User:Blueminneapolis

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Introduction[edit]

Greetings and welcome to my userpage. I am a 26-year-old gay male and a former Minnesotan now living in Ladera Heights, California.

Areas & Levels of Expertise[edit]

Expert[edit]

  • Not currently comfortable with claiming this title in any field

Intimately Familiar[edit]

  • Minnesota State Parks
  • GLBT Civil Rights

Conversant[edit]

  • Minnesota History
  • English Grammar
  • Insurance billing
  • Dental terminology
  • World of Warcraft
  • Arts Education
  • Theatre Arts

UBX[edit]

Personal Heroes[edit]

Isaac Asimov on Throne-crop.png This user's hero is Isaac Asimov.
Carl Sagan-50x50.jpg This user's personal hero is Carl Sagan.

Computing[edit]

Online Presence[edit]

DA This user is a DeviantArt deviant as blueminneapolis.
Digg-new.svg This user contributes to Digg.
u This user keeps a calendar of events on Upcoming.
Crystal Clear app browser.png This user has a website, which can be found here.
Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg This user uses Wikipedia as a primary point of reference.
Crystal kwrite.png
This user maintains a blog at his own website.
Wordpress-logo-simple.png This user uses WordPress.
Logo Google 2013 Official.svg This user uses Google as a primary search engine.
Exquisite-gmail blue.png
This user uses Gmail as a primary email service.

Software[edit]

Web-browser-openclipart.svg This user is using a web browser.
os This user uses an operating system.
Adium This user uses Adium to chat on various instant messaging networks.
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This user contributes while using VLC Media Player.


Firefox This user prefers Mozilla Firefox.

Hardware/Usage[edit]

Toes.jpg This user types with their feet.
Crystal package wordprocessing.png This user contributes using a typewriter, and sends all contributions via snail mail.
Crystal krfb.png This user contributes using a PC.
Macintosh iBook.jpg This user contributes using a Macintosh computer.
BB This user contributes using a broadband connection.

Entertainment[edit]

b This user supports Blu-ray.
Vista-fedora.png This user knows where in the world Carmen Sandiego is.
Cocktail1.jpg This user likes their Martinis shaken, not stirred.
Narnia This user loves The Chronicles of Narnia.

Games[edit]

WROD Hits sure silke dingo nags a ram.
Board Games[edit]
International draughts.jpg This user is a checkers player.
ChessSet.jpg This user enjoys chess.
Jenga.JPG This user plays Jenga.
Nuvola apps kmahjong.png This user plays mahjong.
Nuvola apps ksysv.png
This user passed GO!
(…so where is my $200?)
Riskgame2.png This user is attacking you with all three dice.
S1 This user is a Scrabble player.
Computer & Video Games[edit]
Gamepad.svg This user is addicted to Video Games.
+ This user plays retro games. Circle - black simple.svg Circle - black simple.svg
Exquisite-kfm home.png This user prefers to play games on a PC.
? This user doesn't care what console a game is for as long as it's fun.
PS2 This user plays games on the
PlayStation 2.
CIV This user plays one or more versions of Civilization.
EaW This user plays
Star Wars: Empire at War.
Fallout This user prefers advanced power armor.
Sword and crystal.png This user is addicted to playing the Final Fantasy series.
Wikihalo.png This user plays the Halo series.
This user plays games in the Super Mario series.
MN-2 This user is an expert minesweeper.
N This user is a fan of Nintendo hardware and software.
PSx This user is a fan of Sony PlayStation console series hardware and software.
SC This user plays SimCity.
SC4 This user's city is much better than Defacto's.
T This user prefers to side with the Terrans.
Triforce.svg This user plays games from The Legend of Zelda series.
Pacman.svg This user plays Pac-Man.
EVE This user plays EVE Online.
XI This user plays Final Fantasy XI.
Stick Figure.svg An Adventurer is this User.
Mrh? This user plays Urban Dead.
Graaaagh!

