[rfk-dev] robotfindskitten - web version

Peter A. H. Peterson pedro at tastytronic.net
Tue Mar 24 07:26:54 PDT 2009

Hi Michal,

I think the best thing for you to do would be to contact Leonard
Richardson (leonardr at crummy.com) and subscribe to the rfk-dev list and
explain your idea there. robotfindskitten is not *my* baby -- Leonard
created it. I *am* responsible for the website and in some sense for
generally wrangling the community... but we're a pretty loose

For the record, there have been some other web versions which used
many of the elements of rfk that you're mentioning, so I don't really
think it will be a permissions problem, providing that appropriate
credit, etc., is given. I guess the difference is in scope; it sounds
like what you're hoping to build is something like a play-online rfk
community website (including nki submission, voting, etc.) as opposed
to the current rfk site, which is mostly a development archive. Is
this correct?

If so, is this a project you want independent control over, or is this
something that you'd be happy to have integrated into the existing
robotfindskitten website? I can imagine that it would be good for the
robotfindskitten community, etc. to have a single, central rfk scene.
That said, I'm not even sure that the rfk crew (including myself)
would want that as part of the official site -- I'm just thinking out

In any case, thank you for your interest in robotfindskitten... it's
great, isn't it? Let me know what you're thinking as you proceed with



Quoting Lajcik:
>    Hi,
>    I recently discovered rfk and was immediately charmed by it :) Theres
>    something relaxing in searching for a kitten in a world full of curious
>    objects.
>    It left me inspired to create a web version of rfk using latest javascript
>    magic, i even started some work already, but I would still like to hear
>    your opinion and permission. I understand that rfk is gpl, but id still
>    feel better if i got your 'ok' since its your child. Id like to keep the
>    web version close to the theme of original rfk and your website. Which
>    ultimately means id like to use the afterword, the logo, etc... which
>    again ultimately means id like it too look very much like rfk site :)
>    (more or less, the layout part is still mostly in my head)
>    The main idea is to have rfk fully playable in a web browser, keeping the
>    original feel of rfk (black background, ascii items, navigation using
>    arrow keys, ascii website etc) and enhancing the concept with some
>    features. For example letting users submit new "Non Kitty Items" via web
>    interface (which would be later accepted/rejected by hand and maybe by
>    bash-style voting in unforseen future), and including counters like
>    "robotfoundkitten x times today". maybe a mobile browser version if people
>    like it... etc. Its something that has a lot of space to expand upon while
>    still keeping it simple and zen.
>    Let me know if youre ok with it.
>    i can mail you when robot is ready to seek kittens, i mean when ive got
>    something to show, which hopefully will be before christmas :)
>    Cheers,
>    Michal

Peter A. H. Peterson, technician and musician.
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