Re: [CODE4LIB] presentation files

2008-03-04 Thread Nate Vack
On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 8:44 AM, Dan Scott [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: There seemed to be general support on IRC for using the Internet Archive as the destination of choice for the code4lib videos, but perhaps this is a good time to call for broader discussion. +1 on this... let's eat our own

Re: [CODE4LIB] LibraryThing JSON API

2008-03-25 Thread Nate Vack
On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 2:10 PM, Tim Spalding [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: My big worry is expired sessions. Any ideas how to solve that without using a new-session URL? Long session expiry times? -Nate

Re: [CODE4LIB] e-journal publishing software

2008-04-07 Thread Nate Vack
On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 8:30 AM, Esha Datta [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: NYU is looking at e-publishing in general and how it ties in with preservation requirements. Have any of you done any work with PDF/A and generating access files from that format? We have a number of books that will be

Re: [CODE4LIB] Performance profiling in Rails?

2008-04-08 Thread Nate Vack
On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 9:46 AM, Jonathan Rochkind [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm not really sure how to start. The fact that I really need to include examination of things that happen during view rendering (helper methods, but possibly also db access that might unwise be in the view code

Re: [CODE4LIB] place for code examples?

2008-05-14 Thread Nate Vack
On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 4:07 PM, Keith Jenkins [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Does there already exist some place to put some code examples to share with the code4lib community? (I'm thinking of snippets somewhere on the order of 10-100 lines, like the definition of a php function.) At the risk of

Re: [CODE4LIB] anyone know about Inera?

2008-07-11 Thread Nate Vack
Just out of curiosity, what makes parscit not optimal for this purpose? Is it too slow? Not accurate enough? I ask, as I've thought of doing similar things but haven't explored the software deeply enough to know if it'd work. Cheers, -Nate On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 2:44 PM, Steve Oberg [EMAIL

Re: [CODE4LIB] anyone know about Inera?

2008-07-11 Thread Nate Vack
On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 3:57 PM, Steve Oberg [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I fully realize how much of a risk that is in terms of reliability and maintenance. But right now I just want a way to do this in bulk with a high level of accuracy. How bad is it, really, if you get some (5%?) bad

Re: [CODE4LIB] Solr for Internal Searching

2008-08-05 Thread Nate Vack
I know this is code4lib, not buystuff4lib, but the Google Mini is reputed to be rather quick, bulletproof and configurable, and starts at $3k. For example, it works nicely with lots of file formats (including Office documents) out of the box. And works with LDAP and NTLM for authentication and

Re: [CODE4LIB] A million free covers, from LibraryThing

2008-08-07 Thread Nate Vack
On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 12:09 PM, Tim Spalding [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: After releasing all our series, award prizes and such, we've now released all our covers. See the blog: I really hope this—or more

Re: [CODE4LIB] Expression Engine Anyone

2008-09-12 Thread Nate Vack
On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 4:52 PM, Moody, David (dam8u) 3. Would it allow for standalone applications to run in the same domain space (eg. Other OpenSource PHP/MySQL or Ruby on Rails apps), most importantly BlackLight and SOLR. It looks like it's just a PHP app, so there's really no way

Re: [CODE4LIB] Simulating off-campus for testing

2008-09-17 Thread Nate Vack Runs your entire connection through a VPN -- a rather more complete experience than HTTP proxies may be. $17/month. Cheers, -Nate On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 11:41 AM, Chris Gray [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: There are a number of services we offer that behave

Re: [CODE4LIB] creating call number browse

2008-10-01 Thread Nate Vack
On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 7:21 AM, Keith Jenkins [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I think that one advantage of browsing a physical shelf is that the shelf is linear, so it's very easy to methodically browse from the left end of the shelf to the right, and have a sense that you haven't accidentally

Re: [CODE4LIB] creating call number browse

2008-10-01 Thread Nate Vack
On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 7:34 PM, Naomi Dushay [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 1. The user is not broken. Our faculty are very vocal in desiring a virtual shelf list that will allow them to, given a specific item, look for closely located items. Call numbers have facilitated co-location of (some)

Re: [CODE4LIB] Recommendations, Drupal, Plone, Expression engine, Joomla

2008-10-24 Thread Nate Vack
Quick answer: I'd recommend, just as soon, not switching to a CMS. I managed a CMS conversion and wound up switching back after a couple of years. It turned out that when it came down to it, the technical hurdles involved in managing HTML were minuscule compared to the challenges of writing good

Re: [CODE4LIB] Web Statistics Software

2008-11-11 Thread Nate Vack
I've used analog, awstats, mint, analytics, and crazyegg in the past. Nothing so far has been perfect, but in general, Analytics has been my favorite for most applications. * Setup is bog-simple * It does pretty exactly what I want * It's free * Their privacy policy is sane. The only real

Re: [CODE4LIB] ubuntu hardy and PEAR youtube module?

