User:Samwilson

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I'm a reader, sitting with my laptop in the coffeeshops of Freo, enjoying both the old tech of bound books and the new of wiki interaction — and the jolly fun conversion of texts between the two (as in: paper → scans → Wikisource → pagination → printer → signatures → paper → binding).

My Projects[edit]

Awards for participation
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Proofread of the Month
November 2009

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Proofread of the Month
November 2011

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Proofread of the Month
November 2012

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Proofread of the Month
November 2013

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Things that I've helped with, and why…

Terræ-filius: or, the Secret History of the University of Oxford
I wanted to add a citation to Wiktionary:Golgotha of the first recorded use of that term as meaning the rooms of the heads of colleges, because someone queried whether I'd just made it up. So I started transcribing the whole work.
The West Australian and other newspapers
The Fremantle local history collection has been keeping clippings from newspapers for sixty years or more, and a few years ago I started a database of these. Many from before 1954 (i.e. the public domain ones) are available on Trove, so I've an idea of adding some of these issues to Wikisource.
Miscellaneous Papers on Mechanical Subjects by Joseph Whitworth
Contains one of the original papers about mechanically flattening reference plates (which activity I am, from time to time, engaged in: three great slabs of granite and umpteen rounds of grinding…).
Base Facilities Report
In 2011 an old US Navy laundry building in Fremantle was scheduled for demolition, and the history of the US Navy's 'occupation' of Fremantle was brought to public attention. This was one of the documents used to determine what else was extant from those days (nothing) and to help the case for the retention of the shed.
Proofread of the Month
November 2009, June 2011, and July 2011.
The Fremantle Wharf Crisis of 1919
Proofread, because sometimes it's nice to sit and read.
Twilight (Frankau)
Proofread (or 'smoothread', as Project Gutenbergians call it) after it was the PotM for June 2012.
History of West Australia by W. B. Kimberly
Proofread because I live here, and also saw a few typographical errors in the first few pages.

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Scratch pad.
/common.js
My scripty bits, hacking up the editing form to fit it all on my little screen.
/common.css
My stylesheet modifications, to use the DBCustomMono2 font.

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