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Wikipedia [[User:The Earwig]]
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earwigbot (Python // started April 2009)
EarwigBot is a Python robot that edits Wikipedia and interacts with people over IRC. It has a separate repository for plugins.
mwparserfromhell (Python // started May 2012)
MWParserFromHell is an easy-to-use and outrageously powerful Python parser for MediaWiki wikicode.
copyvios (Web // started July 2009)
Copyvios is a copyright violation detector running on Wikimedia Labs. (Web // started June 2011) is the site you're viewing right now in source code form.
git-repo-updater (Python // started June 2011)
Gitup is a console script that allows you to easily pull to multiple git repositories at once.
music-quizzer (Python // started May 2011)
MusicQuizzer is a Tk-based program that can help you prepare for your music final with randomly-generated listening quizzes.
lobo (NetLogo // started December 2011)
Lobo is Logo Bolo: a re-envisioning of the classic tank game by Stuart Cheshire in NetLogo.
func-smash (Python // started April 2012)
FuncSmash, a small for-the-hell-of-it project, tries to generate random Python functions using Markov chains.

I'm Ben Kurtovic, a student, software developer, and Wikipedian who occasionally messes around with game production. I'm the guy behind mwparserfromhell and EarwigBot.

On this page, you can find my identities on a few other sites, check out the projects I'm working on, and read some of my incessant ramblings in blog form.