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User:Buaidh

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Buaidh
This editor is a Master Editor IV and is entitled to display this Orichalcum Editor Star.
The Gàidhlig noun "buaidh" means victory, triumph, and success.

The Wikimedian  Buaidh  is a public advocate for liberal democracy, egalitarianism, environmental protection and conservation biology; a pioneer coder, a licensed Professional Engineer, an amateur historian and geographer, a rosarian, cartophile, velophile, ferroequinologist, decorated combat veteran, cancer survivor (so far), and loveable curmudgeon.

Like many other Wikipedia editors, this editor:

  1. Is a native anglophone.
  2. Lives in a predominately anglophone country.
  3. Lives in a predominately Christian country .
  4. Lives in a predominately prosperous country.
  5. Is of predominately Western European ancestry.
  6. Is a straight male nerd.

Unlike many other Wikipedia editors, this editor:

  1. Is a septuagenarian.
  2. Is an ardent secularist and human rights advocate.
  3. Is an engineer and a scientist.
  4. Prefers American spelling, British punctuation, German billions, Mexican food, Canadian manners, the serial comma, and the International System of Units.

Despite the above, this editor endeavors to be as objective as humanly possible. I try to encourage new users to contribute to the English-language Wikipedia, especially users in developing countries and non-English speaking regions. Despite a fatal illness, I still rank among the 150 most prolific Wikipedians by number of edits to the English-language Wikipedia.

Please feel free to leave me a message at User talk:Buaidh, or e-mail me at Special:EmailUser/Buaidh.

Yours aye,
 Buaidh 

Some odd quotations
Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise. — The Fool to King Lear, William Shakespear 1603

Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, Rage against the dying of the light. — Dylan Thomas 1947

Get your head out of your ass and smell the roses. — Matthew Douglas 1987.

Wisdom comes from the mistakes from which you learn. — Stephen Brown 1998

The Post-Truth Era

Don’t believe what you’re reading or seeing. — Donald Trump 2018

Truth isn't truth. — Rudy Giuliani 2018

Awards[edit]

World Developer Champion -- Buaidh.png Wikipedia World Developer Award beef.png
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The Wikipedian known as Buaidh is hereby recognized by his peers as a Wikipedia World Developer, for his exemplary and extensive work on the outline articles of every country of the world and of every state of the United States (including the creation of a historical outline for every state), and for greatly improving Wikipedia's Outline of Knowledge.

Presented on this, the 4th day of August 2009, by The Transhumanist,  penubag , Willscrlt, NW, Gimme danger, Minnecologies, Stefan, Sswonk, –Juliancolton, MacMed, +sj+, Highfields, Tarheel95, Rich Farmbrough, The Earwig, Quiddity, and at-210


Contributions[edit]

From 20 November 2006 through 7 July 2018,  Buaidh  created 20,348 pages on the English language Wikipedia including:

 830   articles 
 1   bibliography 
 2,049   categories 
 109   disambiguation pages 
 3,569   documentation subpages 
 0   help pages 
 492   image links 
 89   portal pages 
 341   project pages 
 8,464   redirects 
 1,266   talk pages 
 3,192   templates 
 64   user pages 
 805   pages moved 
 58   Wikimedia Commons 

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Personal[edit]

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Wikimedia[edit]

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Wikipedia[edit]

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Skills[edit]

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{{t|4}}This user is a template guru, creating and editing them with virtually flawless proficiency.
css-4This user is an expert Cascading Style Sheets user.
xml-3This user is an advanced XML coder.

WikiProjects[edit]

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WikiProject Central America.
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WikiProject Colorado.
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WikiProject Geography.
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WikiProject Greenland.
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WikiProject History
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WikiProject Horticulture
and Gardening
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We ain't dead yet !
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Citizenship[edit]

Flag of the United States.svgThis user is proud to be an
American !
Flag of Indiana.svgThis user is proud to be a
Hoosier !
Flag of Colorado.svgThis user is proud to be a
Coloradan !

