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Noia 64 apps karm.svg This user has been on Wikipedia for 17 years, 3 months and 17 days.
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University of Alaska Anchorage
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About me[edit]

I'm a computer geek living in Alaska. I am a big fan of community-based documentation. I am a proponent of free software, open source, FreeBSD, and the principle of least astonishment. I consider myself to be a public-interest technologist, specifically in the information security space.

My Wikipedia interests include information security, password cracking, children's literature, and good grammar.

My unified login is Royce. (See my notes on user unification, my global edit count, and my automated vs non-automated edits).

I first registered on the original English Wikipedia on June 1st, 2003.

Here are some other personal attestations.

I edit on behalf of myself alone.


  • As of 2017, I am a volunteer member of Team Hashcat, the competitive password-cracking team that has strong overlap with the development and maintenance of hashcat. I am also a volunteer moderator of the hashcat forums. However, I view all competing suites as peers, each best suited to particular use cases. I have no direct or indirect financial interest in the hashcat project (other than very indirectly as someone who sometimes uses it for work purposes). Nevertheless, I try limit my edits to all password-cracking suites' pages to only clearly non-controversial facts (such as new release versions and dates) and reversion of obvious vandalism. I recuse myself from any potentially disputable edits. You can view my historical hashcat edits here.
  • Also as of 2017, I am a full-time employee of GCI, an Alaskan telecommunications company. Because my ties to this organization are directly financial, I currently recuse myself from any edits whatsoever of that page (except for incidental edits due to using automation to clean up a spelling or grammatical issue across many pages). You can view my historical GCI edits here.


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This user is a member of the Association of Inclusionist Wikipedians.

The motto of the AIW is conservata veritate, which translates to "with the preserved truth".
This motto reflects the inclusionist desire to change Wikipedia only when no knowledge would be lost as a result.

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Committed identity: f8309c3d483b5bb53b5277ce2e6ae23282ecb783893749cffd4c0522975fd5026be8557a3684e81546621baf65f563356018b57ec52ce4eb84f4882e12ab079a is a SHA-512 commitment to this user's real-life identity.