[racket] Mediawiki dedicated to Liitin/Racket/Scheme code + more

From: Jukka Tuominen (jukka.tuominen at finndesign.fi)
Date: Sat Aug 27 16:19:57 EDT 2011

I believe I've visited it a few times in the past. Very nice, and has many
things i'd like to achieve, some characteristics that I'm trying avoid, but
most of all a bit different in profile. I'm hoping to bring something new
and complementory, not just another copy.

Being accessible to all and having a zero-threshold to contribute are key
characteristics, but the ultimate goal is to help people do something that
they otherwise couldn't. Being able to skip parts that you are not familiar
with and be able to contribute in your own strongest field could create some
useful and cool things. For me, Scheme has been a great enabler. I can
concentrate on the things that I'd like to do. There has always been a way
to do it in Scheme once I know what I want, even with my limited skills. For
example, while doing my personal AI project, I spend most of my time reading
and watching lectures of evolution biology, neurology, cognitive science,
etc. Not just learning Scheme.

I'd love to see what happends if things were even more approachable. The
'For inspiration' section is meant to encourage people to get started, and
keep going (I always get boost from videos like that), and the wiki is to
trying to offer good starting points.

br, jukka

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel Silva [mailto:daniel at danielsilva.org]
> Sent: 27 August 2011 07:02
> To: Jukka Tuominen
> Cc: users at racket-lang.org
> Subject: Re: [racket] Mediawiki dedicated to Liitin/Racket/Scheme code +
> more
> Have you looked at http://schemecookbook.org/ ?
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 6:34 PM, Jukka Tuominen
> <jukka.tuominen at finndesign.fi> wrote:
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I have just founded a new mediawiki page as an attempt to offer a
> > light-weight forum to share free (LGPL) Liitin/Racket/Scheme
> content. You
> > can contribute anonymously and no Liitin account is required.
> >
> > It doesn't matter if a new topic starts messy or incomplete.
> The threshold
> > to place something on this wiki should be extremely low. If you find
> > something even remotely useful or interesting even for your own purpose,
> > just go ahead and submit it - it is likely to be useful to many
> others, too.
> > If in doubt, submit it. If the work is old and propably not
> compatible with
> > the current Racket, or even made in some other dialect, or the
> > code/documentation is left unfinished, it could still offer a useful
> > starting point for others.
> >
> > There can even be more generic subjects of interest like sound, GUI,
> > robotics, AI etc. with useful information and pointers added gradually.
> >
> > Sure, there are other places to find snippets, but somehow they
> always seem
> > somehow remote or you feel a bit 'reserved' whether your stuff
> is 'worthy'
> > of 'publishing' to them. Also, this is not intended to compete with more
> > established forums like PLaneT, RFI and such. If anything, this could
> > precede them as a messy, zero-threshold test bench.
> >
> > Since the shape for this kind of forum is largely open, feel
> free to suggest
> > even structural changes (or just make them where feasible).
> >
> > Please, visit http://liitin.finndesign.fi/site/index.php/wiki and make
> > yourself at home!
> >
> >
> > br, jukka
> >
> >
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