Wikipedia:New user log/May 2004
This is an archive of the new user log posts made in May 2004.
- 1 Bodnotbod
- 2 Hyphenator
- 3 Bbbl67
- 4 Fastred
- 5 Caliper
- 6 Sayeth
- 7 Braaropolis
- 8 AdamFranco
- 9 Baronbleu
- 10 Blanchard
- 11 Viruzzo
- 12 Andreea
- 13 Beelzebubs
- 14 Worldtyrant
- 15 Rajasekaran Deepak
- 16 JHulten
- 17 Sillydragon
- 18 Mark Durst
- 19 Divadiane
- 20 tslack2000
- 21 Callidus
- 22 Jao
- 23 Epkphoto
- 24 jsf27
- 25 Dyoung
- 26 Liaojv
- 27 Murph
- 28 Mark Millard
- 29 Redbird294
- 30 Bigben
- 31 RSvK
- 32 Maryjane3
- 33 Iggi
- 34 Drdªv€
- 35 mickzer
- 36 Jesster79
- 37 Pnot
- 38 Hello Wikipedia
- 39 Kurek
- 40 Branson
- 41 Camipco
- 42 Threestain
- 43 kaiel
- 44 Neuromancien
- 45 KyleFr635
- 46 Silagi
- 47 SusanM
- 48 Mibblepedia
- 49 philoplumb
- 50 TonyW
- 51 Wonderful Project!
- 52 Crawdad
- 53 Johngelles
- 54 IdolCrash
- 55 VijayKumar
- 56 jh51681
- 57 grm wnr
- 58 ChrisCostello
- 59 ToddLo114
- 60 Tuisto
- 61 CyclopsScott
- 62 Sempervivum-Lover
- 63 glassbender
- 64 Luigi
- 65 No_logo
- 66 Peter Q. Kilbridge
- 67 Teeks
- 68 MartinBiely
Hello. I've been horribly addicted to this for the last few days, clocking up more than ten hours each time. So, no doubt I'll be in need of some kind of medical attention soon enough.
I'm interested in comedy, so I've been making lots of submissions along those lines. I've already started logging the more substantial contributions at my page.
I'm a trained feature journalist but, due to health problems, I'm concentrating on developing a comedy script/sketch writing career. I've been submitting gags to the BBC and I am gradually building up contacts and weaving a supportive web.
Next week I'll be entering this competition, at which point my genius will be recognised, gorgeous maiden will swoon at my knees and I'll live happily ever after in a mansion made entirely out of caviar - an article, damn it, that I have now just had to edit having seen it.
What a pleasant surprise to find a site like this that *welcomes* newcomers instead of hazing them.
My professional background is in writing, editing and administration for non-profit organizations. I currently do editing and desktop publishing for my church newsletter. I am also an avid musician, now studying the trumpet.
I live in Pasadena, Calif., with my wife and 12-year-old son.
Once I get acclimated, I will share an idea for expanding the effective workforce of open-source enterprises. It turns on the fact that zillions of people (like me) on a fixed disability income are looking for practical ways to contribute to a cause outside themselves. People with the right skills might even be valuable enough to earn a little extra money (not too much) to help cover medications and doctor bills.
Hyphenator 04:11, 3 May 2004 (UTC)
- Hello. I have profound health problems. Whether they count as a disability is something I'm trying to establish. For the moment, as far as the British welfare state is concerned, they do not. But I agree with you: the internet gives those with a disability or chronic health problem a new range of opportunities.
- I'll tell you something a little strange: Every day I have an SMS sent to my mobile phone with a horoscope. I don't believe in them but it's free. Last night's message - which I read just ten minutes ago - was "You are a small person in a big world - search for a cause outside yourself", and then I come here and see your second sentence. Rather spooky ;o) --bodnotbod 14:48, May 3, 2004 (UTC)
Hello, I'm from Canada. My areas of speciality are mostly in the computer field. My particular passion is technical aspects of the X86 processor family (Intel, AMD, etc.). I am currently engaged in trying to clean up the overlap between the various articles devoted to this microprocessor family. For example, currently there is a lot of overlap between the articles in X86 and IA-32. What I will attempt to do is remove some of this overlap and have one article link to the other article.
