Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
My most recent major uploaded contributions (I do most of my writing off-line now):
- Expanding technetium offline to FA standard
- Created history of the Grand Canyon area (April 10 ; still working...)
- Expanded Helium (March 29)
- Expanded Geology of the Grand Canyon area (March 21)
- Expanded Yosemite National Park (March 5)
- Expanded Flatworm (Feb 9)
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Hello, I have been a Wikipedian since January 1, 2002. After getting totally hooked on the idea of Wikipedia I then became a member of the Wikipedia Volunteer Fire Department and later a Wikipedia Administrator (all this really means is that I am a hopeless Wikipediholic).
In December of 2001 I graduated with a bachelors degree in biology and a minor in geology but I'm interested in a great many things. From the time I graduated until late 2004 I was working for Caltrans on transit planning, specifically transit-oriented development. During that time I was going to night school part time learning all about Geographic Information Systems (GIS). For most of 2004 I worked for the City of Sacramento, California on a GIS-related contract. In December 2004 I moved to Atlanta, Georgia and am now working on another GIS contract.
Taking GIS courses has totally hooked me on geography and learning about it and my long-time favorite subject geology by going on field studies (see my images section). I plan to go back to university in fall 2005 to start work on a masters degree in either biological conservation (the easy route) or geography (not as easy since I don't have the undergraduate courses yet). I previously wanted to get my masters in atmospheric science but I slowly decided against it as I've come to appreciate the comprehensive nature of geography, which studies the spatial interrelationships between biology, geology, archeology, history, climate, weather, oceanography and culture. I also exceeded the unit maximum for taking field studies so I have to go to a different school to start over! :) After my masters I plan on receiving a PhD in Global/Earth Systems Science (which James Lovelock liked to call Geophysiology).
What's in a name?
About the handle. Well I have always been a maverick so that part seemed appropriate (and what true "maverick" would actually spell it correctly -- hey, wait a minute, I just did spell it correctly... errr). The "149" part is a reference to the movies 2001: A Space Odyssey & 2010 The Year We Make Contact, in which we find out the dimensions of the mysterious monolith (1 by 4 by 9). Knowing this, it is most appropriate for me to graduate in the year 2001 with a Bachelors, and plan on graduating in 2010 with a PhD -- I know, I'm a geek. But I am damn proud of it.
I sometimes give quick, seemingly unkind and terse comments on talk pages and in edit summaries. However meanness is not at all the intent, just efficiency. This is a quirk of my rare personality type: INTJ. I do try to moderate what I say and how I say it -- mainly because my terseness sometimes leads to inefficient discussion to resolve misunderstandings on talk pages.
uncategorized articles started with new content
An uncategorized list of some articles that I have started (or restarted) with unique content (public domain copy/paste created articles and redirects/change of article name omitted) (partial listing -- newer entries are at top):
