Open main menu
User page header.png
Go to Talkpage


Standard Userpage œ Secure Userpage Standard Talkpage œ Secure Talkpage
You're currently viewing the Wikipedia page User:Andrew-King“Hi and welcome to my userspace!”




Subpage http userpage link https userpage link http talkpage link* https talkpage link*
Main My Wikipedia main userpage My Wikipedia main userpage My Wikipedia main talkpage My Wikipedia main talkpage
Interests My Wikipedia interests userpage My Wikipedia interests userpage My Wikipedia interests talkpage My Wikipedia interests talkpage
WikiProjects My Wikipedia WikiProjects userpage My Wikipedia WikiProjects userpage My Wikipedia WikiProjects talkpage My Wikipedia WikiProjects talkpage
Sandbox My Wikipedia sandbox userpage My Wikipedia sandbox userpage My Wikipedia sandbox talkpage My Wikipedia sandbox talkpage
Drafts My Wikipedia drafts userpage My Wikipedia drafts userpage My Wikipedia drafts talkpage My Wikipedia drafts talkpage
Articles My Wikipedia articles userpage My Wikipedia articles userpage My Wikipedia articles talkpage My Wikipedia articles talkpage
Bookmarks My Wikipedia bookmarks userpage My Wikipedia bookmarks userpage My Wikipedia bookmarks talkpage My Wikipedia bookmarks talkpage
Favorites My Wikipedia favorites userpage My Wikipedia favorites userpage My Wikipedia favorites talkpage My Wikipedia favorites talkpage
Resources My Wikipedia resources userpage My Wikipedia resources userpage My Wikipedia resources talkpage My Wikipedia resources talkpage
Userboxes My Wikipedia userboxes userpage My Wikipedia userboxes userpage My Wikipedia userboxes talkpage My Wikipedia userboxes talkpage
To-do My Wikipedia to-do userpage My Wikipedia to-do userpage My Wikipedia to-do talkpage My Wikipedia to-do talkpage
Views My Wikipedia views userpage My Wikipedia views userpage My Wikipedia views talkpage My Wikipedia views talkpage
Info My Wikipedia info userpage My Wikipedia info userpage My Wikipedia info talkpage My Wikipedia info talkpage
Accounts My Wikipedia accounts userpage My Wikipedia accounts userpage My Wikipedia accounts talkpage My Wikipedia accounts talkpage

∗ Please either use my main talkpage at User talk:Andrew-King, rather than the talkpages of any of my subpages (since I don't check them), or post to both. :-)
The subpage talkpages redirect to my main talkpage at User talk:Andrew-King, to naviagte to the subpage talkpage click the < return link at the top-left corner.


WMAP space probe

Welcome to my userpageEdit

First of all “Hi!” and thanks for visiting my Wikipedia userpage. I hope you like it and maybe even find parts of it useful, interesting, informative or amusing. I'm still developing it, so it's very much a "work in progress". I've used Wikipedia for some time, but I only started contributing to Wikipedia fairly recently. I'm still a real newbie when it comes to editing, but then you've got to start somewhere... — Andrew-King )

A few "bits" about meEdit

Directly below this text is a collapsible frame – click the "show/hide" control – containing "Everything you need to know" about me. However, if you wish to know even more than I've listed below, I suggest that you either stop being nosy and get a life ;-) or, better yet, check-out one or all of the following:

  • my userbox page for "my personal Wikipedia userbox collection", some of which I made myself – feel free of course to copy any userboxes you like;
  • my interests page for "a list of my personal interests", both academic and general – for more see my userbox collection;
  • my views page for "a list of my personal views", predominately philosophical in nature – for more see my userbox collection.

If you happen to find yourself in the frankly bizarre position that your curiosity's still not satisfied [seriously, though, you may have a problem: not even I'm that interesting...] please feel free to post me a message on my talkpage. I'm always happy to chat to whomever about whatever: absolutely no standards here! :-)

All views expressed within my userspace are personal opinion and not endorsed by Wikipedia.
If you find anything objectionable, or suspect vandalism, please notify me via my talkpage.
A few "bits" about me — Everything you need to know (and a few you don't)
 This user is a Wikipedian.
 This user is a member on the English Wikipedia. (verify)
 Please be nice and patient with this New Wikipedian.
huh
?
This user doesn't know what the hell s/he's doing.
 This user tries to do the right thing. If they make a mistake, please let them know.
 This user is very lazy. Please feel free to do his work for him.
 This user wants to be your friend.
 This user likes jokes and humor.
LOLThis user does recognise the pun inside his/her username.
Wikipedia:Babel
math-3This user can contribute with advanced mathematical skills.
sarThis user is obviously not sarcastic.
BSThis user can speak Bullshit.
du-nThis user is a native speaker of dumbass.
enThis user is a native speaker of the English language.
simpleThis person reads, writes and understands Simple English.
en-us
-4
This user has a near-native understanding of American English.
AU-3This user is a fluent speaker of Australian English.
en-ca
-3
This user has an advanced understanding of Canadian English.
Search user languages

¸ Citizenship

" Websites

  • Reader of DistroWatch Weekly: if you're into FOSS, it's the biz.
  • For FOSS tech news, I primarily use Phoronix.
  • For a mashup of the Linux web, I mainly use TuxMachines.
  • For a fuller list of the websites I use, see my resources.

L Searching

  • Mostly use Google, especially Google Scholar for medical & academic stuff.
  • Unhappy Google user (too close to spyware) looking for a good FOSS substitute.
  • Why can't a Google-like web service suite be created based on an open and collaborative FOSS/Wikimedia styled non-profit model?

ã Surfboards

@ Tools

Õ Software

¿ Hardware

ƒ Tech

⚙ Technology

⚛ Science

Ï Academia

® Reading

È Disability

  • Severely disabled victim of chiropractic-induced spinal injury.
  • Long-time (13 years and counting) chronic pain sufferer & patient. Hell's living every day bed-ridden and physically and mentally incapacitated with pain, despite the morphine – at least that's mine. :-|
  • Please take into account with my editing that I'm in continuous severe pain, on powerful opiate and opioid analgesics and chronically sleep deprived — as well as being a total newbie to boot!

My activity on WikipediaEdit

My activity on Wikipedia — Everything I've done (and a few I haven't)
CatThis user is a member of
WikiProject Categories
to improve article categorization.
tyop
typo
This user is a member of the Wikipedia Typo Team.
 This user is a member of Wikipedians against censorship.
 This user is a member of the Association of
Structurist Wikipedians
.
 This user is a member of WikiProject Computing.
 This user is a member of WikiProject Software.
 This user is a member of WikiProject Linux.
 This user is a member of WikiProject KDE
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Science.
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Mathematics.
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Physics.
 This user is a member of the Technology WikiProject.
 This user contributes to the Neuroscience WikiProject.
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Medicine.
 This user is a member of the
WikiProject Logic.
 This user is a member of the
Epistemology task force.
 This user is a member of the
Metaphysics task force.
 This user is a member of WikiProject Atheism.
My WikiWorld
 This user has created a global account. Andrew-King's main account is on Wikipedia (in English).
 This user uploads his images on Commons and has a user page there.
 This user is a Wikipedian.
 This user is a member on the English Wikipedia. (verify)
 Please be nice and patient with this New Wikipedian.
huh
?
This user doesn't know what the hell s/he's doing.
This user has edited at least 7 articles!!! {wow}7!!
 This user is very lazy. Please feel free to do his work for him.
CTBThis user has contributed to the following pages.
 This user knows that his user page is a mess, and likes it that way.
 This user is very kind. Feel free to roll back all his/her edits and CSD all his/her pages. He/she will just report you to WP:AN/I and WP:AIV. Then you'll probably get blocked indef. That's all.
 
This editor sometimes
reads a featured article
 This user is nowhere near being an Administrator.


This user edits with the gadget wikEd.
 This user loves userboxes!
  This user loves userboxes.
 This is a standard size userbox created with Template:Userbox.
It stacks neatly with others of its ilk.
 This user believes in Userboxes
UBXThis user knows how to create his own userboxes.


UBXThis user doesn't design many userboxes. But if they did, they'd probably be the best userboxes in the world!
 This user creates his own userboxes.
 This user has created 2 Userboxes on Wikipedia.


 This user has created 3 userboxes.
 This user has made 4 (help I can't stop...) userboxes!
 This user uses Wikimedia Commons for all of his/her userbox images.
MOREThis user has more userboxes.
 "So many userboxes, so little space."
xx-sThese users want the proposed xx-s babel box level to go ahead.
 This user has userboxitis.
 Oh no: this user has way too many userboxes.
{{!!!}}This user over-uses userboxes.
  Hi, my name is Andrew-King and I'm a Wikipediholic.


HOLICThis user doesn't need to take the Wikipediholic Test to know he is a Wikipediholic.
 This user spends WAY too much time on Wikipedia and really needs to get off the computer... after one more edit.
 This user spends far too much time editing his user page.
 This user is hopelessly addicted to edit Wikipedia.
 This user is excessively addicted to Wikipedia.
LIFEThis user has no life since he's/she's always on Wikipedia.
NULL LOL This user has absolutely no life. +
 This user is in denial. +
 This user likes jokes and humor.
 This user has a sense of humour and shows it on their userpage.
 This user has a sense of humour and shows it through the use of userboxes.
 This userbox was put here by mistake.
LOLThis user does recognise the pun inside his/her username.
  • See My contributions for my edit history, though I edit my userspace so much you'll have to wade through the entries!
  • See this tool for a statistical breakdown of my editing. Note: I previously used a different account, so most of my edits don't show up; also, as this is a new account, I'm spending a lot of time and edits setting up my new userspace.
  • See My to-do list for a current list of my plans, and goals, on and off Wikipedia.

Pages I'm working onEdit

Pages I've editedEdit

Pages I've discussedEdit

Pages I've fixed-upEdit

Pages I've createdEdit

Pages in the pipelineEdit

#REDIRECT Table of rolling release software distributions
#REDIRECT List of rolling distributions
#REDIRECT List of rolling Linux distributions
#REDIRECT List of rolling distros
#REDIRECT List of rolling Linux distros
#REDIRECT Rolling software distribution
#REDIRECT Rolling distribution
#REDIRECT Rolling Linux distribution
#REDIRECT Rolling distro
#REDIRECT Rolling Linux distro

My thanks to fellow WikipediansEdit

My thanks to fellow Wikipedians — Because ‘it's right to be polite’ (apparently)
  • Jimbo Wales — For founding this wonderful, wonderful website, which is so much more than just a website.
  • Jenks24 — For going out of the way to help a newbie Wikipedian (that'd be me) and for offering further help with any future queries I might have; a Wikipedian who really makes newbies feel welcome! Awarded a special barnstar for taking the time to help others.
  • Machine Elf 1735 — For a useful reply to my Talk:Problem of future contingents #Branching time models post, and Machine Elf 1735's work on the Philosophy WikiProject.
  • G.Ceara — For contributions to the Rolling release article & discussion page.
  • Thanks to all those editors that write Wikipedia, for helping me learn more and making me think more.
  • Thanks to all those editors that maintain Wikipedia, for keeping it running smoothly and free of vandalism.
  • Thanks to all those coders and hackers that write MediaWiki, not only for making all of this possible, but better and better as well.
  • Thanks to all the others who without which Wikipedia would not exist, and I wouldn't be writing this.
  • Finally, thank you to the Wikipedia community for making it great, and great to be a part of it. :-)

My contact detailsEdit

My contact details — How you can keep in touch with me (if you want to)

See my talkpage at User talk:Andrew-King for more info on getting hold of me, either by clicking this link or the Talk button at the top of this page.

