|— Wikipedian ♂ —|
|Current location||London, England|
|full name at gmail|
Articles/pages I've started
- Bradbury Fields – a charity for visually impaired people that does great work in Liverpool. Featured in the Wikipedia Main Page's "Did You Know?" section.
- Google Go (disambiguation) – helping Big Tech with its namespace pollution.
- Happy Man Tree – Tree of the Year 2020, near where I live in North London. Also featured in "Did You Know?".
- List of companies of Kazakhstan – because it was on the most wanted list and writing an article on such an obscure subject seemed funny at the time.
- List of people with lupus
- Mal O'Brien
- Microsoft Mesh
- Rob Kearney (strongman)
- Royal School for the Blind, Liverpool
- Sentric Music - created under an old account that I didn't use for much else.
Favourite images I've contributed
Updated London Underground roundel commissioned by Tate Modern.
Chuck Berry mural on Denmark Street.
Damien Hirst Room at ARKEN gallery, Denmark.
Brexit remain campaign sticker.
Greenpeace transparent public reading room for TTIP documents at Brandenberg Gate, Berlin.
Shahid Khan's superyacht moored near Tower Bridge.
LGBTQ+ banners at Old South Church, Boston.
England's Tree of the Year 2020.
I'm taking part in a writing challenge, Ship 30 for 30, where we write and publish thirty "atomic essays" in as many days. Today's is about WP:AGF as a maxim to live by.
25th December 2020
Merry Christmas Wikipedia! My gift to you is uploading seventy-something photos I've taken over the past decade to Wikimedia Commons.
Like most geeks, I've been following crypto and privacy related topics recently because of all that Snowden stuff. Where the Venn diagram of my interests in Wikipedia and Tor overlap, I've written a fairly detailed post on Stack Exchange answering the question "Why can't I link to .onion domains from Wikipedia?". I spent an hour poking around, learning a bit more about the workings of Wikipedia policies, spam blacklists and similar, and thought my findings might be useful to others. (The issue arose when I was editing the assassination market article after this very interesting Forbes article.)
Well, I'm still here, making the occasional tweak. But today I contributed slightly more than a tweak, creating a page for charity Bradbury Fields. This is only the second page I've ever created - my first was Sentric Music in 2008 under a long-lost and mostly-unused-anyway account.
Been making edits (mainly because I'm a grammar fiend and an indie-rock nerd) for a while now; thought it probably best that I have an account so I'm, um, accountable for these edits.