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Crystal Clear app kalarm.svg It is 11:31:33 on September 30, 2016, according to the server's time and date.
Crystal Clear app clock.svg It is approximately 6:31 AM where this user lives.
UTC-5 This user's standard time zone is UTC-5, but is forced to use UTC-4 during summer.
Windup alarm clock.jpg This user begrudgingly observes Daylight Saving Time.
00:00 This user uses 24-hour time.
The sun1.jpg This user is diurnal.
My Basic Info
Flag of Boston.svg This user lives in or hails from Boston, Massachusetts.
Flag of Massachusetts.svg This user lives in or is from the
United States Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
This user is an ageless immortal.
Aries This user is an Aries.
Dog.svg This user was born in the Year of the Dog.
Star of David.svg This user is of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.
Star of David.svg This user is a Reform Jew.
Gay flag.svg This user is a member of the LGBT community.
Gendersign.svg This user identifies as transgender.
Gendersign.svg This user identifies as transsexual.
he This user prefers to be referred to using masculine gender pronouns.
Gay flag.svg This user identifies as queer.
Pansexuality flag.svg This user identifies as pansexual. Female.svgMale.svg
Nuvola apps amor.svg This user has a boyfriend.
GraduationQuery.svg This user might or might not have an academic degree, and considers the distinction irrelevant on Wikipedia.
UserboxSelfEducated.png This user considers themselves self-educated.
Book3.svg This user is an autodidact in a wide range of subjects he never took in school or college.
Brain 090407.jpg This user believes that one should never stop feeding one's brain.
Nuvola apps edu miscellaneous.svg This user is an educator.
gk This user is a geek.
INFJ This user's MBTI type is INFJ.
sibs-0 This user is an only child on his/her mother's side.
Parent home This user lives in the parental home, and does not intend to leave.
Cincinnati-suburbs-tract-housing.jpg This user grew up in the suburbs.
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This user is farsighted.
LacInt This user is Lactose intolerant
en This user is a native speaker of English.
es-3 Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel avanzado de español.
ase-2 This user can communicate at an intermediate level in American Sign Language.
UK This user uses British English.
This user is able to contribute with a near-native level of British English.
Flag of England.svg This user supports the
English English language.
AmE-0 This user dislikes American 'English' (common grammatical and spelling errors mistaken for dialect).
... This user would like to be able to speak many more languages.
they This user considers singular they standard, modern, informal English usage, so avoids it on Wikipedia.
you one This user knows that one should not use "you" in encyclopedia articles or other formal works.
less & fewer This user understands the difference between less & fewer.
much & many This user understands the difference between much & many.
This user understands the difference between using "than" and "then."
This user thinks that there are too many people who don’t know that they're worse than their own children at spelling!
This user thinks that if your grammar is incorrect, then you’re in need of help.
its & it’s This user understands the difference between its and it’s. So should you.
US vs. UK
This user uses logical quotation marks. Internal punctuation leads to factual errors. It's not a style issue!
; This user knows how to use a semicolon correctly.
Majority ≠ right This user recognizes that even if 300,000,000 people make the same mistake, it's still a mistake.
“,;:’ This user is a punctuation stickler.
.  The This user puts two spaces after a period.
A, B, and C This user prefers the serial comma.
sar-5 This user is an expert at picking up on sarcasm, as well as making sarcastic remarks.
<html> This user can write HTML.
1337-1 Th1s us3r is 4bl3 2 c0ntr1but3 w1th 4 b451( l3v3l 0f l33t.
IntS-0 This user has no interest in Internet slang, or talks like an offline person.
LE-0 This individual still maintains a shred of dignity in this insane world by adhering to correct spelling, grammar, punctuation and capitalisation.
H4X0R This user has moderate understanding of Leet (H4X0R), but does not use it..
AIM-Able This user understands AIM talk perfectly well, but does not seriously use it. Ever.
This user has a basic understanding of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
Contacting me
* This user can be found on most, if not all, IM networks!
Pidgin This user uses Pidgin to chat on multiple instant messaging networks.
@ This user can be reached by email at
Crystal 128 aim.png This user's AOL Instant Messenger screenname is FTMichael27.
Crystal kdmconfig.png This user's IRC nick is FTMichael on the server
Jabber-bulb.svg This user uses XMPP/Jabber as
This user's Google Talk screenname is
Vista-licq.png This user's ICQ UIN is 76660516.
Crystal 128 kuser.png This user uses Windows Live Messenger and his/her email address is