2008-12-10 Thread Nate Vack
It looks like curl isn't connecting to stuff right. Can you make a page that just uses curl to get some other page and display it (or your status code)? If it's not working in a general sense... well, try curl from the command line and see what happens. If there's no love there, you'll need to

Re: [CODE4LIB] Free cover images?

2009-03-16 Thread Nate Vack
On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 3:30 PM, Jonathan Rochkind wrote: However, my understanding is that Worldcat forbids any use of those cover images _at all_.  This is much more clear cut, and OCLC is much more likely to care, then Amazon's more bizarre restrictions as to purpose. How

Re: [CODE4LIB] Something completely different

2009-04-07 Thread Nate Vack
On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 10:40 AM, Peter Schlumpf wrote: I want to get back to simple things.  Imagine if there were no Marc records.   Minimal layers of abstraction.  No politics.  No vendors.  No SQL straightjacket.  What would an ILS look like without those things?

Re: [CODE4LIB] Amazon product API will require a crypto signature

2009-05-11 Thread Nate Vack
On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 9:31 AM, Tim Spalding wrote: I think it's a terrible mistake for them. Their marginal cost is zero; they don't need to do this. Their marginal cost may be quite low, but I'm fairly sure it's not zero. Cycles, storage, and bandwidth aren't free.

[CODE4LIB] OT(?) - Historical journal value data?

2009-05-21 Thread Nate Vack
OK, here's one for y'all, Anyone know of a source of historical journal value data? I've seen the OMG Article Costs Will Bury Libraries graph a million times, but I've only ever seen spotty data points for cost/article or cost/character. Anyone know if that data exists, and where it might be

Re: [CODE4LIB] Reference Desk - Service Tracker Software

2009-07-09 Thread Nate Vack
Yup, Eric Larson and I are indeed behind this hosted Libstats-alike product. At the moment, we don't have anything like the public Villanova Answers piece, though. Cheers, -Nate On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 2:35 PM, Matt wrote: I have not personally used it, but you

Re: [CODE4LIB] Setting users google scholar settings

2009-07-15 Thread Nate Vack
On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 2:25 PM, John wrote: We have tested routing off-campus users through our local proxy (WAM) when they link to Google Scholar from our library website. I believe we do this at Madison -- for Google Scholar as well as PubMed. Warps my mind to

Re: [CODE4LIB] proxying Google Book Search and advertising networks to protect patron privacy

2009-08-05 Thread Nate Vack
Are you talking about proxying connections from library computers? For computers in the library, how does a proxy help with privacy? How is a person linked to a web request? Login records? Video footage? If either of those, wouldn't purging the records be the simplest way to provide privacy?

Re: [CODE4LIB] digital storage

2009-08-27 Thread Nate Vack
On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 1:57 PM, Ryan wrote: $213,360 over 3 years If you're ONLY looking at storage costs, SATA drives in enterprise RAID systems range from about $1.00/GB to about $1.25/GB for online storage. Yeah -- but if you're looking only at storage

Re: [CODE4LIB] digital storage

2009-08-27 Thread Nate Vack
On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 3:25 PM, Edward M. wrote: Yes, maybe you save on staff time patching software on your storage array, but that is not a significant amount of time - esp. since you are still going to have some local storage, and there isn't much difference in

Re: [CODE4LIB] Implementing OpenURL for simple web resources

2009-09-14 Thread Nate Vack
On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 8:48 AM, O.Stephens wrote: What we are considering is the best way to represent a web page (or similar - pdf etc.) in an OpenURL. It looks like we could do something as simple as: http://resolver.address/? url_ver=Z39.88-2004

Re: [CODE4LIB] character-sets for dummies?

2009-12-16 Thread Nate Vack
On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 11:24 AM, Walker, David wrote: If you're looking to convert that data to UTF-8 (which I assume you would), then your best friend is a program from Index Data called yaz-marcdump, which comes with the Yaz toolkit.  It runs on Linux and Windows, and

Re: [CODE4LIB] SVN/Mercurial hosting

2009-12-16 Thread Nate Vack
On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 1:22 PM, Yitzchak Schaffer wrote: Before I start trekking around looking for hosting, does anyone in the crowd here have a server set up, and is potentially willing to host Trac+SVN or Trac+HG for our open-source projects?  We currently have

Re: [CODE4LIB] ipsCA Certs

2009-12-18 Thread Nate Vack
On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 11:46 AM, John Wynstra wrote: We are going with either Thawte or Digicert since our campus already has certs from these Vendors.  My personal experience has been with Thawte, but not with their wildcard certs. Depending on how cheap cheap needs to

