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I finally registered on Wikipedia in February of 2006. Previously, I had made minor changes to articles; we will see if I undertake more ambitious projects. Feel free to drop me a line (politely, I hope!) on my talk page.

As far as I can tell by the welcome messages, I registered a mere nine minutes before Wikipedia's one millionth user. So close to fame....

I have found that people like to ask about my user name. No, I'm not Harry Potter. And no, I don't live in Arizona. The answer is much more mundane: Back in the '90s, I liked to play a computer game called Heretic, and I rather liked the weapon called the Phoenix Rod. Something about lighting enemies aflame brought out the vicarious pyro in me, I guess.

I tend to prefer making minor changes. Does that make me a WikiGnome? Meh.

I rarely edit these days.

Man Writing a Letter and Woman Reading a Letter
Man Writing a Letter and Woman Reading a Letter, two oil paintings on panel made by Dutch artist Gabriël Metsu in the 1660s. The former shows a young man sitting in front of an open window, writing a letter with a quill pen, while the latter depicts a woman reading a letter, which the work's symbolism suggests is a romantic one. These paintings are generally considered companion pieces, with the man writing the letter that the woman is reading. They have been held—and twice stolen—as a pair since at least the early 18th century, when the works were owned by collector Hendrick Sorgh of Amsterdam. They were donated to the National Gallery of Ireland in 1987.Painting: Gabriël Metsu

For my own use:

Edit count[edit]

  • My edit count can be found here. On second glance, the information does not seem to get updated. I'm positive I have more edits that that. Anyone know where I can go to find out?
  • Aha! Here is a newer tool that does for now. My particular user stats with this counter: [1]
  • A faster counter, without the cool graphs is here.
  • To break down Wikipedia page history statistics: [2].

How often is a particular page viewed?[edit]

Wikipedia article traffic statistics:

Template messages for user talk[edit]

These can be found at Wikipedia:Template_messages/User_talk_namespace.

Great lines from Wikipedia[edit]

From the article on trousers: "Removing one's trousers in public is, in the main, considered taboo."

Fantastic edit summary: pun indented.

From Serial_comma#Unresolved_ambiguity: "This is ambiguous as it stands, but even if a serial comma were added Mandela could still be mistaken for a demigod."

From Falsifiability#Inductive_categorical_inference: "It is impractical to observe all the swans in the world to verify that they are all white."

Funny edits[edit]

Here's an amusing bit of vandalism: [3].

Also: [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] Rickroll Home Taping Hitler Has Only Got One Ball where a catapult takes aim.


Are a waste of time. Mine and yours.

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