User:Sfdan

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Dan's sandbox: Square dance, Danish art, Danish kommuner, Ancient Near East, General


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SFDan at Fakse harbour, Denmark.

I used to live in San Francisco, hence SFDan. I currently live in Høje-Taastrup, Denmark, which is in the suburban Copenhagen area. I live with my man, Aksel. We are registered partners under Danish law. I have been contributing to Wikipedia since August 15, 2002. If you want to know more.

Country Cities and areas First visit
Cities and areas
where I
spent
weeks/years
and loved it
Denmark Denmark Høje-Taastrup 1998
Germany Germany Berlin, Hamburg, Plön 1999
Israel Israel Tel Aviv Birthplace
Spain Spain Playa del Inglés, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands 2001
United States US Chicago, Illinois, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, Key West, Florida, Prescott, Arizona, Skokie, Illinois, San Francisco, California, Santa Cruz Mountains, California, Seattle, Washington 1959
Cities and areas
where I
spent days
and loved it
Canada Canada Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, British Columbia 1966
Denmark Denmark Hørning, Skagen, Aalborg, Aarhus 1998
Finland Finland Helsinki 2003
Germany Germany Bad Dürkheim, Bremen 2003
Mexico Mexico Bacalar, Chichen Itza, Mérida, Yucatán, Palenque 1974
Netherlands Netherlands Amsterdam 2000
Spain Spain Barcelona 2007
Russia Russia Saint Petersburg 2004
Sweden Sweden Gothenburg, Kristianstad, Stockholm 2003
United Kingdom UK London 2003
United States USA Cincinnati, Ohio, Denver, Colorado, Drop City, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Nevada, Los Angeles, California, Minneapolis, Minnesota, New London, Connecticut, New Orleans, Louisiana, Portland, Oregon, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Saugatuck, Michigan, Sedona, Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, Washington, D.C. 1959

I contribute to the following pages:[edit]

In addition to the English Wikipedia articles listed below, I have begun to contribute to Danish Wikipedia, and to Wikimedia Commons.

What's new[edit]

December 7, 2006[edit]

Got word the other day that Politiken newspaper's Jens Lenler had written an article "Verdens største leksikon- og største fejlrisiko?" (“World’s biggest encyclopedia– and biggest risk for error?”) in the Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006 edition. Both myself and Valentinian were mentioned and cited in the article regarding a little Wikipedia encounter with the fictive Danish kommune Æblerød, a hoax which we uncovered and dealt with.

October 14, 2006[edit]

Almost a year has gone by since I have put in a daily entry. Haven't been Wiki'ing so much during this time. But I haven't been that far away. Last weekend was up in Stockholm to a sqaure dance, and stopped by the Swedish National Museum of Fine Arts, where I saw a great exhibit of Nordic landscape art— A Mirror of Nature— and another exhibition of the designs of Stig Lindberg.

December 2, 2005[edit]

Haven't been Wiki'ing so much lately. Mostly caught up with a new work assignment doing requirements management/systems analysis for a project to implement EMV standard chip card terminals in local branches, and take advantage of additional security from encryption. Going to Göteborg for the weekend to square dance to Dave Wilson, Robert Milestad and Thomas Bernhed. Also a chance to see the P.S. and Marie Krøyer exhibit at the Göteborg Art Museum.

Now I know Christmas is coming! They just played Søren Banjomus on the radio as the first Christmas song of the season (Ya' jus' gotta be Danish to appreciate that!).

November 14, 2005[edit]

Great concert during the weekend with Gitte Henning and Wencke Myhre. Unfortunately Siw Malmquist was sick. Good shopping on Saturday at Karstadt. Great cocktails at the Tower Bar overlooking the Elbe River. And now I'm back again. Finished reading The Templar Revelation, so I'm back to finishing "Kærligheds Barn" by Maria Helleberg, a novel about the life of Princess Louise Augusta of Denmark. Received a request to look at the article on Jean De la Vallée.

November 11, 2005[edit]

Another weekend of travelling ahead. This time to Hamburg, Germany to see a concert— "The Show" with Gitte Henning, Wencke Myhre and Siw Malmquist, some of the great divas of Northern European schlager music. Well, what have I done in the wonderful world of Wiki? I organised the list of equestrian sculptures by country, added European art colonies to the list at that article, added some basic information requested (Birth and death years, external link, other information) on the Hugh J. Schonfield article, and been fighting juvenile vandalism on the Birkerød article. Otherwise I have been reading The Templar Revelation.

November 8, 2005[edit]

Great long weekend in Stockholm. Went to the Swedish National Museum of Fine Arts, where I saw a great exhibit of Dutch Golden Age paintings. I also went to the City Museum of Stockholm in the Södermalm district where I was living near Slussen, just across from the old town of Gamla Stan. Good shopping as always as Nordiska Kompaniet and Åhléns. Then it was on to Skærholmen for a great square dance weekend with lots of good C1 dancing.