--ykhan 16:48, 2004 May 3 (UTC)
Hi. I'm from New Zealand, and my interests are historical economics, demography, and politics, particularly the medieval period (worldwide). I made one small change when not logged and thought - why not join up? I have my own web site devoted to this stuff Tower Hills
Fastred 22:40, 3 May 2004 (UTC)
Hi. I'm from Toronto but I'm at a university in Pittsburgh right now. My main interests are in Canadian culture, which is what brought me here, but I am also very into current events, especially the various conflicts in the Middle East.
I also claim to be good at proofreading and editing, but whether that's true remains to be seen.
--Caliper 04:10, 5 May 2004 (UTC)
I'm somewhat new to the Wikipedia community. I'm a 3rd graduate student in the Neuroscience PhD program at Emory University in Atlanta. In layman's terms, I study how the brain changes with fear learning. Before registering I created articles for Rhodes College, Agnes Scott College, Decatur Ga, and Southern American English.
I joined...a while ago? but yeah, here I am...I'm just getting started here at Wikipedia. Braaropolis 05:12, 7 May 2004 (UTC)
Wikipedia has got to be one of the coolest ideas ever. As an Open Source software developer at Middlebury College by day and a student of life (and the rest of the world) by night, Wikipedia fits right in with my goals of open knowledge for all. So far I have been adding little bits on local topics but plan to add more as I see holes that I can fill. I have a degree in physics and have studied world history and lots of other stuff during my liberal arts education. Maybe that can be put to some good use here. Adamfranco 00:34, 9 May 2004 (UTC)
I'm fairly new to the Wikipedia community, though I've been using the site as a reference for a good six months now. I'm 25, and I'm a student of urban planning at UQAM. I've always lived in the greater Montreal area, in Quebec, Canada. Some of my interests include literature, computers, classical music and history. I can't wait to get started on a few articles. Baronbleu 18:17, 2004 May 9 (UTC)
Hi, I'm an Italian with interest in many things, but mostly nerd classics: computer (from programming to videogames), manga & comics & anime, sci-fi, fantasy, cinema and the like. I'm also an avid reader, in particular of J.R.R. Tolkien, Terry Brooks and George R.R. Martin) and of old sci-fi (I have read a real LOT of Jack Vance and Philip K. Dick). I am almost alway listening to music, all genres but specifically I'm a fan of Garbage.
It sounds like we have similar interests! I'm a professional singer and my partner is Italian, so I have intesified my studies of the Italian language (finding it harder than I would've expected!). I'm also a big fan of SciFi and Fantasy - especially Ursula LeGuin, Robin Hobb/Megan Lindholm, and lots of others. I'm not sure if I like Garbage but they are from my home town (Madison, Wisconsin, USA)! divadiane 08:12, 14 May 2004 (UTC)
Hi, I'm Romanian, I'm 22, I'm a student in Computer science. I'm interested in
computer programming and chemistry. I also like to read very much especially
English novels (Jane Austen, Dickens).
Andreea 20:18, 11 May 2004 (UTC)
Hello Wikipedians! I have been watching this site for a while and finally decided to help edit/create new pages. I am an American living in Florida. I enjoy reading and playing guitar. Any comments or constructive criticisms can be posted at my talk page. My ultimate goal at Wikipedia, like many of you, is to become an administrator and eventually rule over the WikiWorld. (Not really!) Though I do hope to one day become a site administrator. --Beelzebubs 23:23, 11 May 2004 (UTC)
Hola peoples. My name is Joshua. I've lived in the states for (almost) all my life but I was born in Edmonton, Alberta (that's Canada, folks). I'm interested in linguistics and in what us us. (Us us. Hmm.) I like pizza so much it hurts. Worldtyrant 00:28, 12 May 2004 (UTC)
Promote Free software.
Rajasekaran Deepak 19:42, 2004 May 12 (UTC)
Greetings. My name is Jeffrey Hulten from the Seattle, Washington area. I have lived here all my life, but travel around the United States a fair bit. My interests include technology, communication, martial arts, measurement technique, and science fiction.
Jhulten 21:10, May 12, 2004 (UTC)
Hi. I'm from the northeastern area of Florida. I'm interested in technology, computers (especially programming), astronomy, and cooking. Hopefully I can make a useful contribution...I love the idea behind Wikipedia. }:)
Sillydragon 06:21, 13 May 2004 (UTC)
Greetings, old but stale user coming back. Contributions are humble, don't be afraid to argue with me.
I'll put some biography on my page if I ever remember any.
