I'm an elected moderator on Mi Yodeya and The Workplace, and a pro-tempore mod on Writers and WorldBuilding.

I joined Stack Exchange so I could commit to the proposal for Mi Yodeya. I ask lots of questions to learn from the many knowledgeable Yodeyans. My answers tend to be to practical "Jewish life" questions.

Professionally, I'm a technical writer who works with (and often helps design) programming interfaces. I'd love to see more tech-writing questions on Writers.SE.

If you are a Jew and considering participating on the Biblical Hermeneutics SE site, I urge you to consider these words from someone who went down that path (10k user who invested a lot there before figuring out how bad it was). They want Jews to help out on their site, but they don't want to rein in the Christian evangelism so we'll feel welcome. That's at best distasteful. Proceed with caution, and ideally consult your rabbi first. (More info on our meta.) See also: Working with idolaters, infidels, and the impious: can interfaith discourse work?

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comment Which users getting removed DON'T cause rep changes?
-1600?! Yowza. The highest I'd seen before that was -700 (on a beta).
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revised Should I close my eyes for the shmona estrai or look in the siddur?
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revised What didn't Ya'akov believe when his sons told him that Yosef was alive?
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comment Incorporating Women into a Fantasy World Army?
While English-style longbows require quite a bit of upper body strength (which will tend to select for men, not women), crossbows are another matter. So I can easily see archery corps with mixed weapons, with more women among the crossbows than the longbows.
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reviewed No Action Needed Do true publishers let you keep the copyright?
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comment Practically speaking, how should I cover my hair?
Thanks. Some of those caps look like they're close-fitting (not surprising if designed for cancer patients); a recommendation for something that can handle medium-length hair underneath (perhaps w/recommendations for the best way to distribute hair inside) would be helpful. I assume that wigs are meant for people w/very short hair. This question came up for me most recently on a visit out of town (where I hadn't been before); I knew that not everybody fully covered hair but something was needed, hence my scarf attempts. (I saw mostly dressy hats, it turned out.) Want to do better next time.
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reviewed Close Do stray dogs ever bite people or only trained “security” dogs bite?
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reviewed Close Is my dog getting enough walks and eating enough food?
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reviewed Close What will happen if a young labrador is not given proper exercise?
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comment Practically speaking, how should I cover my hair?
@ShmuelBrin my gravatar still has a lot of hair showing. :-)
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comment Practically speaking, how should I cover my hair?
@user6591 thanks for the question; I've made some edits. I want to not stand out and not make others uncomfortable, and I'm talking about Shabbat visits, not weddings.
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revised Practically speaking, how should I cover my hair?
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comment Practically speaking, how should I cover my hair?
@Mike thanks for the hint. Some of the caps I've seen are basically a solid version of that (with a brim, usually), so if I knew what that was called I could try shopping for that.
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comment Practically speaking, how should I cover my hair?
@Daniel either -- how do I tie a scarf so it covers enough of my hair to be ok in those settings (and stays put!), or what can I do instead to satisfy the tzniut norms of the community? My level of scarf know-how is "bandana 101"; I can tie a knot under the back of my neck, but that leaves a lot of hair showing and I don't know if that's good enough. (Also, when I did that recently, it kept sliding around.)
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comment How to find the users who took a long break from posting on an SE site?
@Behaviour thanks!
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comment How to find the users who took a long break from posting on an SE site?
Nice, thanks! How hard would it be also include the time between the most-recent post and "today", to find the people who've wandered away even if they used to post every week or two?
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answered Feedback for "Chanukah - Mi Yodeya?"
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is it right or wrong to release domestic rabbits in the forest?
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