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Hello, and welcome to my user page. I'm Danny Chia (no relation to the Malaysian golfer Danny Chia) in real life, but I usually go by the handle Ixfd64 online. You can learn about me and my Wikipedia contributions here.
I first stumbled upon Wikipedia while looking for information on QuakeC. Like many newbies, I vandalized the article out of curiosity, but because I did not know how to revert my own edit at the time, I decided to make the article even better!
From then onwards, I have been creating and improving many articles, as well as reverting vandalism. It had always been my belief that knowledge should be free, so I decided to become a regular contributor. I registered this account on December 14, 2002 and was later promoted to an administrator on September 21, 2005. Despite being fairly busy in real life nowadays, I intend to continue improving the project in the years to come.
I'm most often involved in the following tasks:
I edited anonymously under two IPs before registering:
- 126.96.36.199 (talk · contribs) -- an my old home computer (no longer active)
- 188.8.131.52 (talk · contribs) -- my old high school (edits after 2002 are not mine)
Wikipedians I know in real life
I know a few fellow Wikipedians in real life:
- Arabani (talk · contribs) -- Alan, my sophomore year roommate at Cal
- Falcorian (talk · contribs) -- Alex, one of Alan's friends and former roommate
- Mwl (talk · contribs) -- another friend who also attended Cal but wishes to remain anonymous
- MaullarMaullar (talk · contribs) -- Albert, another good friend that I went to school with
I also contribute to various other wikis, both Wikimedia and non-Wikimedia ones alike. You can see my contributions on other Wikimedia wikis here.
Education and work
Despite being born slightly autistic, I was able to enter regular education through my efforts and the support of my parents. I finished my bachelor's degree in Engineering Science at the University of California, Berkeley in August 2009 before obtaining my master's degree in financial analysis from Saint Mary's College of California in December 2010. I am currently a software engineer at Lab126.
I'm interested in anything related to mathematics and science, but chemistry, physics, astronomy, geology, cryptography, computer science and number theory are among my favorite subjects. I also like computer programming, particularly in Java, R, Scheme and Visual Basic.
Like many other Generation Y folks, I love playing video and computer games in my free time. My other hobbies include electronics, lasers, fireworks and pyrotechnics in general. I enjoy many types of music, including techno, trance, classical, choral, video game music and some new age.
I love to travel in general, but I really enjoy the great outdoors. The mountains and the American Southwest are among my favorite destinations.
You can learn more about me at one of the sites listed below.
- Please read the FAQ before contacting me!
- Wikipedia revision size visualizer
- some random predictions of the future
- Ixfd64's test account (talk · contribs)
- ...and (not made by me) is for spambots!
You are always welcome to use my talk page. But if you prefer to contact me in private, you may do so via the following means:
- dannychia [at] cal [dot] berkeley [dot] edu
- web form (requires Wikipedia account with confirmed e-mail)
- ixfd64 [at] gmail [dot] com
- use this one if the above address bounces
- AIM: ixfd64
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