User:Ksnortum

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Ksnortum and AntiEntropy are both handles for me, Knute Snortum. Below are my known biases so you can know somthing about me and I can better write from a nuetral point of view. If you think I'm not doing that, you can always talk to me.

The name AntiEntropy comes from a conversation I had with my father when I was a teenager. I asked him why humans were around at all, since entropy was the rule in the universe. He responded, "We are a temporary enclave of anti-entropy." That phrase has stuck with me, although I tend to see it with a certain irony.

My biases and world views[edit]

Politics[edit]

I'm a moderate politically. I lean right of center on some issues and left on others. I voted for George W. Bush in 2000 and John Kerry in 2004. I voted for John McCain in 2008 but I really wanted Barack Obama to win. I voted for him in 2012. I am a member of the Republican Party but I'm reconsidering this. I hate talk radio (except for NPR).

Religion[edit]

I am a Protestant Christian without any other strong denominational ties. I am an ethnic Jew in the sense that my mother is Jewish. My mother is a Holocaust survivor. My father was a university professor and an agnostic.

Science[edit]

I am an amateur scientist, especially Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics. My vocation is as a software developer for a small company. Basically, I am a geek.

I see no conflict in being scientific and religious. One of my favorite books on this subject is The Mind of God by Paul Davies.

Music[edit]

I am a musician. I play piano at an early advanced level. I also play guitar and drums well enough to by asked to play them now and then. I used to be a fair trombonist in college. I play a mean kazoo. I enjoy and play nearly all types of music, including Jazz, Rock, Clasical, Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, and some Pop.

Comics[edit]

I love comics, especially webcomics, Manga, and Anime. I may seem a bit old for Anime, but remember, I grew up with Speed Racer and Astro Boy. I'm not really into Sailor Moon but I do own a Powerpuff Girls DVD. (It was given to me, but I still enjoyed it.) You can see more about what I read and what I think about webcomics at my external home page and at the webcomics list.

I've been working on -- but never finished -- an extended version of the Bruno (webcomic) article here

A Dave Kelly article that (hopefully) won't be deleted: [1]

Stats[edit]

I was born on January 22nd. I'm writing that here so I don't forget. I'm going to write a program that will display my age:

If you're interested in the Perl code, it's a really simple CGI you can download here.

My family tree is here.


Wikipedia References[edit]

Here are some Wikipedia newcomer references I want to save, but get off my talk page.

Working on articles[edit]

Bad Rendering[edit]

The surjection article isn't rendering correctly for Firefox or IE (at least for me) so I'm trying to fix it here.

I'm done with it. I wonder how to get rid of it?
Deleting a subpage

Working on Orthogonal[edit]

I'm going to take a stab at writing the into to orthogonal. I'll be playing with the article here.

I messed up. The article is orthogonality. I'm keeping the subpage; I'll just have to remember not to create a new page.

Okay, I'm done. Admins, please delete the subpage.

External links[edit]

My home page

Categories and User Boxes[edit]

Webcomics This user reads webcomics.
Perl-3 This user is an advanced Perl programmer.
BASIC-4 This user is an expert BASIC programmer.
bash-3 This user is an advanced Bash programmer.
HTML-2 This user is an intermediate HTML user.
Musical note nicu bucule 01.svg This user is a musician.
Steinway Schriftzug.jpg This user plays the piano.
🎸 This user plays the guitar.
Musical note nicu bucule 01.svg This user likes most types of music.
1+1=10 This user likes binary.
Tesseract.gif This user enjoys thinking in Four Dimensions.
Google Chrome for Android Icon 2016.svg This user contributes using
Google Chrome or Chromium.
met? This user prefers metric units, but, having grown up in the United States, cannot relate to them.
=1 This user knows that 0.999... is exactly 1, but acquired a migraine learning it.
Answer to Life.png This user knows the Ultimate Answer.
Google 2015 logo.svg This user uses Google as a primary search engine.
Klickety Cuffs.png This user uses Microsoft Windows under duress.
Notepad plus plus.png This user contributes using Notepad++.
Close-up photo of a 3.5-inch floppy disk.jpg This user still remembers these.