User:Mu301/Learning blog/2018-02

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February 2018[edit]

Fizzled[edit]

One of the ambitious projects that I followed when I first came to Wikiversity was BoomCode. This is an open source project to simulate a supernova using a computer program. The resource was created by User:Roadrunner in 2006. It never really developed; the main contributor moved on, creating QuantLib and other projects, before leaving Wikiversity about 5 years ago. The external links to the BoomCode source code are now broken. There's very little that can be done with resources like this. Not only is it abandoned, but it is impossible to resume the project without the missing pieces that have succumbed to link rot. --mikeu talk 15:47, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

Update: the page has been moved to Draft:BoomCode space. There is too little useful information and it does not appear that anyone is interested in improving this abandoned resource. --mikeu talk 13:06, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

Ancient Egyptian language[edit]

I recently stumbled upon Pre-Late Egyptian Reconstruction which contains "some notes of the Ancient Egyptian verbal system as well as research on other pertinent grammatical information and vocalizations that have been gathered together" by User:Danielito el traviesito. We also have a project created in 2009 called Ancient Egyptian vocalization project which is "dedicated to researching and teaching the vocalization of the ancient Egyptian language" by User:Hakseng. Both are part of Portal:Egyptian language. There is also a page on Ancient Egyptian literature created by User:Pablomr84 in 2011. This is some fantastic original research and a welcome addition to Wikiversity. --mikeu talk 16:40, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

Ancient Egyptian papyri
The Edwin Smith papyrus containing a surgical treatise on trauma  
The Ipuwer Papyrus containing the Admonitions of Ipuwer  
The Papyrus D'Orbiney containing the Tale of Two Brothers