About Mike M.: Baduk, ‘Boarding, and Code

I’m Mike, born mid 1960s, living in the great U.S. Pacific Northwest since the 1990s; making the world a better place, one borken interface at a time.

Playing the greatest board game in the world, Baduk (a.k.a. Go, Igo, Weiqi), since the mid-1980s. Snowboarding since approx. 2000; teaching snowboarding since 2011.

Advertising: As of summer 2017, I am available for short-term or long-term assignments that leverage my skillset and provide a chance to grow, preferably within an hour of downtown Tacoma; bonus points for helping improve the world.

  • CompTIA certified A+, Network+, and Security+ in 2016;
  • Python, R, SPSS, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Vim and GitHub;
  • Excel, Word, and Access;
  • PowerPoint, GIMP and InkScape;
  • Linux (KDE, Gnome, i3, and bash);
  • MS-Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, and PowerShell;
  • Strunk & White, APA style, and Oxford commas!
  • (And a strong amateur understanding of behaviorism, thanks to dogs and the training they, ah, inspired me to acquire. Just in case you have a research project where that’d be handy.)

About "mmlvx": When I set up my github account, I gave it some kind of poetic name like "BadukSnowboardCoderPNW". (That wasn’t it; but it was something similar.) The second or third time I had to type it, I said to myself, "Self, this here be suboptimal," and I renamed it "mlvx" (which is, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, just my surname sans vowels). UNfortunately, WordPress wouldn’t let me use "mlvx" as my username, so I had to prepend the first letter of "Mike", yielding "mmlvx". Now I just need to decide whether to change everything to match.

If you want to reach me, calling or texting my cellular phone is usually quickest: 253-906-0095.  If you prefer email: Take ‘malveaux,’ and put ‘mike.’ before it (note the ‘dot’ there). Next, use the customary ‘at’ sign. End with gmail and com. You’ll need to put a ‘dot’ between com and gmail. Get rid of any commas and quotation marks, and you should be good to go. I look forward to hearing from you.


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