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by AL Rachels -

Note that currently due to my health, and two computer failures, I am "swamped" with things that need to be done. It does not help that I have mild attention deficient disorder and get easily side tracked.

Due to the above I have had to build up a new server here at home. I have yet to set up any email capability, so if you want to be able to log in to this site to try out the plugins I support, Diary, HotQuestion, iContent, MooTyper, and Skype, you will need to send me an email request for an account. drachels at drachels dot com Please include your desired username and password. It will also help to know which plugins you are interested in.

Development Notes

by AL Rachels -

I have been spending a lot of time working on both MooTyper and Diary code. For MooTyper it has mostly been work on the various Completions that can be used. For Diary it has been to fix a problem where an old entry might be subject to it's grade being changed if the user edits the old entry, when the activity is using a current prompt.

As of this moment, I think the MooTyper Completions are working correctly. Diary is about 99% fixed. Hopefully, it will be completely fixed in a day or two.

Site Update

by AL Rachels -

I hope everyone is enjoying the latest version of MooTyper, without any problems. At least none have been reported to me yet. LOL and knock on wood!

I have been doing a lot of development here at the sample website for MooTyper. I am in the process of hopefully being able to move it to a dedicated server instead of it's shared hosting location. Should make the site more responsive and not so s..l....o.....w.

The biggest change that is readily noticeable is getting rid of the long scroll page that you normally see when you visit the site. I have converted to continent based categories with country courses which make the front page more compact. This has pointed out to me places I have neglected trying to develop keyboard layouts for.

As part of this process I had to split up the former English and Portuguese courses. As part of the new, England, course, I have created a new layout, EnglishWKeypad(UKV6) that gets used in that new course. Makes it handy to do lessons and exercises that focus on using the number keypad for input. I will do the same in the new Portugal and Brazil courses, when I have time.

A partial reason for doing this is that I do sometimes have individuals who are interested in using MooTyper, on their own initiative but do not have access at any location they have access too.

As usual, please let me know if you have any problems or would like a new feature, and I will see what I can do.

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