User talk:DewiMorgan

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Welcome[edit]

Hello, DewiMorgan, and welcome to Wikipedia! (Better late than never;-) Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~) (or click Button sig.png above); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Although you've been about for almost a year once in a while: welcome! FlammingoHey 21:30, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, Flammingo :) I do still consider myself a newbie (I made my first article recently, yay!), so the welcome message is useful to me. The helpme thing is good to know, as are the newcomer links. I *try* always to read the right way to do stuff, but it can be hard for a newbie to find, sometimes! DewiMorgan 21:45, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

London Meetup - January 12, 2008[edit]

Hi! There's going to be a London Wikipedia Meetup coming Saturday January 12, 2008. If you are interested in coming along take part in the discussion over a Wikipedia:Meetup/London7. The discussion is going on until tomorrow evening and the official location and time will be published at the same page late Thursday or early Friday. Hope to see you Saturday, Poeloq (talk) 01:41, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Invitation to Wikipedia meetup in London[edit]

Wikimedia UK logo

Date: 13:00 onwards, Sunday 10 August 2008

Venue: Penderel's Oak pub, Holborn WC1 map

More information: Wikipedia:Meetup/London 12


Hello,

I noticed that you have listed yourself as a Wikipedian in London, so I thought you might like to come to one of our monthly social meetups. The next one is going to be on Sunday 10 August, which might well be rather short notice, but if you can't come this time, we try to have one every second Sunday of the month.

If you haven't been before, these meetups are mainly casual social events for Wikipedia enthusiasts in which we chat about Wikipedia and any other topics we fancy. It's a great way to meet some very keen Wikipedians, but we'd also love for you to come along if you're interested in finding out more about Wikipedia, other Wikimedia projects, or other collaborative wiki projects too.

The location is a pub that is quite quiet and family friendly on a Sunday lunchtime, so hopefully younger Wikipedians will also feel welcome and safe. Alcohol consumption is certainly not required!

Although the meetups are popular, many UK-based editors still don't know about them. It would be great to welcome some fresh faces, so I hope you can come along.

Yours,

James F. (talk) 09:27, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Please forgive the slightly impersonal mass-invite!


Re: Nutmeg[edit]

Thanks for that note. It was very kind of you to let me know that you feel my edits and watch-dogging on that one issue were appropriate. Truthfully, there isn't an awful lot of good, hard scientific data available on Nutmeg Intoxication and Poisoning. The literature available tends to quote the same few famous cases over and over again and this is likely because what overdoses and unpleasant experiences that happen aren't likely to be reported even if the patient seeks medical treatment. Most bad "trips" are just ridden out by user alone or with the help of friends. If you spend any time reading message boards and usenet postings on nutmeg usage, you tend to find 4 types of posts: 1. know-it-alls advising dosage whether they really know anything or not, 2. people posting how they took and it didn't do anything, 3. People posting that they took it and had some mild effect, and 4. people posting that it was the dumbest thing they ever did and how sick it made them. I have rarely seen any posts praising use of it as fun and worth trying again.

My main concern in editing articles on natural substances that can be used as a drug to get high or as a folk remedy is that the info not violate any wiki policies and that it be verifiable. Wikipedia has a big list of things that it is not and some of those are that it is not a cookbook, an instruction manual, a doctor or a place to give advice. You can report facts but you cannot directly advise the reader. So for example, you could say: "Natural Herbalist John Doe states that Spice X has historically been used as a treatment for disease Y or by natives of Country Was an intoxicant" and then you include the proper reference to the page of his book or article where he says that but... you carefully leave out any dosages he might have mentioned. The reader can find it in the citation if they so please.

I try not to be a Nazi about this stuff. However, you would be surprised any maybe even shocked at some of the harmful advice and info that slips into articles. One that I have to watch is the article on Ringworm because editors are always trying to sneak in home remedies that include acid solutions to "burn off the fungus" or recipes for concoctions that include ingredients that might seem harmless to the uniformed but in reality, could be dangerous.

Thanks again and if you ever have any questions about anything, feel free to drop me a line!LiPollis (talk) 03:56, 4 September 2009 (UTC)


Nokia N900[edit]

Thanks ! Your are most welcome. Regarding your questions :

I wonder how hard it'd be to run tcp/ip services on such a phone, like sshd, httpd and such.

You might want to have a look at this site : [1]

Would be kinda awesome and wearable-computingy to have a webserver in a phone, serving pages about where I am, what I'm doing, what I can see from the camera, etc.

To the best of my knowledge, you can choose an option that enable the Nokia N900 (using the GPS) to send your current location (at the level of country, region, city or street) to your contacts. Posting a photo you have just taken with the Nokia N900 can be done to all your social network websites (for example facebook) at once in a few seconds using Pixelpipe [2]. Twitting and posting on social network website on this device to tell your friends/relatives what you are up to is very easy. Concerning your other remarks, you must be aware this is still a phone (a very smart one) and very limited compared to a general purpose computer or a dedicated server. --Mandor (talk) 12:38, 24 September 2009 (UTC)