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I have been a tester, manager, automator, and release angineer for over 15 years. Working in Windows, *nix and distributed environments I've come in as the first part of QA and built groups or joined existing groups. I like process and am an evangelist for process improvement. I also dabble in tool smithing, while I am not a great coder I stick with it and have built up a nice array of tools over the years in Perl, Ruby and PowerShell. I automate when I can now, as that is my prime passion, and I wear all kinds of hats doing whatever is needed but always handling code from test to production.

I have many interests in cooking, reading, home improvement, MakerSpaces and many more. You'll find me on many SX's here.

I currently work for NaviNet as a Software Engineer in Test II


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accepted How is it that King Philips War devastated the colonists so much, but the Colonists were not driven out?
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accepted What is the single longest Presidential Campaign run in the United States?
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accepted Where the did the concept of “smear campaigns” originate?
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accepted Was there other research focusing on the medical uses of ether in the 18th Century?
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accepted What holidays would be on a European-centric calendar from the 11th - 13th Centuries?
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accepted What did the sympathies lie of the US Navy around the time of the American Civil War?
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accepted What is the origin of the English Ship Building Philosophy?
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accepted What precipitated the rise of social safety nets in the United States?
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accepted What is the origination of the Forlorn Hope?
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accepted Why are the signatures on the United States Declaration of Independence structured as they are?
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accepted Is there a written history on the Sonderkommando Elbe?
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accepted Why is Alexander Hamilton considered the father of modern banking?
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accepted What cultures have had a lasting effect on Sicilian culture?
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accepted How would Eastern European emigres have traveled across Eastern Europe to Warsaw in the early 20thC?
May
30
accepted What was the motivation for the Gregorian Calendar?
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accepted Was Brown v Board of Education the only major decision that changed educational choice in America?
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accepted Are the swords in the Oath of Horatii all Roman?
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accepted At what point, and why, did Snuff Tobacco fall out of favor with European Nobility?
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accepted Was the Zimmerman Telegram a ruse on the US or a way of Germany to incite Mexico to declare war on the US?
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accepted What were the reasons that the British colonies in North America rebelled but not others?