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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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answered What made Washington DC “dominate” politics in the USA?
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answered Why did the the US House of Representatives stop reading George Washington's farewell address on his birthday?
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answered Has the US Congress's power to declare war been rendered superfluous by recent conflicts?
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answered In the United States government, has there been cases that electoral colleges don't vote for the candidate the majority of their state voted for?
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answered To what extent was China unified?
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answered Were the (early 17th C) arrivers/colonists to North America (USA) outcasts from European societies?
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answered Any precedents of U.S. presidents having served in other government roles after the ends of their terms?
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answered Why was old Shanghai called “Whore of the Orient”?
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