[CODE4LIB] Conference: Access 2008 in Hamilton, ON -- October 1-4.

2008-08-26 Thread John Fink
Also folks, I'm still soliciting Access Hackfest ideas -- let me know if you have any. --- Registration is now open for Access 2008, Canada's premier library technology conference that focuses on issues relating to technology planning, development, challenges and solutions. *When*: Oct. 1 -

Re: [CODE4LIB] Simulating off-campus for testing

2008-09-17 Thread John Fink
I'd try tor (http://tor.eff.org). jf On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 12:41 PM, Chris Gray [EMAIL PROTECTED]wrote: There are a number of services we offer that behave differently for off-campus users vs. on-campus users (based on IP address) and testing both behaviors is difficult while sitting


2009-09-09 Thread John Fink
I'm not using R personally here but I've gotten a number of requests for it to be installed on library computers, so I think it's getting pretty popular. jf On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 8:07 PM, Cloutman, David dclout...@co.marin.ca.uswrote: Ironically, the first, and only other time, I heard of R

Re: [CODE4LIB] UNIX/LINUX noob looking for UWIN help

2009-12-13 Thread John Fink
How about WUBI? Installs Ubuntu like a windows program - easy in, easy out. http://wubi-installer.org/ jf On 12/13/09, Matt Amory matt.am...@gmail.com wrote: I'm trying to get UNIX/LINUX to run on my Windows laptop. Is UWIN the best and easiest option? -- Sent from my mobile device

Re: [CODE4LIB] Location of the first Code4Lib North meeting?

2010-01-20 Thread John Fink
If Hamilton would make logistical sense, I'm quite happy to do some exploratory poking around. jf On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 11:00 AM, Patrick M. Lozeau pmloz...@inlibro.comwrote: Hi, I just chatted with a person at McGill (i.e. Amy Buckland), and we would be glad to host the event in

Re: [CODE4LIB] change management system

2010-02-10 Thread John Fink
If you're at all handy with Ruby I'd check out Redmine ( http://www.redmine.org/). Takes a lot of inspiration from Trac but does it better IMHO, especially with multiple projects. Works swimmingly with Apache's modrails. jf On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 8:07 PM, Greg Jansen cou...@email.unc.edu

[CODE4LIB] Code4lib North approaching, hackfest ideas wanted!

2011-04-25 Thread John Fink
Hey folks, Code4Lib North is fast approaching! It's on for May 5-6, and we need your hackfest ideas for our full day hackfest. If you've got any, please send them along to me at john.f...@gmail.com -- I'd love to hear them and get people working on them. Thanks! jf

[CODE4LIB] 2012 preconference proposals wanted!

2011-09-13 Thread John Fink
Hey Code4lib folks! Code4Lib 2012 is rapidly approaching and it's time to gather up some proposals for the Code4Lib 2012 preconference sessions! We're accepting preconference proposals for both full day and half day morning/evening sessions. If you've got an idea, put it on the wiki! It's at

[CODE4LIB] Fwd: 2012 preconference proposals wanted!

2011-09-20 Thread John Fink
Hey folks, Apologies for the duplication, but I've heard at least one case of someone not getting this. jf -- Forwarded message -- From: John Fink john.f...@gmail.com Date: Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 9:13 PM Subject: 2012 preconference proposals wanted! To: Code for Libraries CODE4LIB

[CODE4LIB] Great Lakes THATCamp, 4/20, 4/21, 4/22 in London, ON.

2012-02-29 Thread John Fink
Hey folks, Kinda-sorta-maybe of tangential interest to code4libbers in general (and maybe C4LN in particular) the Great Lakes THATCamp is going to be in London, ON this time 'round, on April 20-22. Bill Turkel is the prime mover behind it and it is shaping up to be awesome, so if you're

Re: [CODE4LIB] Interest in Toronto/GTA Meetup?

2012-04-23 Thread John Fink
If anything would get me to come to Toronto willingly with a spring in my step, it'd be a Toronto/GTA C4L meetup. Yes, yes, absolutemente yes. jf On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 8:45 AM, Chen, Janey janey_c...@ontla.ola.orgwrote: Yes! Janey -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries

Re: [CODE4LIB] project management system

2013-01-14 Thread John Fink
We use Redmine, and we're pretty happy with it. It's often used for software, but we've found it very helpful for a range of projects. It does require that you run it locally iirc, and therefore will require that you have someone who can (or can learn) to deploy Rails apps. jf On 2013-01-14 1:41

Re: [CODE4LIB] Ruby on Windows

2013-10-01 Thread John Fink
My *guess* is (and more sophisticated Rubyists can chime in and tell me I'm wrong) is that the gems that are failing on your Windows install are the gems that have Unix-ish dependencies -- e.g., the Blather gem wants to compile something in C and is looking for gcc or make or something you don't

Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib North 2015 meet up?

2015-01-05 Thread John Fink
+1 also! Yes! On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 10:30 AM, William Denton w...@pobox.com wrote: On 5 January 2015, Tim Ribaric wrote: Is anyone interested in hosting the Code4Lib North 2015 meeting? I was going to volunteer and have St. Catharines ON be the place for this year but if someone has a