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I teach computer networking at Namibia University of Science and Technology in Windhoek. In this role I have a few Wikipedia assignments because there currently is no second active Wikipedian at my institution. Among these "official" tasks are:
- When someone in Namibia requests a public lecture, training, or some general information on Wikipedia it will usually be me to deliver it.
- I am the inofficial campus ambassador of Namibia University of Science and Technology. That means that I got the T-shirt, I train the trainers, and I coordinate Wikipedia assignments and outreach activities as documented on the ICT project page. There was a mandatory Wikipedia assignment from 2010 to 2012. We had to stop it due to excessive copyright violations; the assignment is now voluntary.
- I give technical assistance to our translators into OshiNdonga, Otjiherero, and Khoekhoe.
- Whenever our research projects lead us to remote rural schools in Namibia I bring an offline Wikipedia with me.
- Past and upcoming events: Schedule
You can help us with this! Some of these projects are fairly large, and our institution could use volunteers to assist.
Notice on my availability
Where I live the Internet is slow and unreliable, unbelievably slow for most of you. I typically limp about at a few hundred bytes per second, and we are frequently cut off for hours, sometimes days. Worse, I have a data usage quota of 1 GiB per week.
So bear with me:
- If I have promised to do something I will do it. It might take longer than your patience lasts, I might be interrupted in the middle of action, and it might not be my fault.
- If I have made a mistake I will often realise it myself. Again, to revert it might take minutes instead of seconds; give me a chance to do it.
- I practise a thing called weekend, and I am part of an entity called family. Saturdays and Sundays I am off, also off Wikipedia.
- Main space contributions
- Did-you-know hooks
- My voting at RfA
- Email me
- User space drafts that one day will become articles (feel free to help with them; it is a wiki, after all)
I have created a new account for teaching how to create new accounts, and I might do so again if the look-and-feel of new accounts differs too much from that of established ones. I do not intend to edit much from these:
- Pg new1 (talk) 18:46, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
- Pg new2 (talk) 14:02, 28 May 2014 (UTC) for a small video project on getting started with Wikipedia
- Pg new3 (talk) 05:08, 17 October 2016 (UTC) in preparation of an editathon at our university
Countries I've been to
Some things I wish I had said
All ripped out of their context, and some emphases or links added. In chronological order.
- "The theory that I find most credible as an explanation of the decline of the community since 2007 is the end of the 'SoFixIt' culture and its replacement by the templating culture which [...] has lead to hundreds of thousands of articles disfigured by garish templates calling attention to problems that somebody hopes someone else will understand and fix." --- WereSpielChequers, Nov 2011.
- "The First Law of Holes remains good advice even if you think it is unfair that you are in the hole or you are unsure why you are there [...] if an arbitration case is opened with your username as the casename, you may be in some sort of a hole." --- Newyorkbrad, Aug 2016