Mark Durst 23:19, 13 May 2004 (UTC)
I'm Diane and hail originally from Madison, Wisconsin. I currently reside in Frankfurt, Germany where I've lived for the past 12 years. I found Wikipedia through a recommendation from someone on the Feminist SciFi Fantasy Utopian Literature Listserv. I'm an avid reader, especially of Speculative Fiction and Literary Fiction. I'm a profession singer, my specialization being Early Music (Baroque and Medieval music mostly, but also Renaissance) and contemporary music. I've already done the tutorial, but I think I'll have to spend some more time with it before I really know all the ins and outs. I'm interested in honing some writing and research skills, hoping that this will help.divadiane 08:20, 14 May 2004 (UTC)
My name is Tyler Slack and I'm looking forward to being a contributor to Wikipedia. I'll most likely start out slow by editing some broken links and adding to a stub or two. I'm sure before long I'll be creating pages and weighing in on the controversial stuff on the Talk pages. What intrigues me about this project is the unbelievable depth of it! A link to just about anything with links from there and links from there and it just continues! The knowledge to be gained is unfathomable. I'm sure I'll learn a lot as I do my best to contribute.
I learned about wicki from my brother several years ago. When I stumbled upon Wikipedia during a google search I was already familiar with the markup due to said introduction. I can already tell this is going to be a bad addiction as several others have stated. Everyone has to have at least one bad habit to kick!
tslack2000 22:38, May 14, 2004 (UTC)
My name is Austin Hair, and I've recently decided to have a go at contributing to the Wikipedia after years of grateful use. Thus far I've made significant contributions to YAML, Geo, and most recently Fiji coups of 1987. I hope to at least maintain a somewhat respectable quality of work, so by all means, call me on it if I don't.
Callidus 07:58, May 15, 2004 (UTC)
I wonder if it's okay for someone who's been around for almost four months to list here.. Otherwise I'll have a complex for never having done so. (I never knew about the page until now.) =)
I first came here from Google, looking for the answer to why Lady Louise Windsor is styled that way. I got instantly hooked. For a few weeks, maybe, I was a reader. But who, in the long run, can keep their hands away from editing?
If you want, you can read more about this Swedish Wikipedian on the user page:
Jao 18:33, 15 May 2004 (UTC)
Wikipedia is great! What a wonderful idea to let everyone share his or her knowledge and expertise. I personally will be concentrating on pages relating to photography.
Epkphoto 02:06, 16 May 2004 (UTC)
Wikipedia is a marvelous resourse. It's short on information about contemporary art, though, so I'll try to fill some gaps in.
j.s.f. 02:23, 16 May 2004 (UTC)
I read about Wikipedia in an article (Newsweek I think) and decided to check it out. I took the advice to "be bold" to heart and jumped right in doing some work on the Buffy pages since I am a big fan of the show. Then, I headed over to the "most wanted articles" page and started in. I have been selecting subjects that I can research on the Web and that interest me. So far, I have done some biographies and a couple of geography articles. I don't really have a specialty, but I promise to stay away from math and science which are my weak areas. Dyoung 03:04, 16 May 2004 (UTC)
I know Wikipedia from a search result of google,also I've read some articles from magzines.And I'm from China.I'm interested in movies and something about China.I felt great to be here.
Liaojv16 May 2004 (UTC)
hello I am interested in just about everything including but not limited to reading, martial arts, reading, model agnosticism, reading, philosophy, reading, shooting sports, reading, history, reading, etc., reading. Murph 09:03, 16 May 2004 (UTC)
Thanks to all who have made Wikipedia what it is today. Mark Millard 14:50, 16 May 2004 (UTC)
I love information, Wikipedia and Rudi Bakhtiar. Well, 2 out of 3 ain't bad :) My interests are sports-oriented, especially baseball, basketball, and football, so I'll contribute mightily to those areas. I also live in the southern suburbs of Chicago, and have a plethora of knowledge about the towns contained therein. I'll be adding a bit to those pages as well.
