Frequently Asked Questions
of James P∴ GOLTZ (goltz20707)

  1. Why goltz20707?
  2. Why is this page so bare-bones?
  3. How can I get a message to you?
  4. How can I send you money via Bitcoin?
  5. Can you help me fix X?
  6. Do you know how to code X?
  7. Why is your last name in all caps?
  8. What's with that weird three-dot character? Are you a pawnbroker?

Why goltz20707?
Once upon a time, I needed a username I was fairly certain would be unique. I was tired of using goltz in some places, goltz1 or goltz7 in others, and so on. So I computed the checksum of goltz using the BSD algorithm (echo -n goltz | sum -r in Unix-speak).
Why is this page so bare-bones?
It's a work in progress. I don't have much to say. Most of it is hidden from unqualified observers. I'm lazy. Take your pick.
How can I get a message to you?
Email and PGP are your best first step. We can arrange encrypted IM via email; I can accommodate CryptoCat and ChatSecure, plus anything else you can steer me towards.
How can I send you money via Bitcoin?
Don't know why you'd want to, but send it to 1Xj85sCpV8jMYCW3hc2LVU3rEWq7Dhwzo .
Can you help me fix—
No.
Do you know how to code—
No.
Why is your last name in all caps?
In some official international instances, the surname is put in all caps to distinguish it from the rest of the name, e.g.: John SMITH, Gabriel GARCIA LORCA, TURANGA Leela.
What's with that weird three-dot character? Are you a pawnbroker?
No. It's something of an affectation among Freemasons. We use the therefore sign where we would otherwise use a period. It's kind of a secret signal, like a little yellow map pin in the lapel for Mensa members, or a green star for Esperanto speakers. See the Please Explain page of the Masonic Info web site.
Wait a minute—you're a Freemason?
Yeah. Some people are. It's really not that big of a deal. Just remember that Sturgeon's Law applies to all information on the internet, especially about Freemasons.
Are you a Satanist?
Grow up. Also: no.

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