I am indebted to Adam for kick-starting my page for me as, like many Wikipedians, he finds red links distressing.
Thanks for your contribution of the picture and accompanying preamble.
A little about me:-
I am a practicing Christian - though I need a lot more practice before I am good at it.
My mother was Australian of largely Irish descent (with a bit of Portuguese, and English but that doesn't count as they were disowned by England and shipped out to Oz)
I have especially strong feelings for my Australian and Irish roots. I would say I am "Irish Blood, Australian Heart".
I am a federalist European and a republican, though if Great Britain does have to have a monarch to my mind it should currently be the Catholic Prince Michael of Albany, as King Andrew (dubious, though, his claim may be). And the dirge 'God Save the [King/Queen]' should be replaced with 'Rule Britannia'.
I am in favour of scrapping the pound sterling and adopting the Euro - though it should be renamed the European Dollar which is a far more sensible name.
I don't have any letters after my name, but I have a fervent appetite for a vast eclectic mix of things involving the universe I inhabit for this brief span, and the why's-and-wherefores of how it came to be how it is.
My specialist subjects from childhood have been spaceflight and prehistoric animals.
I regularly visit cathedrals and abbeys etc. mostly in the British Isles but also around the world, from Australasia, to the Far East, Israel to the USA.
I find poor grammar, poor spelling and poor use of English (especially by those who have completed university education) irritating. I find poor and inconsiderate driving by people who think they are superb drivers to be annoying. I find inconsistency an anathema.
I am generally opinionated and perhaps do not suffer fools gladly (probably because I consider myself among their number and am not keen on it).
None of which makes me very Christian - but like I said earlier, I do need a lot more practice.
By trade I am an IT technician: providing PC hardware & software support, and writing software applications.
My hopes for Wikipedia
I would like to see (and help in some small way) Wikipedia become the most authorititive compendium of information bar-none: If you want to find information on something - even if you can't find it anywhere else - you can find it covered in depth here.
--JohnArmagh 10:52, 14 Jul 2004 (UTC)
- List of popes
- Abbeys and priories in England
- Abbeys and priories in Wales
- Abbeys and priories in Scotland
- Abbeys and priories in Northern Ireland
- Abbeys and priories in Isle of Man
- Abbeys and priories in the Republic of Ireland
- List of cathedrals in the United Kingdom
- List of Roman Emperors
My own sub-pages:-
- User:JohnArmagh/List of monastic houses in Ireland
- User:JohnArmagh/Concise List of Roman Emperors
- User:JohnArmagh/List of Roman Emperors
- User:JohnArmagh/Monarchs of Aragon
- User:JohnArmagh/Heads of Government of the Australian Capital Territory
- User:JohnArmagh/Constitutional Heads of the State of Victoria, Australia
- User:JohnArmagh/Heads of Government of the State of Victoria, Australia
- User:JohnArmagh/Heads of State of Benin
- User:JohnArmagh/Heads of State of Angola
- User:JohnArmagh/Rulers and Heads of State of Egypt
- User:JohnArmagh/Abbeys and Priories of England: work in progress
- User:JohnArmagh/Monastic houses - Ireland
- User:JohnArmagh/Cathedrals - London - to Visit