Racetrack Playa  - Places of interest in the Death Valley area  - History of the Yosemite area  - Geology of the Death Valley area  - Geology of the Capitol Reef area  - Geology of the Canyonlands area  - Grand Teton National Park  - Geology of the Grand Teton area  - Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve  - Snake River Land Company  - 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens  - Mount Garibaldi  - Geology of the Bryce Canyon area  - Geology of the Zion and Kolob canyons area  - Zion National Park  - Geology of the Grand Canyon area  - Mount McLoughlin  - Mount Mazama  - Mount Adams  - Mount Thielsen  - Mount Jefferson  - Newberry Caldera  - - Newberry Volcano  - Dorothea Puente  - Geology of Mount Shasta  - I AM Foundation  - Chaos Crags  - Geothermal areas in Lassen Volcanic National Park  - Geology of the Lassen area  - Cinder Cone and the Fantastic Lava Beds  - Lassen Peak  - Lassen Volcanic National Park  - Leon Day  - Geology of the Yosemite area  - John Muir  - Mono-Inyo Craters * - Owens Lake  - Devils Postpile National Monument  - 1872 Lone Pine earthquake *#1 - spheroidal weathering *#3 - Divergent boundary * - Slab gap hypothesis *#1 - Laramide orogeny *#2 - Wikimedia *#1 - The Ed Sullivan Show * - Death Valley Pupfish  - Basin and Range * - Geothermal areas of Yellowstone *#1 - Richard Ramirez * - Barbara Boxer  - centipede  - California Gold Rush  - anti-hero  - Ira Flatow * - cartography  - Herb Ritts * - William Hyde Wollaston *#2 - Philippe Starck  - Lincoln County War *#2 - Billy the Kid  - Charles Hatchett *#1 - Jimmy Doolittle *#1 - Yucca Mountain  - List of countries by population *#1 - Chick Hearn * - impact event *#3 - bacteriocin * - smallpox vaccine  - glycomics * - Nuclear bunker buster * - endosymbiosis *#3 - Hallucigenia *#3 - homeobox * - List of elements by name (I know - not an article - but still a lot of work!) *#1 - barium (there was only two sentences there before - so I'm counting this as an add) * - soluble * - Manzanar  - Nisei Japanese American *#1 - Japanese American  - batholith * - Linda Lovelace (yeah - yeah - I know she was a heterosexual porn queen - but she reformed!) * - roundabout intersection *#1 - Treaty of Nanking *#3 - Scott Bakula  - Chandra Levy * - mycorrihiza *#1 - cowpox *#1 - Shmi Skywalker *#3 - War of Jenkins' Ear * - [Giant Impact theory] (now giant impact theory) * - [hieroglyphics] (now Egyptian hieroglyph *#1 - Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi  - [Ural mountains] (now Ural Mountains) *#2 - 1400  - First Transcontinental Railroad * - Fermi paradox * - Dolly the sheep * - [Michelangelos David] (now Michelangelo's David) *#2 - paclitaxel * - Pericles  - Arabesque  - Arabic calligraphy  - brown dwarf * - picometre * - symbiosis  - E. coli  - Acetic acid bacteria *#1 - arthrobacter * - Mineral salts pyridone broth *#1 - bacterial growth  - Bdellovibrio *#3 - Botulism  - Clostridium botulinum * - micrometer * - Aerobic organism *#1 - petri dish * - disulfide bond *#2 - Medici * - carbon cycle  - Cambrian Explosion * - desert varnish * - Death Valley National Park  - Mono Lake  - Japanese American Internment  - Long Valley Caldera  - John Sutter * - [Sutters Fort] (now Sutter's Fort State Historic Park) * - 1478 * - [Davis] (now Davis, California) * - James Lovelock * - 1480 * - The Book of the Courtier * - [Sacramento] (now Sacramento, California)  - Decameron  - The Book of the City of Ladies * - Christine de Pizan * - Canterbury Tales (some original text from Chaucer)  - David Bowman (no big surprise there) * - Lucrezia Borgia  - Lorenzo de' Medici *
[Sutters Mill] (now Sutter's Mill) * - California Department of Transportation  - Central Pacific Railroad * - [Single Occupant Vehicle] (now single occupant vehicle) *#1 - Bacillus cereus  - protium * - Sansei Japanese American *#1 - Issei Japanese American *#1 - kinase  - hypha * - Bridalveil Fall *#2 - Verne Winchell *#1 - beryllium copper  - Tulare Lake * - Alluvial fan * - Elastic-rebound theory *#2 - Zabriskie Point * - Wisconsinan glaciation 
uncategorized articles expanded/improved
