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Wikipedia is my memory - it has superseded the biological one...
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An enthusiastic user of Wikipedia, his first edit was in November 2003 and then rewrote the page on the computer language Logo. His first new page was Rochester Castle and then he has contributed to pages on Rochester in Kent, places around Manchester, Glossop and Stockport. He rewrote the Naturism, Chimney sweeps, and Sundials pages . However the real obsession is Cotton and thousands of textile mills that bracketed and defined the lives of generations in the North West- and paid for at least two empires, and drove all worthwhile Mech. Eng. advances. He has worked with templates, and svg diagrams using Inkscape.

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A computer science teacher by profession and retired, for twelve years a local government councillor. His main computer is a Thinkpad T410. He uses a Fuji F610, S9600 and Fujifilm HS20EXR/ Fujifilm HS30EXR/ Fujifilm HS50EXR to provide photos for just about anything, see here and uploading them to Commons using Commonist. He has written a Javascript Tool to assist with converting: UK Grid references to common WGS84 tags and a Python Tool for exactly the same purpose.


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Techniques I use[edit]

The Signpost
30 September 2015

Basic Equipment[edit]

One Lenovo Thinkpad T410 laptop running

  • Linux Mint 17.1
  • Firefox /FireFTP
  • Inkscape
  • Commonist
  • Gimp
  • Shotwell
  • Pyrenamer

One Laptop IBM Thinkpad R50e running

  • Ubuntu 11.04
  • Firefox
  • Inkscape
  • Commonist
  • Gimp
  • Shotwell


  • Dropbox


  • Fuji F610 compact camera (retired)
  • S9600 bridge camera.(retired)
  • Fuji A920 compact camera
  • HS30 bridge camera.
  • HS50 bridge camera


  • Android Technicolor (retired)
  • Android Samsung SII (resting)
  • Xperia Sony (android)


All articles should be illustrated.
All images should go on commons, fairuse should be avoided
All images must contain a Geotag giving location of the camera

Useful reference pages[edit]

Useful reference pages
Help:Wikipedia: The Missing Manual

Bedtime reading: Kurier

Here are some suggested defaults:

Geobox type Coordinate
River, Stream, Creek river
mountain, range mountain
Borough, City, Settlement,
Town, Township, Village.
Bell, Bridge, Building, Monument. landmark
Island isle

The region code could be derived from the country/state fields.

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This is for you Clem. For all your hard work on Derbyshire geo coords! Victuallers (talk) 17:31, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
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Thank you for your time on the "Shorne" page. I accept your verdict and shall take a look at Chadderton. I did go a little overboard with the photographs didn't I! I shall re-edit the page as time permits. Panjigally (talk) 16:57, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

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