Joe Lewis Wilkins
pepetoo at Cox.Net
Sat Feb 17 16:57:17 EST 2007
Marielle et al,
If nothing else, I'm flushing out a lot of info. It is obvious that
you have spent a great deal of time on these "approaches". I, also,
have to make a living and do all of this stuff in my "spare" time;
but I'm hoping to eventually know enough that I can shorten the time
I spend making a living by doing it more efficiently.
I just used the multiline msg box this past week to do some fairly
complicated calculations that I might have, ordinarily, tried to do
with a hand calculator. Not the kind of thing I have to do very
often, so I've not written any tools that can be used to do them. I
made a number of mistakes and ended up having to redo everything
several times before I obtained the answers I wanted. Without the msg
box this could have been a nightmare. I even uncovered one or two
"bugs" in the msg box that required a workaround. This whole process
will be grist for a future article on Macinstruct.com.
Again, thanks, Jacque too. I'm not thinking about all of the
scripting solutions that have been addressed so much as the types of
"things"; at least at the outset. Collating the scripting solutions
can come much later. Even providing key words for which to search in
the attempt to solve some challenge might be a big help. How many
times have one of you gone off on a wild goose chase only to find
that it would have been very simple if you had only been looking for
the correct phrase or word.
On Feb 17, 2007, at 1:28 PM, Marielle Lange wrote:
>>> Marielle has been trying to the compilation for quite awhile, but
>>> some of
>>> the issues are that it takes a lot of work to get things
>>> collected, edited
>>> for clarity and instruction purposes, then indexed so new users
>>> can find
> Thanks for the mention, Jim. Various things.
>> Maybe you should give building a compilation a shot from a new user
> (1) That's what I tried to do in my first approach to compiling
> useful resources. I put a list of all the resources i know about here:
> In particular, to answer Jo's question, a list of tutorials of
> particular relevance to beginner users:
> I pasted some more links useful to the beginner scripter on the
> forum "Getting Started with Revolution Studio or Enterprise":
>> One issue is that advanced work is complicated and requires
>> experience, but
>> what constitutes advanced work/concepts that new users are not
>> ready for?
> (2) This is a question difficult to answer. I gave it a try with my
> second approach. I created a collection of snippet and codes that I
> tried to tag for different categories. One of these categories was
> "1 novice coder 2 beginner coder 3 intermediate coder 4 advanced
> coder 5 expert coder". However I find it difficult to apply these
> tags and not all snippets are tagged for that category.
> The problem with the codes CMS is that it takes an awful lot of
> time to cut and paste snippets from the list to the CMS.
> (3) The new approach is to create a system by which I can run
> linguistic analyses of the content of all mailing lists and forums
> and then tag each node for critical words contained into that email
> as well as additional nodes like the categories above. I got a
> first draft of this work which gave me satisfaction. But I will
> need up to two weeks of work to get something members of the
> community can use. There is then problem that I am a freelance.
> Giving to the community has to come after earning a living. I do
> that when at periods between freelance work. I didn't have much of
> these for the last months. I can't tell you when I will have time
> to finish this.
> Marielle Lange (PhD), http://widged.com
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