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Current wikipedia STATUS (as of Wednesday October 15, 2003): I'm back from a great 4-day geography field study of Yosemite National Park but am a bit swamped at the moment. It'll be a couple of weeks before I'll be able to upload my best digital photos and incorporate my geography/human history field notes and report on Yosemite's geology into Wikipedia.


Hello, I have been a Wikipedian since January 1, 2002. After getting totally hooked on the idea of Wikipedia I then became a member of the Wikipedia Volunteer Fire Department and later a Wikipedia Administrator (all this really means is that I am a hopeless Wikipediholic). In December of 2001 I graduated with a Bachelors of Science[?] in Biological Sciences and a minor in Geological Sciences (that's right kids -- I have a BS in BS with a minor in dirt). I plan on getting a Masters degree in Atmospheric Science. After that I plan on receiving a PhD in Global/Earth Systems Science (which James Lovelock liked to call Geophysiology) in the year 2010.

About the handle. Well I have always been a maverick so that part seemed appropriate (and what true "maverick" would actually spell it correctly -- hey, wait a minute, I just did spell it correctly... errr). The "149" part is a reference to the movies 2001: A Space Odyssey & 2010 The Year We Make Contact, in which we find out the dimensions of the mysterious monolith[?] (1 by 4 by 9). Knowing this, it is most appropriate for me to graduate in the year 2001 with a Bachelors, and plan on graduating in 2010 with a PhD -- I know, I'm a geek. But I am damn proud of it.

I oftentimes give quick, seemingly unkind and terse comments on talk pages and especially in edit summaries. However meanness is not at all the intent, just efficiency. This is a quirk of my rare personality type: INTJ (http://keirsey.com/personality/ntij). I do try to moderate what I say and how I say it -- mainly because my terseness sometimes leads to inefficient chit chat to resolve misunderstandings on talk pages.


If for some insane reason, lack of sleep, psychosis or other dementia you want to know more about me, then visit my totally opinionated meta page; where I post my random thoughts, lecture notes, old essays and any other junk I can get my hands on and legally place under the GNU FDL.
User:Maveric149/Sandbox - User:Maveric149/Citations

Some articles that I have started (or restarted) with unique content (public domain copy/paste created articles and redirects/change of article name omitted) (partial listing -- newer entries are at the end):

Lorenzo de Medici - Lucrezia Borgia - David Bowman (no big surprise there) - Canterbury Tales (some original text from Chaucer) - Christine de Pizan - The Book of the City of Ladies - Decameron - [Sacramento] (now Sacramento, California) - John Sutter - [Sutters Fort] (now Sutter's Fort) - [Sutters Mill] (now Sutter's Mill) - 1478 - The Book of the Courtier - [Davis] (now Davis, California) - California Department of Transportation - James Lovelock - 1480 - 1400 - [First Transcontinental Railroad] (now First Transcontinental Railroad (North America)) - Central Pacific Railroad - [Single Occupant Vehicle] (now single occupant vehicle) - Fermi paradox - Dolly the sheep - [Michelangelos David] (now Michelangelo's David) - taxol - Pericles - Arabesque - Arabic calligraphy - brown dwarf - picometer - symbiosis - Escherichia coli - Acetic acid bacteria - arthrobacter - Mineral salts pyridone broth - Bacillus cereus - bacterial growth - Bdellovibrio - Botulism - Clostridium botulinum - micrometer - obligate aerobe - petri dish - protium - disulfide bond - Medici family - carbon cycle - Cambrian Explosion - desert varnish - Death Valley National Park - Mono Lake - Long Valley, California - Japanese internment - Manzanar Japanese internment camp - Sansei Japanese American - Nisei Japanese American - Japanese American - Issei Japanese American - batholith - Linda Lovelace (yeah - yeah - I know she was a heterosexual porn queen - but she reformed!) - [Ural mountains] (now Ural Mountains) - Return of the Jedi - [hieroglyphics] (now Egyptian hieroglyph - [Giant Impact theory] (now giant impact theory) - War of Jenkin's Ear - kinase - Shmi Skywalker - cowpox - mycorrihiza - hypha - Chandra Levy - Scott Bakula - Treaty of Nanjing. roundabout intersection - soluble - barium (there was only two sentences there before - so I'm counting this as an add) - List of elements by name (I know - not an article - but still a lot of work!) - homeobox - Hallucigenia - endosymbiosis - Nuclear bunker buster - glycomics - smallpox vaccine - Bridalveil Fall - bacteriocin - impact event - Chick Hearn - List of countries by population - Yucca Mountain - Jimmy Doolittle - Charles Hatchett - Billy the Kid - Lincoln County War - Verne Winchell - Philippe Starck - William Hyde Wollaston - beryllium copper - Herb Ritts - cartography - Ira Flatow - California gold rush - anti-hero - centipede - Barbara Boxer - Richard Ramirez - Geothermal areas of Yellowstone - Basin and Range Province - Tulare Lake - Alluvial fan - Elastic-rebound theory - Zabriskie Point - Death Valley pupfish - The Ed Sullivan Show - Wikimedia - Laramide orogeny - Slab gap hypothesis - Divergent plate boundary

Some articles that I have added a sigificant amount of unique content to (relative to the article size or quality of information presented when I found it) and/or edited significantly (adding of public domain text not counted -- although I do a lot of that too) (totally inadequate partial listing -- newer entries are at the end):

