User talk:Horst.Burkhardt

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Sydney edit-a-thon invitation[edit]

Hi there! You are cordially invited to a classical music edit-a-thon Saturday week (13 October) in Sydney. The theme will be Music of France, to coincide with the ABC Classic FM countdown between 8-14 October. If you are unable to attend in person, we will also be collaborating online during the countdown. Details an attendee list are at Wikipedia:Meetup/Sydney/October 2012. Hope you can make it! John Vandenberg 09:20, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

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Sydney edit-a-thon invitation[edit]

Hi there! You are cordially invited to a disability edit-a-thon Saturday week (10 November) in Sydney. If you are unable to attend in person, we will also be collaborating online before, during and after the meetup. Details an attendee list are at Wikipedia:Meetup/Sydney/November 2012. Hope you can make it! John Vandenberg 15:03, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

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Sydney meetup invitation: January 2013[edit]

Hi there! You are cordially invited to attend a meetup being held on Thursday 10 January 2013. Details an attendee list are at Wikipedia:Meetup/Sydney/January 2013. Hope you can make it! John Vandenberg 09:41, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

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DIY Electronics Primer[edit]

I hear you are interested in making a kind of DIY Electronics Primer (a).

We all would love a "complete" and "polished" DIY Electronics Primer that appears at Wikibooks with no further work needed. However, I encourage you to go ahead and release early, release often, posting whatever rough draft you already have in hand, as suggested by the Wikibooks: Wikibooks:Editing guideline. (That's how I started Wikibooks: Data Compression even though there are still many parts rough or entirely missing). When many people work on a book, sometimes it reaches the "complete" and "polished" state in much less time than when only one person works on a book.

Thank you for the contributions you've already made to Wikimedia Commons and the Wikipedia. --DavidCary (talk) 06:19, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi there, I haven't been able to do anywhere near as much work as hoped as my life got complex, and then busy.
One of the issues that I'm having with the electronics primer is that a lot of material I'd be drawing on is of unknown copyright status, and I can't in good conscience bring projects like this into potential disrepute, even if the solution is as simple as deletion/reversion. I'm trying to keep that as easy as possible.
Another issue is trying to get the right balance of theory and practice - difficult when I myself sometimes don't grasp the theory of why things work, but understand how they are made to. As mentioned there's also been some other issues less directly related which have impeded my contributions in general, much less any specific projects.
I'm hoping to stoke myself back up to full steam in the immediate future, so I think "agile editing" may actually incentivise me to do more :) Thanks kindly for the vote of confidence and the little kick in the pants to get started :)
Kindest regards -
Horst.Burkhardt (talk) 17:31, 25 August 2013 (UTC)


Hello Horst.Burkhardt,
you tell us on your user-page that you have a PGP-key, but you don’t provide it. Could you please use a pgp-template with an ID-field (like Template:User PGP)? Also it would be great if you could send me your key-ID by wiki-mail or leave it on my talk-page. Thanks :-). --DaB. (talk) 13:00, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

Indeed, an interesting omission. I'll actually have to generate new keys now, but once I've done that I'd certainly be happy to provide the key via the suggested template and your userpage. Just out of curiousity, do you require the ability to send encrypted mail to me for some reason? :-) Horst.Burkhardt (talk) 17:34, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Sydney September 2013 edit-a-thon invite[edit]

Hi there! You are cordially invited to an edit-a-thon this Saturday (21 September) in Sydney at the State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW), where you can collaborate with other Wikipedians throughout the day. Andy Carr, a senior librarian at SLNSW will also be helping out. The theme of the edit-a-thon is paralympics sports, but you are free to come along to meet other wiki contributors, and edit other topics.

If you are unable to attend in person, we will also be collaborating online. Details and an attendee list are at Wikipedia:Meetup/Sydney/September 2013. Hope you can make it! John Vandenberg 09:18, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

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There is a backstage pass coming up to be followed by an editathon in the State Library of New South Wales on 23 November. This is the first time that an Australian cultural institution has opened its doors to us in this way and will be a special opportunity because the Library is providing: one of its best rooms; its expert curators (along with their expertise and their white gloves); a newly launched website (containing new resources); and of course, items from its collection (including rare and usually unavailable material) which we can look at, learn from, and use, to improve WP articles. For example, on the chosen topic (Australia and WWI), the Library holds many diaries and manuscripts from the period.

As you can see from the Library's project page, they have connected this editathon with their own work. They have already set out a wide range of resources to make things easier for us. Please sign up on the editathon project page if you can participate either online or in person with other Wikipedians. Hope to see you there! Lankiveil (speak to me) 12:22, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

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Invitation: WikiProject Autism[edit]

Greetings! You are hereby invited to WikiProject Autism, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of autism, Asperger syndrome, and Autistic culture on Wikipedia. As the project emphasizes contribution from autistic editors, it is especially interested in you, who have chosen to list yourself as a Wikipedian with Asperger syndrome. Muffinator (talk) 06:29, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

I popped over to your talkpage briefly to respond, until noticing that you would have watched this page - seems you're being shat on a touch. I'm sorry to see that, given that from what little poking I've done, you seem to want to be useful.
I wonder, given the partial disassembly of "Asperger's Syndrome" as a diagnosis in the DSM (effectively, going the way of "cadaverous particles" vs germ theory I'm sure), where would persons presently diagnosed as having this divergence fit in to a project covering Autism and associated topics? I ask because it strikes me that depending on the level of effect on the person's life, under the new regime a diagnosis might not be made of an "Autism Spectrum Disorder" as proposed by the DSM 5 (Criterion D for diagnosis of an ASD is in particular concerning) and (consequently, likely the) ICD 11 (see 7A20)
I'll take a proper look at this project when I have some time to burn, but I can't promise utility, sorry.
Horst.Burkhardt (talk) 07:18, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

RfC: New helper policy[edit]

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Quixotic plea[edit]

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File copyright problem with File:Yakovlev Yak-58.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for responding promptly. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 10:31, 6 August 2016 (UTC)
No problem. Thanks for alerting me to the issue. I've gotten rusty. Horst.Burkhardt (talk) 11:58, 6 August 2016 (UTC)

Sydney Meetup next Thursday evening[edit]

You are invited to the Sydney Meetup!

  • Thursday 15 September at 6PM at Petersham Bowling Club.
    (a) accessible by train - Petersham station
    (b) has some nice draught beers
    (c) has some nice food
    (d) has some quiet areas outside and people can chat without getting a hoarse voice by shouting over 100 decibels of muzak etc.
    (e) accessible by car with straightforward parking nearby
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Fair Use in Australia discussion[edit]

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