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User:Llywrch

My home page is at http://www.rdrop.com/users/llywrch (http://www.rdrop.com/users/llywrch). I haven't been very good about updating it.

I encountered Wikipedia one evening while googling for mentions of Valentinian III. I had a look around, and decided that I could help out here.

I am a native Portlander; one of my ancestors on my mother's side was in one of the last wagon trains[?] to Oregon. I am old enough to remember the promise of Tom McCall's governorship, which now appears endangered by the efforts of bottomfish like Lon Mabon[?] and Bill Sizemore[?].

True nerd confession: when I was a kid, I used to enjoy reading the encyclopedia. (It was a Funk and Wagnells, for those of you old enough to remember the joke from Laugh-In.) I would spend hours going from one cross reference to another. Hmm: is there an experiment, akin to the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, to see if one can get from a given article in Wikipedia to any other article in 6 clicks or less?

Wikipedia Entries I have written, (beginning with the ones concerning Roman history):

Anthemius
Constantius III
Libius Severus
Symmachus
Carausius
Allectus
Avitus
Philip the Arab
Gordian I and Gordian II
Pupienus and Balbinus
Macrobius
Sidonius Apollinaris
Roman Britain
Battle of Chalons
Tonsure
Krazy Kat
Constantine III
Pertinax
Antoninus Pius

I've contributed these concerning Arthur and the Saxon Conquest. Sometimes I think I have bitten off more than I can chew ;-)

Heptarchy
Mordred
Gildas
Nennius
Ambrosius Aurelianus
Aelle of Sussex
Mercia
Dinas Emrys
Ceawlin of Wessex
Historia Brittonum
Samson of Dol

I've also written the following two entries connected with Oregon history, but I consider them more of stub entries than complete ones:

Tom McCall
John Reed (journalist)

I spent a while adding content to Oregon's 36 existing (& one deceased) counties, only to discover that they need more work to conform to the proposed Wikipedia standard. :-(



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