Literature[edit]

Open book 01.svg This user enjoys reading anything.
Open book 01.svg This user enjoys reading fiction.
Open book 01.svg This user enjoys reading non-fiction.
Sample conworld.jpg This user enjoys geofiction.
Science fiction.svg This user enjoys reading science fiction.
ConfederateLincoln.png This user enjoys reading alternate history fiction.
This user enjoys reading thrillers.
Mystery.png This user enjoys reading mysteries.
Isaac Asimov on Throne-crop.png This user enjoys the works of Isaac Asimov.
ACC This user enjoys the works of Arthur C. Clarke .
CSL This user enjoys the works of C.S. Lewis.
Ringworld.jpg This user enjoys the works of Larry Niven.
George Orwell press photo.jpg This user enjoys the works of George Orwell.
Ksricon.png This user enjoys the works of
Kim Stanley Robinson.
Tolkien 1916.jpg
This user enjoys the works of
J. R. R. Tolkien.
Shakespeare.jpg This user believes that "all the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players".
Shortstory.png This user enjoys reading short stories.
1984.png Big Brother is watching this user.
Urbine221dc.jpg This user supports Don Quixote, and therefore opposes the use of wind power.
Jordens inre.svg This user has or has yet to Journey to the Center of the Earth .
Narnia This user loves The Chronicles of Narnia.
Melange This user has a spice addiction.
Atr This user serves House Atreides.
LOTR This user loves The Lord of the Rings, both the books and the films.
The Silmarillion This user not only likes The Lord of the Rings, but The Silmarillion as well.
Quill and ink.svg This user enjoys writing.

Language[edit]

Proficiencies
en This user is a native speaker of English.
en-5 This user can contribute with a professional level of English.
MNGeolRegions.GIF Oh yah, this user can speak Minnesotan ya'know.
de-1 Dieser Benutzer hat grundlegende Deutschkenntnisse.
ar-0 هذا المستخدم لا يفهم حرفا في العربية.
ja-0 この利用者は日本語わかりません
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Shaw letters.png 𐑞𐑦𐑕 𐑿𐑟𐑼 𐑦𐑟 𐑦𐑯𐑑𐑼𐑧𐑕𐑑𐑩𐑛 𐑦𐑯 ·𐑖𐑱𐑝𐑾𐑯.
This user is interested in Shavian.
elder-2 This user has an intermediate understanding of the Elder Futhark.
ipa-1
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This user has a basic understanding of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
... This user would like to be able to speak more languages.
pas-1 This user is a beginning Pascal programmer.
HTML-2 This user is an intermediate HTML user.
{{Wiki}} This user can write in the MediaWiki language.

English Grammar[edit]

ANAL 4 This user advocates good grammar usage.
’s Thi's user know's that not every word that end's with s need's an apostrophe and will remove misused apostrophe's from Wikipedia with extreme prejudice.

Usage[edit]

they
he or she
This user considers the singular they to be substandard English usage.
snk This user says either sneaked or snuck.
to¦go This user chooses to sometimes use split infinitives.
by The passive voice may be used by this user.
…in. Ending a sentence with a preposition is something that this user is okay with.
mankind This user supports the use of gender-neutral language.
to
too
two
This user thinks that too many people have no idea how to use words that they should have learned in grade two.
who(m) This user uses either who or whom in the object case.
which & that This user knows how to use which and that correctly.
if & whether This user knows how to use "if" and "whether" correctly.
less & fewer This user understands the difference between less & fewer.
their / there / they're This user thinks that there are too many people who don’t know that they're worse than their own children at spelling!
your/ you’re This user thinks that if your grammar is incorrect, then you’re in need of help.
Subj This user prefers that the subjunctive mood be used. Were this user you, he would use it.

Punctuation[edit]

“,;:’ This user is a punctuation stickler.
.  The This user puts two spaces after a period.
A, B, and C This user prefers the serial comma.
its This user understands the difference between its (of it) and it's (it is or it has).
"…" This user favours typewriter style quotation marks over typographic ones.
"…"? This user thinks "British punctuation is best for quotation marks". Do you?
ubx-5 This user uses entirely too many userboxes.
Wikipedia:Babel
en This user is a native speaker of English.
en-5 This user can contribute with a professional level of English.
de-1 Dieser Benutzer hat grundlegende Deutschkenntnisse.
ar-0 هذا المستخدم لا يفهم حرفا في العربية.
ja-0 この利用者は日本語わかりません
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