I think this is an awesome site, and hopefully I'll add something to it in my own little way :)
The Redbird 16:10, May 16, 2004 (UTC)
I am from China mainland. Right now I sdudy in graduate scholl in Xi'an. My interest is country music, programming,Communism, socialism, and swimming. As English is not my native language, I appreciate your help when I am creating and editing.You are welcome to my talk page and canSkype me "benyanxiong". Bigben 03:41, 17 May 2004 (UTC)
I'm an information junkie and computer programmer in San Diego, California. Some of my interests are programming, geography, etymology, languages, theology, and science fiction. I have a strong background in Latin and Spanish. Thanks to the folks who have fixed up a few of my entries! RSvK 18:10, 17 May 2004 (UTC)
Hey There, My name is maryjane and the 3 is just my favorite number. I love reading and will possibly leave comments on things of interest. I found this site from simple internet exploring. I like listening to alternative/hard rock although I spent my teen years in the 1970s. My favorite bands are Godsmack, Metallica, B-surfers, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers and many others. I hope to have a lot of fun here, the site seems very interesting as far as recent news events in a more relaxed atmosphere. C Ya Maryjane3 18:35, 17 May 2004 (UTC)
Hello. I am Igor or Iggi. I enjoy using this site for information, and I hope I can help out. I am interested in everything, and don't mind doing a bit of research. (I love proofreading.)
My name is David, I'm from Birmingham, AL, My intrestes include (but not limited to) Sex, Drugs & Rock & Roll (in that order) history, philosophy, theology, literature, good sci-fi, computers, cars (all motorized transportation) I'm a Gear Head ASE Master Technician/car doctor, NOT a Phd, LOL
long time no see
Hello. I'm Jesse. I live near Dubuque, Iowa. I have a wide variety of interests, some of which include history, computers, science fiction, and farming.
I'm a computer scientist by trade, but with a wide range of external interests. Saw a couple of nodes I could improve so I thought I might as well create an account...
Pnot 06:48, 19 May 2004 (UTC)
I was referred to Wikipedia.com by a friend. I am an avid sports fan, keep up on current events, and have traveled extensively.
Before I make any contributions I will soak up as much information as possible about Wikipedia.
[Note: This message appears to be from User:Irishlaw.]
Greetings Wikipedians. I hail from the island of Britain and I have been using Wikipedia for quite some time now, usually when I am bored and fancy learning something new and different, and Wikipedia is excellent for this. My interests are quite numerable and I like to think I know a few bits and bobs from a wide variety of subjects. I am a Psychology student and I have studied history, classic's and archaeology in the past.
I have already made a few minor edits here and there, and I am looking forward to adding more to this brilliant project.
Kurek 00:51, 19th May 2004 (GMT+1)
Hi, all! I'm Branson. I've been signed up with Wikipedia for a while, but am just starting to do some edits and topic creation. I'm a senior in high school, so every time that I see a topic that we are supposed to research that isn't in the 'pedia, I'm creating and adding my research from external sources to it. I would appreciate criticism on my articles, and would also appreciate a helping hand--I'm not sure how I'm doing with my edits.
Bsparks 21:43, 20 May 2004 (UTC)
Hi. I'm Jamie. I'm originally from London, England but right now I live in San Diego USA. Umm... I think open source is really cool so that's why I'm here. I'm a fierce googler and enjoy research. I read a silly amount of international news. I like making big stuff bigger.
Camipco 22:55, 22 May 2004 (UTC)
I'm a med student in London gently plowing along. Found the site extremely useful and so have decided to try and help in anyway I can. As I have a general knowledge this means I am of little assistance usually but I try!
I am interested in fencing, cricket, medicine (obviously), computing, and general culture.
Have just finished a BSc in medical imaging and visualisation so will try and put some stuff to good use.
Threestain 00:46, 23 May 2004 (UTC) ---
Thank-you for the welcome! I've been poking around Wikipedia for a week or so, and I like what I've seen so far.
I'm a criminology student and prison volunteer in British Columbia.
Kaiel 01:57, 23 May 2004 (UTC)
Hello I am from France and i am currently learning German and English.
I also try to understand some others languages including few words in Japanese and Chinese in this "vaste cyberspace".
After few unregistered contributions i feel it was time for me to log in.
I will look at the French side of Wikipedia sometimes but also here.
Hello World version 1.01 is online ... Feel free to correct me !
You are welcome to my talk page for any comment.
Neuromancien 03:34, 2004 May 23 (UTC)
Hi, y'all. My name is Brandon and I'm 16 years old. I guess that makes me the baby here. I read all the intros. and the youngest person besides me is a senior in high school, who by now is probably graduated. And since I will only be a junior next year, I take it that I'm the youngest.
Anyway, I stumbled across this site about a month ago trying to find an online free encyclopedia. And what do you know, I found this. The work you guys do is excellent! Being a very curious person by nature, this site is perfect for me; I can learn something new every day.
