|26 April 2020|
Like the 1911 Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica aimed to be more then a century ago, Wikipedia also threatens to become "the sum of human knowledge" for modern times, with 6,086,947 entries at this moment, calculated to represent nearly 2,600 volumes.
Many of my contributions to this juggernaut have been initiated by finding empty entries or stubs during 'Random Article' searches. I am also interested in connections. Many of my minor edits have been to fix links, grammar and spelling. Of the articles that I write, I tend to focus on biographical matters rather than technical ones. I have also contributed quite a few photographs, some of which you can find at the bottom of this page.
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Barnstars, Beer and Other Bling (Thank you!)
Articles I started or made substantial contributions to
Did You Know? articles I created or nominated are noted with See also: DYK
This section shows some of my favourite images and notes some that have been popular for reuse on other websites.
- Water transport
- Wheeled transport
- Train Stations
- Geology and Landforms
New Glasgow. Unfortunately, this quite charming Nova Scotia town was selected the worst place to live in Canada in 2011 by Money Sense magazine. They used this image to illustrate the article. On March 20, 2012 both the Vancouver Sun and Montreal Gazette also used the image when they reprinted the article.
Edinburgh Festival (Christmas) This image was used by US News Travel to illustrate a feature on the Edinburgh Festival.
Tufts Cove. This is used at Power Plants Around the world and has illustrated a number of blogs.
LNG Terminal. This image illustrated a photo feature by Offshore Technology.com
Massachusetts Gas Bar. In 2009, NOAA's Climate Watch Magazine used this photo to illustrate an article on carbon dioxide. I like the way they cropped the photo to suggest the gas bar could be endless.
- Saint John
Waterfall, Cobequid Mountains
- Deleted in 2015
- Notable people
- Published photographs
Bonar Law This photo appeared in the book, "New Brunswick - Nouveau-Brunswick", published by La Grande Marée in 2009.