Been around for years. I do stuff. Mostly volunteering with WMF and WMUK on press things. I've been an administrator on this wiki since 2004. A wikien-l and wikimediaau-l listmod. Have read about diplomacy and can usually spell the word accurately.
My Wikimedia blog: https://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 also edit RationalWiki, a small skeptical wiki. I'm also one of the sysadmins, though basically everyone gets the admin bit there. RationalWiki is apparently notable now, which is slightly disconcerting.
I have written and self-published a book on cryptocurrencies and blockchains, and a book on Facebook's Libra/Diem project. I'm on telly and in the papers a bit on the subject. The first book has been used as a college text.
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.