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User:Stan Shebs

I'm a software engineer who's worked on the GNU project for many years, first at Apple Computer doing the oft-disbelieved port of GCC to the Mac, then Cygnus Solutions working on GDB, then Apple again working on GCC for Mac OS X. In my younger days I got a PhD doing research on Lisp implementation techniques.

My personal interests are varied and include software, stamp collecting, sailing ships, model ships, history, rock climbing, mountaineering, languages, and literature (novels mostly).

My historical specialties run to ancient history and military history, as well as the historical aspects of my random interests.

I can read German, but struggle with French and Italian.

Dumping my life's accumulated factoids into Wikipedia seems like a fun thing to do, we'll see how it goes. Two weeks later, it seems more like being an ADD-afflicted magpie in a bottle cap factory!

ACTIVITIES SO FAR

- List of mountain ranges - List of mountains - List of waterfalls - List of islands - List of U.S. National Forests - Rivers of Africa - Rivers of Asia - Rivers of the Americas xx - Alaouites - Alaska Range - Aleutian Range - Altamaha River - American Falls - Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station - Anjouan - Annapurna - Antioquia - Australian Antarctic Territory - Azores - Bahawalpur State - Bahawalpur - Batumi - Beardmore Glacier - Bethel, Connecticut - Big Rock Candy Mountain - Bolivar - Boyaca - Brazos River - British Antarctic Territory - British Columbia and Vancouver Island - British East Africa - British Guiana - Brooks Range - Bushehr - Cagayan Valley - Cangas de Onis - Cascade Range - Castle Rock - Caucasus (mountains) - Cavite - Cesena - Chalus, France - Chugach Mountains - Coast Ranges - Cozumel - Cundinamarca - Danbury, Connecticut - Deception Island - Drakensberg - Dubai - East Africa and Uganda Protectorates - Foss Dyke - Funchal - Galdhpiggen - German East Africa - Gilbert Islands - Great Basin National Park - Grise Fiord, Nunavut - Guadalete River - Guantanamo Bay - Gulf of Ob - Horta - Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest - Ifni - Indochina - Indus River - Inhambane - Inini - Jubaland - Kahului, Hawaii - Karakoram - Karimata Strait - Kionga Triangle - La Aguera - Lake Lucerne - Latakia - Leyte Gulf - Leyte - List of oil fields - Lombok Strait - Luzon Strait - Manzhouguo - Marcus Island - Minami Torishima - Mission Hills - Mocha - Mona, Utah - Mount Elbrus - Mount McKinley - Mount Mitchell - Mount Olympus - Mount Rainier - New Hebrides - North Cascades National Park - Obock - Oil field - Olympic Mountains - Orange Free State - Orange River Colony - Orange River - Pacific Ring of Fire - Pall Mall, Tennessee - Persian Gulf - Pikes Peak - Pistoia - Rouergue - Ruwenzori Range - Saguenay River - Saipan - San Francisco, California - San Francisco Muni - San Pedro, California - Santander - Scandinavian Mountains - Sora - South Pole - Sunda Strait - Tanganyika - Texas A&M University - Three Sisters - Transcaucasian Federative Soviet Socialist Republic - Trans-Mississippi - Ulithi - University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Vaal River - Vinson Massif - Washington - Yap - Yosemite Falls - Zambezia - Zululand

