k programmer.
asm: PIC-1 This user is a beginner asm: PIC programmer.
asm: VAX-2 This user is an intermediate asm: VAX programmer.
Ada-4 This user is an expert Ada programmer.
BASIC-2 This user is an intermediate BASIC programmer.
C-4 This user is an expert C programmer.
C++-4 This user is an expert C++ programmer.
c#-1 This user is a beginning C# programmer.
for-1 This user is a beginning Fortran programmer.
HTML-2 This user is an intermediate HTML user.
Java-1 This user is a beginning Java programmer.
sql-2 This user is an intermediate SQL programmer.
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Crystal kthememgr.svg This user recently discovered how to use userboxes.
\sum This user is greater than the sum of his or her userboxes.


POV This user supports userboxes that display points of view.
:-] This user is polite.
Crystal Clear app package games board.png This user is a member of WikiProject Board & Table Games
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WikiProject Utah.
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cvg-1 This user is a n00b gamer.
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RD This user is full of smeg.
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SG This user activates the Stargate to explore other planets.
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GIMP This user contributes using GIMP.

G This user's favorite color is green.
C2H5OH-0 This user is a non-drinker.
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A.S. This user has
Asperger syndrome.
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This user is male.
he This user prefers to be referred to using masculine gender pronouns.
Female.svgMale.svg This user believes a marriage consists only of one man and one woman.
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UnderwoodKeyboard.jpg This user is old enough to remember what a typewriter is, and that's all you need to know.
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a rotary dial telephone.
... This user may get around to being a professional procrastinator. Someday. Maybe.
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INTJ This user's MBTI type is INTJ.
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ft-lb This user uses American Measurements.
Stainer.jpg This user enjoys classical music.
A&C Who's on First, What's on Second, I Don't Know's on Third.
0.\bar{9}=1 This user knows that 0.999... is exactly 1.

I'm an active geocacher with 545 caches found as of October 8, 2007.

I enjoy playing board games. I used to go to the monthly meeting of a board game group in West Valley City, Utah (next to Salt Lake City about four to six times a year. I'd go more often, but it is about an hour away from my house. There is now a board game group forming in Ogden, Utah. Join us.

I hold an active Amateur radio license, technician class.

Major Wikipedia Edits[edit]

I've made some major edits to some topics of which I have personal knowledge. Most have been rewording while adding some additional information. I worry more about editing than keeping this list up to date, so I've missed some major edits. Rather than try to maintain chronology, I have grouped them by topic.

Religion[edit]

Geography[edit]

Politics and History[edit]

  • Legacy Highway: I'm for the Legacy Highway. As a computer programmer and former ISP worker, I recognize the logic of redundancy in network paths. But I stuck to a NPOV.
  • Eddie Aikau: Created this entry because a guy at work has a T-shirt with the phrase "Eddie would go" and some vague recollection of Eddie's story. I decided to look it up and create a Wikipedia stub.

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Entertainment[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

To Do[edit]

This is my own personal list of things to do, when I get time:

Bookmarks[edit]

Articles I want to bookmark for future reference:

Opinions to be considered[edit]

  • Don't Destroy
  • Constructive Criticism on current Wiki Deletion Policy
  • After an article was nominated for the third time for deletion within a few months, I developed a personal policy to automatically vote against deletion unless it had been at least six months since the previous nomination. This went over like a lead balloon when I used it in a recent deletion review, so much so that those desiring deletion didn't read the other reasons I'd given to keep the article. However, in a recent discussion, someone brought up the Wikipedia policy on renominations, so I will now use this with a "six month" limit for "reasonable amount of time".

Problem editors/edits[edit]

These are the voyages...[edit]

...of the user Val42...

Colors of the kingdom of this world
Born and raised:
United States
Utah
Lived in:
United States
Utah
Argentina
Buenos Aires
Countries set foot in:
United States
Canada
Argentina
... but only in airport:
Mexico
Peru
Brazil
States set foot in:
Arizona
California
Colorado
Florida
Idaho
Maine
Massachusetts
Michigan
Montana
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Mexico
New York
Oregon
Utah
Washington
Wyoming
... and provinces:
British Columbia
Ontario
Buenos Aires
... but only in airport:
Texas
Illinois
Ohio
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