User:Floydian

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I have a deadline, do you?

I am the Devil's advocate, the thorn in your side. But rejoice, for I am not here to destroy your fantasy, but rather to enlighten it with the viewpoint seldom seen.

My name is Justin O'Neill, though I prefer to go by Jesse. I am a long standing contributor, having been here since August 2003. However, I made very few edits between 2004 and 2008. My contributions before 2004 were, suffice to say, crap. They would be deleted in an instant by today's encyclopedic standards. That aside, I am the original creator/contributor of many articles, which have since blossomed into beautiful flowers through the contributions of other editors after me. These include many of the song pages for Pink Floyd, a few famous musicians/groups, as well as several of the freeway pages for Southern Ontario (Check to the bottom for a complete list, including my recent article creations).
Today my editing crosses an odd range of topics. From southern Ontario geography articles such as Fenelon Falls and Coboconk, to bands such as Pink Floyd and Rush, to road articles such as a rewrite of Highway 401, to fringe ideas such as the medical uses of silver and electromagnetic hypersensitivity. I've also got a knack for debugging templates. My experimentation led to the integration of KML files into Wikipedia, along with the work of User:Scott5114 in developing {{Attached KML}}.

I am a Civil Engineer currently working towards future employment with the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. I am an expert historian regarding matters in Southern Ontario and Toronto, so feel free to contact me if you need some info. I have access to the historical collections of the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail dating back to the 19th century as well, and am happy to provide screenshots of articles (by email) on request.

If you are interested in reading or contributing to my draft articles, you can find them in my sandbox. Please do not copy content into mainspace articles, as I am preparing many of them for the 5x expansion required by Did You Know...? or looking for a clean insertion (if ya know whad I mean...)

Please note: As a Utility Coordination Engineer in Ontario, I have access to knowledge on various infrastructure construction projects that hasn't been publicly released. Although I have nothing to gain through the dissemination of this information, I feel it is important to note. I will announce in edit summaries when my additions are based on inside knowledge.

My good stuff
This user helped to make the 400-series highways a Good Topic This user helped to make Ontario Highway 401 a Featured Article This user helped to make List of numbered roads in Kawartha Lakes a Featured List, and Today's Featured List for March 21, 2014 This user helped to make Don Valley Parkway a Featured Article, and Today's Featured Article for August 31, 2011 This user helped to make Ontario Highway 416 a Featured Article, and Today's Featured Article for March 23, 2014 This user helped to make Ontario Highway 71 a Featured Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 402 a Featured Article This user helped to make the Queen Elizabeth Way a Featured Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 61 a Featured Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 403 a Featured Article This user helped to make 400-series highways a Featured List This user helped to make Ontario Highway 55 an A-Class Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 405 an A-Class Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 404 an A-Class Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 427 an A-Class Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 420 an A-Class Article
This user helped promote List of numbered roads in Kawartha Lakes to the Did you know? column on August 3, 2009 This user helped promote Gull River (Balsam Lake) to the Did you know? column on August 17, 2009 This user helped promote St. Mary's, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario to the Did you know? column on August 20, 2009 This user helped promote Coboconk, Ontario to the Did you know? column on December 30, 2009 This user helped promote The Middle Road to the Did you know? column on March 31, 2009 This user helped promote Ontario Highway 77 to the Did you know? column on August 26, 2010 This user helped promote Ontario Highway 61 to the Did you know? column on September 22, 2010 This user helped promote Vale of Avoca to the Did you know? column on January 14, 2011 This user helped promote Mount Pleasant Road to the Did you know? column on January 18, 2011 This user helped promote Niagara Parkway to the Did you know? column on February 15, 2011 This user helped promote Ontario Highway 7A to the Did you know? column on August 12, 2011 This user helped promote the Hanlon Expressway to the Did you know? column on January 13, 2014 This user helped promote Ontario Highway 45 to the Did you know? column on December 8, 2020 This user helped promote Ontario Highway 105 to the Did you know? column on March 25, 2021 This user helped promote St. Clair Parkway to the Did you know? column on March 25, 2021 This user helped promote Thousand Islands Parkway to the Did you know? column on April 8, 2021 This user helped promote Long Sault Parkway to the Did you know? column on May 9, 2021 This user helped promote Ontario Highway 29 to the Did you know? column on June 3, 2021
This user helped to make Rumination syndrome a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 77 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 35 a Good Article This user helped to make Mount Pleasant Road a Good Article This user helped to make Niagara Parkway a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 140 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 129 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 7A a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 33 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 90 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 148 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 36 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 12 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 400 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 406 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 409 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 410 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 21 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 417 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 130 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 403 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 30 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 127 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 136 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 73 a Good Article
This user helped to make Ontario Highway 72 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 89 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 91 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 74 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 51 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 85 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 70 a Good Article This user helped to make Hanlon Expressway a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 59 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 19 a Good Article This user helped to make Interstate 190 in New York a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 25 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 64 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 23 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 407 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 3 a Good Article This user helped to make Donald Cousens Parkway a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 80 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 60 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 58 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 63 a Good Article This user helped to make the E. C. Row Expressway a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 412 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 108 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 44 a Good Article
This user helped to make Ontario Highway 101 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 112 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 141 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 34 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 47 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 32 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 68 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 42 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 43 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 132 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 138 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 28 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 46 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 144 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 105 a Good Article This user helped to make Sussex Drive a Good Article This user helped to make Thousand Islands Parkway a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 18 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 45 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 39 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 38 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 22 a Good Article This user helped to make Ontario Highway 40 a Good Article
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Started Articles[edit]