November 1, 2005[edit]

Danish municipalities project update: Am in phase 4 verification, running through from category list (one-by-one). Have reached and completed to Møn. Continue with Nakskov.

Had another episode with alternative future naming of municipalities that will be merged with others and expanded as a result. This was the second episode with the same user, and it has forced me to bring the discussion to the attention of others at Talk:Municipalities of Denmark (in addition to trying to negotiate direct with the user). I have also found some alternative wording for common text in the various municipality articles, where instead of referring to them as "new municipalities", I refer to them as "enlarged municipalities". I have alse created a new talk notice template to put on the talk pages of municipalities that will be enlarged: {{enlargeddanishmunic}} . Hopefully these efforts will discourage alternative naming.

Otherwise I am off to Stockholm tomorrow for a long weekend, to square dance at the Ericsson Jamboree with callers Vic Cedar, Todd Fellegy, Christer Bern, Jack Bergström, Roland Danielsson, and Michael Lindberg. Hopefully I can also get to the Swedish National Museum of Fine Arts.

October 28, 2005[edit]

Going to Jutland for a couple of days, to visit the family on the old strawberry farm, and to attend a square dance in Aalborg. And I guess that's a fitting end to a week of Wiki'ing so much with the square dance articles:

October 25, 2005[edit]

Wrote a consolidated List of castles and palaces in Denmark.

Been working on some articles about artists/architects with some relevance to Denmark in cooperation with Kresspahl:

Also, been working on articles for some other Danish artists and architects, most notably: Nicolas-Henri Jardin, Christian Frederik Hansen, Nicolai Eigtved, Kristian Zahrtmann, Caspar Frederik Harsdorff, Hieronimo Miani, Hendrick Krock, and Lauritz de Thurah.

October 17, 2005[edit]

Danish municipalities project update (at long last): Am in phase 4 verification, running through from category list (one-by-one). Have reached and completed to Lundtoft. Continue with Lyngby-Taarbæk.

Been distracted with other articles such as a series of articles on Copenhagen city districts, which still need to be expanded. Also some new articles on Danes in the art world (Kristian Zahrtmann, Holger Roed, Niels Lauritz Høyen), Danish architects (Christian Frederik Hansen, Lauritz de Thurah, Nicolai Eigtved) and some rewrites and just some plain writes on Danish palaces/castles (Christiansborg Castle, Hirschholm Palace). In addition to all the other fun things I do here, and there, and everywhere else.

September 27, 2005[edit]

Test out Navigation popups by applying User:Sfdan/monobook.js.

September 26, 2005[edit]

Danish municipalities project update: Am in phase 4 verification, running through from category list (one-by-one). Have reached and completed to Glostrup. Continue with Gram municipality.

September 23, 2005[edit]

Danish municipalities project update: Am in phase 4 verification, running through from category list (one-by-one). Have reached and completed to Fredericia municipality. Continue with Frederiksberg.

September 18, 2005[edit]

Danish municipalities project update: Have now completed phase 3, as I have added the necessary information to the tough exceptions to the general rules: Bornholm, Frederiksberg , and Copenhagen municipalities.

September 15, 2005[edit]

Danish municipalities project update: Have now completed phase 2, as I have written all articles for Category:Future municipalities of Denmark. Next come the tough exceptions to the general rules: Bornholm, Frederiksberg , and Copenhagen municipalities.

On a personal note, I will be off to the doctor today as follow up on my surgery of Aug. 31 for a progress evalutation.

September 10, 2005[edit]

Danish municipalities project update: Have now gone through the entire list of existing articles (first sweep)- Phase 1 completed. I have also written all the articles on the Category talk:Municipalities of Denmark page, so the list has been emptied. Phase 2- first part completed.

Have been contibuting to the improvement of the youth square dance article.

September 6, 2005[edit]

As for the large Danish municipalities project: Reached as far as Vejle municipality (done!), and its future partners Børkop, Egtved, Give and Jelling municipalities.

September 5, 2005[edit]

Got back from the hospital Sept. 2, and convalescence is going well (well enough to be wikying). Haven't gotten back to the big Danish municipalities project yet, but focusing on smaller things instead, such as the square dance articles. Trying to achieve a concensus on naming and name variants in the Dosado article, as well as improving a few other new dance move articles: Right and Left Grand and Promenade (dance move). These should also be categorized under Category:Square dance.

As for the large Danish municipalities project: Reached as far as Vallø municipality, and its future partners whoever they might be.

August 30, 2005[edit]

The large Danish municipalities project: Reached as far as Ulfborg-Vemb municipality, and its future partners whoever they might be.

August 29, 2005[edit]

As of August 31, 2005 I will be offline for a while as I will be undergoing a long awaited laser TURP operation. I should not be gone all that long, so don't make too much trouble for me while I am away.


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