User:Leonard G.

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for the week ofApril 25th, 2010
SFOBB Eastern Span replacement progress, April 20, 2010
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For your high quality photos and breath-taking panoramas, I award you this Photographer's Barnstar. •Zhatt• 17:39, July 29, 2005 (UTC)

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Favorite quotes:

  • "The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry"[1]
  • "[Leonard], you worry too much! " [2]
  • "Don't worry - be happy." [3]
  • "What, me worry? " [4]
  • "Don't worry, my dog found the chainsaw " [5]

  1. William F. Buckley, Jr.
  2. Grandmaster Byong Hong Yu, my taekwando master.
  3. Meher Baba - spiritual leader of my late and beloved next door neighbors.
  4. Alfred E. Neuman - the gapped toothed mascot of Mad Magazine, a periodical reflective of (and reenforcing) the cultural reaction against post-war conformity that ultimately enabled the massive protests against the Viet Nam War and the downfall of United States Presidents Lyndon Baines Johnson and (as a consequence of the Watergate scandal and the bombing of Cambodia) Richard Millhouse Nixon.
  5. From the animated film Lilo & Stitch

Did you know... main page featured new articles

A recent complete minor article
Admiral Julián Irízar
A translation from the Spanish article
A recent complete article
ARA Uruguay
a Did you know...? featured article
A recent complete minor article
Polygraph (duplicating device),
a Did you know...? featured article
A recently refined and completed major article
Hayward Fault Zone
A recent complete article - Chinese copy method, now (without illustrations) here
A recent stub (a work in progress) - Trains in art
A recent complete minor article
Machine Age
A recent complete minor article
Utah Road 400
with related creation of the minor articles Cottonwood Canyon, Utah and Grosvenor Arch and contributions to Kodachrome Basin State Park
A recent complete minor article
Solar tracker

Concerning Deletionists

Deletionists not only want to delete articles, now they want to hide the remnants of evidence of the inappropriateness of such deletions, as evidenced by their attempts to delete the article Deletionpedia (see Talk:Deletionpedia. I have little understanding of what motivates deletionists but I have seen indications of their personalities (masked in high mindedness) that are somewhat disturbing, and even often reflected in their self-important or threatening user names. My personal opinion is that they do it for the sport of it, not for any realistic sense of "improvement" to WP. If they were at all consistent they would go after the hundreds of Pokemon articles, but probably would not want to stir up that hornets' nest. Instead they pick on minor but difficult to substantiate articles such as Chinese copy method.

Topics of interest and some knowledge

  • Aviation - light aircraft and sailplanes.
  • Battery electric automobiles and light trucks and their construction and conversion from ICE vehicles.
  • Energy conservation and alternative sources.
  • Mount Diablo (in central CA).
  • Photovoltaic on-grid (net metering) household solar power.
  • Roof water recovery and storage for two season climate regions.
  • Top bar hives for beekeeping in developed countries.
  • U.S. Naval aircraft of the 1950's and 1960's. Have historic info and pictures.

I am willing to take and submit requested photographs in my area (greater San Francisco Bay area and Contra Costa county).

Major articles created or with substantial expansion or rewrite

The fireboat Guardian

Minor articles created or enhanced with substantial expansion or rewrite

Pressure gauge - Indicator Side
Mechanical Side
Mechanical Details
Slotted waveguide antenna (highlighted)

Works in progress:

Major contributions:

Substantial article enhancements:

The West Wind, a marble sculpture

Disambiguation enhancements:

  • Loge (theater seating)
  • Slip (woman's clothing, ceramics, aeronautics)
  • Sundowner (vehicle, herder, resthome resident)

Image with associated text contributions to the following articles:

Diagram of a Crookes tube apparatus
Schematic cross section of a caisson
Diana and Pomona grace a Beaux Arts facade
A garden pool at the mansion Filoli
Youth learn to sail at the Mystic Seaport
Platybelodon skeleton, mounted, Wuhan, China
Shay locomotive accessories annotated

Minor contributions

Text added to image descriptions


English translations of technical diagrams found on commons

Quotation contributions:

Some more images

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Featured selected images gallery by week

(Images include those uploaded directly to Commons, but all have been incorporated into English Wikipedia articles)





  • July 6th
    Tool for clutch installation
  • July 13th
    San Francisco City Hall keystone with mascaron
  • July 27th
    Seismic retrofit of a dormatory
  • Aug 3rd
    Seismic retrofit of a parking structure
  • September 7th
    Portrait of Cosimo I de Medici
  • September 14th
    Eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
  • September 21st
    Portrait of Maffeo Barberini by Lorenzo Otoni
  • September 28th
    Interior stairs of San Francisco City Hall
  • October 5th
    Sonora, a shay locomotive
  • October 12th
    Wrightspeed X1 technical view
  • October 26th
    Stamp mill (Californian type)
  • StampMillDetail5730.JPG
    November 9th
    Stamp mill details (Californian type)
  • November 16th
    Trabant stretch limousine
  • November 30th
    Uluru at dawn
  • December 14th
    Uluru-Kata_Tjuta N.P.(enhanced image)
  • December 21st
    Southern Cassowary (enhanced image)
  • December 28th
    Tiger Quoll in Tasmania
  • 2009

  • February 21st– March 15th: Overland Telegraph building, Alice Springs, N. T.
  • March 22nd– March 29th
    Railway Barge slip headworks
  • March 29th
    Railway Barge slip headworks
  • December 22nd, 2009
    Face of Brüggen Glacier
  • 2010