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by Jeff Tirey
Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:08 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: the NEW Textkit - help out with the pre-soft launch
Replies: 42
Views: 17175

Is the new Textkit pictured as something like a clearinghouse for Latin and Greek learning, news, and information? I think that would greatly expand the value of this website. I've been thinking that there is a lot of great content written in these forums that would be better served in a more tradi...
by Jeff Tirey
Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:56 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: the NEW Textkit - help out with the pre-soft launch
Replies: 42
Views: 17175

I've registered myself and subscribed as well (in my Google Reader). However, the title of the page is "Textlit" and not "Textkit", that should probably be fixed. :D Anyhow, I think the forum should be migrated over as well, and as far as I know there exists good solutions for phpBB and Drupal inte...
by Jeff Tirey
Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:53 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: the NEW Textkit - help out with the pre-soft launch
Replies: 42
Views: 17175

Think of Drupal as an easy way to have a wiki, forum, collaborative blog, and more (there are add-ons)... all wrapped conveniently in one package. Obviously, most of this has not yet been set up... Quoting thesaurus: "I've been thinking that there is a lot of great content written in these forums t...
by Jeff Tirey
Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:47 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: the NEW Textkit - help out with the pre-soft launch
Replies: 42
Views: 17175

Think of Drupal as an easy way to have a wiki, forum, collaborative blog, and more (there are add-ons)... all wrapped conveniently in one package. Obviously, most of this has not yet been set up... Quoting thesaurus: "I've been thinking that there is a lot of great content written in these forums t...
by Jeff Tirey
Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:43 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: the NEW Textkit - help out with the pre-soft launch
Replies: 42
Views: 17175

Looks exciting! This may be a bad idea, but what about Latin and Ancient Greek versions of the whole website? It would make for an interesting project for each forum. pretty neat idea! I'll install the multiple language support module and if someone wants to translate instructions - it would be fun...
by Jeff Tirey
Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: the NEW Textkit - help out with the pre-soft launch
Replies: 42
Views: 17175

hi everyone to follow up on the blog / drupal / forum comments. with the new site, we'll still have the textkit forum. Drupal has a tool to convert phpbb forums into drupal forums. Drupal is pretty dang amazing! what it allows sites to do is create content types (pages, blogs, forums, articles whate...
by Jeff Tirey
Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: the NEW Textkit - help out with the pre-soft launch
Replies: 42
Views: 17175

@IreneY - thanks for creating an account. It wouldn't surprise me at all if the community takes a few twists and turns concerning what's blogged. If there's one thing I have noticed, we all have a lot of broad interests and I think there could be quite a bit to share/talk about in the content of lan...
by Jeff Tirey
Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: the NEW Textkit - help out with the pre-soft launch
Replies: 42
Views: 17175

LOL.. hi ed, thanks for creating the account. Please feel free to create a Textkit blog in the 'digital resources' category on your G'Oogle conent. I think the whole "G'Oogle" term is so funny! Only a Textkitter would probably get it, but I laugh every time I see it. The changes are much needed and ...
by Jeff Tirey
Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: the NEW Textkit - help out with the pre-soft launch
Replies: 42
Views: 17175

the NEW Textkit - help out with the pre-soft launch

We're rebuilding Textkit using Drupal. It's a social media application which will allow for a greater sense of community and group publishing across all parts of the site. The URL to the new site is currently here : http://new.textkit.com At this point, we're asking for help with the pre-soft launch...
by Jeff Tirey
Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salvete! — And a question.
Replies: 3
Views: 1403

Welcome to Textkit - glad you joined us.

jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Textkit to Drupal - Any Drupal Pros Here?
Replies: 1
Views: 1527

Textkit to Drupal - Any Drupal Pros Here?

Hi Everyone, I could use some help transforming Textkit to a Drupal application. I'm struggling with a few things, which I know I can solve with more time investment, but hoping to find someone here with some Drupal experience. Reply back to this thread if you would like to help me with the modules....
by Jeff Tirey
Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: English Grammar Question
Replies: 62
Views: 15556

Re: English Grammar Question

Bert, you are taller than he. Actually, I don't know how tall you are, so that sentence may be false, but it is grammatically correct. You are also correct that we tend to stray away from the rules a bit in colloquial speech. However, using the correct case can significantly alter the meaning: She ...
by Jeff Tirey
Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Secrets of the Parthenon
Replies: 5
Views: 2011

I caught half of it and it was amazing. From what I could tell they are rebuilding parts of the structure where there is missing marble. I saw the part where they were trying to fit a drum section back together with both an original piece and a modern marble replica of the missing section.
by Jeff Tirey
Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Any SEO/SEM Analytics, Advertisers Here?
Replies: 0
Views: 887

Any SEO/SEM Analytics, Advertisers Here?

