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Technical lead at an ad agency and Umbraco Certified Developer. Director and trustee of mySociety and a director of the Open Rights Group, having sat on the Advisory Council since the organisation was created. Also an avid Wikipedian.


Chef de développement chez une agence de publicité, certifié en Umbraco. Administrateur de la société et de la RUP de mySociety et administrateur de la société de l'Open Rights Group, ayant membre du Conseil Consultatif depuis l'organisation fut créée. En plus, suis éditeur des Wikipédias. Je peux contribuer avec un niveau avancé de français, mais plutôt j'utilise l'anglais, ma langue maternelle.


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Feb
21
comment To what extent did Native American cultures develop metalworking for tools and weapons?
I should caveat that it's also a massive oversimplification of Jared Diamond's book, which is well worth a read by anyone interested in why certain civilisations ended on the top of the pile and why Native Americans and sub-Saharan Africans are still substantially poorer than the Eurasian civilisations that colonised their lands.
Feb
21
comment To what extent did Native American cultures develop metalworking for tools and weapons?
Thank you. Trying to acquire reputation on these sites is something I find quite frustrating given my time constraints, particularly on sites where I'm pretty new (like this one). This happened to be something I know about that I noticed as I had time to kill last night ;o)
Feb
21
answered Which country ruled Flanders in the 16th century?
Feb
21
awarded  Teacher
Feb
21
comment Why are many African nations poor?
I think Scandinavian nations would disagree that socialism prevents prosperity. Whilst the basis of this answer is fair and accurate, there is a definite ideology at work here. Wikipedia would not consider this NPOV :)
Feb
21
revised Why was the Håndfæstning forced on Erik V of Denmark?
Corrected some typos; linked to Wikipedia piece on the First Barons' War
Feb
21
revised When and where did socks become common?
Reworded answer
Feb
21
suggested approved edit on Why was the Håndfæstning forced on Erik V of Denmark?
Feb
21
suggested approved edit on When and where did socks become common?
Feb
21
answered To what extent did Native American cultures develop metalworking for tools and weapons?
Feb
20
revised How was Germany's border decided?
Formatting (for better accessibility); hyperlinking to Wikipedia
Feb
20
suggested approved edit on How was Germany's border decided?
Feb
20
awarded  Editor
Feb
20
revised German Government branches during World War 2
Corrected typos; minor edits to hit change minimum
Feb
20
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
20
suggested approved edit on German Government branches during World War 2
Feb
20
awarded  Supporter
Feb
20
awarded  Autobiographer
Oct
12
wiki created england description
Oct
12
wiki created england excerpt