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U.S. Highway history

I've noticed the following sentence appearing in a lot of the Washington history articles you've been writing (including those in your sandboxes):

The Interstate Highway Act did not eliminate any of the U.S. Route system. No U.S. highways were eliminated in Washington until 1967 (and those were portions of US 12 that had nothing to do with interstates). US 99 wasn't decommissioned until 1969, and US 10 not until sometime in the '70s. So the first part of that second system needs to be reworded – perhaps just that some U.S. Routes were deprecated when the Interstates were built? Also the second part, that the Interstates encouraged the legislature to change the highway system, needs a cite (or is possibly incorrect). It's entirely possible that the 1964 renumbering had nothing to do with the Interstates – after all, every state highway was renumbered, and most are very far away from interstates. Also, keep in mind that the DOT (not the legislature) renumbered highways first in 1964, the legislature changed the laws to match afterwards in 1970. -- Kéiryn (talk) 06:24, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

GIMP

I saw you were listed at WP:HAU, and that you indicated "images".

I'm looking for an experienced GIMP user. Or an experienced graphics designer willing to download and learn the GIMP (it's free, and its multi-layer file format makes collaborating on artwork easy).

Are you one?

The Transhumanist 01:01, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

I do not use GIMP. I can help you with Inkscape or Microsoft Paint though. {{SUBST:User:ComputerGuy890100/Sig}} (talk) 01:07, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
If you are good at those programs, then GIMP shouldn't be hard for you to get up to speed with. And it's free. Would you mind taking a look at it? The Transhumanist 01:22, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
I'll try it in my free time. ComputerGuy890100Talk to meWhat I've done to help Wikipedia 01:23, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
Cool. That would be fantastic. Because the project I'm working on requires that it be kept in GIMP's multi-layer xcf file format, for passing between people working on it - each person can add or work on specific layers if need be, and with their integration into the whole. Layers store separate images that are combined into the same overall picture, so you can make composites without losing control over the individual components. PNG and SVG formats don't support layers. When an image is complete, then a version can be saved in one of those formats. By the way, does InkScape support xcf? Does it support and other multi-layer format? The Transhumanist 01:34, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
Inkscape does support xcf and uses a multi-layer format similar to GIMP's. ComputerGuy890100Talk to meWhat I've done to help Wikipedia 01:36, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
Cool. I've got some questions for you:
  • Can Inkscape adjust the opacity of a layer?
  • Can it arrange the order of layers (that is, what overlaps what?)
  • Can it create engraving and embossing effects?
  • Can it change perspective of a selected area in a single layer, and let you pivot it on a single axis? (I can't get GIMP to do this, as it only lets you grab one corner rather than an edge)
  • Can Inkscape enlarge the canvas size?
  • Can it wrap words along the inside edge of a circle?
  • Can it center those words?
  • Can it create lighting effects?
  • Shadow effects?
  • How good are you with the program?
The Transhumanist 03:05, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Okay, well...

  • Can Inkscape adjust the opacity of a layer? No
  • Can it arrange the order of layers (that is, what overlaps what?) No
  • Can it create engraving and embossing effects? Yes
  • Can it change perspective of a selected area in a single layer, and let you pivot it on a single axis? (I can't get GIMP to do this, as it only lets you grab one corner rather than an edge) No
  • Can Inkscape enlarge the canvas size? Yes
  • Can it wrap words along the inside edge of a circle? Yes
  • Can it center those words? Yes
  • Can it create lighting effects? Yes
  • Shadow effects? Yes
  • How good are you with the program? Not so well, I am a beginner. ComputerGuy890100Talk to meWhat I've done to help Wikipedia 03:07, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
I've taken a look at Inkscape, and it doesn't appear to support xcf files. It does allow opacity control (under Effects/Raster/Opacity). And it has extensive layer-ordering control under the Layer menu - Inkscape also allows control over the overlap order of every element in a file! Perspective can be controlled according to this page in the manual.
Nice program.
The Transhumanist 00:45, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

WP:HAU

Hello yet again. I regretfully inform you that the bot we were using to update the user status at Wikipedia:Highly Active Users, SoxBot V, was blocked for its constant updating. With this bot out of operation, a patch is in the works. Until that patch is reviewed and accepted by the developers, some options have been presented to use as workarounds: 1) Qui monobook (not available in Internet Explorer); 2) User:Hersfold/StatusTemplate; 3) Manually updating User:StatusBot/Status/USERNAME; or 4) Not worry about it and wait for the patch to go through, which hopefully won't take long. If you have another method, you can use that, too. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Useight (talk) 17:38, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Back to the drawing board ...

It appears the globe stand I was using as part of one of the awards I'm designing was from a copyrighted image.

This means we're back to square one.

We need to either find another globe stand, or come up with a new idea altogether for the "Wikipedia World Traveler" award.

I look forward to any ideas you might have.

The Transhumanist 00:24, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

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WA shields

Ltljltlj is away for a while. You need to wait for a certain time for now, and be patient. Do not rush to ask it on WP:USRD/S/R because they only want sheild is neccessairly like diamond white NC state shields missing, purple county route missing, or anything complcate. look at the pink category on that page, and you see that page is only for signs need.--Freewayguy Discussions Show all changes 20:12, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

I finished your shields for you. --Ltljltlj (talk) 20:44, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Don't WA still use state-name shields? I thought the state/specific is not okay in routebox, on your namespace or talkpages only. See interstate-guide map, WA is shade in black, and list on bottom of few state shields. Ar you sure WA still use state-name shields?--Freewayguy Discussions Show all changes 00:16, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

In Washington, you can find almost any type of interstate shield. With state name or without, with the white square background (like in Rhode Island), or without. Most (not all) new shields though are regular cutout "neutered" shields. Unless someone can find WSDOT sign drawings (I haven't come across them yet, but I haven't really looked), Washington should continue to use the default shield images (i.e. Image:I-90.svg  ). -- Kéiryn (talk) 17:55, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

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