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A Mar 2016 screenshot for a YouTube summary of the newly-published 10-volume print set of Hmolpedia, then at the 4,050+ wiki page level.

In encyclopedias, Hmolpedia refers to []

Early Stages

Folders

In 1994 to 2001, Libb Thims, after being schooled in chemical engineering thermodynamics, began to attempt scratch note derivations of how the following chemical thermodynamics equation:

where ΔG is the change Δ in Gibbs energy G, ΔH is the change Δ in the enthalpy H, ΔS is the change Δ in the entropy S, defined such that the criterion: "ΔG < 0" is the condition of spontaneity in a chemical reaction (human or otherwise), i.e. that it will "go" naturally on its own (compare Maxwell's over-common age three query: "what's the go o' that?"), applies to human reactions, social and interpersonal, mechanistically, over the scale of generations.[1]

A 2005 screenshot of the HumanThermodynamics.com's "Glossary of Terms", which is the forerunner to the online wiki-version of Hmolpedia.[2]

In 2001 to 2004, Libb Thims, amid attempting to draft a 3-volume book on Human Thermodynamics, aka "human chemical thermodynamics" in modern format, began to do extensive research on everything ever written in respect to attempts to explain human existence "thermodynamically". The majority of this research began to accumulate in the form of books, and also articles (magazine, journal, and online) and notes that were organized into folders, which were kept in arrays of file cabinets.

HumanThermodynamics.com | Glossary

In 2005, Libb Thims launched HumanThermodynamics.com, wherein he began to pen a header-linked A-Z glossary of terms, as shown adjacent, so to be able to hyperlink rare historical terms, related to the "thermodynamics of humans", employed in newly-penned online articles, e.g. “human molecule”, to a basic definition (in the case when such definitions were not extant on the Internet).[2][3]

Wikipedia

In late 2005 to 2007, Thims joined the newly-formed Wikipedia, finding that it was better to store and write articles in wiki pages (rather than on html pages with anchor-linked term sections) and began to contribute (Ѻ), making 10,000-edits and 85-new articles. He eventually resigned, owing to editing conflict issues, in respect to the "presumed" notability or non-notability of historical subject matter articles, such as “human chemistry” (E.B., 1851) , “human thermodynamics” (Bryan Donkin, 1893), and “human molecule” (Jean Sales, 1789).

Dedicated Wiki

WetPaint Wiki

On 24 Dec 2007, Thims launched a new wiki, at the new WetPaint.com wiki farm, initially via the subdomain:

http://HumanThermodynamics.WetPaint.com

The first three articles penned were: three articles: Sadi Carnot, human thermodynamics, and human chemistry; and it was originally simply called:

Human Thermodynamics Wiki

On 15 Jan 2008, at the point when the site had 71 articles, the name of the wiki was changed to:

Encyclopedia of Human Thermodynamics
The "A to Z" portion of subtitle of Hmolpedia, introduced in 2015, was introduced to be in theme and in style with Pierre Perrot's 1998 A to Z of Thermodynamics, one of Libb Thims's favorite and inspirational books.[4]

On 12 Mar 2008, Thims bought the domain EoHT.info (see: thread), hosted at GoDaddy, and had it point to and masked over the previous subdomain (humanthermodynamics.wetpaint.com) URL. The site thereafter began to be referred to as the "EoHT wiki" in many discussion forum pages.

Hmolpedia | Naming

On 4 Apr 2011, Thims, when the site was at the 2,030+ article level, renamed the site from "EoHT wiki" to:

Hmolpedia: Encyclopedia of Human Thermodynamics, Human Chemistry, and Human Physics

to embrace the more encompassing perspective and corpus of articles the site currently contains.[5]

WikiFoundry Wiki

On 20 Sep 2013, the WetPaint platform was purchased by Travis Derouin, the former lead developer of WikiHow from 2004 to 2011.

On 25 Nov 2015, Thims, when the site was at the 3,940+ article level, added (see: version 1730) the “A to Z” term to the site homepage, referring to the wiki collection of articles as follows:

Hmolpedia: an A to Z Encyclopedia of Human Thermodynamics, Human Chemistry, and Human Physics

This was done in theme to Pierre Perrot’s 1998 A to Z of Thermodynamics, a thermodynamics dictionary entitled originally entitled Dictionnare de thermodynamique (1994) in the French edition, which was inspirationally thematic to how Thims had originally envisioned and attempted to write each Hmolpedia article, often citing each new article, when applicable, to Perrot’s thermodynamics encyclopedia-like dictionary booklet (1998).[4]

Printed Edition

On 16 Mar 2016, at 9:05 AM CST, a ten-volume print set edition of Hmolpedia, as shown above, totaling 6,496-pages, was published and made available for sale, via LuLu.com.

An overview of how, in Sep 2020, Hmolpedia, amid its migration from a WikiFoundry platform to a MediaWiki platform, was split into to wikis: an archived version (EoHT.info) and a new edition (Hmolpedia.com).

MediaWiki

On 1 Sep 2020, Thims, per ongoing issues with the WikiFoundry platform (e.g. hints that it might close in 2021, image servers being down frequently, search box no longer works, etc.), began to migrate the articles of the WikiFoundry.com hosted, GoDaddy URL masked, EoHT.info site, to new A2hosting servers, run via MediaWiki platform, dividing the 5,376 articles of the site, extant in Aug 2020, into two wiki sites:

  • Hmolpedia.com (active newly-written edition of Hmolpedia)
  • EoHT.info (archive of the 5,376 articles, extant in Aug 2020)

The archived version is designed to be akin to how WikiSource has an archived version of the Encyclopedia Britannica 1911 edition, which current articles of Wikipedia use for incorporation and citation purposes. The new MediaWiki version of EoHT.info, in short, is a WikiSource version, so to say, of the Aug edition of Hmolpedia (Hmolpedia 2020).

References

  1. Go - (WikiFoundry subdomain) – Hmolpedia 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Glossary of Terms - HumanThermodynamics.com
  3. Progress Report – Hmolpedia 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 (a) Perrot, Pierre. (1998). A to Z of Thermodynamics. Oxford University Press.
    (b) Perrot, Pierre. (1994). Dictionnaire de Thermodynamique. Publisher.
  5. Hmolpedia (etymology) - (WikiFoundry subdomain) – Hmolpedia 2020.)
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