User:Noisy

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Milestones[edit]

Born on Wikipedia 26 June 2004. Contributed anonymously before, but first signed contribution was to evolutionarily stable strategy.

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Date 08AUG04 09SEP04 24OCT04 25DEC04 09FEB05 17APR05 04JUN05 02OCT05 26NOV05 31JAN06
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Date 26MAR06 30APR06 18JUN06 30JUL06 27APR07          

Current count? Use Wikipedia:Kate's Tool. Alternative: http://faleg.org/cgi-bin/wannabe_kate. Edit counters are down: see User talk:Interiot for explanation. Now that's old news, so watch the graph to see how far behind we are.

Alternative: Essjay's tool.

Attended London Wikimeet | pictures on 02DEC04.

Tables and general editing[edit]

  • Template:Lifetime {{lifetime|1838|1900|Tuer, Andrew White}} Some people recommend using subst:, but that destroys the whole purpose of a template. I've saved it just in case Bluemoose takes unilateral action without seeking the wishes of the community. [12DEC05]

[[Category:{{{1}}} births|{{{3}}}]] [[Category:{{{2}}} deaths|{{{3}}}]]

  • Tables: what a pain in the neck. In desperation I went to a formal definition of HTML 4.01, specifically Section 11. Fine, so far as it went, but I couldn't find the really interesting stuff, which is what properties can be specified within style. I'll keep looking (in a desultory fashion). [18JUL04]
  • Think about M:EasyTimeline. [30MAR05]
  • Wikipedia:Persondata. [22JAN06]

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Table links:

ISS Expedition 10
Mission Insignia
Expedition 10 insignia

[14AUG04] Centring thumbed images in tables takes a lot of doing. The way I achieved it was to create a table within a table, viz.

{| border=1 cellpadding=2 width=350 cellspacing=0 align=right style=margin-left:0.5em;
|+<font size=+1>''' ISS Expedition 10 '''</font>
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!colspan=2 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=2 bgcolor=#FFDEAD|Mission Insignia
|-
|colspan=2 align=center|
{|
|[[Image:Expedition_10_insignia.png|thumb|200px|Expedition 10 insignia]]
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Evolution[edit]

Hmmm. A lot of good stuff in here about biological evolution, but a lot of confusion as well. How did Genetic drift get to be so crap? I'm not saying it's wrong, but it's not what I expect from an encyclopedia. [04JUL04]

Thanks to User:Graft for the rewrite. [17OCT04]

Wikipedia life[edit]

Generic welcome message template[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia! Please create a logon ID for yourself, and start editing!

If you are too timid to start a slash and burn campaign in your subject area of choice, then feel free to play around in the Wikipedia:Sandbox. Other helpful pages are Wikipedia:Tutorial and Wikipedia:Annotated article.

There are many things to learn here: if you want a few pointers then come and visit me at User: Noisy, or leave a message on my talk page. Otherwise, the only tips I give are

  • that you sign your name with three tildes (~~~), and leave name and timestamp with four tildes.
  • <nowiki> </nowiki> around text will stop it being interpreted.
  • Play around with your 'preferences' to change the way that your screen is displayed.
  • And finally ... I recommend that you use the 'Show preview' button as a matter of habit before saving your edits.

Category:Industrial Revolution[edit]

Needed a lot more material, so I started playing around a few weeks ago. Started off in the main article, but found that I needed to fill out the supporting articles before the main section can be robustified. Here are the articles in question (n = newly created by me; m = major edits; r = redirect created by me) [08AUG04]:

Resources[edit]

Revolutionary players Questia Toynbee lectures

About.com Quarry Bank Mill Spartacus Educational - textile industry
Chronology Essay by Peter Landry North East England history pages - railways
Lunar Society Tilt hammer - Sheffield and steel Science Museum - making the modern world
Rempel essay Cotton Times (don't use Netscape) BBC 'In Our Time' audio on the Lunar Society
Encarta article Internet history sourcebooks project Arkwright and Cartwright on Grimshaw family website
Montagna essay SchoolHistory.co.uk Year 9 material Engines of Our Ingenuity on the Lunar Society - text of audio
Neo-Tech article CottonTown (Blackburn with Darwen) TeachersFirst's Inventors Workshop - US - primary school level

Thornber on Arkwright Bartleby on spinning Essay by Clark 1911 on cotton manufacture Essay Keen on spinning and weaving British history online A history of the growth of the steam-engine Eckilson on Samuel Slater links Open Door

Echo?

Metallurgy document scans Historical Metallurgy Society

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Wikilinks[edit]

Themes People Places Invention/Technology Reference
Coal
Coal mining
Coke (fuel)
Cotton
Factory
Industrial unrest
Industry
Iron
Machine
Manufacturing
Metallurgy
Railway
Steel
Textile
Transport
Water power
Workforce
m Richard Arkwright
Thomas Boulsover
James Brindley
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Marc Isambard Brunel
Edmund Cartwright
mHenry Cort
Samuel Crompton
mAbraham Darby
Francis_Egerton, 3rd_Duke_of_Bridgewater,
   3rd Duke of Bridgewater,
   Duke of Bridgewater
Samuel Greg
Samuel Greg (junior)
James Hargreaves
Thomas Highs
Benjamin Huntsman
Joseph Marie Jacquard
William Jessop
Thomas Johnson (dressing frame)
N John Kay (flying shuttle)
N John Kay (spinning frame)
Francis Cabot Lowell
Henry Maudslay
Thomas Newcomen
Louis Paul,
   Lewis Paul
William Radcliffe
Jesse Ramsden
Richard Roberts
Thomas Savery
John Smeaton
George Stephenson
Robert Stephenson
Jedediah Strutt
Thomas Telford
Richard Trevithick
James Watt
Eli Whitney
John Wilkinson
John Wyatt
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
Bridgewater Canal
Coalbrookdale
n Cromford
Derwent Valley Mills
Ironbridge
Ironbridge Gorge
Portsmouth Block Mills
Quarry Bank Mill
Soho Foundry
Stockton_and_Darlington_Railway
Surrey Iron Railway
Swansea and Mumbles Railway,
   Mumbles - Swansea Railway,
   nOystermouth Railway,
   nMumbles Train
Blast furnace
Canal
n Cotton mill
Crucible steel 1740
Dressing frame,
   Dressing Frame
n Flying Shuttle,
   Flying shuttle
Newcomen_steam_engine
Power loom,
   Power looms
Puddling furnace
Sheffield plate 1743
Spinning Frame,
   Spinning frame
Spinning Jenny,
   Spinning jenny
n Water Frame,
   Water frame
Watt steam engine
History of science and technology
History of the British canal system
History of rail transport in Great Britain
Industrial archaeology
List_of_United_Kingdom-related_topics
Timeline_of clothing_and_textiles_technology
Timeline of invention
Timeline of steam power
Terminology
Blister steel
Frame
Loom
Navigation
Pig iron
Power transmission
Rolling
Shuttle
Spindle
Spinning (textiles)
Staple (textiles)
Textile manufacturing terminology
Twisting
Warp,
   Warp (disambiguation)
Weft
Other
Boulton_and_Watt
Charlotte Dundas
Luddite
Lunar Society
Smethwick engine
Spinning (textiles)
Steam engine
Stephenson's Rocket
Weaving

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