Language[edit]

enThis user is a native speaker of the English language.
en-us
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This user can contribute at a professional level of American English.
en-ca
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This user has a near-native understanding of Canadian English.
William ShakespeareThis user honours
William Shakespeare for exhilarating the English language.
Samuel JohnsonThis user honours Samuel Johnson
for his enduring contributions to the English language.
Noah WebsterThis user honors Noah Webster
for saving the English language
from the Saxon hordes.
fewer
mistakes
This user refuses to use the adjective "less" with
plural nouns!
1This user refuses to apply the adjective "unique" to anything
that is not the only one of its kind!
1This user refuses to use the
adjective "unique" as a
synonym for "distinctive"!
1This user thinks that the superlative
"most unique" is
"most improper"!
This user refuses to use the verb "decimate" as a synonym for "obliterate"!
This user thinks that the phrase
"completely decimated"
is "completely improper"!

Education[edit]

CU
Boulder
This user is an alumnus of the University of Colorado Boulder.
CU
Denver
This user is an alumnus of the University of Colorado Denver.
BSEEThis user holds the degree
Bachelor of Science in
Electrical Engineering.
ΤΒΠThis user is a member of the
Tau Beta Pi Association.
ΗΚΝThis user is a member of
Eta Kappa Nu.

Professional[edit]

Flag of Colorado.svgThis user is a licensed
Professional Engineer in the U.S. State of Colorado.
Bill Gates 1977This user qualifies as a
nerd extraordinaire.

Beliefs[edit]

This user believes that
Black Lives Matter
This user believes that
Democracy Matters
This user believes that
Facts Matter
This user believes that
Kafir Lives Matter
This user believes that
Reason Matters
This user believes that
Science Matters
This user believes that
Truth Matters
Crystal mind.jpgThis user values reason
over faith.
This user believes that freedom of religion
does not constitute freedom from reason.

Politics[edit]

This user has no political opinions.

Residence[edit]

Flag of the United States.svgThis user is a proud resident native citizen of the United States of America.
Flag of Indiana.svgThis user is a proud native of the U.S. State of Indiana.
Flag of Arizona.svgThis user is a former resident of the U.S. State of Arizona.
Flag of Texas.svgThis user is a former resident of the U.S. State of Texas.
Flag of Colorado.svgThis user is a proud resident citizen of the U.S. State of Colorado.
Flag of Utah.svgThis user is a former resident of the U.S. State of Utah.
Flag of Wyoming.svgThis user is a former resident of the U.S. State of Wyoming.
Flag of Washington.svgThis user is a former resident of the U.S. State of Washington.
Flag of Vietnam.svgThis user has lived in Vietnam.

Genealogy[edit]

Flag of England.svgAn ancestor of this user was born in England.
Flag of Germany.svgAn ancestor of this user was born in Germany.
Flag of the United Kingdom.svgAn ancestor of this user was born in Northern Ireland.
Flag of Scotland.svgAn ancestor of this user was born in Scotland.
Flag of Wales.svgAn ancestor of this user was born in Wales.
Flag of the United States.svgAn ancestor of this user was born in the United States.
Flag of Indiana.svgAn ancestor of this user was born in the U.S. State of Indiana.
Flag of New Jersey.svgAn ancestor of this user was born in the U.S. State of New Jersey.
Flag of Ohio.svgAn ancestor of this user was born in the U.S. State of Ohio.
Flag of Pennsylvania.svgAn ancestor of this user was born in the U.S. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Flag of Virginia.svgAn ancestor of this user was born in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia.

Military[edit]

Flag of the United States of America (1861-1863).svgAn ancestor of this user fought for the Union in the American Civil War.
Flag of the United States.svgThis user fought for the United States of America
in the Vietnam War.
Emblem of the United States Department of the Army.svgThis user is a veteran of the
United States Army
.
Bronze Star medal.jpgThis user was awarded the U.S.
Bronze Star Medal for Valor with one oak leaf cluster.
ArmyCommMed.pngThis user was awarded the U.S.
Army
Commendation Medal for Valor
with one oak leaf cluster.
Air Medal front.jpgThis user was awarded the
United States Air Medal for meritorious achievement while in aerial flight.

