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Systems / Network Administrator for 20 years.

Most active voter on all of StackExchange: First person on all of StackExchange to vote on questions and answers 50,000 100,000 times.

Before that: first person on ServerFault to vote 5,000 times and every 1,000-vote milestone after that, first person to vote 19,000 times on a single SE site and every 1,000-vote milestone after that. Currently at 30,000+ votes on ServerFault.

(Yeah, well, we can't all be Evan Anderson...)


Sep
5
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
28
awarded  Yearling
Feb
28
awarded  Yearling
Nov
24
answered What drives the usage of 'God', 'Jesus', and 'Jesus Christ' as expletives?
Nov
6
comment Connotations of “off the reservation”
@FumbleFingers As a sailor, I take offence to that last comment. :)
Nov
6
comment Is 'Jap' still considered an ethnic slur?
Roosky is how you pronounce "Russian" (русски) in Russian.
Oct
4
awarded  Commentator
Sep
29
comment Embarrassment for the person talked to
Oops... I'm going to blame in on late-night answering!
Sep
29
revised Embarrassment for the person talked to
oops
Sep
29
answered Embarrassment for the person talked to
Sep
29
asked Is this use of “rollback” mis-leading or out-and-out incorrect?
Sep
21
awarded  Editor
Sep
21
revised Short description of an accomplishment
updated with note on when I made it to 50,000 / most active
Sep
19
accepted Short description of an accomplishment
Sep
19
comment Short description of an accomplishment
I plan to go with "most active voter," possibly with a footnote about it being question/answer votes just in case someone comes along and claims the title of most close or delete votes.
Sep
12
comment Short description of an accomplishment
@StoneyB I think I suggested a "Diebold" badge once...
Sep
12
asked Short description of an accomplishment
Sep
10
comment Term for easing up sails in a heavy storm
It's not a reflex, it's just the way a well-designed sailboat works! As the angle of heel increases, the centre of resistance of the hull shifts forward, which causes the boat to tend to turn upwind (since the centre of effort of the sails hasn't moved).
Sep
10
comment Term for easing up sails in a heavy storm
"in irons" refers to being stuck head into the wind: not moving, and not being able to (easily, if at all) turn the boat. Simply turning into the wind is not the same as being in irons.