Re: [CODE4LIB] Rails Hosting

2010-01-14 Thread Nate Vack
On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 3:23 PM, Gabriel Farrell wrote: If you want to run your own VPS, go with Linode (and contact me for a referral key :)).  A number of customers have switched to them since Slicehost was sold to Rackspace. If it's Plug your favorite VPS provider, I'll put

Re: [CODE4LIB] PHP bashing (was: newbie)

2010-03-25 Thread Nate Vack
On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 10:00 AM, Joe Hourcle wrote: You say that as if duct tape is a bad thing for auto repairs.  Not all duct tape repairs are candidates for There, I fixed it![1].  It works just fine for the occassional hose repair. At the risk of taking an

Re: [CODE4LIB] Inlining HTTP Headers in URLs

2010-06-01 Thread Nate Vack
On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 1:21 PM, LeVan,Ralph wrote: I've been sensing a flaw in HTTP for some time now.  It seems like you ought to be able to do everything through a URL that you can using a complete interface to HTTP.  Specifically, I'd love to be able to specify values for

Re: [CODE4LIB] drupal question

2010-06-04 Thread Nate Vack
On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 2:02 PM, Jill Ellern wrote: I know we can put this open source software on a PC...and we've done that but this isn't a solution for a production level web service What is the average cost of hosting a drupal server out there in the cloud?   Are

Re: [CODE4LIB] usability question: searching for a database (not in a database)

2010-08-03 Thread Nate Vack
On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 3:02 PM, Rosenthal, Danielle wrote: This was a question (or task) on our last web usability study. And yes, even though our page clearly stated Enter database name here above the search box in big bold letters, we watched as those instructions were

Re: [CODE4LIB] Looking for OAuth experts

2010-09-20 Thread Nate Vack
On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 4:21 PM, MJ Ray wrote: I think FOSS servers would be affected by the published-key spoofing flaw too, wouldn't they? They would, but it should be easy(-ish) for each server admin to get their own key, which it can then (hopefully!) keep secret. The

Re: [CODE4LIB] Django

2010-10-25 Thread Nate Vack
On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 9:19 AM, Junior Tidal wrote: Does anyone have any recommendations for learning Django? Books, websites, video tutorials, etc. ... For resources, learn django in Google shows a bunch of promising hints. Methodology-wise: Start with a fairly

[CODE4LIB] MARCXML - What is it for?

2010-10-25 Thread Nate Vack
Hi all, I've just spent the last couple of weeks delving into and decoding a binary file format. This, in turn, got me thinking about MARCXML. In a nutshell, it looks like it's supposed to contain the exact same data as a normal MARC record, except in XML form. As in, it should be

Re: [CODE4LIB] MARCXML - What is it for?

2010-10-25 Thread Nate Vack
On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 2:09 PM, Tim Spalding wrote: - XML is self-describing, binary is not. Not to quibble, but that's only in a theoretical sense here. Something like Amazon XML is truly self-describing. MARCXML is self-obfuscating. At least MARC records kinda imitate

Re: [CODE4LIB] Django

2010-10-28 Thread Nate Vack
On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 3:25 PM, Junior Tidal wrote: Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I haven't actively looked for resources since I'm busy doing collection development. However, I came across an advertisement for a Django book and figured it would be a useful

Re: [CODE4LIB] Hadoop/MapReduce and FOP

2010-10-28 Thread Nate Vack
Can you start FOP job as its own process? If so, something like Condor[1] or Sun Grid Engine will probably be a whole lot easier to deploy (like, you could be testing next week) than something MapReduce-based. Usage is essentially: condor_run your_process and that queues the job up and runs it

Re: [CODE4LIB] Which O'Reilly books should we give away at Code4Lib 2011?

2010-12-08 Thread Nate Vack
On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 3:46 PM, Gabriel Farrell wrote: I've heard good things about Pilgrim's HTML5 book. I also still want my own copy of Javascript: The Good Parts. Javascript: The Good Parts++ Absolutely fabulous. Cheers, -Nate

Re: [CODE4LIB] CouchDB and MongoDB (was: Re: O'Reilly books...)

2010-12-14 Thread Nate Vack
Tongue lodged deeply -- so deeply -- in cheek: NSFW if your co-workers don't like to hear computer-generated swears. :) Cheers, -Nate On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 11:11 AM, Luciano Ramalho wrote: On Tue, Dec 14,

Re: [CODE4LIB] A suggested role for text mining in library catalogs?

