My username comes from the htonl() function in Berkeley Sockets/POSIX/SUS.

I am employed as a software developer by the Democratic Alliance.

On Wikipedia I work mostly on articles related to Cape Town or South Africa in general. If you want me to take a photo of something in Cape Town, particularly the Southern Suburbs, leave a message on my talk page.

Conflict of interest declarationEdit

I am an employee of the Democratic Alliance. My position is technical and does not involve political activity or public relations. Nonetheless, I recuse myself from editing all articles in Category:Democratic Alliance (South Africa), articles on other current South African political parties, and articles on contemporary South African party politics in general. I note certain exceptions to this recusal:

Please point it out to me if I inadvertently break these restrictions.

Unified login: Htonl is the unique login of this user for all public Wikimedia projects.


  The South African Barnstar of National Merit
I would like to thank you for the the sheer volume of work on South African related articles, your commitment to correcting mistakes, adding geographical coordinates and for the many years of contribution to improve wikipedia's coverage of South African related topics. NJR_ZA (talk) 15:29, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
this WikiAward was given to Htonl by NJR_ZA (talk) on 15:29, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
  The Barnstar of Diligence
This is for your awesome and informative maps of South Africa (elections, statistics, etc.) Choyoołʼįįhí:Seb az86556 > haneʼ 16:15, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

Seconded. Roger (talk) 16:33, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

  The Teamwork Barnstar
Thanks for your help on various articles. I appreciate you correcting my mistakes without biting my head off. Helen (talk) 14:04, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For making the results of the 2011 South African census readily accessible to all, and so making the single greatest contribution to the project in recent months! Thank you again! eh bien mon prince (talk) 19:39, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
Seconded. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 11:28, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
  The Special Barnstar
Thank you for performing the magic that enabled the updating of census data results for places (way over my head), and for updating related articles. HelenOnline 16:37, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
  The Technical Barnstar
For your great work in designing the templates updating the stats at South African general election, 2014. Nice work. Nathan121212 (talk) 18:40, 11 May 2014 (UTC)
  The Barnstar of Diligence
Just wanted to say thanks for correcting the South African election dates. I'm amazed they were incorrect, and wonder how the incorrect dates were added i the first place! Number 57 14:53, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
  The Minor barnstar
I just want to thank you for creating those election maps and calculating the new seat totals of the NCOP. Your hard work doesn't go unnoticed. Keep it up! We appreciate it a lot! − Lefcentreright (talk) 14:40, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
Keep up the great work! Kearabilwe (talk) 13:35, 26 October 2019 (UTC)
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