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    User page vandalism

    I, like some others, see a moderate amount of vandalism of my user and talk pages as a good thing: it means that I am establishing a WikiPresence (to coin a term).

    As someone once said, "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."

    I've also had the following impostors:

    2022 Resolution

    I've been too uninvolved lately.

    In 2022 I resolve to meaningfully contribute.


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    The real world me
    Me, in extreme closeup

    Created from "100 Percent Certified Mammalian DNA" in the Stony Brook, NY labs of Bring On The Clones, L.L.P., ClockworkSoul achieved consciousness in the summer of 2004. Only mildly dangerous to adults and large animals, this fully synthetic administrator's press materials describe him as "the spectacular progeny of the unholy marriage of modern science and of one man's complete disregard for the sanctity of life!"

    These days he is an academic refugee, having accumulated a modest education in pathology and immunology studying viral host-pathogen interaction, specifically with human papillomavirus, but also innate immunity against intracellular pathogens in general.

    Since then he's acted as organizer for the DevOpsDays NYC Conference, founded the NYC CoffeeOps meetup, and authored Cloud Native Go (O'Reilly Media). He is currently attempting to pass himself off as fully human by feigning employment at Yext, where he leads a small software engineering team focused on site reliability engineering.

    His hobbies include spontaneous human combustion, collecting dirt, and cold logic. His turnoffs include time, the persistent physicality of things, barium, and three out of four dentists.

    The Wikipedia me

    I am a staunch advocate for boldness in recognizing the hard work of others and of WikiLove in general. I'm one of the longest-serving editors on Wikipedia, my first edit (as ClockworkTroll) having been made on 20 June 2004.

    Finally, when I'm here, I'm fiercely apolitical. I believe that truth and honesty – whether we like it or not – are far more useful than ideology.

    If you wish to contact me, feel free to make a note on my talk page.

    Significant contributions

    My general tendency is to edit a relatively small number of articles, making large and often exhaustively researched edits. My first major project started when I noticed that the article for sarin was short and ugly, which got me deeply entrenched in rewriting nearly all articles relating in any way with chemical warfare, and which resulted in my first featured article. Since then, I have significantly contributed to a number of articles that have gone on to become featured articles.

    One of my proudest moments, however, was in drafting the prototypes for the first template standardisation process. My Coffee Roll color scheme was based on my earlier design for WikiProject Beer, and can now be seen in action on talk pages and policy pages just about everywhere.

    My contributions

    Below are articles that I contributed more than a modest amount of editing to.

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    Quote of the Moment

    "They're made out of meat."


    "Meat. They're made out of meat."


    "There's no doubt about it. We picked up several from different parts of the planet, took them aboard our recon vessels, and probed them all the way through. They're completely meat."

