The Mind's I
Greetings! You've reached the user page of Kat Walsh, otherwise known as "mindspillage". I am a copyright/technology attorney, a classical bassoonist and violist, free culture and free software advocate, and former chair of the Wikimedia Foundation. I know way too much about the minutia of the Creative Commons licenses. I live with my significant other somewhere a bit north of San Francisco.
Most of the stuff on this page has been here for about a decade and I'd probably put different things on it if I were starting over, but I've gotten kind of attached to my old userpage, so it stays.
Meeting of the Minds
- Talk page: here
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- IRC (Freenode, OFTC): mindspillage
- Frequently in #wikimedia connect. Private messages are more likely to get my attention than asking in a channel.
- jabber: email@example.com
- Twitter/Mastodon: @mindspillage
- Facebook: nope. I deleted my account and anyone who claims to be me there isn't.
Some of my Wikimedia hats, past and present:
- I was a member of the Board of Trustees from 2006-2013.
- I am currently on the Advisory Board, where occasionally I even give advice.
- I am an administrator here; I don't tend to use the tools much, but sometimes they come in handy.
- I am a former member of the Arbitration Committee, from October 2005 until December 2006 (when I resigned after being appointed to the Board).
- I used to handle emails that come in to Wikimedia. But not in a long time. You might still get template responses I wrote, though.
- I do the odd bit of Track II diplomacy, on a completely informal basis, as I have time and energy.
Pieces of mind
Occasionally I like to blather on about Wikipedia rather than do anything constructive...
I follow the one-revert rule as well as the policy trifecta (shown neatly in a little box to the side, as arranged by its originator, Seth Ilys). I'm a strong believer in the simplified ruleset as a guide to almost any sticky situation. And I'm a strong believer in consensus and the supremacy and necessity of good judgment, over all.
Kept in mind
In my write mind
Started or rewritten: Aaron Jay Kernis / Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do / Albert Szirmai / Alexandre Tansman / Alvin Etler / Amanda Borden / André Jolivet / Bart Conner / Andrey Rimsky-Korsakov / Bassoon sonata / Cat and Girl / Closely related key / Come Out / Concert band / Concerto in E-flat (Dumbarton Oaks) / Daniel Dorff / Daniel Read / David Darling / David Del Tredici / De Leon Springs State Park / Doctor Fun / Double reed / Eugène Bozza / Extensional definition / Francisco Mignone / Frederick Fennell / Gordon Jacob / Hugo Wolf / Intensional definition / Jan DeGaetani / Jean Françaix / John Barnes Chance / John Crowe Ransom / Judith LeClair / Judith Sargent Murray / Jurriaan Andriessen / Keiko Abe / Lexical definition / Lili Boulanger / Luigi Dallapiccola / Madeleine Dring / Metastasis / Michala Petri / Miller Puckette / Modulation / Multiphonic / Ostensive definition / Paul Redmond Michel / Persuasive definition / Precising definition / Rebecca Helferich Clarke / Ruth Gipps / Squonk Opera / Stipulative definition / Susan Nigro / Terry Riley / Theon of Smyrna / Theoretical definition / The Stone Guest / Vampire number / Vincent Persichetti / Vittorio Giannini / Vocalise / William Bergsma / Willson Osborne / meta:How to win an argument / meta:Polls are evil
Other significant contributions: Bassoon / Contrabassoon / Daniel Gorenstein / Gadsby / Handstand / Iannis Xenakis / L. Neil Smith / List of web comics / National Institutes of Health / "Old Folks at Home" / Quintet / Robert M. Pirsig / Stetson University / Steve Reich / The Mind's I / The Rite of Spring / Thomas Hastings / Wind quintet / Zarzuela
Of sound mind
You can hear me in these recordings:
This page is not protected: you can edit it. Particularly if you want to fix typos and links, or if you feel inclined to exercise your mad layout skills, or maybe even give a testimonial. (Geogre asked for sonnets, which was a stroke of genius; alas, I am not so brazen as to steal the idea.) I don't own this page. (As it happens, there are pages elsewhere I do own, and I leave them dormant to work on Wikipedia instead.) I will exercise final judgment on which changes I keep, of course... Random acts of poetry encouraged!
- My mind, spillage.
- My mind, wandering.
- Constance, Dale, Fern--
- women I will never know.
- Poetry, the art form I will never be good at.
- func(talk) 19:09, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)
- Mindspillage. The spillage of the mind.
- This is the creed of the Wikipedian.
- May our minds spring forth with our most cherished knowledge
- And may I share the bounty of my wisdom to slake the thirst of curiosity among the people
- Join our community, our world.
- We are Wikipedians. May the mind of Wikipedia spill forth with bounty.
- Welcome to Wikipedia. May you spring forth and prosper!
sɪzlæk [ +t, +c, +m ] 09:46, August 11, 2005 (UTC)
- A haiku:
- Mindspillage, admin.
- Mindspillage, arbitrator.
- A spill of a mind.
- Ral315 WS 08:35, 15 October 2005 (UTC)
Mindspillage - a grand canonical ensemble of thoughts. May the partition functions unite! --HappyCamper 01:01, 21 October 2005 (UTC)
- There was a young lady Mindspillage,
- Who from Wikip'dia did pillage
- All the things that one can
- This poem don't scan.
- She lives in the Wikian village!
- [[Sam Korn]] 21:50, 15 November 2005 (UTC)
Here's a little poem (Sung, more or less, to the tune of '"The Shadow of Your Smile"), my holiday gift to you.
- The spillage of your mind I find refined
- The hat upon your head is black not red
- The head beneath your hat
- Spills forth the thoughts of Kat
- Never to be maligned
- The spillage of your mind
Paul August ☎ 20:28, 29 December 2005 (UTC)
Here's a contra-haiku for you:
- One place to hear a
- contrabassoon contribute:
- Brahms' First Symphony
- David Brooks
Another haiku, poles apart from David's above (at least it's at the opposite end of the compass), and I think "Rite" in this usage counts as a kigo:
- Aerial, alone,
- opening Stravinsky's Rite
- your instrument soars.
- मिस्ट्रेस ऑफ़ देबौचेरी (That's Mindspillage in Devanagari) --Nearly Headless Nick 10:20, 6 June 2006 (UTC)
- 头脑溢出 -- that's Mindspillage in Chinese! anthony[cfc]
- Mensfvndens. That's Spillingmind in Latin! (Hey, it's close!) CarrotMan 08:33, 8 August 2007 (UTC)
Ink spilt for a spilled mind... they pondered the possibilities. --wpktsfs (talk) 04:21, 15 June 2007 (UTC)
- Heya, Mindspillage
- Always knew you played Bassoon
- But, uh... viola?
- --Clorox (diskussion) 00:59, 15 July 2008 (UTC)