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November 23, 2012 - Multilingual wiki

Posted: November 23rd, 2012, 4:13 pm
by Dan
Friday, November 23, 2012

What I accomplished:
  • Restructured the wiki, to make translations easier and more manageable.
What's in the works:
  • Restructure the Resources page to make the Archive link the main link if the source link is broken.
  • Refactor the translator code, to make it easier to update.
  • Fix the recent news and discussion lists on the index page (they work a bit weirdly right now).
  • Copy forum design to rest of site (thanks for the suggestion, Garrison!).
  • Add more features to the translator.
  • Complete the information for the Resources page.
This is mostly just a checking-in post. I'm currently relearning some stuff about lexical analysis and parsing (don't worry if you don't know what that is) in preparation for refactoring the translator code. I could actually refactor the current code, but I think it would be best to refactor and rewrite the code at the same time. Anyway, the translator's still to be worked on in the near future; I haven't forgotten about it! :lol:

At the concern of shanoxilt, I will slightly restructure the Resources page to give the link to the archived resource if the original resource no longer exists. Although this will mean a bit of manual work marking an original link as broken, I think it is the perfect balance of work vs. accuracy.

As a bit of an aside, I am a college graduate, but I have been continuing my education through free online classes. There have been a few websites popping up that offer structured classes (with assignments, quizzes, tests, etc.) to the general public, and usually award a certificate upon passing the class. You can also take the class at your own pace, but without earning a certificate. I recently passed my first class (Learn to Program: The Fundamentals, taken by me just to learn Python) on Coursera, one such website. There are also a couple of simple websites that I have yet to try out, edX and Udacity. Anyway, if you have some free time and want to expand your knowledge, check out one of these sites!

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Re: November 23, 2012 - Multilingual wiki

Posted: November 28th, 2012, 8:59 pm
by shanoxilt
At the concern of shanoxilt, I will slightly restructure the Resources page to give the link to the archived resource if the original resource no longer exists.
Are you aware of this Solresol site? Also, could you contact the owner?

Re: November 23, 2012 - Multilingual wiki

Posted: November 29th, 2012, 4:56 pm
by Dan
shanoxilt wrote:
At the concern of shanoxilt, I will slightly restructure the Resources page to give the link to the archived resource if the original resource no longer exists.
Are you aware of this Solresol site? Also, could you contact the owner?
Yes, and I think it may be on the Resources list already. It doesn't have any new resources; just the couple of links to pre-existing ones. The forums link is also broken, so the site seems abandoned. Finally, there's no contact info on the page, and even the domain registration info gives nothing, so I don't think there's anyway I could contact the owner. Thanks for the suggestion, though.