User:Robert W King

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Status

  • I am still alive! I'm currently attending Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, getting my BS in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Chemistry. It is unlikely that I will be able to prioritize work here due to other constraints. Feel free to contact me :) (8/5/2011 13:40 EST)


About me

Quack!

Robert - Introduced to England by the Normans, Robert is derived from the Old High German Hruodperht, a compound name composed of the elements hruod (fame) and perht (bright). The name was borne by Robert I (d. 1035), Duke of Normandy and father of William the Conqueror, and by three kings of Scotland.

William - From the Old Norman French Willaume which is from the Old High German Willehelm (Resolute protector). The name is composed of the elements willeo (will, determination) and helm (helmet, protection).

I am 31 year old human being living somewhere in Norfolk, VA. I hold an Associate's in Information Technology from NVCC and am working on my B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Old Dominion University. My interests are varied these days.

My background is in Network Security, Programming, and Technical Support; all things tech. I have worked for the US Navy, the Army, and other institutions. A number of my projects have included data organization, automation, and collection. Lately I have taken a strong interest in global politics and monetary policy, and in making things(fabrication). I have a great desire to acheive something great for mankind.


In the past I have contributed to U.S. Government articles within Wikipedia, and reported on the Wired-sponsored Assignment Zero.

I have written three blog posts on NewAssignment.Net

Books I have read or am currently reading:

  • The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand (cmplt.)
  • Status Anxiety - Alain De Botton (cmplt.)
  • Stiff - Mary Roach (cmplt.)
  • Talk to the Hand - Lynne Truss (cmplt.)
  • The Use and Abuse of Art - Jacques Barzun (un-r)
  • The World is Flat 3.0 - (un-r)
  • The Tipping Point - Malcolm Gladwell (mostly-r)
  • Supercapitalism - Robert B. Reich (mostly-r)
  • The Joke's Over: Ralph Steadman on Hunter S. Thompson - Ralph Steadman (apprx. 1/2)

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Work on CZ

Tabella Nemorosus

Developing Articles

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Stubs

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Templates

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Proposal System
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Projects on CZ

  • CZ:Proposals, a community portal created in order to enable citizens to make suggestions that impact the wiki
  • CZ's Core Article Initiative: CZ:CORE
  • CZ's recruiting initiative: CZ:Recruitment. I created a one-sheet black and white recruitment flyer to be distributed (primarly) on college campuses, community bulletin boards, and other open public posting areas. It can be found here. Instructions are enclosed.
  • Hat article image request initiative: If you have one of many different types of hats, and have a picture of you wearing it, please submit it to the articlespace! This article would do greatly with a large number of hat images. --Robert W King 20:49, 18 October 2007 (CDT)

To Do

  • Finish converting these to {{subpages}} as opposed to subpages9 Practically finished minus a few issues that need to be cleaned up on some "list" pages, but other than that subpages9 should no longer be on any subpage (unless its in conversation). --Robert W King 13:31, 17 November 2007 (CST)
  • Fix double redirects There are none!
  • Review Orphaned Pages for speedydelete. (May that never have to be done again! Next time a bot better do it...)
  • Image Category Party!
  • Review uncategorized pages
  • Play TF2 when burnt out on wikiediting.
  • Convert existing checklists into subpage pages. (g'ah, didn't we do this already???) Largely done by other processes. --Robert W King 13:08, 1 April 2008 (CDT)
  • Move to Europe in 10 Months.  !!!What's happening in Europe?!!! -Go to Europe for two months starting in September. --Robert W King 13:06, 1 April 2008 (CDT)
  • Fix the dashboard. Close enough for government work! --Robert W King 20:47, 13 January 2008 (CST)
  • Finish organizing templates used in CZ at CZ:Templates Part One complete; now need to organize base on use and category. --Robert W King 11:40, 22 December 2007 (CST)
  • Win a Million Dollars.
  • Create/Finish creating CZ:Technical_Team_Workgroup. A workgroup template will be better.

Images modified

I performed levels of relentless editing on these articles:

I created the following images:

 
Cockroach
Cockroach  
Picture of an Apple
Picture of an Apple  
Mocha and Donut
Mocha and Donut  
Flowers outside my office
Flowers outside my office  
More apples
More apples  
Additive light model
Additive light model  
Subtractive light model
Subtractive light model  
Screenshot of the AZ desktop
Screenshot of the AZ desktop  
Be bold test image
Be bold test image  
Regular exposure of flourescent lighting
Regular exposure of flourescent lighting  
Low level light exposure of flourescent lighting
Low level light exposure of flourescent lighting  
Two insects in mating stance (possibly my best capture yet)
Two insects in mating stance (possibly my best capture yet)  
A stone and concrete walkway
A stone and concrete walkway  
Stone used in a retaining wall
Stone used in a retaining wall  
Rust deposit on a sidewalk
Rust deposit on a sidewalk  
A bowling alley
A bowling alley  
A bowling ball corral
A bowling ball corral  
A very old bowling scoring terminal
A very old bowling scoring terminal  
A group of bowlers on league night
A group of bowlers on league night  
Bowling ball return machine.  Do not stick your hands inside!
Bowling ball return machine. Do not stick your hands inside!  
Many people have worn these.
Many people have worn these.  
Modified image of an empty tennis court to include its dimensions
Modified image of an empty tennis court to include its dimensions  


Work on Wikipedia

Philosophies

Neutrality

There are three properties that I believe should be adhered to in the context of this project when it comes to non-philosophical topics: fact, relevancy, and neutrality.

  • Fact: Everything that pertains to a particular subject should not be made up or speculated on. There should be no lies and no conjecture. I believe in trails, audits, and observations. That which is shown to be absolutely provable.
  • Relevancy: There will always be a percentage of information which points to a demonstratable conclusion. Only the upmost definitive evidence that shows A leads to B should be included.
  • Neutrality: Every viewpoint should be shown, and substantiated with credible sources. Credibile does not mean "existing", "popular", or "notable"; but rather those sources that are known to exhibit only the observable and objective truth and not an agenda or bias. Documentation is a must.

It is the reponsibility for everyone who wishes to further the knowledge and education of the masses to provide the basis for others to make their own decisions. One should be "informative" and not "convincing" when it comes to the essential elements of knowledge.