Welcome to my userpage! Consider me a polymath with technical expertise in digital & film photography, firearms, PC construction/tweaking, and Android development, to name a few. Previous adventures include designing three consecutive BBSes (the last as regional coodinator for echomail); linking my cranky IRC bots with like-minded owners on EFnet & Undernet; and coding a GPL-licensed iptables firewall script.
I attended broadcast trade school while in North Carolina. I was also a firefighter, and took engineering classes at Duke University. On returning to Michigan, I lined to become an Emergency Medical Technician, graduating first in my class. I was in the paramedic course when serious injury derailed any immediate plans to pursue medicine.
I hold a lifetime Restricted Radiotelephone Operator's Permit from the FCC, and will be testing for my 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 Wikipedia, I clean, rewrite and otherwise improve articles as needed, and sometimes use huggle to identify and revert vandalism & nonsense edits (give it a try). 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.
- "FIRE|GATE iptables script". sourceforge.net. Retrieved 1 July 2010.
- "Restricted Radiotelephone Operator's Permit". FCC.gov. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
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