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- 1 Recent or significant modifications
- 2 Role on Wikipedia
- 3 Wikipedia subcultures and communities to which I belong
- 4 Biography
- 5 Fields of expertise
- 6 Fields of interest
- 7 Subpages
- 8 External links
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
WikiStyle + Language
Recent or significant modifications
- Lots of cleanup to indiplon
- Merger of List of lightweight markup languages and Comparison of lightweight markup languages into Lightweight markup language
- Vimpat – Created as redirect
- Lacosamide – Created new article
- Atypical antipsychotic – Added iloperidone and asenapine
- Template:Antipsychotics – Added iloperidone and asenapine
Role on Wikipedia
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.
Wikipedia subcultures and communities to which I belong
- Wikipedians starting with 'A'
- San Diego Wikipedians
- Wikipedians who attend(ed) Transylvania University
- Bipolar Wikimedians
- Wikimedians born 1970–1979
- Wikimedians born in August
- Wikimedians with INFJ personality type
- Queer Wikimedians
- Wikimedians who like green
- Wikimedians who use TextMate — So far, it appears I’m the only one.
- Wikimedians who like the number 24 — I suppose I’m the only one there, too.
- Wikimedians who use Apple notebooks — Remember: They’re not laptops — They're notebooks!
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.
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.
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
- (to varying degrees)
- especially Experimental fiction and Transgressional fiction
- the Fourth wall
- Irony and its detractors (e.g., David Foster Wallace — my favorite author)
- Neurotransmitters and Neurohormones
- The underexplored role of H3 with regard to mood, wakefulness, and other neuropsychiatric phenomena
- Can Benedryl (diphenhydramine) be an effective anxiolytic?
- Substance P
- Psychoactive drugs
- Atypical antipsychotics
- Mood stabilisers and Anticonvulsants
- Zonegran (zonisamide) — Which I think is underused in the US for mood stabilization, especially in those who are also receiving antipsychotic medications (and therefore at increased risk of obesity and diabetes)
- Depakote (divalproex sodium)
- Eskalith (lithium carbonate)
- Lamictal (lamotrigine)
- Topamax (topirimate) — which almost destroyed me
- Tegretol and Equetro (carbamazepine) — another one that almost destroyed me
- Trileptal (oxcarbazepine) — which didn't destroy me, even though it's also active on the temporal lobe like Tegretol and Topamax
- Anxiolytics and Hypnotics
- NMDA receptor antagonists
- Other novel (and not so novel) drugs potentially beneficial to psychiatry (this list is more for my benefit than anyone else's)
- Mifeprex (mifepristone)
- Emend (aprepitant)
- Even caffeine?
- Marinol (dronabinol) CIII and, perhaps more significantly, cannabidiol
- Xyrem (sodium oxybate) CII (aka Gamma-hydroxybutyrate) as I just mentioned
- Muscarinic receptors: nicotine and, on the flip side, the nicotinic receptor antagonist Inversine (mecamylamine)
- amantadine has very unique properties
- Web applications
- Operating systems
- Sexual orientation and Sexual identity
- Sex education
- Sex toys
- Sex industry
- History of cultural sexual attitudes, including sexual orientation, definition of paraphilias, and what constitutes a sex crime
Fields of interest
- Future areas of further exploration and deepening of knowledge include these.
- Specific languages — Català (Catalan), Nederlands (Dutch), Deutsch (German), íslenska (Icelandic), Interlingua, Latina (Latin), Norwegian, Русский (Russian), español (Spanish), Tagalog
- Fields of linguistics — Phonetics, Writing systems, Caligraphy, Semiotics, Semantics
- American politics, Socialism, Left-wing politics (yes, real left-wing politics; not American left-wing politics)
- Existentialism — Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Samuel Beckett
- Metaphysics — Dualism and Monism, Solipsism, Metaphysical subjectivism, Baruch Spinoza
- Political philosophy — John Locke
- Ethics — Immanuel Kant, John Rawls, Peter Singer, Moral relativism
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