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Boring Biographical Nonsense

Kartano is a Wikipedia user from Melbourne, Australia, who now resides in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. He is a native of the town of Merbein, in Victoria (Australia).

He is planning to someday certify as an NREMT-B and to spend his spare time volunteering with the EMS or patient transport services. His principle profession is Software Engineering and he holds a Bachelor of Computing degree from La Trobe University (1998) as well as a Masters Degree in Information technology from Charles Sturt University (2006). He partially completed a Bachelor of Medical Science with a specialty in Clinical Physiology, but withdrew from study prior to graduating due to time constraints, however he continues to research subjects such as histology, anatomy, physiology, and emergency medicine in his spare time.

He occasionally maintains his LinkedIn Profile.

In his rare spare time, he enjoys Scuba diving, Shooting sports, studying Emergency medicine, and listening to many different genres of Music, but is particularly keen on drumming. A few of his favorite drummers, in no particular order, include fellow Australian Virgil Donati, Neil Peart, Mike Portnoy, Ginger Baker, Buddy Rich, Danny Carey, Roger Taylor (Queen drummer), Vinnie Paul, Charlie Watts, Nick Menza and Gar Samuelson.

He is looking forward to obtaining United States Citizenship in the next few years.

Memberships and assorted passions

He is a patron life-member of the National Rifle Association and supports firearms safety and the right of law abiding citizens to own firearms for sporting, collecting, re-enacting and for self-defense. He is opposed to firearms registration or licensing, but supports back-ground checks for dealers as well as being available for private citizens provided such background checks are absolutely protected from being used as a means to covertly track firearm ownership. He is a supporter of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.

He has been a member of the Australian Computer Society since 2003 and was elevated to Senior Membership in 2015.

He is a firm believer in only allowing registered users to edit Wikipedia pages and is a keen counter-vandalism crusader.

He supports the legalization of cannabis for recreational use, with the proviso that sales be controlled and linked to any pre-existing regulations regarding the sale of tobacco products. He is not a user of cannabis, nor does he recommend its use - especially for people with pre-existing mental health conditions.

He hopes that the United States will someday find a way for its citizens and politicians to work together to dramatically improve the health care system.

He is old-school Roman in the sense that he feels the persons of EMS service providers - Police, Paramedics, and Firefighters should be considered inviolable and sacrosanct, and that any persons assaulting EMS workers should face particularly harsh penalties.

He is passionate about sustaining forms of welfare for those in need, but does not consider himself a socialist, nor a liberal.

He avoids discussion about political topics and his views on subjects are too varied or somewhat dynamic to be pigeon-holed into any particular party. If anything, he detests the party system entirely but accepts it as something of a necessary evil while convinced there has to be a superior system to the insanity he witnesses today. He is known to have had memberships with political parties that have singular policies, such as the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party.

He has a keen interest in sexual exploration which he would like to fulfill further someday, when his mental health and family life improves.

He is a great supporter of same-sex marriage and supports the LGQBT community even if he finds the louder members of such to be quarrelsome and annoying. He feels your sexual orientation is a matter of your development and proclivities stemming from your genetics, and that what you choose to do and whom you choose to do it with, is fundamentally NOT his business as long as all parties are consensual, legal, the activities are safe and not necessarily being carried out on his kitchen table in front of the kids (if this happened with just himself and his wife at the dinner table, he feels it might be a totally different matter).

Projects I Work On

I am a member of the Firearms WikiProject, a project devoted to the improvement of firearms coverage on Wikipedia with an emphasis on civilian firearms. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks.

I also work on articles as part of the Wikipedia Companies Project in my spare time.

Handy links

Humble list of achievements

Userboxes I've created

Pages created (and so far still here)


User Info
Warning to Vandals: This user is equipped with Lupin's Anti-vandal tool.
This user page has been vandalized 13 times.
This user is a confirmed user on the English Wikipedia. (verify)
RollbackThis user supports giving non-admin Rollback abilities to trusted users. ±
IP addressThis user supports mandatory registration.
This user is afraid of flying.
This user is a skeptic.
This user is interested in philately,
but prefers to call it stamp collecting.
This user is interested in amateur radio.
DISCORDThis user uses Discord!
This user is interested in retrocomputing.
This user is against DRM.
This user believes that movie stars and celebrities should stick to what they're good at, not become politicians.
This user prefers that the death penalty be used far more often.
This user is against
strict gun control.
This user supports concealed carry laws.
Just say NO to political correctness.
This user contributes using Firefox.
This user comes from Victoria (Australia).
° This user has university degrees.

This user has been on Wikipedia for 15 years, 8 months and 27 days.
This user is a blood donor
This user is a certified first aider.
TSPThis user supports The Shooters Party of Australia.
CAThis user supports the Country Alliance party of Australia.
This user opposes removing guns from the civilian populace.
This user fights vandalism.
This user believes if voting changed anything, it would be made illegal.
SCUBA Kartano is a Scuba Diver
and is certified with PADI
Kartano lives in a sexless marriage, but wants to change that!
Kartano is interested in sexual experimentation
specifically stag & vixen, threesomes, foursomes, voyeur, soft swapping, hard swapping, adult sex clubs, sex toys, erotica, DP, DVP, BDSM, homemade pornography
This User is a proud member of the NRA
' This user supports the National Rifle Association.
This user enjoys shooting with a Lee-Enfield rifle.
This user is a member of the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia.
This user is interested in firearms and is generally knowledgeable about them.
This user is a member of
WikiProject Firearms (TODO)
Everything Else
This user enjoys rifle shooting.
This user enjoys
pistol shooting.
VThis user eats Vegemite regularly.
This user is interested in ancient Rome.
This user supports the troops.
This user finds copyright paranoia disruptive.
This user likes most types of music.
This user enjoys experimental or avant-garde music.
60sThis user is a fan of Sixties music.

Blue This user enjoys The Blues.
This user listens to comedy music.
This user appreciates progressive rock.
Rock On
This user is interested in
all kinds of rock'n'roll
This user enjoys heavy metal music.
This user enjoys classical music.
This user enjoys jazz music.
This user enjoys jazz-rock fusion.
This user is a fan of AC/DC.
DTThis user is a fan of Dream Theater.
This user has traveled in the Train of Consequences
This user is a fan of Metallica
  All in all, this user's just another brick in The Wall.
QueenThis user loves Queen!
QÿThis user is a fan of Queensrÿche.
Dieser Benutzer ist ein Fan von Rammstein.
This user is a fan of
The Rolling Stones.
This user is a fan of Rush.
This user is a fan of Sepultura.
SOAD!This user can hear the the holy mountains.
TH This user is Speaking in Tongues.
T00L This user is a Tool fan.
TSThis user is under the blade.