Giovanni Boccaccio - Baldassare Castiglione - muon - homophobia - Geoffrey Chaucer - 2001: A Space Odyssey - homosexuality - 1561 - Florence (major additions) - Latin language/Phrases (mega additions) - Each one of the periodic elements (took 4 hours -- yikes!) - sexual orientation - Arab-Israeli conflict - Dhimmi - Francesco Sforza - Thomas Malthus - 1848 - 1863 - 1519 - periodic table - Polyphemus - California - anthropic principle - Sennacherib - Pompeii - Augustus Caesar - Michelangelo Buonarotti - 433 Eros - Fertile crescent - bacillus - Monterey, California - Drake equation - bubble fusion - Pioneer 10 - carbonate - search engine - Anasazi - global warming - Holocene extinction event - A Beautiful Mind - Gene Roddenberry - smart growth - sexual orientation - reparative therapy - United States of America - jellyfish. intelligent design - Mohammed Daoud Khan - mycelium - Palaeogene - 2001 U.S. Attack on Afghanistan - The Empire Strikes Back - John Travolta - scurvy - proteomics (damn it! Somebody beat me to creating this one) - Jeffrey Dahmer - oral sex (no comment) - glacier - speciation - evolution. irreducible complexity - Evolution of Homo sapiens - accountancy scandals - Ted Williams - Hominid and - manatee - Kenyanthropus - owl - crop circle - George McFarland - Monterey Bay Aquarium - penis (no comment) - ethanol - Girolamo Savonarola - carbon - Kenneth Branagh - hydrogen - sulfur - nitrogen - Orders of magnitude (including almost all individual entries) - Auburn, California - 1834 - Argument from evolution - American Airlines flight 11 - Nye County, Nevada - cnidocyte - mammal - cephalopod - Mid-Atlantic Ridge - Lincoln County, New Mexico - Apollo moon landing conspiracy theory - fluoride - Huguenot - CMYK - Longitude - map projection - North Korea - Rick D. Husband - Native American - crystal structure - Boston Massacre - Panama Canal - Saddam Hussein - vanadium - Yellowstone National Park - Geography of California - Wind - I Love Lucy - Ed Sullivan - Elvis Presley - O. J. Simpson - M A S H (television) - Rocky Mountains - All in the Family. I also have also done many thousands of minor to moderate edits.

Special projects

WikiProject Tree of Life

Participant in WikiProject Tree of Life
I helped develop a table for organism articles (see: roundworm and sainfoin for some nice examples) Taxonomy tables I have created
Plants
sainfoin - Fabales - Dicotyledon - Flowering plant - Solanaceae - Solanum - Spurge - Honeysuckle family - Honeysuckle - Dipsacales
Animals
Hominid - Gorilla - Kenyanthropus - Owl - Typical owl - Scarab beetle - Rose chafer - Dipper - White-throated dipper - White-capped dipper - American dipper - Brown dipper - Rufous-throated dipper - Old World thrush - Japanese robin - Siberian rubythroat - Red-flanked bluetail - East coast akelat - Riukiu robin - Thrush nightingale - Nightingale - European robin - Bluethroat - Dog

WikiProject Countries

Participant in WikiProject Countries. I helped develop the table and article format.
North Korea

WikiProject Elements

Lead participant in WikiProject Elements. I have completed the templates for all these elements (I have also greatly expanded most of these articles):
beryllium - magnesium - calcium - barium - strontium - radium - lithium - sodium - potassium - rubidium - caesium - francium - fluorine (with help from others) - chlorine - bromine - iodine - astatine - boron - silicon - germanium - antimony - polonium - bismuth - lead - thallium - indium - tin - gallium - aluminium - radon - xenon - krypton - argon - neon - helium - phosphorus - hafnium - tantalum - tungsten - rhenium - osmium - iridium - platinum - gold - mercury - yttrium - zirconium - niobium - technetium - ruthenium - palladium - silver - cadmium - scandium - titanium - rutherfordium - dubnium - seaborgium - bohrium - hassium - meitnerium - darmstadtium - unununium

Images

user:maveric149/Images

Historical anniversaries

I've been involved with expanding the events section of our Historical anniversaries day pages and then updating every year page linked from those pages along with many other articles. A handfull of the entries did not need additional events so I just updated all the linked year pages and many of the corresponding subjects.

December

24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 -

January

1 - 2 - 3 - 4- 5- 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 - 26 - 27 - 28 - 29 - 30 - 31

February

1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 - 26 - 27 - 28 - 29

March

1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 - 26 - 2 - 27 - 28 - 29 - 30 - 31

April

1 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 22 - 25 - 26 - 27 -

May

6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 - 26 - 27 - 28 - 29 - 30 -

June

July

4 - 5 - 6 -

Killing / pages

I moved all the / pages for each and every Star Wars and Star Trek articles to non-/ed titles, fixed hundreds of active and edits links within these, reformatted and wikified many of these articles. All this work seems to have paid off -- contributions to these entries have noticably improved now that linking is far easier for these articles.

I'm helping to do the same thing for the country / pages and I helped motivate others to do the same for the Middle-earth the The Simpsons articles.

Queue Talk pages where I have placed raw content that needs additional work before being placed into an article
Talk:Test, Talk:2010 Odyssey Two, Talk:Escherichia coli, Talk:Acetic acid bacteria, Talk:Bacillus cereus, Talk:License, Talk:Glycolysis

Waiting for responses User talk:Elliot, Talk:Alphonso I of Spain, Talk:Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications de Bretagne, Talk:Radiological weapon, Talk:Alphonso, Talk:Homo sapiens, Talk:Arab anti-semitism, Talk:Cream, Talk:Visual arts and design, Talk:Lola Graham

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