A.S.This user has
Asperger syndrome.


C-4This user is an expert C programmer.
C++-0This user does not understand C++ (or does not want to program in C++).
BASICThis user can program in BASIC.
asm-2This user is an intermediate assembly language programmer.
bash-2This user is an intermediate Bash programmer.
prog-3This user is an advanced programmer.
W3C valid.svgThis user writes valid XHTML.

TeX logo.svgThis user uses Plain TeX.
W3CThis user believes in compliance with W3C standards.
Glider.svgThis user is a hacker, or identifies with and promotes the hacker ethic.
Glider.svgThis user is a hacker, not a cracker. Know the difference!
Free software logosThis user uses free software wherever and whenever possible.
Openlogo-debianV2.svgThis user contributes using Debian GNU/Linux.
Iceweasel icon.svg This user contributes using Iceweasel.
Xfce logo.svgThis user contributes with XFCE.
#This user chats on IRC.
MIDIThis user creates MIDI files with a hex editor or assembler.


MATHThis user's favorite subject is Mathematics.
ath This user is an atheist.
Radiation warning symbol.svg This user supports the use of nuclear energy. Radiation warning symbol.svg

Grammer Grammar and Language

Majority ≠ right This user recognizes that even if 300,000,000 people make the same mistake, it's still a mistake.
its & it’sThis user understands the difference between its and it’s. So should you.
he or she
This user considers the singular they to be substandard English usage.
∀x, they... This user considers singular they with plural referent acceptable usage.
he This user considers 'he' to be a gender-neutral pronoun.
amn'tThis user considers amn't a perfectly logical alternative to aren’t in the first person singular.
y'allThis user thinks y'all serves a useful purpose as a second-person plural pronoun, and would like to see y'all use it more often.
youm This user thinks youm should be used as a dative second-person pronoun by analogy to whom.
byThe passive voice may be used by this user.
Subj This user prefers that the subjunctive mood be used. Were this user you, he would use it.
"There's" with a plural subjectThis user knows that "there's" with a plural subject is a pervasive grammatical error. There's There are too many people making this mistake. Don't be one of them.

to¦goThis user chooses to sometimes use split infinitives.
…in.Ending a sentence with a preposition is something that this user is okay with.
This user thinks that too many people have no idea how to use words that they should have learned in grade two.
whomThis user insists upon using whom wherever it is called for, and fixes the errors of whomever they see.
This user typically uses "which" and "that" interchangeably.
Latin Plurals: "Data is are..." This user uses "data", "media", "memoranda", "criteria", and "agenda" as the plurals of "datum", "medium", "memorandum", "criterion", and "agendum".
ain't nobodyThis user hates seeing double negatives clutter up the English language. He wants to stomp it out no matter what it takes.
.  TheThis user puts two spaces after a full stop.
A, B, and CThis user prefers the serial comma.
"…"This user favours typewriter style quotation marks over typographic ones.
US vs. UK
This user uses "logical quotation marks". Forcing internal punctuation leads to factual errors. It's not a nationalistic style issue!
;This user is addicted to semicolons; he or she uses them frequently.
No ellipsis abuse.pngThis user terminates unquoted ellipses on sight. This is not your blog. We end sentences properly.
əThis user is a Grammar Nazi.
enThis user supports the
English English language.
sassenach This user likes tae sprinkle his speech with a mickle Scots leid.
AmE-0 This user dislikes American 'English' (common grammatical and spelling errors mistaken for dialect).
This user does not understand the International Phonetic Alphabet.


ubx-5This user uses entirely too many userboxes.
-xenThis user believes that userbox should always be pluralised userboxen, and thinks that this is one of the most important and exciting issues of our time.
:(This user provides information using userboxes because he or she is bored.
Face-grin.svgThis user makes userboxes because it's fun.Crystal kthememgr.svg

This user is the cancer that is killing Wikipedia.
MORE This user's gotta have more userboxes.

This page is almost never updated, so don't expect links to work, etc.


I studied Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, and now work as a software engineer.

I write open source programs sometimes. My software is on this site, just in case anyone cares