Who am I?
As far as I can tell,
I'm the only English-speaking ‘Toby Bartels’
(or ‘TobyBartels’, or with varied capitalization)
on the Internet.
If you know one and want to check whether it's me,
then you can either ask me or check here.
I have gone by ‘Tobi Bartels’ and ‘Tobias Bartels’
in the past,
but these names on the Internet (or elsewhere) rarely refer to me.
If ‘Bartels’ is spelt differently,
then the odds drop dramatically.
(There seem to be
some German speakers around called ‘Toby Bartels’,
although ‘Tobi’ is used much more commonly in that language;
while I know some German, I've written almost none of it online.)
Of course, there's no telling what names other people have used
to refer to me.
For my physical presence,
I was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, in the United States of America,
and I've lived there most of my life,
with these exceptions in southern California (also in the USA):
I'm now back in Lincoln.
Of course, I've been in other locations briefly from time to time,
but I've never lived anywhere else.
You could also try to recognize me
from these pictures.
- Pasadena, from 1993 to 1996 and in 1998;
- Riverside, from 2000 to 2006;
- Upland, from 2008 to 2010.
Here is a (very incomplete) list of my online locations:
If you know or suspect any omissions (and there are many),
then please feel free to ask me or remind me!
I usually don't put something on this list
unless somebody asks about it or I suspect potential confusion.
- Dr. Math,
in the late 1990s, as ‘Doctor Toby’
(a name which is by no means unique to me);
- Dudley's Dungeon comments since 2007,
on the original site,
on the straight replacement,
and on the
‘New, Improved’ replacement;
- I was on
Facebook from 2011 to 2017,
and I still check for messages and post occasional links and photos;
- I was on Google+
from 2011 to 2015,
and I still check for messages and post rare links;
- John Baez
used to mention me a lot,
since I was one of his graduate students,
and I occasionally comment on
his current blog;
- the n-Category Cafe,
- the Sluggy Freelance forums,
before the current ones existed;
- not Twitter
(where the German-speaking ‘Toby Bartels’ may be found);
between 1995 and 2003
(and at first also on the local Caltech USENET
that doesn't seem to have been archived anywhere);
- Wanderlost (about Sheldon the pig) comments
and on its own site;
(mostly the English one) and other Wikimedia projects,
World RPS Society forums,
before the current ones existed.
Go back to my homepage.
This web page was written between 2007 and 2018 by Toby Bartels,
last edited on 2018 August 23.
Toby reserves no legal rights to it.
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