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I write software.

For the curious, here's my Google profile.

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Licensing of Contributions[edit]

I agree to multi-license all my contributions, with the exception of my user pages, as described below:

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I agree to multi-license my text contributions, unless otherwise stated, under Wikipedia's copyright terms and the Creative Commons licences by-sa v1.0, by v2.0, by-nd v2.0, by-nc v2.0, by-nc-nd v2.0, by-nc-sa v2.0, and by-sa v2.0. Please be aware that other contributors might not do the same, so if you want to use my contributions under alternate licensing, please check the CC dual-licence and Multi-licensing guides.

Additionally, Wikimedia may re-license as it sees fit:

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I grant non-exclusive permission for the Wikimedia Foundation Inc. to relicense my text and media contributions, including any images, audio clips, or video clips, under any copyleft license that it chooses, provided it maintains the free and open spirit of the GFDL. This permission acknowledges that future licensing needs of the Wikimedia projects may need adapting in unforeseen fashions to facilitate other uses, formats, and locations. It is given for as long as this banner remains.

Selected Contributions[edit]

My first logged-in edit ever:

Articles to which I've contributed significant original content:

  • Programming language:
    • I once engaged in the hubristic folly of a total rewrite of this article in my user space. It got out of hand and I never managed to merge it back into the main article. Two years later another user had to come along and rescue what could be salvaged. Let this serve as a cautionary tale: Don't be like me. Edit on the live article, and divide your work into small chunks that can be committed incrementally.

Notable uploads: