Welcome to my userpage! I created this spot as a sort of "electronic CV", to provide some pertinent biographical info as it relates to editing Wikipedia. I consider myself a polymath, with expertise in medicine, digital & film photography, aviation, firearms, PC construction/tweaking, and Android development, to name a few. Let's explore, shall we?
I first began working with computers in 1981. Notable accomplishments include the design of three multi-line BBSes (and being a regional coodinator for echomail); linking my cranky IRC bots with other like-minded owners on EFnet & Undernet; and coding a GPL-licensed Linux firewall to act as a router and NAT/masquerade device. I was also lead IT for the executive site of a major /8 organization, and the administrator for a technology company's ISO 9000 system.
I have been involved with Android since the first device — the T-Mobile G1 (aka "HTC Dream 100") — was introduced in 2008. My primary focus is on AOSP-derived ROMs, custom kernels and other firmware.
I attended broadcast trade school while living in North Carolina and was an on-air DJ. I was also a firefighter, took engineering classes at Duke University, and began flight instruction to become a private pilot. More recently in Michigan, I studied to become an Emergency Medical Technician, graduating first in my class. I continued with the paramedic course, but postponed plans to practice medicine due to an injury. I am currently an IT business owner and independent consultant.
I hold a lifetime Restricted Radiotelephone Operator's Permit from the FCC. I am working towards a Technical Class license in amateur radio, and plan to volunteer for ARES and RACES, leveraging my emergency services experience to support disaster communications.
Here on the Wikipedia, I manually clean, rewrite and otherwise improve articles, usually while reading and actively using the site. There are also automated tools, such as huggle, to identify and revert vandalism and nonsense edits. You can see my latest edits, view comprehensive stats for all of my contributions, or browse my subpages, where an impromptu WP:ToDo list resides.
- Bonner, Jeff. "FIRE|GATE iptables script". sourceforge.net. Retrieved July 1, 2010.
- "Where did all the IP numbers go? The US Department of Defense has them". royal.pingdom.com. February 13, 2008. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
- Williams, Alan (September 23, 2014). "Happy sixth anniversary G1, the first Google Android phone". Electronics Weekly. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
- "Restricted Radiotelephone Operator's Permit". FCC.gov. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
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