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Mon Apr 26 08:35:57 EDT 2010
On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 8:17 AM, Jim Hathaway <kg4knb at hat3.net> wrote:
> The site is really nice. Thanks for putting this together.
> Jim Hathaway
> Web: http://hat3.net
> On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 11:45 PM, Aaron Wolfe <aawolfe at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Over the past year I've been learning how to write software on the
> > CoCo. I've gathered lots of manuals and books from various sources
> > online. I've found it frustrating to search due to the many possible
> > locations, seeing multiple versions of the same document, guessing
> > what something is from an FTP filename, etc. Some of the scans are
> > in pretty bad shape too. I don't want to sound like I'm complaining,
> > I do greatly appreciate all the work that has gone into making these
> > resources available.
> > One of my favorite sources for more modern programming information is
> > O'Reilly's Safari book service. This is a subscription based web site
> > that contains the full text of thousands of technical books. Having a
> > massive library available to you wherever you are is quite a luxury,
> > but there aren't any CoCo books on Safari. I've been building my own
> > CoCo library as I explore different sides of our favorite computer,
> > and I decided to see if I could create something similar to Safari for
> > these books.
> > The result is http://cococoding.aaronwolfe.com
> > This site uses Google Docs to present a library of PDF documents.
> > These are files I've gathered from places like the excellent malted
> > media FTP site. The difference is that I've organized them to (I
> > hope) have only the most current version. I've added a short
> > description to each file, similar to how BBSes used to present file
> > areas. I've also optimized each PDF for readability and file size.
> > Most I've run through Clearscan OCR which makes them easier to read
> > and allows full text searching. Google Docs allows you to read and
> > search them online without downloading, although you can still
> > download them if you prefer. The biggest thing I miss reading online
> > is that Google Docs doesn't seem to be able to show the indexes.
> > I have some ideas about other resources that could be gathered to help
> > the uninitiated (or the forgetful :). I'll see if this is of use to
> > anyone and maybe explore adding more. Hope the site is useful to
> > someone, and I'm open to suggestions or criticism.
> > -Aaron
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