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Billy Halsey, originally from Wolfe County, Kentucky, currently lives in San Diego. An experimental fictionalist, his work tends toward the offensively horrific most times with occasional excursions into the uplifting and inspirational.

General UBXen o' Lurve
Penicillin core.svg This user contributes to the
Pharmacology WikiProject.
Hw-shakespeare.jpg This user is a professional writer or journalist.
Open book 01.svg This user writes short stories.
BOOK This user is working on publishing a book.
Pink triangle.svg This user identifies as gay.
BP2 This user has bipolar disorder Type II.
GAD This user lives with generalized anxiety disorder.
Mixed-handed-left.png This user is mixed-handed. Mixed-handed-right.png

WikiStyle + Language
Johann Joachim Winckelmann (Angelika Kaufmann).jpg This user employs a more formal style of writing in articles than in talk pages.
ANAL 5 This user is incredibly stringent with professional grammar.
they This user considers singular they standard English usage.
…in. Ending a sentence with a preposition is something that this user is okay with.
mankind This user supports the use of gender-neutral language.
whom This user insists upon using whom wherever it is called for, and fixes the errors of whomever he sees.
, This user fixes comma splices. They are annoying.
A, B, and C This user prefers the serial comma.
“…” This user favors curly quotation marks over straight style.
US vs. UK
This user uses logical quotation marks. Internal punctuation leads to factual errors. It's not a style issue!
This user understands the difference between using "than" and "then."
Subj This user prefers that the subjunctive mood be used. Were this user you, he would use it.
’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.
Thisere user larnt Appalachian English fum ther own kin.

Computer Programming
C-3 This user is an advanced C programmer.
This user is a PHP Coder.
Ascript-N This user is a native AppleScript programmer.
bash This user can program in Bash.
css This user can write Cascading Style Sheets.
xhtml This user can write XHTML.

Internet Life
Myspace.svg This user has a profile on MySpace.
Wordpress-logo-simple.png This user uses WordPress.
MacBook Pro.jpg This user contributes using a
MacBook Pro.

Godot-black.jpg This user is Waiting for Godot, who will surely be arriving on March 24.
This user reads the dense and complex works of fiction written by Thomas Pynchon.
Vitrectomy3727-PH.jpg This user thinks the book A Clockwork Orange is horrorshow.
Indies This user is a huge fan of small films.
GOD This user considers Jean-Luc Godard to be the world's greatest living filmmaker.
E-Guitare-horiz.png This user celebrates shoegazing.
Music of the common people This user enjoys folk music.
Crystal alternative rock.png This user enjoys indie rock.
met? This user prefers metric units, but, having grown up in the United States, cannot relate to them.

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Role on Wikipedia[edit]

My specialty with regard to Wikipedia is Wikification, copyediting, proofreading, linkification, and generally making things look right. Occasionally I add new content, but my focus is most often on improving the content that already exists. As such, feel free to engage me for any such tasks, especially the following which I list as having expertise or interest.

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I have worked in a variety of fields, including graphic design, supply chain management for one of the nation’s largest beef producers, computer security infrastructure at the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, Unix systems administration at the largest automobile plant in North America, and kernel software engineering for a key player in the high- and mid-range servers arena.

In 1999, I was officially diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but I had been experiencing symptoms for quite some time before that. In 2002, my bipolar symptoms, as well as my circadian rhythm disorder, took the better part of me, and I became unable to work. For the next year, I continued to go in and out of work on medical leave, eventually staying out in 2003.


I am often lugubrious, persnickety, cantankerous, or sullen. Occasionally off-putting, standoffish, or otherwise isolating. Frequently self-deprecating.

In person, I'm often reticent, guarded, and anything but aureate. Occasionally, though, maniacal bursts of logorrhea and arrant ostentation make way for profuse behavior that, in retrospect, is devilishly cringeworthy.

Ontologically and theologically speaking, a gnostic, agnostic, existential, spiritual, Taoist-Quaker, concerned foremost with humanistic causes. I am an autoantonym.

Politically and socially, I am a democratic socialist with some traditional conservative beliefs. Still, a fair assessment would be to say “I am more leftist than you,” if you are such a reductionist to desire a one-dimensional view of political ideology.

I am a pedantic literatus, a fastidious (albeit prolix) conservator of prescriptive — and occasionally descriptive — grammar. With my eyes discerning and my mind perspicacious, no error goes unnoticed.

Random fact: I’ve been reading Infinite Jest for 13 months.

Fields of expertise[edit]

(to varying degrees)

Postmodern literature[edit]


Computer science[edit]


Fields of interest[edit]

Future areas of further exploration and deepening of knowledge include these.




Political science[edit]



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