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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


Feb
25
revised What is the single longest Presidential Campaign run in the United States?
Editing to remove the extraneous questioning
Feb
21
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
Dec
22
revised Were there weapons that a private citizen could not legally own in 1789 in the US?
Removing pro-gun friend comment since it doesn't add to the question
Dec
20
revised Who is responsible for the partition of Palestine?
Updating title to be more descriptive
Dec
17
revised Were any of the early settlements in America attacked from the sea?
fixing text and tags
Dec
6
revised What made Washington DC “dominate” politics in the USA?
Trying to clear up the question
Dec
5
revised Was there any connection between the Ottonians and Benedictines?
fixing the bad obvious change
Dec
1
revised Why did the the US House of Representatives stop reading George Washington's farewell address on his birthday?
text edits
Nov
11
revised Did the Founding Fathers of the USA really make a distinction between a Republic and a Democracy (and despised the latter)?
edited title
Oct
29
revised From where does the superstition about Friday the thirteenth originate?
adding note about incomplete numbers
Oct
19
revised To what extent was China unified?
added 24 characters in body
Oct
17
revised How did Columbus calculate the size of the Earth?
fixing text and changing tags
Oct
5
revised What is the single longest Presidential Campaign run in the United States?
adding more detail
Oct
3
revised The Great Compromise, is there analysis on the outcome?
Removing opinion eliciting text
Sep
15
revised What was the average US unemployment rate for Democrat and Republican presidents?
updating the party names
Sep
11
revised What factors permitted Buddhism to be successful in Japan but Christianity less so?
adding a note
Sep
7
revised Does a Baal human sacrifice statue from Carthage exist?
Textual edits and tag adding
Aug
31
revised What caused the Iranian 1979 revolution to become Islamic?
spelling
Aug
31
revised What caused the Iranian 1979 revolution to become Islamic?
deleted 679 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Aug
25
revised What options India had other than getting its independence from Britain?
cleaning up text