This is a semi-anonymous autobiography. Anyone who knows me would probably know who I am, but anyone else will probably not. That's the way I want to keep it.


 This user is a Christian.
 This user is male.
 This user is of multiple ancestries.
NT This user's Keirsey Temperament is Rational.
INTPThis user's MBTI type is INTP.
 This user is right-handed.


AAsThis user has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Construction.
BAThis user has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.
BSThis user has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
  This user is a student or alumnus of the Community College of the Air Force.
 This user is a student or alumnus of the University of Minnesota.
 This user is self-educated to an advanced college level.


I've been in the military since 1993. First, I was enlisted in the US Air Force, now I'm a CPT in the US Army Reserve.

 This user is in the United States Military.
 This Wikipedian was a member of the United States Air Force.
This wikipedian is (or was) a member of the United States Army.

I'm a draftsman, surveyor, and construction inspector by trade. I can just as easily use the metric or standard American measurement systems (but definitely prefer the American system).

ft-lbThis user uses American Measurements.
SI-0This user thinks the metric system is bureaucratic and inhuman and will think in Fahrenheit until he/she dies.


I'm very interested in languages, and I've studied a few of them.

enThis user is a native speaker of the English language.
es-2Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel intermedio de español.
ko-1이 사용자는 간단한국어를 말할 수 있습니다.
cs-1Tento uživatel má základní znalosti češtiny.
ar-2هذا المستخدم يستطيع المساهمة بالعربية بمستوى متوسط.
אThis user fully understands the Hebrew alphabet.
fa-2دانش فارسی این کاربر درسطح متوسط است.
tg-2Дониши забони тоҷикии ин корбар дар сатҳи мутувассит аст.
de-1Dieser Benutzer hat grundlegende Deutschkenntnisse.
pl-1Ten użytkownik posługuje się językiem polskim na poziomie podstawowym.
...This user would like to be able to speak more languages.
 Oh yah, this user can speak Minnesotan ya'know.


In the little spare time I have, I have lots of diverse interests, including travel.

This user has set foot in 25 countries of the world.
 This user has visited 50 of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.50
 This user is interested in maps.
 This user is a bibliophile.
 This user is an audiophile.
 This user is interested in his or her family history.
 This user enjoys philosophy.
 This user still enjoys playing
games on the NES.
 This user is a certified scuba diver.
fireflyThis user is a Browncoat.
band-3This user likes Gov't Mule.
 This user enjoys rifle shooting.
 This user enjoys
pistol shooting.
 This user is a fencer.

Some of the musical instruments I try (more or less successfully) to play.

gtr-3This user is an advanced guitarist.
bss-2This user is an intermediate bass guitarist.
voc-1This user is a novice vocalist.
pno-1This user is a novice pianist.
kbd-1This user is a novice keyboardist.
tin-1This user is a novice tin whistle player.
bass-1This user is a novice double bassist.
tri-3This user is an advanced triangle player.
kzo-4This user is a professional kazoo player.

I'm definitely a computer geek. I do some programming and web design, mostly for hobby, but also for work in the past.

bash-2This user is an intermediate Bash programmer.
C-2This user is an intermediate C programmer.
C++-2This user is an intermediate C++ programmer.
css-3This user is an advanced Cascading Style Sheets user.
HTML-4This user is an expert HTML user.
js-3This user is an advanced JavaScript programmer.
lisp-2This user is an intermediate Lisp programmer.
mysql-3This user is an advanced MySQL programmer.
Perl-2This user is an intermediate Perl programmer.
PHP-2This user is an intermediate PHP programmer.
py-2This user is an intermediate Python programmer.
R-2This user is an intermediate R programmer.
XML-2This user is an intermediate XML coder.
SQL-3This user is an advanced SQL programmer.


I've made a few of my own userboxes. I love Wikipedia, but hate the ridiculous POV in many articles.

 This user strives to maintain a policy of neutrality on controversial issues.
 This user finds edit/revert wars disruptive.
 This user prefers using userboxes to fill up his user page instead of actually writing something useful.
<ref>This user would like to see everyone using inline citations. Please...
A, B, and CThis user prefers the serial comma.


  This user believes in a two-state solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.  
 This user is skeptical of the Zodiac.
  This user supports concealed carry laws.
  This user is an omnivore.
 This user believes that caffeine is necessary in large doses daily.
  This user supports the use of nuclear energy.  
X This user does not believe in the existence of human races, except as a social construct. X
 This user loathes, but is forced to observe, daylight saving time.
 This user realizes that people from the Middle Ages already thought that the Earth was spherical.

MINThis user is a fan of the
Minnesota Twins
MINThis user is a fan of the
Minnesota Vikings
MINThis user is a fan of the
Minnesota Timberwolves
MINThis user is a fan of the
Minnesota Wild