The following are articles started by me. None of these were redirects when created, and were all the original content on those topics.

  1. Ontario Highway 407 (on August 17, 2003) (On the Ontario tollway)
  2. Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (on August 17, 2003)
  3. Coboconk (on August 22, 2003)
  4. List of highways numbered 401 (on September 1, 2003)
  5. Relics (album) (on November 19, 2003) (Pink Floyd album)
  6. April Wine (on November 21, 2003) (Canadian rock group)
  7. Delicate Sound of Thunder (on December 4, 2003) (Pink Floyd album)
  8. Echoes (Pink Floyd song) (on December 12, 2003)
  9. Mod (video games) (on December 18, 2003)
  10. Bendale (on December 20, 2003) (Toronto neighborhood)
  11. Yellow tang (on January 10, 2004)
  12. Ronnie Van Zant (on January 15, 2004) (Original vocalist of Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  13. Masters of Rock (Pink Floyd album) (on February 15, 2004)
  14. A Nice Pair (on February 15, 2004) (Pink Floyd album)
  15. The Australian Pink Floyd Show (on February 19, 2004) (Pink Floyd tribute band)
  16. EMS VCS 3 (on March 10, 2004) (Synthesizer)
  17. Money (Pink Floyd song) (on April 29, 2004)
  18. The Ripley (on September 1, 2004) (Alien from Dreamcatcher, by Stephen King)
  19. Karmakanic (on June 13, 2009) (Progressive rock group)
  20. Mitchell Lake (Ontario) (on July 13, 2009)
  21. George Laidlaw (on July 16, 2009) (Canadian businessman, started several railways)
  22. List of numbered roads in Kawartha Lakes (on July 23, 2009) (Ok, I didn't 'create' this one, but I added virtually all of its content)
  23. Ontario Highway 46 (on July 26, 2009) (Former provincial highway of Ontario)
  24. Transcendental homelessness (on July 28, 2009) (Picked a random requested article)
  25. MapArt (on July 30, 2009) (Map publisher, big in Canada)
  26. St. Mary's, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario (On August 12, 2009) (Community in Kawartha Lakes that was never built)
  27. Victoria Road, Ontario (on August 16, 2009) (Community in Kawartha Lakes that was built)
  28. Ontario Highway 121 (on November 18, 2009) (Former Ontario King's Highway)
  29. Ontario Highway 503 (on November 21, 2009) (Former Ontario secondary highway)
  30. Ontario Highway 649 (on November 21, 2009) (Former Ontario secondary highway)
  31. Gordie Howe International Bridge (on February 25, 2010) (A new US–Canada border crossing over the Detroit River to be built; created as Detroit River International Crossing)
  32. List of numbered roads in Durham Region (on March 22, 2010) (List of county roads in Durham Region)
  33. The Middle Road (on March 22, 2010) (Historic highway, now known as the Queen Elizabeth Way)
  34. Ontario Highway 36 (on October 9, 2011) (Former provincial highway of Ontario)
  35. Robert Melville Smith (on January 26, 2016) (Designed the Middle Road)
  36. Ontario Highway 29 (on May 15, 2021)

Contributions[edit]

See Special:Contributions/Floydian for a current list.

Did You Know..?[edit]

Major Article Contributions[edit]

Project Contributions[edit]

  • Did about half of the Wikiproject-Albums on Pink Floyd
  • Introduced the WikiProject-Songs (Which along with WikiProject albums, has since been incorporated into the various genre's WikiProjects)
  • Currently coordinating WP:WikiProject Ontario Roads
  • Currently coordinating WP:WikiProject Progressive Rock
RIP Shadow - 5:34 pm on November 10th 2003 at the Age of 9
RIP Hendrix - 3:20 pm on June 5, 2012 at the Age of 2