Welcome

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My coffee mug

Hello world, and welcome to my corner of the web! This is where I write words about what I'm working on, and post photographs of things I've seen.

I'm a Software Engineer at the Wikimedia Foundation, and so of course my personal website is a wiki (running on MediaWiki). In my spare time I volunteer with WikiClubWest to work on Wikimedia projects, mostly around my family's genealogy and local Western Australian history (especially to do with Fremantle). I try to keep up with issues on all the things I maintain.

I also try to find time to work in my workshop on various woodworking projects. Recently, that's been focused on getting my new workshop's doors built and installed.

Travel features in my life, not because I really hugely want to go elsewhere but because I just do — and also because then I can do some more interesting mapping on OpenStreetMap.

I'm currently reading Fremantle Hospital: A Social History to 1987.

To contact me, you can email me or find me on Twitter or the Freenode IRC network (as 'samwilson'). If you want to edit any of this site, you need to know the secret code 'preservation' (it's not very secret).

In other parts of the web, I'm active or at least have an account on: Flickr (from where I hope to migrate all my photos one day, into this wiki); LibraryThing; YouTube.

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