Been around for years. I do stuff. Mostly volunteering with WMF and WMUK on press things. Admin on this wiki. A wikien-l/and to the grate iauk-l/wikimediaau-l listmod. Have read about diplomacy and can usually spell the word accurately.
I also edit and am a 2016-17 trustee of the RationalMedia Foundation, who host RationalWiki, a skeptical wiki. I'm also one of the sysadmins. RationalWiki is apparently notable now, which is slightly disconcerting.
My Wikimedia blog: http://davidgerard.co.uk/notes/
Oh, I have the keys to User:Querulous, but took the name just so everyone can freely use it as an example username.
I am not notable.
You will need to decide for yourself whether I am an NSA shill.
I am currently writing a short book on cryptocurrencies and blockchains. This is eating my brain. (We'll see whether I pass as a subject-matter expert when it eventuates.) I may be some time.
How to make a martini for me
- 1 shot vodka
- 1 shot gin
- 1 shot dry vermouth
- shake with ice
- two olives
Achieves the cocktail effect: where all the alcohol cancels out and it slips past your lips and mouth like a song, before burning all the way down your gullet.