Hi, I'm a full-time software developer and master's student in economics at Humboldt-Universität in Berlin, Germany. Originally starting on the English Wikipedia in 2005, since March 2006 been most active on German Wikipedia. With the inception of Wikiversity, I've started contributing on English Wikiversity as well. My main focus for content is the politics and history of the United States with an emphasis on history of law. Behind the scenes, my focus has lied on categories and templates founding the respective WikiProjects on German Wikipedia. I'm sysop on English Wikiversity and bureaucrat on Beta Wikiversity where I help mostly by providing technical assistance.
Recently, I've created a new archiving bot (yes, yet another one) which is tailored to the requirements of German Wikipedia but could potentially be useful for other languages as well.
Top Ten Signs You Are Spending Too Much Time With Wikimedia Projects
- 10. You sign e-mails with ~~~~.
- 9. You notice what you've done and send them like that anyway.
- 8. You look up Ursa Major and, three hours later, end up reading about Italian cuisine.
- 7. Whenever you don't know something, you look in Wikipedia first.
- 6. You setup a MediaWiki installation for work and create pages for Cleanup, Requests for Adminship and Articles for Deletion.
- 5. You send a link to a Wikipedia article to a colleage by enclosing the subject with [].
- 4. Your watchlists contains more than 1,000 entries, each.
- 3. You refresh your watchlists every 30 seconds to see what's changed recently.
- 2. When visiting another web site, you notice a spelling mistake and start searching for the "edit" tab.
- 1. You hear about an RFC and actually search for a place to leave your comments.