An uncategorized list of some articles that I have added a significant amount of unique content to (relative to the article size or quality of information presented when I found it) and/or edited significantly (adding of public domain text not counted -- although I do a lot of that too) (totally inadequate partial listing -- newer entries are at top):
Flatworm  - Plate tectonics  - Capitol Reef National Park  - Canyonlands National Park  - Mary I of England  - Reagan Administration  - Ronald Reagan  - Cascade Range  - Mount St. Helens  - Colorado Plateau  - Bryce Canyon National Park (massive expansion)  - Grand Canyon  - Crater Lake  - Crater Lake National Park  - Theodore Roosevelt  - Mount Shasta  - Giant sequoia  - Hetch Hetchy Valley * - Yosemite Valley  - Mammoth Mountain  - Owens Valley  - Alabama Hills * - Rodney King  - Spanish Armada  - United States National Monument  - Yosemite National Park  - All in the Family  - Rocky Mountains  - M*A*S*H (TV series) *#1 - O. J. Simpson  - Elvis Presley  - Ed Sullivan  - I Love Lucy  - Wind  - Geography of California * - Yellowstone National Park  - vanadium  - Saddam Hussein  - Panama Canal  - Boston Massacre  - crystal structure  - Native American  - Rick D. Husband * - North Korea  - map projection * - Longitude  - CMYK  - Huguenot  - fluoride  - Apollo moon landing conspiracy theory *#3 - Lincoln County, New Mexico *#1 - cephalopod  - Mid-Atlantic Ridge *#3 - mammal  - cnidocyte *#1 - Nye County, Nevada * - American Airlines Flight 11 *#3 - Argument from evolution *#1 - 1834  - Auburn, California * - Orders of magnitude (including almost all individual entries)  - nitrogen  - x^ sulfur * - hydrogen  - Kenneth Branagh  - carbon  - Girolamo Savonarola * - ethanol  - penis (no comment)  - Monterey Bay Aquarium  - George McFarland *#1 - crop circle  - owl  - Kenyanthropus * - manatee  - Hominid ] - Ted Williams * - accountancy scandals *#1 - Evolution of Homo sapiens *#1 - irreducible complexity * - evolution  - speciation * - glacier  - oral sex (no comment)  - Jeffrey Dahmer * - proteomics (damn it! Somebody beat me to creating this one)  - scurvy * - John Travolta ] - The Empire Strikes Back  - 2001 U.S. Attack on Afghanistan * - Palaeogene *#2 - mycelium * - Mohammed Daoud Khan *#1 - intelligent design  - jellyfish  - United States  - reparative therapy  - sexual orientation  - smart growth  - Gene Roddenberry * - A Beautiful Mind  - Holocene extinction event *#1 - global warming  - Anasazi  - search engine  - carbonate * - Pioneer 10  - bubble fusion * - Drake equation  - Monterey, California  - bacillus  - Fertile crescent * - 433 Eros * - Michelangelo Buonarroti Buonarroti - Augustus Caesar * - Pompeii  - Sennacherib * - anthropic principle * - California  - Polyphemus *#2 - periodic table  - 1519 * - 1863 * - 1848  - Thomas Malthus * - Francesco Sforza *#1 - Dhimmi * - Arab-Israeli conflict  - sexual orientation  - Each one of the periodic elements (took 4 hours -- yikes!)  - List of Latin phrases (mega additions) *#1 - Florence (major additions)  - 1561 * - homosexuality  - 2001: A Space Odyssey  - Geoffrey Chaucer  - homophobia * - muon  - Baldassare Castiglione * - Giovanni Boccaccio * - I also have many thousands of minor to moderate edits under my belt.
articles created/expanded with adapted public domain and/or free content
Table of formations exposed in the Death and Panamint valleys area  - Vegetation of the Yosemite area  - Medicine Lake Volcano  - Hoodoo (geology)  - Grand Staircase  - Bighorn Sheep  - Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone  - Animals of Yellowstone  - Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem  - Lava Beds National Monument  -
Below are lists of articles I either expanded or created that fall into one or more WikiProjects I am involved with.
