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==History==
==History==
I'm in my mid-twenties, currently living in Exeter, UK. My day-time is spent finishing my PhD at the University of Exeter, which is a study into Simulated Annealing Techniques for Multi-Objective Optimisation and I'm hoping to submit shortly. My BSc degree is in Computer Science (1st class honours), from the same institution. I've been a JSF member since last year, having finally applied after lurking for some time.
I'm in my mid-twenties, currently living in Exeter, UK. My day-time is spent finishing my PhD at the University of Exeter, which is a study into Simulated Annealing Techniques for Multi-Objective Optimisation and I'm hoping to submit shortly. My BSc degree is in Computer Science (1st class honours), from the same institution. I've been a JSF member since last year, having finally applied after lurking for some time.


==Jabber/XMPP Projects==
==Jabber/XMPP Projects==
===Code===
===Code===
 
* I'm the project leader for the [http://psi-im.org/ Psi] client (Justin Karneges handed over to me when he abdicated in late 2004). Despite being one of the long-standing clients, Psi's still doing well and in the near future will be seeing updates for lots of JEPs which strengthen Jabber's position as a leading IM solution, rather than just an alternative to the other networks, such as ad-hoc commands, PEP, Jingle etc. Psi was also the first Jabber client to have a branch utilising Google's libjingle, only a couple of hours after libjingle was announced, having been working with the Google Talk team on integration in the leading weeks.
* I'm the project leader for the [http://psi-im.org Psi] client (Justin Karneges handed over to me when he abdicated in late 2004). Despite being one of the long-standing clients, Psi's still doing well and in the near future will be seeing updates for lots of JEPs which strengthen Jabber's position as a leading IM solution, rather than just an alternative to the other networks, such as ad-hoc commands, PEP, Jingle etc. Psi was also the first Jabber client to have a branch utilising Google's libjingle, only a couple of hours after libjingle was announced, having been working with the Google Talk team on integration in the leading weeks.
 
* I use other unreleased snippets for handy tasks like alerting me when my computational simulations complete.
* I use other unreleased snippets for handy tasks like alerting me when my computational simulations complete.


===Jabber Protocol===
===Jabber Protocol===
Recently I've been having productive sessions with PSA mapping out some of the requirements for PEP, although I must place a disclaimer that despite adding me as co-author, he's done all the hard work this far.
Recently I've been having productive sessions with PSA mapping out some of the requirements for PEP, although I must place a disclaimer that despite adding me as co-author, he's done all the hard work this far.


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==Why I'm reapplying==
==Why I'm reapplying==
I wish to continue doing what I've been doing so far; work with the Psi client, helping define extensions, and contributing to discussion of others' extensions and core protocol.
I wish to continue doing what I've been doing so far; work with the Psi client, helping define extensions, and contributing to discussion of others' extensions and core protocol.
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