|25 July 2021|
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 6,350,941 entries at this moment, calculated to represent nearly 3,000 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. As I generally publish my images requesting reuse by attribution, I note which were acknowledged and which were not:
- Water transport
- Wheeled transport
Elmer Blaney Harris This is another photo somebody asked me to get. It was a little farther away than the Bishop House so it took me some months to get there, so many in fact that the requester had retired by the time I got it. But I added it to the article anyway. It is now a very nice inn and restaurant, owned by Michael Smith
Former Woodville Church The Griffin, a provincial heritage quarterly, used this image in June 2020, lightening it and giving it a tighter crop; it looks great, but the source was not acknowledged.
- Train Stations
- Geology and Landforms
Rainbow Bridge (Niagara Falls) I lucked out on this shot. I was in Niagara Falls on a work assign-ment and my workmate had a suite at the hotel overlooking the falls. While having a beer at the end of the day, we sat on the balcony and I snap-ped this. It was used by a local NPR news outlet in 2020; source acknowledged.
Saint-Pierre, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon I like this, the human element, but it was removed some time ago in a re-edit of the page.
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.
Radio Canada International I got a nice e-mail one day a few years ago telling me this image was used to illustrate a (rather complicated) article about RCI.
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
- Food and Packaging
A quite useful website called The Leafy Place did an article on oysters and used my picture of Beausoleil oysters from northern New Brunswick as one of the illustrations; credited.
- Maps & illustrations
- Notable people
- Published photographs
Bonar Law This photo appeared in the book, "New Brunswick - Nouveau-Brunswick", published by La Grande Marée in 2009.