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I'm Dan Hartung, a native and resident of Janesville, Wisconsin. For most of my career in computer consulting I lived in Evanston, Illinois, and briefly in New York City. After years of watching the growth of the Wikipedia from a very basic concordance to the essential reference work that it is quickly becoming, I decided to create my own account in November 2004. So far it's been a rewarding experience.
As of October 2005, I'm taking a bit of a break as I ramp up coding activity for a startup.
I've been online since the days of the BBS, and participated in the internet soon after the end of bang paths. I watched the web grow up from the inside! I was a well-known weblog author from 1999 to 2003 when family life intervened; my weblog was Lake Effect and is presently unavailable.
I have also been a very-long-term member of MetaFilter, one of the pre-eminent community weblogs. Although I had been exposed to Wikis long before, my first real experience with contributing to one was the MetaFilter Wiki, which serves as a FAQ.
I have an irregular weblog at stilicho.blogspot.com.
- I'm inclusionist by nature. Wikipedia isn't paper. But notability guidelines are generally good.
- I don't think recentism is a serious flaw.
- Categories help people find stuff. My category clutter limit is higher than others'.
- This is a hypertext encyclopedia. Link to things that are relevant. Why prevent users from exploring?
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- Trial against the Bulgarian medics and a Palestinian doctor in Libya - a little-watched story; the article is decent but could use some knowledgeable polishing.
- Web 2.0 - I had to thoroughly rewrite this article due to a high fog index. It could still use expansion and improvement.
Pages I've Created
- Media Whores Online - the mysterious, MIA muckraking blogger
- Clint Hartung - I'm not related, always thought he should have an article
- Bettye LaVette - fascinating story, surprised no article
- James A. Baker (government attorney) - people were getting him confused with the "other" James Baker
- Philip Perry - every husband of the daughter of the VP who is also in government should have an article
- Miles Copeland, Jr. - another fascinating figure in US history, he was like the anti-Zelig
- McLane-Ocampo Treaty - fascinating what-if, we might have had a Mexico Canal today
- Nellie Y. McKay - namesake of the singer, fascinating story
After this DYK submission quality increased substantially; many are almost to good article status nowadays. Good for DYK and Wikipedia, but a lot more work!
Sweepstakes — McDonald's Monopoly — Saif al-Islam Qaddafi — Ayesha Qaddafi — Leyla Zana — Murray Waas — Radio and Television Correspondents' Association — Supercar (band) — Thrilladelphia Music Festival — Buckeye Steel Castings — James M. Brady — Taurid — Katharine Hamnett — Ben Domenech — Hugh Rodham — Salt (band) — American Boychoir School — American Folk Blues Festival — 37signals — Steve Wood of Microsoft — Shortlist Music Prize — New Pantheon Music Award — Ravinia Festival — Eric Volz — Linda Stein (artist) — Hilton family — Napoléon (1955 film) — Max Maxfield — Ursula Martinez — Ben Stevens — Thomas W. LaSorda — Jim Fitzgerald — Deletion (music industry) — Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies
Pages I've Modified
- Technology: Evan Williams Pyra Labs Blogger Matthew Haughey MetaFilter Jorn Barger Roger Schank Monkeyfilter
- Music: Bloc Party Ana Voog Michael Penn The Decemberists
- Music video
- Lyndon B. Johnson
- The Parker Pen Company
- Chandra Levy
- David Mamet
- Aral Sea
- Zury Rios Sosa
- Efraín Ríos Montt - I've bailed on a very silly edit war here
- Beloit College - I attended
- Muammar al-Qaddafi
- Mary Kay Letourneau
- Merchandise Mart
- Dick Morris
- Chicago Flood - I lived there then
- Green Zone
- Casino Royale
- Madison, Wisconsin
- Juan Cole/Temp
- Conestoga wagon
- National Socialist Party of America
- Roger Ebert
- Siskel & Ebert
- The Wall
- Battle of the Bulge
- Channel Tunnel
- Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act
- Air traffic controller - complete rewrite from heavily POV glurge
- Dimebag Darrell
- Rio Treaty - redirect and rework of base article
- Alexander "Sawney" Bean - merge w/ Sawney Beane
- Underground Railroad
- military cadence - jody calls
- Two Sicilies
- Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction
- Underground Railroad - key improvements for an important (sloppy) article
- Mason-Dixon line
- John Sasso
- Juan Cole
- First Indochina War
- Christmas truce
- Puerto Rican Independence Movement
- T-2 mycotoxin - yellow rain (cf. Yushchenko poisoning)
- President of the Palestinian Authority
- Nguyen Van Lem - removed stench of POV
- Elecia Battle
- Black History in Puerto Rico - saving a bad article
- Mexican Standoff
- Fists of Righteous Harmony
- El Dorado (myth)
- Guardia Nacional (Nicaragua) - improved from dumb Gardia [sic] substub
- Virginia opossum - merged in text from opossum
- 1992 Los Angeles riots