Being only 16, compared to you guys, my knowledge base is probably not much. But I like to think that I know a good bit about some things. I'm an avid history buff and follow world politics as if I were addicted. I am fluent in English, Spanish, and French. I am in the process of learning Esperanto and Chinese (Mandarin). I play the piano, trumpet, and classical guitar and I know a good bit about religion.
If any of you are wondering how an American 16 year-old knows all these things and has such wide interests, well, the answer is that I'm not American in the typical sense. While my family isn't foreigners (we're African-Americans), I was homeschooled for a good chunk of my educational experience.
Anyways, I'm talking too much. It was nice to meet you all. Thank you for taking the time to contribute to such a worthy cause as this. Really.
Hope to be contributing soon,
Kylefr635 00:59, 24 May 2004 (UTC)
Hello, I am so pleased to find this project! Now this is what the Internet, hypertext, and collaboration is all about. I want to contribute to this work and so I will keep coming back. I am an educator with technology integration and reading as specialties. __
Hello, I'm just joining Wikipedia. One of the email lists I'm on recommended joining. I'm a "dinosaur", having worked with computers since 1977 and on the Internet since 1993. SusanM 20:11, 24 May 2004 (UTC)SusanM
Hiya. I signed up a few days ago, not noticing this page. A few months ago, after getting good Google results in Wikipedia several times, I decided to poke around. Then I was hooked. So now I've joned up. Hope to be useful. Mibblepedia
I found Wikipedia via google during a search for quanta as it relates to a quote by Albert Einstien. I am a plumbing contractor from southern California, and am currently enrolled in community college to begin the process of becoming a philosophy professor. This is an undertaking that I believe will be facilitated greatly by this resource, thank you for the hard work I know this requires. I will contribute only if I have knowledge or experience that could be of use as I will be using this primarily for research.
Hi. I joined Wikipedia on 13 May, 2004, and am still finding my way around this great resource. I discovered Wikipedia on a BBC News Online article about the Webby Awards. Since joining, I've been editing and adding to articles in a number of areas, most notably relating to entertainment entries.
TonyW 21:26, 25 May 2004 (UTC)
I stumbled various times over the Wikipedia-project in magazines (such as DER SPIEGEL) and Internet newspapers. No I finally decided to join in. I don't know how much I can contribute in the near future, but I will surely do later!
I'm at the age of 36, live in Germany and still being a student. I studied mechanical engineering and will finish my diploma during the next weeks. I am interested in all kinds of news (a news junkie, really!) and even more very interested in any kind of dynamic development - just like this. My interests - apart from mechanical engineering (physics and stuff) - are philosophy, sociology, psychology and the like. I love to think about, how things relate to one another. My English may not be the best, so that is for sure one point to be fixed in future (concerning my articles). I have decided deliberately to contribute to the English version, firstly.
I hope we will have some fun!
Greetings, JoVo 00:30, 26 May 2004 (UTC)
I have visited a few times before and am impressed by the breadth and quality. I sort of quasi-ego-surfed to my own employer's entry here and fixed an error.
Crawdad 21:32, 28 May 2004 (UTC)
The DMOZ directory, Google itself, and Wikipedia, are attempting to build universal thinking/research tools for the web. I suppose the forthcoming semantic web is doing the same from the ground up.
"Getting a handle" on the web as a library, is the task. I believe we all owe it to each other and ourselves to try to do as much of the task as possible.
My interest beyond tools like Wikipedia is mainly money and money systems and how to make them turn political democracy into economic democracy.
Two daunting interests. I'll be dead before much progress may be seen. Still the progress made by others so far is remarkable.
I once had a teacher who said there is no upper limit to complexity in nature -- hence complexity in knowledge, thought and language. Yet problems must be solved. And they are -- every day.
I try to offer ideas at [] my own domain. But, large systems like Wikipedia and dmoz and discussion forums are perhaps better places to do this.
Johngelles 21:48, 28 May 2004 (UTC)
I have a high interest in Asian culture, especially Japanese. I am a student of Japanese, and I am also interested in computer programming, music, and cars (especially drifting). I currently live in the USA.
Hi, I am from India. My interests include Computers, Free Software, GNU/Linux, Electronics. I can also write about Yoga, festivals in India, places in India...
Hello. My name is Jason Hunt. I'm 23, I live in Redlands, California and I'm studying computer science at California State University, San Bernardino. I've been lurking around here for a month or so but signed up a few days ago to join in the fun. I've been mostly editing music pages for the bands I know a lot about and reading up on those I don't. I can't seem to remember how I first found this site but one of my Humanities professors linked to it for the articles on Thomas Samuel Kuhn (ohh, so that was who he was referring to :p) and casuistry. So there you have it, even professors use this thing!
