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name: Joseph
aliases: zeruch, hank_kissinger, thelonius_funk, visceral_joe and various other names
not fit for print.

I do recommend that everyone get
familiar with the FAQ/Helpdesk

There is also the DA Status Forum (always informative), and the Etiquette Policy is something you should all refer to, because I do tend to lurk about in several of the public forums.


I have been described as an open source geek, a policy wonk, and even a bit of a creative illustrator (the latter being what folks here are most likely familiar with). All are at least partially true I suppose. I've been called all manner of adjectives, most of them contrarian. I was described once as a cross between Tucker Carlson and Lenny Kravitz. I have neither bow ties nor dreadlocks, but the description sounded incredibly cool, so I figured it was worth mentioning here.

I initially studied an individual major in Foreign Affairs and Technology Policy at UC Davis (with a language component at UC Berkeley), and am now starting to take coursework in Civil Litigation. I currently work in a few venues: a networking startup in Silicon Valley and do consulting to a corporate attorney in private practice, as well as occasional projects that meet my requirements for being interesting (which is a pretty broad category of potential). As one can derive from all of this, I do not do idle well, and I am not prone to boredom.

Here at DA I worked the HD for a year before moving to one of the Gallery Director slots for Traditional, until I sent myself out into the sunset in May of 2008. My own focus is on mixed media and looking for people who have yet to establish themselves. I periodically write content features, and regularly contribute to several of the forums.


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It's 2021...well, I suppose let's get on with it. I'm not much for new year resolutions (if you want to do something, do it, and don't wait for an arbitrary calendar object to do so). I just spent the last four days eating mostly fish and game across the Mendocino Coast (Northern California, between Marin and Lost Coast regions). Isolated, quiet, and sparsely populated with people or things that aren't found in the wilderness. I figure start the year the way you want to; let the rest fall into place. As always, Illegitimum non carborundum and to a few select coppula eam si non posit acceptera jocularum.
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It's become painfully obvious that in the interim, that the Politics forum devolved from its former morass of morons with the occasional bright light, into a skip full of almost exclusively basement refugees with the collective IQ of of a wet sandwic...
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I got a DD for the first time in 16 years. Trip out.
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Thank you for the :+fav: !

hello old friend!! I found my way back here!

Congrats on the DD!
Thank you for the fav Cat Love 
Hi, have an awesome day :happybounce:
that guy commenting beneath me? he is correct, sir. your shit is still masterful as ever. IM BACK.
You have a marvelous gallery. I love your creativity and vision! :clap:
You are a Master! Well done! :D