Phydeaux enjoys aviation, creating ASCII Art and proofing with Distributed Proofreaders (current DP focus: Encyclopædia Britannica 11th Ed), among countless other hobbies. He joined Wikipedia on January 1 2006.
Phydeaux is a username derived from a Think'n'Grin comic strip in the magazine Boys' Life. In the comic strip, two poodles were talking to a mutt and saying "My name's Mimi, M-I-M-I, what's yours?" To which the mutt replies "Fido, P-H-Y-D-E-A-U-X."