User talk:Damian Yerrick

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By the way... your writing, whether it be at e2 or wikipedia rules... :) -- Dragon Dave (The Cow @ everything2):

Are you like amazingly smart? U seem to know something about everything.

That's my problem. I know a little bit about a lot of subjects, but I don't really know much in depth that's 1. within the scope of an encyclopedia and 2. not already covered in Wikipedia. --Damian Yerrick

I'm curious as to where you got the information about the Atari Jaguars cache issues. I know the Jaguar has a reputation for being a pain to program (much like the original PS) but I think the phrasing of your latest addition seems to imply it was a major factor in the Jaguars demise. Just curious. Alex

Clarified, with a link to the /. article where I found it. If programmers can't easily get what they want out of a machine after several tries, they may just delete the feature in frustration. Besides, the last few Super NES games were as good as what was coming out on the Jag. --Damian Yerrick

Hey man. Looks like you have the same problem with the table on your user page that I had in table in the Beryllium article (probably because I used your table as one of the examples I looked at to create the Beryllium table -- *grin). Don't know why this rendering error happened all of the sudden -- I think Jimbo has been playing around with the wiki software lately. Anyway, someone far better at HTML coding than me, already fixed the table I made, so you can take a look at what they did to fix yours. Cheers! --User:maveric149

What they did was disallow nested tables. Fixed. --Damian Yerrick

(Summary: Dragon Dave/Dave McKee pointed out that the year threshold in Mask work copyright had become obsolete with the coming of January 1. I later renamed it to Mask work on the advice of Dave "Novalis" Turner.)

(Summary: AxelBoldt wanted to know how I built a picture formerly used in the Sierpinski triangle article. I wrote a C program demonstrating the technique. It appears to have since been deleted from Wikipedia, but a copy of the source code is still available from the author by e-mail.)


I think we need the Menger sponge. I have one on my website - , but I think that you are probably a better person to write the article. - The Ostrich

Damian, please read the talk before deleting whole articles.

The two Green Party articles were up for a reason, and your redirect went in the wrong direction. The newer complete article that contained the complete text of "Green Party" was in "Green Parties", and "green party" (generic) had yet to be defined.

Now it is, sorry this wasn't done before, but please check the talk when you find something you think is a bug or major redundancy.

Should "Check the Talk" be written in naming conventions? Or should I just stay off Wikipedia for a few days? Am I about to be banned? Or am I reading too much into this?

Another example of this type of situation is the "Gaia theory" created by Lovelock which is different from the specific "Gaia Theory" of Lynn Margulis

Would those be better as Lovelock Gaia theory vs. Margulis Gaia Theory?
No. Lovelock is associated with the (first) Gaia Hypothesis, Margulis with the (later and current) Gaia Theory, and the development of theory in general related to these, and the less scientific forms of theory around them both, is Gaia theory. The entries as they stand are right.

capitals matter.


For the first few days after the conversion to the PHP script, Wikipedia was case insensitive. I wonder why it was switched back.

Because case insensitive is wrong too e.g. "libertarian" and "Libertarian" are two different things. What's needed is two distinct entries that appear in the user interface and indices as two distinct entries.

Sorry about the long line, I didn't realize it wouldn't wrap.


Putting goat as a summary on anus is just begging for lots of hits. You ought to be ashamed of yourself.

Putting would have been a lot more informative.

(please note: this is tongue-in-cheek...)

user:Dragon Dave

perhaps we need a "fun:" space in which hacked up definitions, i.e. "Devil's Dictionary" style, is encouraged, even required.

We could all have fun defining each other into existence...

Thanks for your help with changing the old "KQ" links.  :-) Koyaanis Qatsi

Damian -- don't know if you saw my response on talk:Conrad Celtes, but thought i would mention that I had responded. Lifting from a PD source without attribution isn't a copyright infringement, but it can be plagiarism, especially when passed off as one's own work. JHK

Slovene language -- QUOTE Western proper nouns or toponyms are not translated in full, as they are in Slavic languages that use the Cyrillic alphabet, such as Russian or Serbian./QUOTE -- Good guess, but sorry, look at the for example of "Njutn". Not only Cyrillic-script Serbian, but Croatian, Bosnian etc. So I changed the paragraph. -- user:Vassili Nikolaev

oops. --Damian Yerrick

(Summary: Ortolan88 brought up some issues about duplicate articles regarding the 1911 Encyclopędia Britannica. Those articles were eventually merged.)

Hey Damian, love your articles -- I'm curious if you know anything about the Portuguese/Japanese connection I brought up in the Talk:False cognate. You seem to be the "authority"...

it's a loanword. --Damian Yerrick

Damian, are you interested in working on a Wikipedia:Guide for Everything2 noders? I managed to prompt an h2g2 participant to put together Wikipedia:Guide for h2g2 Researchers, and thought E2 noders might feel left out. :) If you're interested, some of your material at Everything2 would be ideal in the guide. -- Stephen Gilbert 04:00 Feb 21, 2003 (UTC)

how do you like it? --Damian Yerrick
Nice work! Now for a massive evangelism effort. :-) -- Stephen Gilbert 17:21 Mar 17, 2003 (UTC)

Dude, if you think HyperCard bears any relation to the WWW, you must know basically zero about either. Geez, WWW has exactly _one_ feature in common with HyperCard, the use of the term "hyper".

