9 Oct 2001 andrewsj   » (Journeyer)

Another day, another dollar (spent).

I have been working on a menuing system for the Tux4Kids project (of which tuxtyping and tux of math command is a part). My goal is to develop a interface for educators (or homeschoolers), students (or users), IT staff... I don't yet know what would be the best for all of these and am working on creating a survey. The main goal of the Tux4kids project (in my opinion, not an official position of the organization) is to create open source software the "facilitates" learning. The word facilitates is key.

Other than starting on that I tried to port SKOBO (I have spent hours playing xkobo) to mac, just for fun. I found out that part of it is in C++, and I only have MPW for mac, and I don't think it does C++. Anyway it wasn't important, just something to try out...

Did a lot of studying of finite fields (math) for my research position. I also read a paper called "A Concurrent Window System"... Pretty nice. Need to study it in more detail just for ideas.

Anyone have any opinions on opensource software in education? Just give me a email!

Had an idea for a game involving optics. A fried recommended that we develop a "science" game. Game means fun. I couldn't think off the top of my head of a non-trival science game. The I thought of a game where you must place mirrors to have a laser move through a room without touching any sensors, which would set off a bomb.... Anyway...


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