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Revision as of 14:41, 10 January 2008

Status

  • Work is 60% complete on the Milling Machine(see flickr set here). The Z-Axis needs to be constructed.
  • ContribBot is delayed, possibly indefinately. If you have any questions feel free to leave me a message at my talk page.
  • I am currently a Cruft-Fighting Extraordinaire.

(Hourglass drawing.svg Where Robert lives it is approximately: 04:57)


About me

Quack!

I am a young man working in the field of Information Assurance, and living somewhere in Northern Virginia. I hold an Associate's in Information Technology from NVCC and am working (infrequently) on my B.S. in Information Technology from George Mason University. My interests include data organization, networks, philosophy, critical thinking, and observation.

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

I would eventually like to pursue a career in global policy.

Books I have read or am currently reading:

  • The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand (cmplt.)
  • Status Anxiety - Alain De Botton (cmplt.)
  • The Use and Abuse of Art - Jacques Barzun (un-r)
  • The Tipping Point - Malcolm Gladwell (mostly-r)
  • Talk to the Hand - Lynne Truss (cmplt.)
  • Stiff - Mary Roach (cmplt.)
  • The World is Flat 3.0 -
Tabella Nemorosus

Developing Articles


Stubs

Templates

  • Author / Contributor
    • To be completed...


Projects on CZ

  • 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

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  


List of Wikipedia articles I have authored and/or contributed to:

Philosophies

Humor

In contrast to the serious efforts of projects, I find that often ridiculous insignificancies amuse me greatly. Within the scope of CZ, here are a few that I enjoyed.

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.