Health[edit]

Burgundy ribbonThis user has lived with
multiple myeloma
for 3 years, 11 months, and 16 days.
OLVThis user is an
ovolactovegetarian.
Chilli pepper 1.svgThis user loves the many varieties of capsicum.
DIN 4844-2 D-P001.svgThis user abstains from
all forms of tobacco.
Coffee cup icon.svgThis user limits caffeine consumption
to less than 500 mg per day.
Alcohol drinking icon.svgThis user restricts blood ethanol content to less than 400 ppm.
Feuille de Cannabis.jpgThis user restricts
blood tetrahydrocannabinol content
to less than 50 ppb.
Farm-Fresh ice cube.pngThis user is a pagophage.
Burgundy ribbonThis user supports the
International Myeloma Foundation.
Orange ribbonThis user supports the
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Travel[edit]

Flag of Austria.svgThis user has visited Austria.
Flag of the Bahamas.svgThis user has visited the Bahamas.
Flag of Denmark.svgThis user has visited Denmark.
Flag of Estonia.svgThis user has visited Estonia.
Flag of Finland.svgThis user has visited Finland.
Flag of Germany.svgThis user has visited
8 of the 16 states of Germany.
Flag of Guam.svgThis user has visited Guam.
Flag of Hungary.svgThis user has visited Hungary.
Flag of Iceland.svgThis user has visited Iceland.
Flag of Japan.svgThis user has visited Japan.
Flag of Mexico.svglives in
Flag of the Netherlands.svgThis user has visited the Netherlands.
Flag of Norway.svgThis user has visited Norway.
Flag of Poland.svgThis user has visited Poland.
Flag of Russia.svgThis user has visited Russia.
Flag of Singapore.svgThis user has visited Singapore.
Flag of Slovakia.svgThis user has visited Slovakia.
Flag of Sweden.svgThis user has visited Sweden.
Flag of the United States.svgThis user has visited 43 of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
Flag of Vietnam.svgThis user has visited Vietnam.
Océan Atlantique détourée.pngThis user has sailed the Atlantic Ocean.
Océan Pacifique détourée.pngThis user has sailed the Pacific Ocean.
Baltic Sea map.pngThis user has sailed the Baltic Sea.
Relief map of the Caribbean Sea.pngThis user has sailed the Caribbean Sea.
North Sea map-en.pngThis user has sailed the North Sea.
 DEN This user frequently flies from
Denver International Airport.
 ANC This user has only stopped at
Anchorage International Airport.
 UAM This user has only stopped at
Andersen Air Force Base.
 ATL This user has only stopped at
Atlanta International Airport.
 MDY This user has only stopped at
Henderson Field (Midway Atoll).
 DNA This user has only stopped at
Kadena Air Force Base.
 NRT This user has only stopped at
Narita International Airport.
Flag of Arizona.svgThis user has visited
all 15 counties
of the U.S. State of Arizona.
Flag of Colorado.svgThis user has visited
all 64 counties
of the U.S. State of Colorado.
Flag of Delaware.svgThis user has visited
all three counties
of the U.S. State of Delaware.
Flag of Hawaii.svgThis user has visited four of the five counties of the U.S. State of Hawaiʻi.
Flag of New Jersey.svgThis user has visited
all 21 counties of the U.S. State of New Jersey.

Bicycling[edit]

Flag of Arizona.svgThis user has cycled through the U.S. State of Arizona.
Flag of British Columbia.svgThis user has cycled through the Canadian province of British Columbia.
Flag of Colorado.svgThis user has cycled through the U.S. State of Colorado.
Flag of Delaware.svgThis user has cycled through the U.S. State of Delaware.
Flag of Indiana.svgThis user has cycled through the U.S. State of Indiana.
Flag of Maryland.svgThis user has cycled through the U.S. State of Maryland.
Flag of Minnesota.svgThis user has cycled through the U.S. State of Minnesota.
Flag of New Mexico.svgThis user has cycled through the U.S. State of New Mexico.
Flag of North Carolina.svgThis user has cycled through the U.S. State of North Carolina.
Flag of Ohio.svgThis user has cycled through the U.S. State of Ohio.
Flag of Pennsylvania.svgThis user has cycled through the U.S. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Flag of Texas.svgThis user has cycled through the U.S. State of Texas.
Flag of Utah.svgThis user has cycled through the U.S. State of Utah.
Flag of Washington.svgThis user has cycled through the U.S. State of Washington.
Flag of Wisconsin.svgThis user has cycled through the U.S. State of Wisconsin.