- Naval history - List of ships of the United States Navy - List of aircraft carriers of the United States Navy - List of battleships of the United States Navy - List of cruisers of the United States Navy - List of sailing frigates of the United States Navy - List of ships of the line of the United States Navy - List of ships of the German navies - List of ships of the Royal Navy - List of museum ships - List of naval commanders - List of sailors - List of sea captains xx - ARA General Belgrano - Aarhus Historic Shipwreck - Abraham Lincoln Battle Group - Alfred Thayer Mahan - Arthur L. Bristol - Battle of Goodwin Sands - Battle of Jutland - Battle of Midway - Battle star - BB - Bethlehem Steel Corporation - Casablanca class carrier - CB - Cruiser Division 13 - Cruiser - Cutty Sark - Daniel M. McGurl - DD - Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships - Donald B. Duncan - First-rate - Flagship - German battleship Gneisenau - Gibbs Brothers Medal - Gneisenau - HMCS Victoria - HMS Bellona - HMS Invincible - HMS Macedonian - HMS Ocean - HMS Pickle - HMS Vanguard - HMS Warspite - HNLMS Abraham Crijnssen - Heavy cruiser - Henry A. Schade - Homer N. Wallin - Hull classification symbol - Indiana class battleship - Ingalls Shipbuilding - Jacob Westervelt - James Forrestal - John D. Sloat - Lead ship - Liberty ship - Light cruiser - Matthew C. Perry - Museum ship - Northampton class cruiser - Operation Magic Carpet - Pensacola class cruiser - Raymond A. Spruance - Royal Netherlands Navy - Royal Norwegian Navy - SMS Gneisenau - SS Great Britain - Stephen Decatur - Tall ship - Tarawa class amphibious assault ship - Task Force 11 - Task Force 16 - Task force - Tennessee class battleship - The Glorious First of June - Third-rate - Type I U-boat - US Atlantic Fleet - USS Abraham Lincoln - USS Adams - USS Admiralty Islands - USS Alabama - USS Alaska - USS Albany - USS America - USS Amsterdam - USS Astoria - USS Atlanta - USS Badger - USS Badoeng Strait - USS Bairoko - USS Baltimore - USS Bang - USS Bennington - USS Biloxi - USS Boise - USS Boston - USS Bourbon - USS Boxer - USS Brandywine - USS Brooklyn - USS Buffalo - USS Casablanca - USS Charleston - USS Chesapeake - USS Chicago - USS Chippewa - USS Cleveland - USS Columbus - USS Constitution - USS Cyane - USS Dace - USS Dallas[?] - USS Delaware - USS Dixie[?] - USS Duluth - USS Dwight D. Eisenhower - USS Enterprise - USS Essex - USS Florida - USS Forrestal - USS Franklin - USS Georgia - USS Hawaii - USS Hornet - USS Houston - USS Independence - USS Indiana - USS Intrepid - USS Langley - USS Lexington - USS Leyte - USS Long Island - USS Louisiana (BB-19) - USS Macedonian - USS Madison - USS Maryland - USS Munda - USS Nevada - USS New Hampshire - USS New Jersey - USS New Mexico - USS New Orleans - USS New York - USS New York - USS Newark - USS Nimitz - USS North Carolina (BB-55) - USS Ohio - USS Oriskany - USS Pennsylvania - USS Phoenix - USS Port Royal - USS Princeton - USS Quincy - USS Rabaul - USS Ranger - USS Raritan - USS Reid - USS Rhode Island - USS Salt Lake City - USS Samoa (CB-6) - USS Saratoga - USS Shangri-La - USS Shenandoah - USS Shiloh - USS South Dakota - USS Sumner - USS Takanis Bay - USS Tarawa - USS Tennessee - USS Topeka - USS Tuscaloosa - USS Vincennes - USS Virginia - USS Washington - USS Wasp - USS West Virginia - USS Wisconsin - USS Yorktown - Victoria class submarine - Victory ship - Wasp class amphibious assault ship - Yankee Station

Military - Wikipedia:WikiProject Military - List of missions, operations, and projects - List of corps of the United States Army xx - 3rd Infantry Division - Alvin York - Battle of Edgehill - Battle of Roundway Down - Battle of Lansdowne - Battle of Tannenberg (1914) - Battle of Tinchebray - Corporal - Corps - European Theater of Operations - Field Marshal - General of the Army - George McClellan - Gerd von Rundstedt - Heinz Guderian - Military rank - Norman Schwarzkopf - Pacific Theater of Operations - Regiment - Reichswehr - Royal Highland Regiment - Sergeant - Seven Days Campaign - Tunisia Campaign - US XVIII Airborne Corps - Vauban - World War II

