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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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comment Did syphilis, polio, hepatitis, and encephalitis come to general world from the Americas?
This is related to this question - history.stackexchange.com/questions/1353/new-world-sickness/… maybe it will help
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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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comment Why were the British so reluctant to allow Jewish migration to Palestine?
This coincides with my point about land ownership, the Zionist settlers figured out early on that basically if you can't get people to leave you can buy the land out from under them. With no work, and no land to live on, it was expected that the Arabs would leave and thus the land would belong to the Jews.
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revised What is the single longest Presidential Campaign run in the United States?
Editing to remove the extraneous questioning
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accepted What is the single longest Presidential Campaign run in the United States?
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revised What is the single longest Presidential Campaign run in the United States?
trying to clarify more on a very old question...not sure why its necessary at this point but there ya go
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comment What is the single longest Presidential Campaign run in the United States?
That is how I am defining "start", but I also look at it as if you are going to get on the ballot for a primary you have to be a declared candidate otherwise you cannot gain delegates at the party conferences. Which would have to be a goal to be a candidate and campaign; I am eliminating campaigns like Donald Trump that might have started and stopped without a serious intention to continue.