Kurt.W.Andrews at sbcglobal.net
Fri Apr 7 21:22:05 MST 2006
My name is Kurt. By day I'm a mild mannered application architect
for a nation wide car rental company who shall remain nameless
because they don't pay me to advertise. In the evening I help my
wife of sixteen years take care of our five kids and write software.
Why do I write software in the evening after doing it all day.
That's the way God wired me I guess.
Current areas of interest ( in no particular order):
Studying the bible
Java -- Of course that's what we use all day
Ruby -- this is how I relax in the evening
scripting languages in general (groovy, perl, python etc.)
Regular expressions -- did I mention I was some what of a ... I guess
they still call us geeks
Web application systems and web services (soap)
Current projects outside of work
I'm currently testing the experimental soap interface for the ESV on-
line bible using ruby's soap module so that we can integrate it into
our church web site
Figuring out how to convert Crossway's XML schema to OSIS
Some Ideas I had for participating in the Sword project
Helping to get some of the modern Bible translations into the project
especially the ESV
Adding red letters to the the ASV. For some reason this feature
isn't working in the ASV module I downloaded for use with my
macSword. I don't know if it's a bug or if it's just some extra mark-
up that needs to be done. I'd like to try my hand at a couple of
modules anyway just to get an idea of how that side of things works.
All of the import utilities seem to be written for windows. I'd like
to try my hand at some more cross platform friendly versions. Where
can I find documentation on the final *.swd format and the conversion
algorithm. I know that the intermediate format is OSIS or one of the
other markups. It's the stuff for the final import I'm interested
in. I'd prefer not to have to reverse engineer it from some C/C++
code, but I guess I can if I have to.
These probably aren't the only things I'd be interested in they're
just a starting point. I'll let you guys clue me in as to who needs
help with what
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