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Tim Farley on the JREF Amazing Adventure 5 ~ Skeptics of the Caribbean
|Name||Timothy P. Farley|
|Born||August 12, 1962|
New Brunswick, New Jersey
|Current location||Atlanta, Georgia|
|Family and friends|
|Education and employment|
|High school||Valdosta High School|
|College||Georgia Institute of Technology|
I'm Timothy Patrick Farley a computer security analyst who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. I do computer security and reverse engineering work and I'm a skeptic. My main interests in Wikipedia are in the areas of scientific skepticism and pseudoscience as well as the city of Atlanta where I live. I particularly like writing about historic buildings and the architects who designed them. Lately I've also been branching more into music-related articles, particularly jazz.
I also am interested in the Women in Red effort and am personally trying to help with that. I've pledged to myself not to make the man/woman imbalance any worse than it is, by writing more women's bios than I write men's.
Here are articles on Wikipedia which I created:
To keep myself honest about my pledge to not make the gender imbalance in biographies any worse, here are the biographies I've created lined up next to each other. Now that I'm better than 50/50 I intend to write 2 for 1 women over men.
- Variety Playhouse - my fourth (and so far largest) from-scratch article, on a music venue in Atlanta.
- Atlanta Medical Center - again, amazed this didn't have an article, came up while researching The Tabernacle
- The Tabernacle - didn't create this, but might as well have - I took it from 4K with 2 references and no photos to a 27K article with 45 references and 6 photos. Didn't know the DYK process then, should have submitted one.
- Jumpin' at the Woodside - the famous Count Basie tune was only a redirect for some reason, so I wrote it an article. Featured on the main page as a Did You Know? on March 5, 2017.
- Riverside Cemetery (Macon, Georgia) - was a redlink in my article about Ellamae Ellis League, did it in one evening
- Woodland Cemetery (Des Moines, Iowa) - noticed it in researching Rose Connor, was easy enough to stub out
- Swanton House - another historic building, noticed it needed an article while working on Mary Gay House
- The Seminary (Lithonia, Georgia) - another historic building, happens to be near my place of work so it was easy for me to take some photos
- Rockdale County Jail - another historic building near my place of work, wrote it up & took all the photos too
- Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame - list of aviators, boy was this a pain to get all the formatting right.
- Aaron and Margaret Parker Jr. House - another historic building, took pictures of it myself
Works in Progress (Sandbox)
From most active to least:
- Leroy Napier House - historic house, thought demolished, the actual story is much weirder
- American Utopia Tour - David Byrne's current tour, just need to write some body text
- South-View Cemetery - historic Atlanta cemetery
- Clermont Lee - one of the Georgia Women of Achievement for 2017.
- Mary Sullivan - NYPD officer, first female homicide detective, buster of psychics and quacks
- Amy Tanner - revamp of existing article, I think I can expand it enough to get her a DYK so I'm gonna do it all at once.
- Mike Marmer - Emmy-winning comedy writer for Get Smart and The Carol Burnett Show. I may write this as a two-person bio with his writing partner Stan Burns as many of the same sources apply.
- Lindsay Beyerstein - journalist, podcaster. At least 21 articles already mention her by name.
- Buckhead Theatre - just reopened venue in Atlanta - the current Roxy Theatre article is about a long-gone movie theater, and many other articles are mis-linked to it, actually meaning this venue in Buckhead.    
- Carrie Brown Kent - first black woman mayor in Georgia
- Marion Stegeman Hodgson - WASP
- User:Krelnik/Sandbox7 - unused sandbox
Other Articles Needing Attention
I maintain a "to do list" of articles that I could work on, but haven't started a sandbox for here. Also includes existing articles that I've noticed need work.
Experimenting with citation formats:
- McCarthy, Robynn; Colanduno, Derek (January 16, 2007), "#044 - Interview: Michael A. Stackpole", Skepticality, Skeptic Magazine, retrieved 2009-01-15
Bruce Hood footnotes
These are some references I found for Bruce Hood's article, haven't had time to integrate them:
- Need an inbound link from GT200
- YouTube of Bruce on NewsNight: 
- Humans 'hardwired for religion' from 2006: 
- Babies, magic and conjuring from 2006: 
- Books & Ideas podcast interview: 
- BBC News article mentioning him re: GT200: 
- The Nation article on same: 
- Interview at SKeptical Inquirer: 
- Telegaph article about Alton Towers: 
- Bruce's blog: