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Buaidh
This editor is a Grandmaster Editor FC and is entitled to display this Mithril Editor Star with the Neutronium Superstar hologram.
The Gàidhlig noun "buaidh" means victory, triumph, and success.

The Wikimedian  Buaidh  is a public advocate for liberal democracy, egalitarianism, environmental protection and conservation biology; a retired Professional Engineer and Expert Witness, a pioneer coder, an amateur historian and geographer, a rosarian, cartophile, velophile, decorated and disabled combat veteran, cancer survivor (so far), and loveable (?) curmudgeon.

Like many other English language Wikipedia editors, this editor:

  1. Is a native anglophone.
  2. Lives in a predominately anglophone country.
  3. Lives in a predominately Christian country .
  4. Lives in a predominately prosperous country.

Unlike many other Wikipedia editors, this editor:

  1. Is a septuagenarian.
  2. Is a humanist and a secularist.
  3. Is an engineer and a scientist.
  4. Prefers American spelling, British punctuation, Canadian manners, German billions, Mexican food, the serial comma, and the International System of Units.

Despite the above, this editor endeavors to be as objective as humanly possible. I try to encourage new users to contribute to the English-language Wikipedia, especially users in developing countries and non-English speaking regions. Despite a lethal illness, I still rank among the 150 most prolific Wikipedians by number of edits to the English-language Wikipedia.

Please feel free to leave me a message at User talk:Buaidh, or e-mail me at Special:EmailUser/Buaidh.

Yours aye,
 Buaidh  talk e-mail

Some quotationsEdit

If any one take over a field to till it, and obtain no harvest therefrom, it must be proved that he did no work on the field, and he must deliver grain, just as his neighbor raised, to the owner of the field. — Code of Hammurabi #42 about 1754 BCE

He made the sea of cast metal, ten cubits from rim to rim, circular in shape and five cubits high; a cord thirty cubits long gave the measurement of its girth. — 1 Kings 7:23Biblical proof that π=3, about 620 BCE

Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself. — Confucius about 500 BCE

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. — Matthew 7:12Jesus of Nazareth about 29 CE

Pay, Oh Children of Adam, as you would love to be paid, and be just as you would love to have justice! — Quran 83:1-6 — The Prophet Muhammad about 630 CE

Blessed are those who endure in peace. — Francis of Assisi 1224

Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise. — The Fool to King Lear, William Shakespear 1603

All mortals are equal; it is not their birth,
But virtue itself that makes the difference. — Ériphyle by François-Marie Arouet 1732

Courage is the fear of being thought a coward. — Horace Smith 1826

Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, Rage against the dying of the light. — Dylan Thomas 1947

Get your head out of your ass and smell the roses. — Matt Douglas 1987.

Wisdom comes from those mistakes from which we learn. — Buaidh mac Eanruig April 1, 1998

No wall can stand against the yearning of justice, the yearnings for freedom, the yearnings for peace that burns in the human heart. — Barack Obama June 19, 2013

AwardsEdit

   
 
The Wikipedian known as Buaidh is hereby recognized by his peers as a Wikipedia World Developer, for his exemplary and extensive work on the outline articles of every country of the world and of every state of the United States (including the creation of a historical outline for every state), and for greatly improving Wikipedia's Outline of Knowledge.

Presented on this, the 4th day of August 2009, by The Transhumanist,  penubag , Willscrlt, NW, Gimme danger, Minnecologies, Stefan, Sswonk, –Juliancolton, MacMed, +sj+, Highfields, Tarheel95, Rich Farmbrough, The Earwig, Quiddity, and at-210




UserboxesEdit

WikimediaEdit

 This user has created a global account. Buaidh's main account is on Wikipedia (in English).
 278,178 This user has made more than 278,178 edits to all versions of Wikipedia and Wikimedia.
 This user supports the
Wikimedia
United States Coalition
.
 This user coordinates the
Wikimedians of Colorado User Group

English language WikipediaEdit

  This user has been on Wikipedia for 15 years, 7 months and 8 days.
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 275,338 This user has made more than 275,338 edits to the English language Wikipedia.[a]
 This user helped promote Featured List on Wikipedia.
 This user may suffer from
Compulsive Wikipedia Editing Syndrome.
WikiProject Editor Retention can help

PersonalEdit

This user is not yet dead.
Please check back later...
 This user is a
loveable curmudgeon
 This user may be a bit eccentric, but is definitely not demented.
1This user currently has
only one spouse.
2This user has two children.
3This user has three grandchildren.
 This user is old enough
to know better!
 
100This user is 100 years old.
(rounded to the nearest hundred years)
70+This user is a septuagenarian.
This user is both
White & Nerdy
 This user is grateful to be a
Homo sapiens
in a universe full of wonder.
 This user currently resides on
Planet Earth
.
This user is currently near geocoordinates
40°N 105°W / 40°N 105°W / 40; -105Coordinates: 40°N 105°W / 40°N 105°W / 40; -105

SkillsEdit

{{t|5}}This user is a master of all known Wikimarkup.
xhtml-5This user is an XHTML professional.
math-5This user can contribute with proficient mathematical skills.
Latn-5
 
This user has full understanding of the Writing system.
{{Wiki}}This user is an expert writer in the MediaWiki language.
css-4This user is an expert Cascading Style Sheets user.
XML-3This user is an advanced XML coder.
W3CThis user believes in compliance with W3C standards.

WikiProjectsEdit

 This user is a member of
WikiProject Americas.
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Categories
to improve Wikipedia categorization.
 This user is a member of WikiProject COVID-19.
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Cycling.
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Energy
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Engineering


 This user is a member of
WikiProject English Language.
 This user is a member of
WikiProject History.
 This user is an active member of WikiProject Indexes
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Indiana.
 This user proudly participates in WikiProject Lists
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Maps
Map Workshop (watch)
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Mountains
1This user is a member of
WikiProject Numbers
 This user is a member of
WikiProject
Senior Wikipedians
.
 This user is a member of WikiProject Templates.
 This user is a member of WikiProject Userboxes.

CitizenshipEdit

 This user is proud to be an
American !
 This user is proud to be a
Hoosier !
 This user is proud to be a
Coloradan !

LanguageEdit

enThis user is a native speaker of the English language.
en-us
-5
This user can contribute at a professional level of American English.
en-CA
-4
This user has a near-native understanding of Canadian English.
 This user honours
William Shakespeare for exhilarating the English language.
 This user honours Samuel Johnson
for his enduring contributions to the English language.
 This user honors Noah Webster
for saving the English language
from the Saxon hordes.
 This user is interested in
English grammar.
fewer
mistakes
This user refuses to use the adjective "less" with
plural nouns!
1This user refuses to apply the adjective "unique" to anything
that is not the only one of its kind!
1This user refuses to use the
adjective "unique" as a
synonym for "distinctive"!
1This user thinks that the superlative
"most unique" is
"most improper"!
This user refuses to use the verb "decimate" as a synonym for "obliterate"!
This user thinks that the phrase
"completely decimated"
is "completely improper"!

EducationEdit

CU
Boulder
This user is an alumnus of the University of Colorado Boulder.
CU
Denver
This user is an alumnus of the University of Colorado Denver.
BSEEThis user holds the degree
Bachelor of Science in
Electrical Engineering.
ΤΒΠThis user is a member of the
Tau Beta Pi Association.
ΗΚΝThis user is a member of
Eta Kappa Nu.

ProfessionalEdit

 This user is a licensed
Professional Engineer in the U.S. State of Colorado.
 This user qualifies as a
nerd extraordinaire.

BeliefsEdit

This user knows that
Black Lives Matter
This user knows that
Democracy Matters
This user knows that
Empathy Matters
This user knows that
Facts Matter
This user knows that
Reason Matters
This user knows that
Respect Matters
This user knows that
Science Matters
This user knows that
Truth Matters
 This user values reason
over faith.
 This user knows that
no religion
has a monopoly on truth
.
This user believes that freedom of religion
does not constitute freedom from reason.
 This secular user defends the rights of people of faith.

PoliticsEdit

 This user supports
Egalitarian Democracy
in the U.S. and the world.
 This user seeks to eradicate
Trumpism
wherever it slithers.
 This user is a Republican who supports
The Lincoln Project.

ResidenceEdit

 This user is a proud resident native citizen of the United States.
 This user is a proud native of the U.S. State of Indiana.
 This user is a proud resident citizen of the U.S. State of Colorado.
 This user is a former resident of the U.S. State of Arizona.
 This user is a former resident of the U.S. State of Texas.
 This user is a former resident of the U.S. State of Utah.
 This user is a former resident of the U.S. State of Wyoming.
 This user is a former resident of the U.S. State of Washington.
 This user has lived in Vietnam.

GenealogyEdit

 This user is of English ancestry.
 This user is of German ancestry.
 This user is of Northern Irish ancestry.
 This user is of Scottish ancestry.
 This user is of Welsh ancestry.
 This user is of United States ancestry.
 This user is of Indiana ancestry.
 This user is of New Jersey ancestry.
 This user is of Ohio ancestry.
 This user is of Pennsylvania ancestry.
 This user is of Virginia ancestry.

MilitaryEdit

 An ancestor of this user fought to preserve the Union in the American Civil War.
 This user fought for the United States of America
in the Vietnam War.
 This user is a combat-related
Disabled Veteran.
 This user is a veteran of the
United States Army
.
 This user was awarded the U.S.
Bronze Star Medal for Valor with one oak leaf cluster.
 This user was awarded the U.S.
Army
Commendation Medal for Valor
with one oak leaf cluster.
 This user was awarded the
United States Air Medal for meritorious achievement while in aerial flight.

HealthEdit

 This user has lived with
multiple myeloma
for 7 years, 9 months, and 24 days.
OLVThis user is an
ovo-lacto vegetarian.
 This user loves the many varieties of capsicum.
 This user abstains from
all forms of tobacco.
 This user limits caffeine consumption
to less than 500 mg per day.
 This user restricts blood ethanol content to less than 400 ppm.
 This user restricts
blood tetrahydrocannabinol content
to less than 50 ppb.
 This user is a pagophage.
 This user supports the
International Myeloma Foundation.
 This user supports the
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

RecreationEdit

 This user is a cyclist 
 This user enjoys hiking.
 This user enjoys llama trekking.
 This user enjoys
nordic skiing.
 This user loves to snowshoe.
 This user is a swimmer.
 This user walks for exercise.

TravelEdit

 This user has visited Austria.
 This user has visited the Bahamas.
 This user has visited Denmark.
 This user has visited Estonia.
 This user has visited Finland.
 This user has visited
8 of the 16 states of Germany.
 This user has visited Gibraltar.
 This user has visited Greece.
 This user has visited Guam.
 This user has visited Hungary.
 This user has visited Iceland.
 This user has visited Japan.
 This user has visited Morocco.
 This user has visited the Netherlands.
 This user has visited Norway.
 This user has visited Poland.
 This user has visited Portugal.
 This user has visited Russia.
 This user has visited Singapore.
 This user has visited Slovakia.
 This user has visited Spain.
 This user has visited Sweden.
 This user has visited Turkey.
 This user has visited 43 of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
 This user has visited Vietnam.
 This user has sailed the Atlantic Ocean.
 This user has sailed the Pacific Ocean.
 This user has sailed the Baltic Sea.
 This user has sailed the Caribbean Sea.
 This user has sailed the Mediterranean Sea.
 This user has sailed the North Sea.


 This user has visited
all 15 counties
of the U.S. State of Arizona.
 This user has visited
all 64 counties
of the U.S. State of Colorado.
 This user has visited
all three counties
of the U.S. State of Delaware.
 This user has visited
all 21 counties of the U.S. State of New Jersey.

BicyclingEdit

 This user has cycled in the Canadian province of Alberta.
 This user has cycled in the U.S. State of Arizona.
 This user has cycled in the Canadian province of British Columbia.
 This user has cycled in the U.S. State of Colorado.
 This user has cycled in the U.S. State of Delaware.
 This user has cycled in the U.S. State of Indiana.
 This user has cycled in the U.S. State of Maryland.
 This user has cycled in the U.S. State of Minnesota.
 This user has cycled in the U.S. State of New Mexico.
 This user has cycled in the U.S. State of North Carolina.
 This user has cycled in the U.S. State of Ohio.
 This user has cycled in the U.S. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 This user has cycled in the U.S. State of Texas.
 This user has cycled in the U.S. State of Utah.
 This user has cycled in the U.S. State of Washington.
 This user has cycled in the U.S. State of Wisconsin.

HikingEdit

 This user has hiked in the Canadian province of Alberta.
 This user has hiked in the U.S. State of Arizona.
 This user has hiked in Austria.
 This user has hiked in the Canadian province of British Columbia.
 This user has hiked in the U.S. State of California.
 This user has hiked in the U.S. State of Colorado.
 This user has hiked in Denmark.
 This user has hiked in the United States District of Columbia.
 This user has hiked in Estonia.
 This user has hiked in Finland.
 This user has hiked in Germany.
 This user has hiked in Gibraltar.
 This user has hiked in Gibraltar.
 This user has hiked in Greece.
 This user has hiked in the U.S. State of Hawaiʻi.
 This user has hiked in Hungary.
 This user has hiked in Iceland.
 This user has hiked in the U.S. State of Illinois.
 This user has hiked in the U.S. State of Indiana.
 This user has hiked in the Mexican state of Jalisco.
 This user has hiked in the U.S. Commonwealth of Kentucky.
 This user has hiked in the U.S. State of Maine.
 This user has hiked in the Mexican capital of Ciudad de México.
 This user has hiked in the Mexican state of México.
 This user has hiked in the U.S. State of Minnesota.
 This user has hiked in the U.S. State of Missouri.
 This user has hiked in the U.S. State of Montana.
 This user has hiked in Morocco.
 This user has hiked in the Netherlands.
 This user has hiked in the U.S. State of New Jersey.
 This user has hiked in the U.S. State of New Mexico.
 This user has hiked in the U.S. State of North Carolina.
 This user has hiked in Norway.
 This user has hiked in the U.S. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 This user has hiked in Poland.
 This user has hiked in Portugal.
 This user has hiked in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo.
 This user has hiked in Russia.
 This user has hiked in the Mexican state of Sinaloa.
 This user has hiked in Singapore.
 This user has hiked in the Mexican state of Sonora.
 This user has hiked in the U.S. State of South Dakota.
 This user has hiked in Spain.
 This user has hiked in Sweden.
 This user has hiked in the U.S. State of Texas.
 This user has hiked in Turkey.
 This user has hiked in the U.S. State of Utah.
 This user has hiked in the U.S. State of Washington.
 This user has hiked in the U.S. State of Wyoming.
 This user has hiked in the Mexican state of Yucatán.

High pointsEdit

 This user has hiked to the highest point in the U.S. State of Indiana.
 This user has hiked to the highest point in the U.S. State of Kansas.
 This user has hiked to the highest point in the U.S. State of North Carolina.
 This user has hiked to the highest point in the U.S. State of Ohio.
 This user has hiked to the highest point in the U.S. State of South Dakota.

Low pointsEdit

 This user has visited the lowest point of North America.
 This user has visited the lowest point of the U.S. District of Columbia.
 This user has visited the lowest point of the U.S. State of Illinois.
 This user has visited the lowest point of the U.S. State of Ohio.

RailwaysEdit

 This user has ridden the railways of Germany.
 This user has ridden the railways of México.
 This user has ridden the railways of Singapore.
 This user has ridden the railways of the United States of America.

Travel plansEdit

 This user plans to visit Belgium.
 This user plans to visit Cambodia.
 This user plans to visit Canada.
 This user plans to visit México.
 This user plans to visit the Netherlands.
 This user plans to visit the United States of America.
 This user plans to visit Vietnam.

Travel wish listEdit

 This user wishes to visit the U.S. State of Alabama.
 This user wishes to visit Argentina.
 This user wishes to visit Barbados.
 This user wishes to visit the Mexican state of Baja California.
 This user wishes to visit the Mexican state of Baja California Sur.
 This user wishes to visit Chile.
 This user wishes to visit China.
 This user wishes to visit the U.S. State of Connecticut.
 This user wishes to visit England.
 This user wishes to visit France.
 This user wishes to visit the U.S. State of Georgia.
 This user wishes to visit Guatemala.
 This user wishes to visit India.
 This user wishes to visit Ireland.
 This user wishes to visit Italy.
 This user wishes to visit Latvia.
 This user wishes to visit Lithuania.
 This user wishes to visit Luxembourg.
 This user wishes to visit the Canadian province of Manitoba.
 This user wishes to visit the U.S. State of Mississippi.
 This user wishes to visit New Zealand.
 This user wishes to visit the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
 This user wishes to visit the U.S. State of North Dakota.
 This user wishes to visit Northern Ireland.
 This user wishes to visit the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
 This user wishes to visit the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island.
 This user wishes to visit the Mexican state of Puebla.
 This user wishes to visit Puerto Rico.
 This user wishes to visit the Canadian province of Québec.
 This user wishes to visit the U.S. State of Rhode Island.
 This user wishes to visit the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
 This user wishes to visit Scotland.
 This user wishes to visit the U.S. State of South Carolina.
 This user wishes to visit Switzerland.
 This user wishes to visit Uruguay.
 This user wishes to visit Wales.

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User activityEdit

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Regional interestEdit

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