Hiking[edit]

Flag of Arizona.svgThis user has hiked in the U.S. State of Arizona.
Flag of Austria.svgThis user has hiked in Austria.
Flag of British Columbia.svgThis user has hiked in the Canadian province of British Columbia.
Flag of California.svgThis user has hiked in the U.S. State of California.
Flag of Colorado.svgThis user has hiked in the U.S. State of Colorado.
Flag of the District of Columbia.svgThis user has hiked in the United States District of Columbia.
Flag of Mexican Federal District.svgThis user has hiked in the Ciudad de México.
Flag of Estonia.svgThis user has hiked in Estonia.
Flag of Germany.svgThis user has hiked in Germany.
Flag of Hawaii.svgThis user has hiked in the U.S. State of Hawaiʻi.
Flag of Hungary.svgThis user has hiked in Hungary.
Flag of Illinois.svgThis user has hiked in the U.S. State of Illinois.
Flag of Indiana.svgThis user has hiked in the U.S. State of Indiana.
Flag of Jalisco.svgThis user has hiked in the Estado Libre y Soberano de Jalisco.
Flag of Kentucky.svgThis user has hiked in the U.S. Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Flag of Maine.svgThis user has hiked in the U.S. State of Maine.
Flag of Mexico (state).pngThis user has hiked in the Estado Libre y Soberano de México.
Flag of Minnesota.svgThis user has hiked in the U.S. State of Minnesota.
Flag of Missouri.svgThis user has hiked in the U.S. State of Missouri.
Flag of Montana.svgThis user has hiked in the U.S. State of Montana.
Flag of the Netherlands.svgThis user has hiked in the Netherlands.
Flag of New Jersey.svgThis user has hiked in the U.S. State of New Jersey.
Flag of New Mexico.svgThis user has hiked in the U.S. State of New Mexico.
Flag of North Carolina.svgThis user has hiked in the U.S. State of North Carolina.
Flag of Pennsylvania.svgThis user has hiked in the U.S. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Flag of Quintana Roo.svgThis user has hiked in the Estado Libre y Soberano de Quintana Roo.
Flag of Sinaloa.svgThis user has hiked in the Estado Libre y Soberano de Sinaloa.
Flag of Singapore.svgThis user has hiked in Singapore.
Flag of Sonora.svgThis user has hiked in the Estado Libre y Soberano de Sonora.
Flag of South Dakota.svgThis user has hiked in the U.S. State of South Dakota.
Flag of Texas.svgThis user has hiked in the U.S. State of Texas.
Flag of Utah.svgThis user has hiked in the U.S. State of Utah.
Flag of Washington.svgThis user has hiked in the U.S. State of Washington.
Flag of Wyoming.svgThis user has hiked in the U.S. State of Wyoming.
Flag of Yucatan.svgThis user has hiked in the Estado Libre y Soberano de Yucatán.

High points[edit]

Flag of Indiana.svgThis user has hiked to the highest point in the U.S. State of Indiana.
Flag of Kansas.svgThis user has hiked to the highest point in the U.S. State of Kansas.
Flag of North Carolina.svgThis user has hiked to the highest point in the U.S. State of North Carolina.
Flag of Ohio.svgThis user has hiked to the highest point in the U.S. State of Ohio.
Flag of South Dakota.svgThis user has hiked to the highest point in the U.S. State of South Dakota.

Low points[edit]

Location North America.svgThis user has visited the lowest point of North America.
Flag of California.svgThis user has visited the lowest point of the U.S. State of California.
Flag of Illinois.svgThis user has visited the lowest point of the U.S. State of Illinois.
Flag of Ohio.svgThis user has visited the lowest point of the U.S. State of Ohio.