Jh51681 04:34, 29 May 2004 (UTC)
grm wnr: video editor by trade, hobbies include naval history, anime, music, programming, ballistics, and some other stuff not necessarily related to each other. Expect mostly odd bits&pieces from me.
Hello, Wikipedia! Long time reader, finally decided to register to find out more about things here. Hoping to update whatever I can, perhaps by adding content and readability to the pages for some of my favorite musicians and films.
ChrisCostello 00:59, 30 May 2004 (UTC)
Hello everybody, my name is Todd, and I have a problem. I'm addicted to knowledge. Anything in the liberal arts and even applied and theoretical sciences can hold my attention. If it weren't for the need to pay for college, I'd be a student forever. Speaking of which, I'm a political science/international relations and Third World studies double major with a minor in economics at the University of California at San Diego. Since those fields are what I know the most about, I'll probably be spending an inordinate amount of time in the social sciences section of Wikipedia... more likely copy editing than contributing.
I have to say I admire Wikipedia's core concepts... once I find gainful part-time employment (I've got many years of schooling left) I'll probably be donating...
ToddLo114 04:57, 30 May 2004 (UTC)
I am from the Netherlands, living in Germany. Working in IT-progamming I'm interested in Celtic language, religion and etymology. Wikipedia is a great idea! Thanks to all involved.
Johannes.Richter 05:11, 30 May 2004 (UTC)
I'm a list nut, so I've gona on about adding lineages for things like the Hawaiian monarchy, a couple comic books, and loads of WWE information, specifically in the championships. Plus a few random entries here and there just to round things out.
CyclopsScott 07:08, 30 May 2004 (UTC)
I am Manuel from Germany. I love nature and I am in my free time busy to protect it.
I protect bats. I have a natural garden with amphibia and lots of flowers.
I collect Sempervivum und like toi study them in nature.
I am busy in Jewish and Christian understanding and helping together.
I wrote a book about the fate of the Jews in Nürtingen und I am writing a book about the fate of a Jewish family in Neuffen.
So, now you know a little bit about me.
I am in the US and work in the craft of glassbending, which is making neon signs. I just contributed some material to the Neon Signage page to feed the curiosity of anyone who has walked around a city at night enjoying the magical glow of neon lights and signs.
Didn't get my user name right on the entry page but that's OK, someone else will be along soon to edit and add more.
I am also working at the German Wikipedia, for "I am proud to say: Ich bin ein Berliner." I am primarily interested in video games.
Hi, I'm a Philosophy phD student at Oxford University. I have a Ba(Hons) - also from Oxford - in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and I've published one or two little items. My main research interests are metaphysics, logic, mind, personal identity and ethics. I also have a decent level of training in political theory, sociology, economics (especially micro) and Latin American, U.S., British, French, Russian and German politics. I speak English, French, Spanish and Russian.
I found out about Wikipedia surfing the web a year or so ago, and I finally decided to make a few contributions.
no_logo 16:33, 31 May 2004 (UTC)
Peter Q. Kilbridge
Peter Q. Kilbridge 19:37, 31 May 2004 (UTC)Peter Q. Kilbridge I am in the security (not securities!) industry in Rochester, New York. I found out about Wikipedia last year through the Google search engine. I saw my first error today ("fontains" for "fountains") and just jumped in. I am a freelance editor and English tutor by vocation. Modern American English is what I know best. I also know a little about gardening, astronomy and general science, history, philosophy, and Eastern culture (particularly Buddhism.)
18 years of age, residing in Bergen, Norway, I just joined the Wikipedia a few days ago. Currently in high school (graduating in a few weeks), my interests are rather comprehensive, my knowledge is not. So far I'm primarily reading and learning, and have edited and created a few pages on local history and culture, literature and video games. I am most astounded at how well the Wikipedia works, and am proud to be a part of such a successful and community-minded endeavor. --Teeks 19:58, 31 May 2004 (UTC)
born 1977, living is Vienna, Austria. Studied Computer science and working at a bio-informatics startup. My interests include computer related topics, chemistry, fotography and architecture. I will also edit local (as in Austria) stuff . But I will edit whatever comes in my way, if i know something. --MartinBiely 21:37, 31 May 2004 (UTC)