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User:Tannin

Hi all. I'm new here as of mid-December 2002, and still in the Wow! This place is amazing! stage. (I have a sneaking suspicion absolute certainty that this is a stage from which there is no escape.)

I'm based in Ballarat, Victoria and have a varied background. My degree was in the social sciences (with majors in research methods and psychology, minor in statistics) and I work with computers, but my main areas of interest are history and biology (which is really just history writ large, if you think about it that way). I'm responsible for (or possibly irresponsible for) for a long-established site mostly to do with computer history, which can be found here (http://www.redhill.net.au), though I don't get to update it very often these days.

I am notorious for appalling spelling, for being grumpy on Fridays, and probably for leaving dozens of things lying around half-finished.


Jack of all trades, master of none, I've made or threatened to make decent contributions to:

Natural History

Modern history & related topics No prizes for guessing that my particular interests are the Napoleonic Wars, the Pacific Theatre in WW2, and aircraft generally. (I love anything with wings, with or without feathers.)

Sociology is an area that Wikipedia covers very poorly at present: many major sociological issues and concepts are not present at all, and as many others have incomplete, abbreviated or downright misleading coverage. It's been a long time since I used to teach sociology but now and again I get annoyed enough about the gaps and errors to devote a few hours to covering the basics. So far, I've worked on:

Aircraft and airlines

Computer stuff: I try to avoid this, but now and again I give in to my professional urges and take a hand in things like:

General Interest

The best ones? Well, the best one is always the next one! But I like these in particular:




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