Railways[edit]

Flag of Germany.svgThis user has ridden the railways of Germany.
Flag of Mexico.svgThis user has ridden the railways of México.
Flag of Singapore.svgThis user has ridden the railways of Singapore.
Flag of the United States.svgThis user has ridden the railways of the United States of America.

Travel plans[edit]

Flag of Gibraltar.svgThis user plans to visit Gibraltar.
Flag of Mexico.svgThis user plans to visit México.
Flag of Morocco.svgThis user plans to visit Morocco.
Flag of Portugal.svgThis user plans to visit Portugal.
Flag of Spain.svgThis user plans to visit Spain.
Flag of the United States.svgThis user plans to visit the United States of America.
Océan Atlantique détourée.pngThis user plans to sail the Atlantic Ocean.
Relief Map of Mediterranean Sea.pngThis user plans to sail the Mediterranean Sea.

Travel wish list[edit]

Flag of Alabama.svgThis user wishes to visit the U.S. State of Alabama.
Flag of Alaska.svgThis user wishes to visit the U.S. State of Alaska.
Flag of Barbados.svgThis user wishes to visit Barbados.
Flag of Baja California Sur.svgThis user wishes to visit the Estado Libre y Soberano de Baja California Sur.
Flag of Belgium.svgThis user wishes to visit Belgium.
Flag of Chile.svgThis user wishes to visit Chile.
Flag of Connecticut.svgThis user wishes to visit the U.S. State of Connecticut.
Flag of Costa Rica.svgThis user wishes to visit Costa Rica.
Flag of the Czech Republic.svgThis user wishes to visit the Czech Republic.
Flag of England.svgThis user wishes to visit England.
Flag of France.svgThis user wishes to visit France.
Flag of Georgia (U.S. state).svgThis user wishes to visit the U.S. State of Georgia.
Flag of Guatemala.svgThis user wishes to visit Guatemala.
Flag of Ireland.svgThis user wishes to visit Ireland.
Flag of Italy.svgThis user wishes to visit Italy.
India Karnataka locator map.svgThis user wishes to visit the Indian state of Karnātaka.
Flag of Latvia.svgThis user wishes to visit Latvia.
Flag of Lithuania.svgThis user wishes to visit Lithuania.
Flag of Luxembourg.svgThis user wishes to visit Luxembourg.
Flag of Mississippi.svgThis user wishes to visit the U.S. State of Mississippi.
Flag of New Zealand.svgThis user wishes to visit New Zealand.
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svgThis user wishes to visit the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Flag of North Dakota.svgThis user wishes to visit the U.S. State of North Dakota.
Flag of the United Kingdom.svgThis user wishes to visit Northern Ireland.
Flag of Nova Scotia.svgThis user wishes to visit the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
Flag of Oaxaca.svgThis user wishes to visit the Estado Libre y Soberano de Oaxaca.
Flag of Peru.svgThis user wishes to visit Perú.
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svgThis user wishes to visit the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island.
Flag of Puebla.svgThis user wishes to visit the Estado Libre y Soberano de Puebla.
Flag of Puerto Rico.svgThis user wishes to visit Puerto Rico.
Flag of Saskatchewan.svgThis user wishes to visit the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
Flag of Scotland.svgThis user wishes to visit Scotland.
Flag of South Carolina.svgThis user wishes to visit the U.S. State of South Carolina.
Flag of Switzerland.svgThis user wishes to visit Switzerland.
India Tamil Nadu locator map.svgThis user wishes to visit the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Flag of Ukraine.svgThis user wishes to visit Ukraine.
Flag of Vermont.svgThis user wishes to visit the U.S. State of Vermont.
Flag of Wales.svgThis user wishes to visit Wales.
Flag of Yukon.svgThis user wishes to visit Yukon of Canada.

Areas of interest[edit]

User activity[edit]

Communications[edit]

Selected resources[edit]

Wikipedia project links[edit]

InterWiki links[edit]

Search[edit]

Colorado History[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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