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Hi. I’m Gareth McCaughan. I’ve been a con­sis­tent reader and oc­ca­sional com­menter since the Over­com­ing Bias days. My LW user­name is “gjm” (not “Gjm” de­spite the wiki soft­ware’s prefer­ence for that cap­i­tal­iza­tion). Elsewe­here I gen­er­ally go by one of “g”, “gjm”, or “gjm11”. The URL listed here is for my web­site and blog, nei­ther of which has been sub­stan­tially up­dated in about the last four years. I live near Cam­bridge (UK) and work for a small tech­nol­ogy com­pany in Cam­bridge. My busi­ness cards say “math­e­mat­i­cian” but in prac­tice my work is a mix­ture of simu­la­tion, data anal­y­sis, al­gorithm de­sign, soft­ware de­vel­op­ment, prob­lem-solv­ing, and what­ever ran­dom en­g­ineer­ing no one else is do­ing. I am mar­ried and have a daugh­ter born in mid-2006. The best way to con­tact me is by email: first­name dot last­name at pobox dot com. I am happy to be emailed out of the blue by in­ter­est­ing peo­ple. If you are an LW reg­u­lar you are prob­a­bly an in­ter­est­ing per­son in the rele­vant sense even if you think you aren’t.

If you’re won­der­ing why some of my old posts and com­ments are at sur­pris­ingly nega­tive scores, it’s be­cause for some time I was the favourite tar­get of old-LW’s res­i­dent ne­o­re­ac­tionary troll, sock­pup­peteer and mass-down­voter.