Joined Wikipedia on June 2, 2005, after making several anonymous edits over the prior year.
- B.S. Chemistry, University of Illinois, 1993
- B.S. Biochemistry, University of Illinois, 1993
- M.A. Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin, 1998
- Alpha Chi Sigma
- American Chemical Society
- Special Libraries Association
- United States Chess Federation
My Morphy number is (at most) 6, by virtue of a game I played in an online simul against Alexandra Kosteniuk. She has played at least once against Anatoly Karpov, who has a Morphy Number of (at most) 4.
Collection of long-lived misinformation in Wikipedia
While I find much of value in Wikipedia, I remain skeptical that errors are usually quickly caught, as alleged in Wikipedia:Replies to common objections. As a demonstration, I am cataloging misinformation which persists for a lengthy time (say, 30 days or more) in Wikipedia. If you have additions, please mention them on my talk page. However, I am excluding misinformation which was deliberately added as misinformation (possibly, but not necessarily, to test how quickly it's discovered) as that is contrary to the spirit of Wikipedia, unethical, and I will not encourage it.
|Bible||Catholic Bible has 76 books||December 27, 2001 ||Catholic Bible has 73 books||January 3, 2005 ||1103|||
|Chrome yellow||Lead chromate is PbO4||May 16, 2005 ||Lead chromate is PbCrO4||July 14, 2005 ||59|||
|Nobel Prize||When awarded to multiple winners, prize money is split evenly||March 2, 2005 ||When awarded to three winners, prize may be split 50/25/25||October 12, 2005 ||224|||
|Palindromic number||If stripping the first and last digit of a number leaves a palindromic number, the original number is palindromic||July 14, 2005 ||Only if the first and last digits are equal||October 14, 2005 ||92||Other defs in Palindromic number|
|Plutonium||Ions in aqueous solution are Pu3+, Pu4+, PuO2+, and PuO+.||March 9, 2004 ||Pu3+, Pu4+, PuO22+, and PuO2+||February 15, 2006 ||708|||
|Howard Martin Temin||Reverse transcriptase important to PCR||June 1, 2005 ||Only in RT-PCR; not used in ordinary PCR||October 11, 2007 ||862||polymerase chain reaction|