Hi Everyone, I've been away and silent - why not show you what I have been working on... Should anyone on the board be into marketing, I invite you to explore a service I developed which is in Beta. www.mongoosemetrics.com You'll see a youtube video on the homepage with me doing a quick demo overvie...
by Jeff Tirey
Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: looking for ideas/input for textkit
Replies: 82
Views: 25760

1. Fix the font issue with spionic so that all of those old gems of posts in forum archives can be more easily read. It seems like we should be able to have both spionic and unicode. I have this fixed for ie... doesn't seem to be working in firefox. There is still an issue when the tags are imprope...
by Jeff Tirey
Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: whats for breakfast? spam again? (caution shouting on post)
Replies: 19
Views: 4614

I know this is out of hand, and just last night I spoke with my developers to put a stop to this.

thanks and so sorry for the slacking in site maintenance.

Jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Wishing Everyone A Happy Ides of March!!
Replies: 21
Views: 7594

Wishing Everyone A Happy Ides of March!!

Hi Everyone,

The Ides are upon us and for Classics fans this is somewhat of a holiday.

Wish you all a great day and saying hello to all. I'm so sorry for my long pauses in participation. ... :-(


Very Kindly,
Jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Syntax needed
Replies: 3
Views: 4323

Hi Vir Litterarum, I'm all for more sources of the rarity, so thanks for the book suggestion. What's your definition of completely adequate? I can't see how we don't at least have the ground floor covered when it comes to Greek syntax. Smith and Goodwin seem to fill in the basics. Other than the boo...
by Jeff Tirey
Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Foreign Films
Replies: 13
Views: 3538

speaking of Kurosawa, have you all seen "High and Low" I'm not going to make it out to be my favorite movie but it is memorable.
by Jeff Tirey
Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:50 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Need some quick help from a fluent Spanish speaker
Replies: 10
Views: 3656

yeah, i listen to them a little bit and I like them. I have 'mar adentro' on my playlist. In some strange way they remind me of The Church.
by Jeff Tirey
Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:07 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Need some quick help from a fluent Spanish speaker
Replies: 10
Views: 3656

yeah, it's high school teenagers, so I think they can handle that. I saw the shower mention and I was a bit worried when combining that with their album cover. The visuals on the CD cover would certainly be frowned upon by the DEA. Am I right to think that the band's name is slang for tits? --------...
by Jeff Tirey
Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Need some quick help from a fluent Spanish speaker
Replies: 10
Views: 3656

Need some quick help from a fluent Spanish speaker

My Spanish Judging from the artist's CD cover and I think their name (Los Tetas) there's a good chance the lyrics to this song are not suitable for young learners. It's an urban song, but it has some nice catchy parts that I found really difficult to pronounce and sing along too, so it's a good oral...
by Jeff Tirey
Mon Sep 18, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Answer key to Collar & Daniell's First Year Latin?
Replies: 12
Views: 8030

Hi Interaxus,

that's great! and a photocopy is what I like best. The photocopying has a nice way of washing the image and creating better contrasts.

I will PM you more information.

thanks,
jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Mon Sep 18, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Expanding the Scope of Textkit: Building an Audio Library
Replies: 22
Views: 23591

ok, I see your points and I'm feel more comfortable if the audio content is not presented as "Textkit Contest" like the downloads and tutorials, but rather as a Textkit user area where site visitors create an account/profile and then can upload and manage audio with public commentary. If this can be...
by Jeff Tirey
Fri Sep 15, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Expanding the Scope of Textkit: Building an Audio Library
Replies: 22
Views: 23591

I'm sorry I'm joining this conversation so late. I have read this thread in the past but only now feel prepared to engage this topic with my full attention. development, disk space, bandwidth - none of that is the issue. My greatest concern is who on earth makes the audio recordings and how can we a...
by Jeff Tirey
Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:29 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Answer key to Collar & Daniell's First Year Latin?
Replies: 12
Views: 8030

Hi Again Int,

You didn't sound critical to me at all :-)

I would really appreciate that key it would be popular here I think. Scanning would be good, but I'll take a photocopy too.

thanks,
jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:04 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Web hosting
Replies: 2
Views: 1238

I can hook you up with lots of space and bandwidth if you would like - consider it a perk for Textkit Zealots ;-) I'll PM you details.

Jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:59 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Answer key to Collar & Daniell's First Year Latin?
Replies: 12
Views: 8030

Hi Again, For composition books there's a much better chance key availability, we have many of them online here. But for the first year textbooks they are quite rare. Could the C&D key be out there? perhaps so, but I doubt it. I'm making this judgment on my experience of searching for keeys for the ...
by Jeff Tirey
Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:53 am
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: D'Ooge on Project Gutenberg
Replies: 6
Views: 7925

Hi Carola, Thanks for pointing this out, I was wondering about this one. Yeah, we donated D'Ooge and Book XXII of the Odyssey by Minckwitz years ago to the DP group - a very neat project. XXII of the Odyssey is still missing in action and last I heard they were struggling with it. I DO need to check...
by Jeff Tirey
Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:47 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Answer key to Collar & Daniell's First Year Latin?
Replies: 12
Views: 8030

Hi Hanelse,

I don't think a key for that book exists which is pretty typical for Latin grammar books from that time period.

Jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:44 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Foreign Films
Replies: 13
Views: 3538

so what is your all time favorite foreign film?

For me it's Cinema Paradiso. I saw that in the movie theater in New York City and there wasn't a dry eye in the place at the end during the 'kisses film'

Jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: saluete
Replies: 60
Views: 18307

Congratulations Epi, and yes you certaintly have grown up here. I have not had to send you a PM warning in quite some time :-) OHH the hours of my time you have wasted in PM arguments about proper forum language and behavior! The language, the avatars, the bannings.. but it was all worth it ;-) LOL ...
by Jeff Tirey
Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: benissimus
Replies: 6
Views: 2150

Yes Sadly missed by all.

But he's young and new doors of his life are opening and when some doors open other doors close. I'm sure he's busy elsewhere and when the time is right again he'll drop by and say hello.

Jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:03 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: First Greek Writer Key
Replies: 4
Views: 1972

Hi All,

I'm so sorry this has slipped by. Please find a draft copy here of the key that is printed friendly.

http://www.textkit.com/drafts/

thanks,
jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Fri Aug 04, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Rolling Textkit over to Version 3
Replies: 11
Views: 3826

yes, the quiz feature is pretty bonked. I fear i'm going to have to restart the subscriptions from scratch and upgrade the features. I hired a developer for a full month to fix and totally upgrade the entire quiz script. Sadly, the work is pretty much useless and the project was a complete flop. I'm...
by Jeff Tirey
Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Textkit server moved
Replies: 3
Views: 1209

Textkit server moved

If anyone noticed some Textkit downtime this morning, this was because the site moved to a new server today. It's an even faster machine so hope the site should have a bit more pep.

thanks,
jeff
by Jeff Tirey
Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:31 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classics programs
Replies: 3
Views: 1597

Also is University of Cincinnati- an excellent program. Where they differ too is that they have also a Masters program as well.

For classics undergrads, they have very generous scholarships. I'm not certain exactly what but I think there are many full scholarship opportunities available.
by Jeff Tirey
Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:51 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hey, what happened to the...
Replies: 20
Views: 6266

It's more like scripts that do the copying, I doubt they ever really know or care about Textkit. Example: Here's a search in Google for text that is unique to only Textkit but excludes Textkit from the search. The results should be 0 but... http://www.google.com/search?q=While+we+didn%27t+win+a+Webb...
by Jeff Tirey
Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hey, what happened to the...
Replies: 20
Views: 6266

you ARE on top of things :-) Yes, that's right. Textkit is back in Googles index. Nice to be found again for such terms at 'learn latin', 'learn ancient greek'. I can't help but think that rolling over to the new template had something to do with it. My original speculation has been that Google got ...
by Jeff Tirey
Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:00 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Rolling Textkit over to Version 3
Replies: 11
Views: 3826

thanks for hanging in there with all the changes. The vocabulary tool gave me unanticpated problems. I did not think that they scripting was going to fail when I rolled over the site, but come to find out - it did! At this point, things 'should' be working. But I am concerned about your report that ...