Pretty much anything in HC except for scripted painting (SVG is looking to change that in a way), is reimplemented in the Web. HC fields have become textareas in forms. Backgrounds have become CSS and server-side templates. Buttons in HC stacks could act as hyperlinks to other pages called "cards" in the stack; WWW does hyperlinks with anchor elements. Scripting has changed from proprietary HyperTalk to ECMA+DOM but retained much the same functionality. --Damian Yerrick

I thought you might be interested in the opinion poll going on now at Talk:Clitoris. MB 18:07 9 Jul 2003 (UTC)

Hi :) Could you clarify what FFPA stands for at Permutation? Thanks a lot :)Dysprosia 07:01, 10 Sep 2003 (UTC)

Don't worry, I'll reword. Dysprosia 06:55, 12 Sep 2003 (UTC)
Must have been a Roseism. Used an apparently more accepted term "cycle notation" instead. --Damian Yerrick

Damian, I think you're right to have qualms about the IPs in BayTSP. We don't list IPs for any other company (I think) and our doing so here is both unencyclopedic and (as you astutely observe) could be considered incitement. I'd vote in favour of removing 'em (although the rest of the article is fine). -- Finlay McWalter 02:23, 26 Jan 2004 (UTC)

Did you have any specific natural languages in mind when you wrote

Some languages, such as Toki Pona, classify proper names as adjectives that modify a generic noun.

(If we can't come up with another example, i'm inclined to think the whole sentence should be deleted.) --Jerzy 00:53, 2004 Feb 15 (UTC)


Puyo Puyo

(CHz pointed out some errors in my diagrams. I changed them and re-uploaded them.)

Audio timescale-pitch modification

(Originally read: "Following a single voice's fundamental is straightforward; put a note in Damian's talk page if you want more information." Omegatron pointed out that this was rather Wikipedia-specific and unencyclopedic. I reworded.)

Data Management Wiki Committee

Thank you for your contribution to one, or more, articles that are now organized under Data management.

Because of your previous intrest, you are recieving an invitation to become a founding member of the Data Management Wiki Committee.

The members, of course, will form and solidify the purpose, rules, officers, etc. but my idea (to kick things off) is to establish a group of us who will take responsiblity to see that the ideas of Data management are promoted and well represented in Wikipedia articles.

If you are willing to join the committee, please go to Category_talk:Data_management and indicate your acceptance of this invitation by placing your three tilde characters in the list.

KeyStroke 01:02, 2004 Sep 25 (UTC)

Your GBA image

(Summary: IMSoP wondered if my picture of a Game Boy Advance showing a Wikipedia logo was just a forgery created in GIMP or whether I had managed to get my GBA to display the logo. I answered.)

Article Licensing

(Summary: Ram-Man asked me to license my contributions under CC-by-sa, another free works license in a similar spirit to Wikipedia's GNU FDL. I agreed to CC-by-sa 1.0+2.0.)

Main namespace cleanup

Heya, I've moved Damian Yerrick/Contributions to User:Damian Yerrick/old-Contributions. There's some edit history, so perhaps you want to keep it. Otherwise just delete it (or ask an admin to do so). &#0xfeff;--fvw* 19:37, 2004 Dec 14 (UTC)


(Summary: SPUI informed me that the form of the name of the GNAA wasn't patterned after the names of copyright industry trade groups.)

Blast from the Past!

Damian! I last saw you fourteen years ago, at Weisser Park Elementary! Do you remember Joe Brennan from the Knowledge Master Open Team (aka "Geek Squad?") We went down to Lexington, KY with Mr. Schott, Kraig Kumfer and Ross ___ (his last name escapes me at the moment) to compete in that other academic tournament (the name of which also escapes me). Wow, that was more than half a lifetime ago! What are you up to these days? Drop me a line sometime here ( or at my user page. Take care!

Talk:The Time Machine

BTW, did you ever get around to writing that novel of yours...? Rickyrab | Talk 15:29, 7 May 2005 (UTC)

I lost interest. --Damian Yerrick 16:25, 7 May 2005 (UTC)

Calvin and Hobbes

Hello. A long time ago (back in 2001!!) you made an edit ( to the then-nascent Calvin and Hobbes article. I wonder if, despite the intervening years, you might be able to provide the source for the information about Custom Vehicle Graphics. I'd like the article either to provide a reference for that fact, or for that part to be removed if it cannot be verified. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

I wish I could. I got it from the company's web site, which apparently no longer exists. I'll genericize the reference. --Damian Yerrick 01:56, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)

By the way, if you hadn't noticed, Calvin and Hobbes made it to Featured Article status a while back. It's regressed somewhat since, but it's still something I hope you can feel pleased about, having contributed to it in the early stages. Alanyst 21:26, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)


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