WikiProject Tree of Life
Participant in WikiProject Tree of Life
I helped develop a table for organism articles (see: roundworm and sainfoin for some nice examples) Taxonomy tables I have created
sainfoin - Fabales - Dicotyledon - Flowering plant - Solanaceae - Solanum - Spurge - Honeysuckle family - Honeysuckle - Dipsacales
Hominid - Gorilla - Kenyanthropus - Owl - Typical owl - Scarab beetle - Rose chafer - Dipper - White-throated dipper - White-capped dipper - American dipper - Brown dipper - Rufous-throated dipper - Old World thrush - Japanese robin - Siberian rubythroat - Red-flanked bluetail - East coast akelat - Riukiu robin - Thrush nightingale - Nightingale - European robin - Bluethroat - Dog
Lead participant in WikiProject Elements. I have completed the templates for all these elements (I have also greatly expanded most of these articles):
beryllium - magnesium - calcium - barium - strontium - radium - lithium - sodium - potassium - rubidium - caesium - francium - fluorine (with help from others) - chlorine - bromine - iodine - astatine - boron - silicon - germanium - antimony - polonium - bismuth - lead - thallium - indium - tin - gallium - aluminium - radon - xenon - krypton - argon - neon - helium - phosphorus - hafnium - tantalum - tungsten - rhenium - osmium - iridium - platinum - gold - mercury - yttrium - zirconium - niobium - technetium - ruthenium - palladium - silver - cadmium - scandium - titanium - rutherfordium - dubnium - seaborgium - bohrium - hassium - meitnerium - darmstadtium - unununium - lawrencium - lutetium - thulium - erbium - ytterbium - holmium - uranium - neptunium - nobelium - mendelevium - fermium - einsteinium - californium - berkelium - curium - americium
WikiProject Protected Areas
Participant in WikiProject Protected Areas. I helped a bit with the table design and was the person who suggested that the table headings should follow a color scheme.
Participant in WikiProject Battles. I completely redesigned the table and suggested a heading color scheme.
As part of WikiProject Days of the Year, I've been involved with expanding the events section of our Historical anniversaries day pages and then updating every year page linked from those pages along with many other articles. A handfull of the entries did not need additional events so I just updated all the linked year pages and many of the corresponding subjects. I am also the lead coordinator of the Selected anniversaries section on the Main Page.
Killing / pages
I moved all the / pages for each and every Star Wars and Star Trek articles to non-/ed titles, fixed hundreds of active and edits links within these, reformatted and wikified many of these articles. All this work seems to have paid off -- contributions to these entries have noticably improved now that linking is far easier for these articles.
Talk pages where I have placed raw content that needs additional work before being placed into an article
Talk:Test, Talk:2010 Odyssey Two, Talk:Escherichia coli, Talk:Acetic acid bacteria, Talk:Bacillus cereus, Talk:License, Talk:Glycolysis
Adapt PD text to create expand Wikipedia articles
Waiting for responses
User talk:Elliot, Talk:Alphonso I of Spain, Talk:Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications de Bretagne, Talk:Radiological weapon, Talk:Alphonso, Talk:Homo sapiens, Talk:Arab anti-semitism, Talk:Cream, Talk:Visual arts and design, Talk:Lola Graham
- Wikipedia:Boilerplate text
- Wikipedia:Database queries
- PaleoMap Project
- English HTML speller
- Specialist Calculators
- Online Conversion (error prone for very large and very small numbers
- Babelfish translator
- Public Domain Resources
- HTML Color Codes
- Web Reference Database for the Sciences]
- Public Domain Resources:
- Uncopyrightable factual information Department of Religious Studies - University of Pennsylvania.
- Islamic Calligraphy and Clip Art
- Public Web Reference Databases in the Sciences (dead link as of 12/2003)
- Savetz's Unofficial Internet Public Domain Index
- USGS: The Periodic Table Page
- NASA Glossary up to hydrochlorofluorocarbon
- Summary Demographic Data from the US Census Bureau
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