User talk:Mackiwg/old stuff/20 Feb 2007

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A nice addition to authoring using the templates on Wikieducator would be a simple way to add templates to a page.

This could be achieved in 2 ways:

1. Add a pulldown menu to the existing toolbar that contains all the iDevice templates and adds them to the editing area when selected;

2. Add a link to the toolbox' on the left that links to a page that lists all the templates, like: User:BrentSimpson/All_iDevices

We're installing an instance of MediaWiki here at eXe and may experiment with this, not sure how long it will take us though. You're team may be able to achieve quicker and has a greater immediate need.

Thanks for the welcome!

Thanks, Mackiwg, and nice work you are doing so far. A good education curriculum by 2005 will be important, since we need a complete basic education curriculum by 2006 for future OLPC users. More soon, Sj 00:20, 19 December 2006 (CET)

Video sample

Here we go:

<flvplayer autoplay=false width=350 height=300>20051210-w50s.flv</flvplayer>

You can tweak all kinds of options; note that this film is set not to play by default. Had to fix the extension to get it to work. ;-) --Eloquence

Hmmm... first shot didn't work for me (Firefox 1.5.09, Fedora Core 6) and in fact totally obliterated my browser and throw up the feedback agent :-o. MP3 didn't work either in the tutorial, but this may have been a sound card issue on my machine. Will check it again later. brent 09:09, 24 December 2006 (CET)

ok, that time i got sound, but no image but I suspect that is because there isn't a Flash 7 player available for Linux (they skipped Flash 7 for linux :-( for some reason). MP3 player is working for me now so was just a sound conflict the first time I tried. brent 22:28, 24 December 2006 (CET)

MP3 demo

And here's a song:

R.C. Pro-Am Soundtrack Remix

Doesn't seem to have quite as many options. First parameter is title of the song, second is filename, third is text that is shown before song is played.--Eloquence 03:23, 24 December 2006 (CET)


media:test.flv <flvplayer autoplay=false width=350 height=300>test.flv</flvplayer>

Well, this one did work for me. now i'm confused :-/ brent 22:30, 24 December 2006 (CET)


User pages

Wayne... you should fill in your User page w/ something meaningful rather than use it as just a test space (create a /Sandpit off of your User page for that). If we want to create a community here we want real people behind all the user names -- plus in the tutorial we'll be trying to get people to do this so your should be an example ;-) My new crusade is to try to get all active users to fill in something on their User page. brent 11:03, 14 January 2007 (CET)

Wayne, WikiEducator now has 322 registered participants, but only 19 have filled in their user pages. Kind of looking like a community of ghosts. Any ideas on how we could change this? Perhaps after the tutorial is complete we can have a front-page project/reminder to fill in your User page and a link to the tutorial page that lists the benefits. brent 21:42, 14 January 2007 (CET)


Hi Wayne,

Good to hear from you. It's sunny in Antigua almost every day. It's a great vacation get a way. Come and visit us--Pbenn 20:23, 31 January 2007 (CET)

Progress bar

To make a really funky bar we would need icons for for each of the 4 items, and would you prefer a ribbon of a histogram?

As for categories .. I guess that with parserfunctions we could add to a particular category pages with a mismatch in progress ... I.e. Pages would only appear in the pages require design attention when the design bar is less then 75% but the Content bar is over say 50% ... I don;t know how the categories engine would handle this 'cause of caching ... but one could try it out. --Phsi 04:28, 3 February 2007 (CET)

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