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My name is Graham Hale, I live in Hertfordshire, UK. I studied mechanical engineering at university and have worked in software engineering all my life .

Now semi-retired, I was a Business Systems Analyst and professional Business Facilitator with a special interest in Agile methods. I now work paid and voluntary for the care of the elderly particularly those with dementia.

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Bright Sunlight provides illumination (Luminance) of approximately 1,600,000,000 candella per square meter at noon at The Earth's surface.
The brightness of normal living room lighting is about 200 candella per square meter. - Stained glass Tiffany dragonfly lamp with pigeon sculptures
Full moon on a clear night gives about 0.27 candella per square meter
Starlight on a clear moonless night provides illumination of approximately 0.001 candella per square meter.

Personal statement

I chose the name Lumos3 to underline my intention to be someone who brings some light into confused Wikipedia articles. The number 3 stands for the 3 worlds of reality according to my favourite philosopher Karl Popper, especially for world 3 which Wikipedia inhabits.

I found Wikipedia in September 2003 when helping my son with his homework on the French Revolution. Even then it was the best material available on the internet.

I have been regularly contributing ever since. Which means I have been editing Wikipedia for 14 years and 23 days.

Please sign my Guestbook. Good editing!

I've made contributions in some areas on which I have a bit of knowledge of the local history and geography of places I've lived.

Motspur Park, St Margarets, Streatham, Croydon, Crystal Palace, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead.

Also in the fields of:

I am slowly populating the 1000 women of achievement celebrated in the floor of the installation artwork The Dinner Party by feminist artist Judy Chicago.

A list of 700+ new pages I have created is here.

My notifications Special:Notifications.

.I agree to multi-license. all my contributions, with the exception of my user pages, as described in the licensing section below.

Inspirational Quotation[edit]

The following seems especially appropriate to the Wikipedia project, although written in 1912.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)

Gitanjali 35 (Song Offerings) , published 1912

1 Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;

2 Where knowledge is free;

3 Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;

4 Where words come out from the depth of truth;

5 Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;

6 Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;

7 Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action --

8 Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.

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My Wikipedia Motto[edit]

   " Each Wikipedia edit is another weave in the rich tapestry of human knowledge." 
Motto - Each edit is another weave in the rich tapestry of human knowledge.
Mille-fleur tapestry featuring a unicorn at the centre, in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. 16th century Flemish

Pseudoscientific diversion[edit]

A sidereal astrological chart of Wikipedia is here

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A Barnstar!
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar

Don’t spin too much, you’ll hurt yourself
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For his patient & unceasing work to translate lost, endangered & obscure scientific writings into modern WP prose. Pro Valore, ANNO III, " V-C2"
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I, SarahStierch, hereby award you, Lumos3, with the Mind the Gap Award for your awesome and continuous contributions about women and women's history, including your work regarding The Dinner Party. Thank you for all you do! SarahStierch (talk) 20:24, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

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I agree to dual-license my text contributions, unless otherwise stated, under Wikipedia's copyright terms and the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license version 2.5. Please be aware that other contributors might not do the same, so if you want to use my contributions under the Creative Commons terms, please check the CC dual-license and Multi-licensing guides.

Links to recent new pages which assits google to find them All New: 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 Orphaned: 500 1001 1501

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