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What Schumin does on his “weekend”…

January 27, 2006, 12:51 AM

My Wednesday-Thursday weekend was fun. I got to accomplish a few things that I’d wanted to do. First of all, I attempted to visit the new Martin’s store in Waynesboro, that opened up next to Wal-Mart. I attempted to get in, but the store was so crowded that I ended up having to scratch that idea, since I wasn’t about to park at Wal-Mart and walk over to Martin’s. There were literally no parking spaces available in the Martin’s lot. I consider that too far of a distance to walk, plus I consider it rude to park in one business’s parking lot to patronize their competitor. I did, however, get the chance to fill up the car, since Martin’s has a gas station on its premises. I got to fill up for $2.19 a gallon, too, which is pretty good for Waynesboro at this time (the nearby Exxon and Citgo stations were selling at $2.29 a gallon).

After that, I took a trip to Roanoke, which worked out well despite that the friend I was supposed to meet up with in Roanoke never got back with me (so we didn’t end up meeting up). I ended up visiting my usual Roanoke spots, plus I also drove over to Salem, where I basically took a little driving tour of the town. So that was fun.

Then Thursday was spent at home, where I spent time doing various things online. I laid the groundwork for three photo sets – Outlet Village, Virginia Beach 2005, and Year in Review. This entailed putting copies of the raw images into the site folders. How long it will take me to finish these sets, I don’t know. It’s been four months and counting for Virginia Beach, after all.

I also was quite the little Wikipedian today. I repaired links, I cleaned stuff up, I participated in a few AfD discussions, and I categorized some articles that needed to be placed.

That last one in particular led to my doing a major renovation to the List of burials in the Valley of the Kings article. To give you an idea, this is what it looked like before I started work on it, and this is what it looked like after I finished. I also renamed the article from “Burials in the Valley of the Kings” to “List of burials in the Valley of the Kings”. I basically removed all the images that were already used elsewhere on Wikipedia, and eliminated a lot of whitespace. So there you are.

I also created an article for the Rude Mechanical Orchestra, which had been on my to-do list for some time now. And the first save plopped a full article (not a stub!) into Wikipedia, which I’m quite proud of. Images, big body of text, see alsos, external links, and categories. And referenced, no less. Bam. I’m good.

Web site: List of burials in the Valley of the Kings, where I did a bit of reorganizing

Song: Music played by the Rude Mechanical Orchestra at A16

Quote: Productive!