Dear me. It’s like Lay’s potato chips, editing Wikipedia. In fact it’s rather getting in the way of my blogging.
Wikipedia is an infinitely more robust and (in a sense) unfiltered version of Reassembler or StumbleUpon. You can just hit “Random Article” to your heart’s content and find all sorts of interesting things, while discarding in a millisecond the ones that don’t grab you.
In this manner I wound up reading about Spider Grandmother, a character in Native American mythology, which ultimately lead me to read about and create a page for the US playwright Murray Mednick. And this page was immediately nominated for “speedy deletion”, though I’ve beefed it up since then. I also looked up Saburo Sakai – a Japanese ace fighter pilot in WWII and author of the book Samurai! – and wound up cleaning up some of the writing in a neighboring entry on Tetsuzo Iwamoto.