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    Hi, I'm Dan. Feel free to wander around my userspace. Here are some of the projects I've worked on and Wikipedia community processes I've participated in since 2007, along with my acknowledgments page.

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    Some observations on Wikipedia:

    Carl Sagan

    No place for beginners or sensitive hearts
    when sentiment is left to chance
    No place to be ending, but somewhere to start

    Human history can be viewed as a slowly dawning awareness that we are members of a larger group ... people from divergent ethnic and cultural backgrounds [are] working in some sense together – surely a humanizing and character building experience.

    — Carl Sagan, in Cosmos
    Holmes examining the ground
    Sherlock Holmes

    You know my method. It is founded upon the observation of trifles.

    We choose [these things], not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because [they] will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills

    Plant families and etymology[edit]

    If I could remember the names of all these particles, I'd be a botanist.

    With generous help from PawełMM at the Graphics Lab, PresN, Nomen ambiguum, Featured List reviewers, and Johnboddie, who did most of the work selecting images and on List of plant genus names with etymologies (A–C)