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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Thanksgiving 2018 ( ©)
This user has created of Wikipedia's 5,826,261 articles. 100
This user has been editing Wikipedia for more than (12 years, 3 months, and 4 days). ten years
I made my first edit to Wikipedia in 2006. Since then I have made around 28,000 edits, written
over 100 articles, and contributed a few dozen "Did You Know?"s to the main page.
I currently serve as an
administrator, a bureaucrat, and a global renamer.
My Wikipedia activities
I made the jump from "Wikipedia reader" to "Wikipedia editor" in March of 2006 when I saw a bit of vandalism and hit the edit button to fix it. Later that year I registered an account and wrote
my first article.
I became an administrator
in 2011, a bureaucrat in 2012 and a global renamer in 2014. If you need an account rename, I can help you out, although your best bet is to make a request at Wikipedia:Changing username, since it is available 24 hours a day and I am not.
For a while I ran
a bot that did various cleanup and maintenance tasks, but it is no longer active. I have a tiny bit of experience with Lua coding (I've written a small module to format my list of favorite article creations and expansions) and hope to write more modules in the future.
In 2011 I wrote
, my first article to successfully complete the Move Like This good article process. There are a few other articles I would love to promote to GA status sometime when time allows. I've also uploaded a few dozen images to Wikipedia and to Wikimedia Commons.
One of my areas of interest is expanding our music coverage. You can help too! There are
plenty of notable songs that need articles.
A list of the other accounts I have used for editing (mostly for bot-testing purposes) can be found
here. You can find my editing statistics here.
In real life
This user is a video game designer.
This user's time zone is , where the time is currently 03:51, March 18, 2019 EST EDT [. refresh]
I am a software developer and retro game enthusiast; the
Atari 2600 platform is a favorite of mine. I even wrote a game for the platform myself a few years ago. As a regular reader and big fan of , seeing them say The A.V. Club nice things about my game was a dream come true.
If you see any notable games that have
in the red links List of Atari 2600 games, why not help out by creating an article for them? If they already have an article, you can help by expanding and improving them. Wikipedia:WikiProject Video games/Sources offers some good suggestions for digging up reliable sources.
😮 I try to do the right thing. If I make a mistake, please . let me know
If you think I've made an error in editing or adminning, please let me know! It's quite possible you're right. Or if you just want to say "hello," that's OK too. Just
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Did you know...?
... that over one hundred
games, including Atari 2600 homebrew , have been created since that console was withdrawn from the market in 1992? Duck Attack! ... that "
" includes The Most Unwanted Song bagpipes, a children's choir, and an opera singer who raps about cowboys? ... that due to a copy-editing error,
inadvertently suggested that The Washington Post Public Enemy's 1990 song " " referred to the 911 Is a Joke September 11, 2001 attacks? ... that ten years after releasing an
entire album of 18- to 21-minute songs, progressive rock band Yes won their first Grammy for " ", a two-minute instrumental? Cinema ... that
percussionist has produced or performed on over 100 singles and albums, including Ollie E. Brown Ray Parker Jr.'s " Ghostbusters", Michael Jackson's , and Bad the theme from ? Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo ... that sound engineer and record producer
has worked with Paul DeVilliers Yes, Marc Jordan, King Crimson and Mr. Mister, whose number-one hits " Kyrie" and " Broken Wings" he co-produced? ... that in the extremely rare 1983 video game
, the player controls a boy whose mother attempts to feed him so much pasta that his stomach will explode? Mangia ... that for the 1999
reissue of The Cars' 1978 debut album, no usable demo of their single " " could be found? Good Times Roll ... that "
" was You Are the Girl The Cars' first – and last – Top 40 hit after they regrouped from a three-year hiatus in 1987? ... that after battling over who could use the name " Yes", the musicians involved reconciled and released " ", a number-one mainstream rock song about Lift Me Up homelessness?
... that the 1976 play
has been noted for its parallels to the United States' The Vietnamization of New Jersey involvement in Iraq? ... that despite telling a reporter in 1997 that he would "never" reunite with
The Cars, singer Ric Ocasek relented in 2010 to record , the band's first studio album in 23 years? Move Like This ... that for the
Game Boy Advance version of their , Activision selected the Activision Anthology Atari 2600 homebrew game , in which the player shoots "space oysters" to collect pearls? Oystron ... that "
" was Crumblin' Down John Cougar Mellencamp's first single released with his real last name? ... that
Heaven 17's 1981 song " " was (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang banned by the BBC over fears it libeled Ronald Reagan? ... that
The Cars, The Primitives, The Lemonheads and Tarnation have all released recordings of The Nightcrawlers' "slightly bizarre nursery rhyme" " "? The Little Black Egg ... that the
Iggy Pop song " " has been covered by Funtime R.E.M., The Cars, Blondie, Boy George and Liv Tyler's mom? ... that when the 1983 arcade game
was ported to the Up'n Down Atari 2600, its "bluesy" background music was replaced with "a very unsettling version" due to limitations in the 2600's sound capabilities? ... that although it gave the game a "C" rating, The Video Game Critic praised
for "some of the best graphics and audio you'll experience on your A-VCS-tec Challenge 2600"? ... that the upcoming new
Yes album features Fly from Here Benoît David, a former Yes cover band vocalist? ... that in the rare 1984 video game , the player must either prevent the furry Mogwai from eating the hamburgers at the bottom of the screen, or shoot them after they transform into Gremlins gremlins?