This user hates
Y! This user's Yahoo! Messenger screename is ftmichael.
Finding me online
Web This user has a website.
W3C This user validates the mark-up on their webpages.
Add This user is addicted to virtual communities.
Talk page icon crystal.png This user spends too much time on Internet forums.
Bebo This user keeps in touch with their friends with Bebo and their URL is
Digg-new.svg This user contributes to Digg as ftmichael.
EBay logo.svg This user buys and sells on eBay as ftmichael.
F icon.svg
This user maintains a Facebook profile as Michael Alexander.
Lh logo.svg
This user subscribes to Lifehacker.
LJ This user maintains a LiveJournal  as ftmichael.
Myspace.svg This user has a profile on MySpace as ftmichael.
Stuff I use
G This user will use Google before asking dumb questions.
Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg This user uses Wikipedia as a primary point of reference.
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This user uses Gmail as a primary email service.
Close-up photo of a 3.5-inch floppy disk.jpg This user still remembers these.
My system
Hdd icon.svg This user built his/her own PC.
This user contributes with a computer based on the Intel Core 2 Duo microprocessor.
Crystal 128 penguin.png This user is penguin powered.
*nix This user prefers a *nix operating system.
Ubuntu logo. This user contributes using Ubuntu.
PC This user knows that PC just means personal computer; a computer not running Windows may be a PC.
Free software logos This user uses free software wherever and whenever possible.
Tango app evolution-mail.png This user's primary email client is Novell Evolution.
RCN This user's Internet service provider is RCN.
George Washington dollar.jpg This user tracks their money on Where's George?
Transmission icon.png This user uses Transmission.
Mozilla Firefox logo 2013.svg This user contributes using Firefox.
Crystal Clear app openoffice.png This user uses rather than Microsoft Office. Microsoft Office 2013 logo.svg
MS This user does not use Microsoft products.
GeditLogo2010.png This user creates websites with gedit.
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This user contributes while using Audacious.

Giorgione - Young Woman (“Laura”) - Google Art Project.jpg This user enjoys the
Picture of the Day.¤

HP This user is a Harry Potter fan.
G This user is a Gryffindor.
This user is a member of
Dumbledore's Army
NET This user listens to radio over the Internet.
PC This user listens to podcasts.
Old book bindings.jpg This user is a bibliophile.
Computer n screen.svg This user is interested in computer science.
Cocacola-1917.png This user prefers Coca-Cola over Pepsi.
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This user is interested in the
British Isles.
Flag of England.svg This user is an Anglophile.
Sciences humaines.svg This user loves knowledge.
PS2-Fat-Console-Set.jpg This user enjoys PlayStation 2 games.
Nintendo-Entertainment-System-NES-Console-FL.jpg This user still enjoys playing
games on the NES.
Hard This user plays Guitar Hero on hard.
STAR TREK Ftmichael is a fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation. TNG
STAR TREK Ftmichael is a fan of Star Trek: Voyager. VOY
WLIIA This user watches Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Asahiflex600.jpg This user enjoys photography.
XN Fruehjahrswiese 00.jpg This user loves the Spring.
ADD This user has ADD.
SOBER This user is alcohol free.
Canis lupus laying in grass.jpg This user's favourite animal is the Grey Wolf.
This user firmly believes that this is a better world because of the presence of dogs. Hand puppet laudi.jpg
Beagle portrait Camry.jpg This user loves Beagles.
Chinese Hamster.jpg This user likes the company of hamsters.
MSF This user supports Médecins Sans Frontières.
Blue ribbon.svg This user is a member of Wikipedians against censorship.
Pink ribbon.svg This user supports the fight against breast cancer.
PD-icon.svg This user is against DRM.
Against cyberbullying.svg This user is against cyberbullying.
BlankMap-World6.svg This user is opposed to regional lockout.
No smoking symbol.svg
This user does not smoke.
The No Smoking sign This user is against smoking.
Peace symbol.svg This user rejects any violence towards women. Pink ribbon.svg
Flag of the United States.svg This user is a member or supporter of
Drawn love hearts.svg This user supports the inclusion of sex education in school systems.
A coloured voting box.svg This user believes it is every citizen's duty to vote.
A coloured voting box.svg This user does not trust electronic voting machines.
Urbine221dc.jpg This user supports the use of green energy.
This user supports
renewable energy
Recycle001.svg This user is interested in recycling issues.
respect This user respects others' religions and realises not all people wish to follow the same path.
Dome 1.jpg This user believes in the separation of church and state. ReligionSymbolAbr.PNG
Female.svgMale.svg This user supports gender equality.
Liberty-statue-from-below.jpg This user supports the ACLU.
Female.svg This user is a feminist.
NHS NNUH entrance.jpg
This user supports
universal health care.
Camouflage.svg This user is against involuntary military service.
Star of life2.svg This user supports stem cell research.
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This user is anti-abortion and pro-choice.
No death penalty.svg This user believes that the death penalty should never be used.*
"No smoking" sign with text This user supports the ban on smoking in public places.
This user strongly supports
strict gun control
Socken farbig.jpeg This user does not like socklessness.
John Gower world Vox Clamantis detail.jpg This user realizes that educated people from the Middle Ages already thought that the Earth was spherical.
Earth Western Hemisphere.jpg This user realizes that the Earth isn't an oblate spheroid, but rather a close approximation of one.
Hubble ultra deep field.jpg This user believes that the Universe began with a bang.
Baseball (crop).jpg This user plays baseball.
Shadow Karate Kick.jpg This user is a Karateka.
Razor Scooter.JPG This user loves kick scooters.
Skateboard.svg This user is a skater.
PK This user practices Parkour.
Flag of England.svg
This user supports
the Three Lions -
LFC This user supports Liverpool FC and will never walk alone.
PNE This user supports
Preston North End F.C.
BOS This user is a fan of the
Boston Red Sox
NE This user is a fan of the
New England Revolution
BOS This user is a fan of the
Boston Celtics
BOS This user is a fan of the
Boston Bruins
BOS This user is a fan of the
Boston Cannons
BOS This user is a fan of the
Boston Blazers
ubx-5 This user uses entirely too many userboxes.
Userbox prefer.svg This user prefers using userboxes to fill up their user page instead of actually writing something useful.

I have discovered Userboxes. Be afraid.

One of my favourite Wikipedia pages is List_of_common_misconceptions.