Ralph Damiano
Role Developer of Stick Nodes
Location Connecticut, USA
Birthday February 3, 1991 (Age 25)
Twitter FTLRalph
Youtube FTLRalph
Other Websites My portfolio, My dev-blog
Favorite color What am I, a child?
Favorite number
Favorite animated show Dragon Ball series for sure, but the Avatar series (ATLA and Korra) round out the top 3.
Favorite non-animated show Probably Game of Thrones, Modern Family is really great too. House gets an honorable mention.
Favorite movie Not much of a movie person, idk.
Favorite video game Probably Battlefield 4 since that’s all I play, but in terms of nostalgia there’s Tomba 1 and 2, Spyro, Ratchet and Clank, Jak and Daxter among others.
Favorite food I don’t know, tacos? They’re good. Mini hotdogs are pretty good too. Oh, and sign me up for boneless buffalo wings any day.
Ralph started making Stick Nodes one day because he was bored. He grew up practically addicted to a stickfigure-animation program called Pivot which sparked his interest in both animation and game development.

Eventually he got into Flash animation and Flash game development. He released quite a few games into the Flash gaming community, check out his portfolio for links.

Once mobile devices started taking over, he moved over to attempt Android games. After a few failed attempts, he released Plunder Peril – a quick 2-3 week project that was meant as Android-development practice.

After Plunder Peril, Ralph began work on Stick Nodes and in August 2014, Stick Nodes was released on Android with the iOS version following in November. Stick Nodes is built in Java with the LibGDX framework and uses RoboVM to port to iOS.

Sean Byrnes
Role Site administrator, comedic relief
Location NSW, Australia
Birthday January 26, 1992 (Age 24)
Twitter S_Byrnes
Youtube Sean Byrnes
Other Websites AnimationAlpha, My blog
Favorite color  Yellow.
Favorite number  42
Favorite animated show Family Guy, American Dad and, like Ralph, Dragon Ball.
Favorite non-animated show The Big Bang Theory, Limitless, Criminal Minds & The Flash.
Favorite movie The Bucket List, Zombie Land & The Matrix.
Favorite video game The latest Call of Duty, Project Cars, Battlefield & Assassins Creed.
Favorite food Pancakes, KFC & Marinated Slow Cooked Roast Beef.
Sean is the site administrator and creator of the stickfigure submission system as well as a majority of the DBZ stickfigures. He also has a funny accent.

At around age 12 he discovered Pivot, ended up on Droidz.org looking for stickfigures to use in his animations, got fairly good after about 2 years.

He decided to make a website to host his animations on after having been on the forums for a long time. That’s what got him into webdesign since the first iteration of his website was a terrible looking flash-based thing that at the time he thought was the best thing out.

After a while he realized how stupid it looked and behaved. So he looked into HTML and CSS, got it looking slightly better but it wasn’t until he found WordPress that it started looking decent.

After that he went off the grid for a bit, got his Cert IV in IT and Webdesign, cemented his understanding of the internet protocols.

Lately he’s been helping out around the Stick Nodes community and has been managing Animation Alpha. He’s also been looking into game development and has begun a project that he hopes to finish one day soon, he can’t really reveal anything about it but it’s for mobile devices and will be a 2D sidescroller.

4571 Comments

  1. Im planning a sticknodes series, ill start the series when ralph make a update to max up the nodes minimum 290 nodes, i has the eyes from the series, its called The Factions




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      • That particular page is never cached.

        Also once you make a comment, I believe you’re flagged as not being served cached pages anymore, so I’m not sure why people keep having issues.

        However, I personally have issues lately with my local cache.

        Aka I go to look at a comment, but it’s not there. I click “refresh” (and as a result my browser cache is cleared) and the comment appears. Maybe this is what’s going on with everyone else? But they just never click “refresh”?




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        • I have the same problem too, I need to refresh to see a comment.
          But what happens if you set the main pages as uncached? Is it going to explode or something? Because it could slightly help while browsing through the website. Especially for the stickfigure page, sometimes I think there’s no new stickfigures but there are.




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          • I clear the cache of the stickfigure page as soon as I upload them.

            That’s what I’m getting at though, it has nothing (I think) to do with the cache plugin I’m using. If you can “clear” the cache with a refresh (me too), it’s not server-caching it has to be local.

            Plus like I said, when you make a comment you’re marked as not receiving cached pages anymore, so it’s as if the caching is disabled for you.

            Basically this is why I’m not a webdev 🙂

            For example, view the page’s source (if you know how, idk on mobile) and the very last line at the bottom should be a comment like:

            Dynamic page generated in 0.689 seconds.
            Page not cached by WP Super Cache.




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          • I can’t see it on phone, but I noticed that the website works perfectly fine on my pc, so it’s my phone’s fault.
            Now, I don’t know how to fix this, I checked in every settings, I can’t seem to find anything about cache.




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          • That is weird. I’m trying to figure out why but there’s really nothing left for me to do. Especially since that page is never cached lol.

            I just checked on my phone and also with another browser with a completely cleared cache and it’s real-time.

            I assume you clicked the refresh button in your browser while there? Nothing happened? I can only guess your phone browser app is super cache-happy but I’m not sure.




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          • Well, I’m refreshing pretty much everywhere to make sure I’m not missing anything.
            I tried with both bowsers I use, Chrome, firefox and the default on my phone, they all have the same cache problem.

            But if it only occurs to me, just don’t mind it, I’ll get used to it and you shouldn’t worry for one single person. Now, if it occurs with other users…




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  2. Days random things.
    Why do I always have amazon/cdiscount ads on the website
    Like come on, just because I bought Ratchet 3 I have ads for Bowser Amiibos and freakin Banjo kazooie nuts and bolts.
    Sometimes I get ads for ps2 games.
    I cannot resist that, but most of the time there are games I already own.




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  3. Ok I’ve been getting this problem for a long time, but I can’t take it anymore.
    Ralph, why is it when I refresh the site, the new sticks for the day don’t appear, and when I click the next page it appears, then I click the first page it’s finally there, then I refreshed again, Gone! I know it’s really confusing…. It’s also really irritating… Sorry if I was disrespectful in this comment or smth, I just needed to get this out…




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