Aircraft - List of military aircraft of the United States of America - List of military aircraft of the Soviet Union and the CIS - List of aircraft manufacturers - List of aircraft engine manufacturers xx - A-1 Skyraider - Air Combat Command - B-18 Bolo - B-47 Stratojet - Boeing P-26 - Brewster Aeronautical Corporation - Brewster Buffalo - Clment Ader - Convair - Curtiss-Wright Corporation - Davis-Monthan Air Force Base - Douglas Aircraft Company - F-101 Voodoo - F-106 Delta Dart - F-19 - Glenn L. Martin Company - Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation - Hawker Tempest - jetliner - Ilyushin Il-2 - Lockheed Corporation - Martin B-10 - Messerschmitt - National Air and Space Museum - Nellis Air Force Base - North American Aviation - North American X-15 - Northrop Corporation - P-3 Orion - RC-135 Rivet Joint - Red Arrows - S-2 Tracker - Snark - Theodore von Krmn

Ancient history - List of Republican Roman Consuls - List of Early Imperial Roman Consuls - List of Late Imperial Roman Consuls - List of Roman legions - List of Roman praenomina - List of Roman nomina - List of Roman cognomina xx - Acacius - Acilius - Aebutius - Aelius - Aelius Sejanus - Alban Hills - Albanus - Andros - Antigonus - Appius - Appius Claudius - Arqa - Aufidius - Aulus - Aulus Gabinius - Battle of Aegospotami - Bruttius - Camillus - Catiline - Cispius - Claudius - Clodius - Cornelius - Curtius - Cyclades - Desticius - Duronius - Faenius - Favonius - Furius - Gabinius - Gaius Caesar - Gaius Maecenas - Gavius - Heliodorus - Ios - Jerash - Juvenal - Locris - Lucius Valerius Potitus - Lysimachus - Marcus Fulvius Flaccus - Marcus Furius Camillus - Marcus Valerius Corvus - Milos - Naevius - Naevius Sutorius Macro - Paros - Paullus - Petronius - Plebs - Publius Clodius Pulcher - Publius Quinctilius Varus - Publius Sulpicius Galba Maximus - Publius Sulpicius Rufus - Quintus Fufius Calenus - Roman legion - Roman naming convention - Roman Republic - Seleucid dynasty - Seleucus - Sexi - Suda - Sulpicius - Themistocles - Tigranes I of Armenia - Titus Annius Milo - Tullius - Valerius - Varus - Zoilus

History - Aella of Deira - Arthur I, Duke of Brittany - Austrasia - Battle of Maserfield - Battle of Tinchebray - Bernardo del Carpio - Burgundy - Conrad IV of Germany - Constance of Burgundy - Eadbald of Kent - Eanfled of Deira - Fermin Lasuen - Hroswitha of Gandersheim - Ildibad - John of Brienne - Kings of Easter Island - List of Asturian monarchs - List of Castilian monarchs - Manfred of Sicily - Osric of Deira - Oswine of Deira - Paulinus of York - Pedro Alvares Cabral - Philip of Swabia - Thidreks Saga - Willibrord

Computing - List of programmers xx - Cygwin - GNU Compiler Collection - GDB - Hitachi H8 - NeXT - NEXTSTEP - system software - Joseph Weizenbaum - Mark V Shaney - Wireless Valley Communications - Lexical analysis

Games - Computer game - Wargaming xx - Avalon Hill - Empire (computer game) - Jim Dunnigan - Strategy & Tactics - The General

Literature - Frederick Marryat - John Brunner - Richard Powers - Thomas Pynchon

Tolkien - Aman - Ard-galen - Aredhel - Barahir - Belegaer - Beleriand - Celebran - Christopher Tolkien - Crdan - Dorthonion - Erendil - Easterlings - Ekkaia - Elwing - El - Fingolfin - Fingon - Finrod Felagund - Gondolin - Half-elven - Helcarax - House of Bor - Ithilien - Lindon - Maedhros - Maeglin - Maglor - Mithlond - Nan Elmoth - Orodreth - Osgiliath - Nargothrond - River Narog - The History of Middle-earth - The History of The Lord of the Rings - Turgon - Trin Turambar - War of Wrath

