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Franamax's sister has asked me to pass on the news of his death on 30 November 2012. He enjoyed his time here and was an active administrator and edit filter manager. CambridgeBayWeather (talk) 21:08, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
—Joined 26Aug07 and (mostly) enjoying the experience!
I have a particular interest in developing software tools to better make sense of the vast world that is Wikipedia. These tools will be available to all who ask. The projects I have developed and am working on are mentioned below and described further on their own sub-pages. All comments and suggestions are welcome.
wpW5 - searches page history to find out when the contents were changed. When you read "the Earth is flat" and wonder who put that in, use wpW5 to find out in seconds.
uContribs - scans user edits, slices and dices them in various ways to collate their participation in different areas of the project. This tool and lkScan share the same skin.
All tools are written with VC++ and run on Windows.
(Technical note - All these tools share the following features: use the "maxlag=5" parameter to minimise server load; are Unicode and UTF-8 compliant up to UTF-8 3-byte encoding, 63,488 possible characters; use local caching when possible to avoid repeated server requests; use the api.php interface where possible to maximise speed and reduce server load; and balance network, disk and CPU activity where possible to maximise overall speed)
My Sandbox - don't look in here! You'll just see all the things I'm too dumb to have figured out yet. Which would be the longest page of all...
Essay I started, now known as WP:FRIES and/or WP:Escalating alphabeticals which sounds more mellifluous and has fewer trans-fatty acids. :)
My user contribs at 01Nov09 and my request for adminship.
Preview refs proposal
Copyright investigator login
SampleCSD Ucontribs Ucontribs-0.3a Ucontribs-0.3b Ucontribs-2009
I, Franamin, am a legitimate sockpuppet of User:Franamax. My account should be used for software testing purposes only. Franamin (talk) 06:02, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
I, Franamax, control the User:Franamin account, to be used for purposes of software testing. Franamax (talk) 06:08, 12 February 2009 (UTC)