    They're Made Out of Meat, by Terry Bisson

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    Noia 64 apps karm.svg This user has been on Wikipedia for 18 years, 10 months and 29 days.
    Fifteen Year Society userbox.svgThis user has been editing Wikipedia for more than 15 years.
    Editor - rhodium star I.jpgThis editor is a Senior Editor
    and is entitled to display this
    Rhodium Editor Star.
    Desktop computer clipart - Yellow theme.svgThis user is a member of WikiProject Computing.
    Animal Cell Unannotated.svgThis user is a member of WikiProject Molecular and Cell Biology.
    Sida-aids.pngThis user is a member of WikiProject Viruses.
    Kindness CampaignThis user is a member of the Kindness Campaign.
    Who?This user was formerly known as ClockworkTroll
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    Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Systematic Acts of Kindness Barnstar: For being kind in a way that shows you're actually a thoroughly kind person Andrew Gradman talk/WP:Hornbook 06:41, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
    Beer can.jpg I imagine you already received several of these before, but what the heck, a couple of nice cold CG beers for you, made entirely from natural electrons. Best, Invertzoo (talk) 22:20, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
    Real Life Barnstar.jpg You are awarded this Barnstar for taking action with the Kwame Kilpatrick threat. There aren't enough of us who will pick up the phone and take responsibility like that. For this, I salute you. Toddst1 (talk) 20:50, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
    WikiDefender Barnstar.png People like you creating pages like this make Wikipedia a safer, more enjoyable, and much less confusing place to be. Candleguy1994 (talk) 13:40, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
    Vitruvian Barnstar.png When we asked for a complete and up-to-date list of WikiProjects, no one would have dreamt we'd get something machine-readable! Fully deserved for an utterly invaluable tool. Happymelon
    Original Barnstar.png I Angelbo award you this Barnstar for your beer related contributions and template design. Best regards Mads Angelbo Talk / Contribs 14:42, 2 May 2007 (UTC)
    Janitor's bucket with mop.jpg Congrats! I'm sure you have done and will continue to do a good job! Cheers! :)Randfan!! 00:53, 15, December of the year Anno Domini 2006m (UTC)
    Barnstar-atom3.png I have just reviewed your work and thought that I should award this Barnstar to you for myriad good science-related edits & articles. Keep up the awesome work! Randfan 16:08, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
    Blueprint Barnstar 2.PNG I don't know if this is the right barnstar, but I award it to you for introducing so many barnstars yourself. Randfan 16:03, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
    Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png For dedication to improving and expanding Wikipedia. Good job! Sharkface217 02:27, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
    Barnstar of Humour3.png For the exceedingly civil manner in which he conducts himself vis-à-vis other users, and in particular for the pains at which he patiently placed himself toward resolving with me a prospective misunderstanding the presence of which is inextricable from online communication, by which were evidenced the amicable and collegial disposition a bit of which all of us would do well to have, ClockworkSoul is to be commended. Joe 04:32, 9 September 2006 (UTC)
    Caffeine Barnstar.svg The Caffeine Barnstar: awarded to you for your impressive contributions and commitment to get caffeine to featured article status. Icey 17:38, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
    Barnstar userpage - 2.png The design of your userpage is brilliant and therefore, I give you a Barnstar! Booksworm Talk to me! 12:21, 2 July 2006 (UTC)
    Original Barnstar.png For your important contributions to the Spinal cord injury article, I, The Halo, award you the original Barnstar. Keep up your good work! 11:30, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
    Barnstar-Megaphone.png I award this Award to ClockworkSoul for their great efforts one the awards pages that promotes good cheer for all wikipedians. evrik 17:23, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
    Beer mug icon.jpg A jug of beer award for completing one full spin of the planet as a member of the Wikipedia:WikiProject Beer. Drink it in good health! SilkTork 09:16, 30 March 2006 (UTC)
    File:Haig-award.png For handling the PUA issue and taking control of the situation I present to you the General Alexander Haig Medal of Honor.Rosa 20:56, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
    Barnstar-atom3.png I award this Barnstar to you for countless good science-related edits & articles. - smurrayinchester(User), (Talk) 10:44, 11 January 2006 (UTC)
    Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif Awarded by Ohnoitsjamie for your tireless work on caffeine, written without the aid of that substance! - Ohnoitsjamie 23:24, 3 January 2006 (UTC)
    Resilient Barnstar.png Here's a barnstar to show your resiliency and to commemorate your courage in coming back. - Flcelloguy (A note?) 22:54, 17 November 2005 (UTC)
    Coffeeroll.png For your Coffee Roll design, I, Talrias, award you the badly-photoshopped Real Coffee Roll™! 18:36, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
    Original Barnstar.png For your tireless contributions to WP:TS with Coffee Roll I, Zeerus, award you the original Barnstar. Keep up the good work.
    Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif In recognition of your efforts on Wikipedia and for coming up with a newcomer-specific award, I, Bart133, award you the Tireless Contributor Barnstar.
    Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png I must admit I've never handed out a barn star before, but here you get one for coming up with the excellent idea of a newcomer-specific award! — David 18:47, 12 Nov 2004
    Mouldy bread.jpg I, maestrosync, award you a Mouldy Sandwich in recognition of your efforts on wikipedia. maestrosync 11:12, 5 Nov 2004 (UTC)
    (I don't know what I did to get this one, but thanks!)
    Barnstar Barnstar Hires.png Great job creating those Barnstars! Elsa Enchanted (talk) 14:13, 15 April 2016 (UTC)
    Special Barnstar Hires.png might be good. Falconxunit (talk) 08:14, 27 July 2017 (UTC)
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