Welcome to my userpage! I created this as a sort of "electronic CV" to provide some pertinent biographical info, as it relates to editing Wikipedia. I consider myself a polymath, with expertise in medicine, digital & film photography, aviation, firearms, PC construction/tweaking, and Android development, to name a few. Let's explore, shall we?
I first began working with computers in 1981. Notable accomplishments include the design of three multi-line BBSes (and being a regional coodinator for echomail); linking my cranky IRC bots with other like-minded owners on EFnet & Undernet; and coding a GPL-licensed Linux firewall to act as a router and NAT/masquerade device.
I attended radio/TV broadcast trade school while living in North Carolina. I was also a firefighter, took engineering classes at Duke University, and private-pilot flight instruction in Charlotte. On returning to Michigan, I studied to become an Emergency Medical Technician, graduating first in my class. I continued with the paramedic course, but a serious injury derailed immediate plans to pursue medicine. I am currently an IT business owner and independent consultant.
I hold a lifetime Restricted Radiotelephone Operator's Permit from the FCC, and am working towards a Technical Class license in amateur radio. I may volunteer for ARES and/or RACES, leveraging my emergency services experience to support disaster communications.
Here on the Wikipedia, I manually clean, rewrite and otherwise improve articles; usually, this happens when I encounter such things while reading and actively using WP. There are also automated tools, such as huggle, to identify and revert vandalism and nonsense edits. You can see my latest edits, view comprehensive stats for all of my contributions, or browse my subpages, where an impromptu WP:ToDo list resides.
- Bonner, Jeff. "FIRE|GATE iptables script". sourceforge.net. Retrieved July 1, 2010.
- Williams, Alan (September 23, 2014). "Happy sixth anniversary G1, the first Google Android phone". Electronics Weekly. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
- "Restricted Radiotelephone Operator's Permit". FCC.gov. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
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