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My main area of interest on Wikiversity is in woodworking. I am — now and then — also working on the woodworking wikibook, and I'm hoping to develop these two projects in a related fashion. There's lots of work (all of it, really; I've hardly done anything other than slightly form some ideas of what might be good) to do on the fundamentals of how and why and with what one should work wood. I'm trying to work on that material, but I'm probably more keen about things like my possible research project about what the minimum requirements are, in terms of tools and techniques and materials, to produce furniture in a small workshop. So, to that end, I shall probably be filling in those bits of the fundamentals that come up as I progress in the other.
I'm also a computer programmer by trade, and so I contribute to that sort of material as well. I'd rather add information about things here than on Stack Exchange sites (which seem to hold the greatest claim these days (2012) to be the "dumping ground of record" for random thoughts about how to do geeky stuff) or any other profit- or control-driven sites.
I'm a Software Engineer on the Community Tech team at the Wikimedia Foundation. Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, but this is my personal account. Edits, statements, or other contributions made from this account are my own, and may not reflect the views of the Foundation. My WMF user account is User:SWilson (WMF).

Lab Notebook[edit]

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Sam Wilson's notebook

Wikiversity seems like a good place to keep my nutting-stuff-out blog, or public lab notebook. Better than my personal blog because it's slightly more public (in editing terms, and how much control I have over the system as a whole) and yet also more secluded (because no one really knows about it). I therefore don't worry about my random scribblings here being taken as some comprehensive description of what I think about, or anything at all to do with this ghastly idea of one's internet mutterings being a "personal brand".

Notes about things go here; more thought-out and edited papers/essays/whatever go in the mainspace (see below).

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Where am I?[edit]

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Information (for me)[edit]

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I am also User:Sam here on WV, but I no longer use that account.