As I posted earlier, I'm writing documentation for a project I'm finishing up, and it includes a small library of simple patterns, for which I'd like to give credit to their creators. LifeWiki has been a terrific source, but I've noticed a few small gaps (unknown creators, dates, etc.). Given the amazing responses I received to my last post, I thought I'd ask about these here just in case anyone does happen to have additional info. I assume that many of you are the very people who are maintaining the wiki, so it's a bit of a long-shot, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to see if anything on this list jogs anyone's memory, and I'll be happy to update the wiki with anything I learn.
- The discoverer and date of the Blinker Fuse are unknown.
- The page for 98P25 includes a pattern, P105P25, that replaces half the pattern with a toaster. I used this latter pattern, but I can't figure out who to credit for it. Or is that replacement so obvious that I should just credit the discoverers of 98P25?
- The discovery date of the Buckaroo is unknown.
- The discovery date of the Pi portraitor is unknown ("1984 or 1985").
- The discoverer and date of the Pentadecathlon on snacker are unknown. Should I just credit the discoverers of the two separate patterns? I used the symmetrical "alternate form", and I can't actually tell whether that variant is non-trivial.
- The discovery date of the p56 B-heptomino shuttle is unknown ("before May 1991").
- The page for 64P2H1V0 states that this is "the smallest period 2 spaceship". Should that say "smallest known", or has this actually been proven to be the smallest? It seems like a large pattern for such a thing to have been proven.