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Handy stuff I don't want to have to find again
- user warning templates (but Twinkle helps a lot)
- maintenance templates
- Wikipedia is not a parts catalog (unpublished draft)
- WP:COIBLP, WP:BLPCOI
- Use single line breaks
- Help:List-defined references (so that's what they're called...)
- WP:Don't link to WP:AGF
- Tips for the angry new user - Gamaliel
- Wikipedia:List of Wikipedians by number of edits - for edit-count junkies
- Editor interaction analyzer
I am a moderately well known consultant and seminar leader in the field of Windows device drivers, debugging, and general kernel mode development. I've been working with Windows NT device drivers since the October '92 Driver Developer's Conference. For a few years after that I was a prolific contributor to the Windows NT device driver newsgroups, and that work earned me an MS MVP (NT DDK) award for a few years, but the consulting/training business has taken too much of my time lately to continue those efforts. (And Microsoft decided that they would no longer have MVPs for driver development!)
Prior to my work involvement with the Windows NT family I worked for many years in similar areas of DEC's VMS operating system. While working for a DEC IHV/ISV I was responsible for the device drivers for a line of intelligent programmable front-end communications interfaces... some of which I later learned were still in use years later in Operation Desert Storm. I won several awards for various contributions to the DEC User's Society.
Before VMS I worked principally with HP's DOS-M, RTE-M, and 2000F operating systems. These ran on 16-bit minicomputers, the HP 2100 and 1000MX, classic load-and-store machines like many of the minis before the PDP-11. I also put in some time on the HP 3000 under MPE, and PDP-11's under RSTE/E and RSX-11/M.
MCTS for Windows Internals, for what that's worth. And General class ham operator.
Welcome template (cheat sheet)
To do list
- Continue cleanup of Laserdisc (2015-01-26T09:22:43 )
Host controller interface - generalize, explain "register level interface", treat current sections as point examples rather than the entire article
Architecture of Windows NT, Windows library files, kernel32, Windows NT processor scheduling, and other Windows components articles: many conceptual problems; general cleanup and mutual rationalization is needed
64-bit#Pros_and_cons fix points re. 3GB barrier and Windows DLLs in user space
BCD article - find cites for various packed decimal claims
Balanced line - explanation section needs a rewrite.
Significant contributions to
various Windows articles
Your right to a free press does not mean I have to give you free access to my press.
- Corollary: Wikipedia doesn't have to give you free access to theirs, either.
Inspector Javert (or Zenigata) doesn't have a fun job, but somebody has to do it. Of course, some could also choose to not be Jean Valjean (or Lupin III).
Wise words given to a blocked editor: This absolute adherence to the idea that your interpretation of the rules is paramount
and everyone else's input is merely an obstacle to overcome is an accurate summary of how you ended up in this position.
Basalisk inspect damage⁄berate 4 August 2013
Observation: New editors who come in with the attitude that "Wikipedia is all wrong and it must be fixed!", combined with a pattern of what I will here call "bristly" responses to any disagreement, tend to have short, unhappy careers here. See WP:RIGHTGREATWRONGS. Jeh (talk) 01:12, 1 March 2016 (UTC)
Found on someone else's talk page, quoted by permission:
Early on, I came across a comment from someone high up in the WMF. He said if content creators all left, Wikipedia could go on for years. Information would gradually go out of date, but it'd still be there. If the vandal fighters all left, Wikipedia would be overrun in a few days by vandals, spammers, and trolls.
"With reasonable men, I will reason ..." -- William Lloyd Garrison