If you would like to contact me, please feel free to leave me a message on my user talkpage here. If I've done something to upset you (always a good assumption for a newbie editor! ;-) I'm really sorry and I hope it's not too bad. Please be patient with me, and I'll be sure to do everything I can to help fix whatever I've f'd up.

I haven't put my email address in plain text as I really hate email spam & phishing scams. However, beneath (first userbox, with "@" symbol) there's a "reach by email" link (which commits the same action as clicking this one) if anyone wants to contact me by email, instead of via the user talkpages. If you email me, please post a short message on my talkpage to let me know I need to check my inbox, or simply post your message there as well.

I'm also happy to chat on IRC, Google Talk or on Google+; just let me know via my talkpage and I'll give you my details. I'm always glad to make new friends, especially if they share any of my interests. :-) Andrew-King )


@This user can be reached by email.
 
This user uses Gmail as a primary email service.
 This user tries to do the right thing. If they make a mistake, please let them know.
 This user wants to be your friend.

My Wikipedia image of the monthEdit

My Wikipedia image of the month — Feast your eyes on this little baby (go on, take a peek)
So, you thought it was going to be a pic of a cute little baby, and instead you just got given the most awesome astronomical photograph in the history of the universe.
 
Cosmological time-machine: a window into the past. The Hubble Space Telescope's Hubble Ultra-Deep Field image of a small region of space in the constellation of Fornax. — Courtesy of NASA.

My favorite Wikipedia articlesEdit

My favorite Wikipedia articles — These are a few of my favorite things...

The subpage User:Andrew-King/articles will eventually contain a list of my favorite Wikipedia articles. This is partly for my own benefit, as a Wikipedia reader and editor, but also for any others who wish to visit the page. They will be predominantly academic and scientific articles (mostly math, logic, physics, philosophy), along with tech, GNU/Linux, FOSS, computing and Wikipedia related stuff. Part of the reason I'm setting the page up is that I use my watchlist as more of a bookmarking facility. For now, the page is mostly blank, but watch this (and that) space...if you want to.

If you're a new Wikipedian and Wikimedian like me, then I highly recommend reading this article on Meta-Wiki as the definitive non-PC introduction to Wiki etiquette.

In the meantime this article made me smile. Why? Because it's got the redirect "Cute Little Farts"; and no, I guess it doesn't take much to make me smirk. :-D

On a (slightly) more intellectual note, for anyone who seriously thinks that mathematics isn't cool (yeah really they exist!) I raise you the tesseract (a 4-dimensional hypercube or "4-cube"; i.e. the analog of a cube in four dimensions) — try not to get dizzy :-s






My personal computing preferenceEdit

My personal computing preference — Penguin power!
If you haven't discovered GNU/Linux and FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) yet, there's only one question you need to ask yourself:

“Do you waddle the waddle?” :-)


— Penguin & Proud!
P-P-Pick up a penguin: See Linux distribution, List of Linux distributions & DistroWatch (distrowatch.com) for a guide to GNU/Linux-based software distributions.

My UserspaceEdit

My Userspace — Welcome to my wiki'd, wiki'd world!
 
My wiki'd world in userspace...

The Wikimedia sites listed in my Wikipedia Userspace Navigator (see top of page) are the only ones I've created userpages on so far. I think it unlikely that I'll contribute to those left off the navigator, either due to a lack of relevant skills, knowledge and expertise or simply that I don't foresee myself having sufficient interest in contributing to those sites. Although I've created userpages on the listed Wikimedia sites, I've not written much on these userpages other than a welcome message — the obvious exception to this being my Wikipedia userpage. Once I've copied and tailored my Wikipedia userpage to my userspace on the other Wikimedia sites, I'll update this text to reflect such. I don't currently check my talkpages on the other Wikimedia sites much, so I suggest leaving a message on my Wikipedia talkpage and I'll then copy it across to the relevant talkpage once I've read it. Also, if you email me, please leave a message on my Wikipedia talkpage so that I know to check my mail; thanks. :-) Andrew-King )