Hi, I'm Axl Matulić. How does one define oneself? I'm reminded of the episode in Babylon 5, "Comes the Inquisitor," in which a Vorlon inquisitor is never satisfied with Delenn's answers to his repeated question "Who are you?" Well....
I'm a scientist who has worked as an engineer for the past 25 (approx) years, mostly in the field of stealth technology. I don't contribute much to stealth topics on Wikipedia except to correct minor misconceptions written by those not versed in the field. Independently, on my own, I spent a year or so studying religions of the world and biology. Along the way I also got an MBA degree in addition to my B.S. in Physics.
I enjoy anime, role-playing games, educational topics, and especially travel. I'm American, but my mother is German, my father is Croatian, my spouse is Singaporean. I have traveled all over Europe and Eastern Europe, also Canada and Mexico, as well as Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and Southeast Asia (particularly Singapore as well as Malaysia and Thailand). I must say Croatia is one of the more beautiful countries I have ever seen, and Stockholm and Dubrovnik are the most beautiful cities I have visited. Unfortunately I have never set foot south of the equator (Singapore is the closest I've come), and hope to do that someday.
I enjoy offering third opinions in disputes between two editors who have reached an impasse. There's something satisfying about coming to an article I have no opinion about, studying the edit history and talk page discussion, and offering a neutral disinterested viewpoint in an attempt to resolve the dispute. I think the Wikipedia:Third opinion page is a great vehicle for dispute resolution, and more people should use it and participate. My third opinions:
Articles of involvement
- Stevia — improved this article to pass as a Wikipedia:Good article.
- Zinfandel — contributed origins and California regions sections, brought to good article status.
- Chaptalization — attempting to bring to GA status.
- Master of Business Administration — regular contributor.
Articles I started
- Naugahide — my first-ever experimental edit that got merged into Naugahyde
- Sirrah (disambiguation)
- Plavac Mali
- Kastel (disambiguation)
- Advanced Enclosed Mast/Sensor
- Steviol glycoside
- Guy Montag Doe v. San Francisco Housing Authority
- Average Directional Movement Index
- Wine list
- Glider (furniture)
- Wikipedia:Notability (wine topics)
- Crock (disambiguation)
- Funding bias
- Sayyid Baraka
- Up-island spider
- Faux Faulkner contest
- True Strength Index
- Too Tough to Care
- Wilhelm Busch (disambiguation)
- Red Deer Cave people
- Just This Once
- Lycopi rhizoma
- Verrückt (disambiguation)
- Clarence N. Hickman
- The Train Is Coming
I am known as 'anachronist' elsewhere on the net, and on other Wiki projects.
Balloon plant detail
"Karma Sangria", a cultivar of cactus dahlia
Two bees foraging on a dahlia "party" flower
Inaccessible section of the Berkeley Pier
Unusual fortune cookie message
- Non-free images
- Free images
|The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar|
|I salute you for doing the best you can :) Mrpotatohead 2 (talk) 21:35, 5 May 2009 (UTC)|
|The Tireless Contributor Barnstar|
|Keep up the good work and keep smiling Mrpotatohead 2 (talk) 21:35, 5 May 2009 (UTC)|
|The Third Opinion Award|
|For diligent and faithful service to the Wikipedia community through your work at WP:3O. — TRANSPORTERMAN (TALK) 17:57, 1 March 2010 (UTC)|
|The Barnstar of Diplomacy|
|For contributing to the end of the edit warring on the Muhammad (PBUH) article. Thank you! Xact (talk) 15:11, 22 April 2011 (UTC)|
|The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar|
|I saw your post on another talk page for a blocked user and was happy to see that person took your advice The.thanker (talk) 01:49, 6 August 2011 (UTC)|
|Hello Amatulic! I hope you enjoy this cookie as an amicable greeting from a fellow Wikipedian, SwisterTwister talk 03:44, 9 September 2011 (UTC)|
|The Barnstar of Diligence|
|Thank you Martinkv (talk) 11:22, 28 December 2011 (UTC)|
|The Civility Barnstar|
|For helping to prevent edit wars Misconceptions2 (talk) 13:12, 12 March 2012 (UTC)|
|On 17 March 2012, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Red Deer Cave people, which you created or substantially expanded. The fact was ... that the Red Deer Cave people are the youngest prehistoric people discovered who do not appear similar to modern humans? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Red Deer Cave people.|
|The Special Barnstar|
|Thanks for your contributions! SwisterTwister talk 23:03, 18 May 2012 (UTC)|
|The Barnstar of Good Humor|
|thanks Kikililly01 (talk) 19:14, 25 January 2013 (UTC)|
|On 26 February 2013, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Just This Once, which you created or substantially expanded. The fact was ... that the 1993 romance novel Just This Once was authored by a computer in collaboration with its programmer? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Just This Once. You are welcome to check how many hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check) and it will be added to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.|