Philately - Philately - List of entities that have issued postage stamps - List of people on stamps xx - British Guiana 1c magenta - George V of the United Kingdom - Inverted Jenny - List of people on stamps of Australia - List of people on stamps of Austria - List of people on stamps of Belgium - List of people on stamps of Brazil - List of people on stamps of Bulgaria - List of people on stamps of Canada - List of people on stamps of Chile - List of people on stamps of Colombia - List of people on stamps of Costa Rica - List of people on stamps of Czechoslovakia - List of people on stamps of Finland - List of people on stamps of France - List of people on stamps of Germany - List of people on stamps of the Netherlands - List of people on stamps of New Zealand - List of people on stamps of Switzerland - List of people on stamps of the United Kingdom - Ships on stamps - Overprint - Penny Black - Philatelic literature - Philipp von Ferrary - Postage stamp gum - Postage stamp separation - Postal Reorganization Act - Scott catalog - Stamps and postal history of Austria - Stamps and postal history of Canada - United States Postal Service

Climbing - Climbing - List of climbers - List of climbing areas - Climbing area - Fred Beckey - Jim Wickwire - Red Rocks of Nevada - scrambling - Seven Summits

Music - Allemande - Partita - Suite - Claude Bolling - Oskar Merikanto

Science - Abyssocottidae - Alexander Emanuel Agassiz - Algae eater - American legless lizard - Anchovy - Animal - Beaked salmon - Bichir - Bignoniaceae - Blue shark - Bowfin - Bristlecone pine - Brown Thrasher - Bullhead - Callirhoe - Catshark - Centrophoridae - Chordate - Clupeidae - Clupeiformes - Coelacanth - Common carp - Cordia - Cotton plant - Crane fly - Cyprinid - Cypriniform - Cyprinus - Denticle herring - Desert varnish - Earwig - Electric eel - Engraulidae - Entoprocta - FishBase - Flying gurnard - Frilled shark - Gadiformes - Gar - Geomorphology - Ghost knifefish - Glaciology - Glenn T. Seaborg - Gnathostoma - Gnathostomata - Goldfish - Gonorynchiformes - Green sulfur bacteria - Gymnotiform - Hagfish - Hexanchiformes - Hillstream loach - Hingemouth - Hypocolius - Jellynose fish - Kinorhyncha - Knifefish - Koi - Ladybird - Loach - Louis Agassiz - Lungfish - Mahseer - Malvaceae - Mayfly - Menhaden - Milkfish - Mimid - Mockingbird - Nonea - Ophidiiformes - Paddlefish - Paramecium - Poppy mallow - Pristigasteridae - Purple non-sulfur bacteria - Requiem shark - Rhodospirillales - Sarcopterygii - Sardine - Sculpin - Scyliorhinus - Squaliformes - Syrphidae - Thrasher - Tor (genus) - Trumpet vine - William Morris Davis - Wolf herring - WorldFish Center

Misc - List of encyclopedias xx - Abraham Fischer - Adamant - AEF - AGC - Albert Anker - Alexander Nasmyth - Ascension - Chippewa Cree - Christian Herter - Collecting - Emma Albani - Falun Gong - Fort Carillon - Function - GCB - GCD - George A. Rothrock - Hans-Hermann Hoppe - Isaac Casaubon - James Nasmyth - Jamestown Exposition - John H. Overton - Joseph Whitworth - Julio Acosta - Karsten Niebuhr - List of South Carolina Governors - Manuel Ancizar - Maurice Bowra - Mric Casaubon - Muni - Ojibwa - OMB - OMC - Overton Brooks - Oxford Classical Dictionary - PSF - PSG - Richard E. Byrd - Stanislav Zimprich - Tasker Oddie - The Final Countdown - Twin Peaks - William Bacon Oliver - WDM - Zebulon Pike

TO DO

Jules Mazarin - Pragmatic Sanction[?] - Roman legions by name - Frederick Marryat etexts - Brewster aircraft[?] - list of casinos[?] - object file formats[?] - Siwa oasis[?] - yucca pic - ocotillo[?] - model ship pics - House of Haleth[?] - House of Hador[?] - Ernst Badian[?] - bitterling[?] - USS Mobile Bay[?] - marmot[?] - USS Peleliu content

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