2011-02-21 Thread Nate Vack
On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 4:42 PM, Eric Lease Morgan wrote: For example, Thoreau was dominated by first-person male pronouns but Austen was dominated by second person female pronouns. Pardon my denseness here, but what's a first-person male pronoun and second-person female

Re: [CODE4LIB] A suggested role for text mining in library catalogs?

2011-02-21 Thread Nate Vack
On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 9:51 AM, Eric Lease Morgan wrote: My bad. I don't know. I was at home sick with the flu. :-D S'allright, I'm a bit spaced out with a cold and was worried that a large segment of grammar had left my brain. I'd believe 'first-person and masculine' and

Re: [CODE4LIB] What do you wish you had time to learn?

2011-04-26 Thread Nate Vack
On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 7:30 AM, Edward Iglesias wrote: Hello All, I am doing a presentation at RILA (Rhode Island Library Association) on changing skill sets for Systems Librarians.  I did a formal survey a while back (if you participated, thank you) but this stuff

Re: [CODE4LIB] If you were starting over, what would you learn and how would you do it?

2011-05-06 Thread Nate Vack
On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 2:07 PM, Ceci Land wrote: How would you choose to develop your skills from baby level to something useful to the profession? I'd pretty much follow the plot of Batman Begins as closely as possible. Wait, useful to *this* profession? -n

Re: [CODE4LIB] exposing website visitor IP addresses to webcrawlers

2011-05-20 Thread Nate Vack
On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 9:35 AM, Keith Jenkins wrote: Just out of curiosity, does anyone on this list have any opinions about whether website owners should publicly post lists of their visitors' IP addresses (or hostnames) and to also allow such lists to be indexable by search

Re: [CODE4LIB] exposing website visitor IP addresses to webcrawlers

2011-05-23 Thread Nate Vack
On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 3:13 PM, Kyle Banerjee wrote: I see an opportunity for websites to offer subscription services that would suppress such info for a modest fee. And I see an opportunity for the police to arrest the proprietors of said websites on extortion charges.

Re: [CODE4LIB] mailing list

2011-05-31 Thread Nate Vack
On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 10:32 AM, Ethan Gruber wrote: True, but I'm hesitant to post mundane bits of code that are irrelevant to most of the user base here.  It may be worth discussing XForms in more detail on code4lib, though, since the xforms4lib list never quite took off

Re: [CODE4LIB] RDF for opening times/hours?

2011-06-08 Thread Nate Vack
On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 4:28 PM, Doran, Michael D wrote: I'm trying to figure out the most flexible output markup (RDF schema?), one that would allow the widest use of the web service in addition to outputting HTML markup for a mobile site page. Not to start an RDF -vs-

Re: [CODE4LIB] RDF for opening times/hours?

2011-06-08 Thread Nate Vack
On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 9:39 AM, Simon Spero wrote: HTML is an output format; Everyone's output format is someone else's input format. -Nate

Re: [CODE4LIB] RDF for opening times/hours?

2011-06-08 Thread Nate Vack
On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 11:45 AM, Kevin S. Clarke wrote: time itemprop=openingHours datetime=Mo,We,Fri 17:00-21:00Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 5-9pm/time Or, if you just want to talk about, (which I think is what the OP was about?)

Re: [CODE4LIB] RDF for opening times/hours?

2011-06-08 Thread Nate Vack
On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 1:45 PM, Brice Stacey wrote: You can't necessarily say We 8:00-2:00 because your closing hour could be after your opening hour on the next day and it would be ambiguous. E.g. Opening at 2am and closing the next day at 4am. Hm, good point.

Re: [CODE4LIB] Trends with virtualization

2011-07-11 Thread Nate Vack
On Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 9:46 AM, Karen Schneider wrote: My down-home-country-librarian observation that I always tack on (with plenty of disclaimers) is If virtualization were the answer, we'd see more of it by now. This. Various vendors have been pushing the run all

Re: [CODE4LIB] Seeking feedback on database design for an open source software registry

2011-07-17 Thread Nate Vack
On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 2:09 PM, Peter Murray wrote: On Jul 15, 2011, at 2:59 PM, Mike Taylor wrote: Isn't this pretty much what FreshMeat is for? It is similar in concept to Freshmeat, but the scope is limited to library-oriented

Re: [CODE4LIB] Open-Source Reference Tracking Software

2011-08-02 Thread Nate Vack
On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 11:48 AM, Nathan Tallman wrote: Other than ATReference, does anyone know of any open-source software designed for tracking reference statistics? In addition to being one of the authors of a commercial offering, I was the original author of the

Re: [CODE4LIB] screen scraping

2011-10-03 Thread Nate Vack
On Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 9:35 PM, Reese, Terry wrote: In Canada, the BC Supreme Court ruled that screen scrapping real estate listings from one site and using them on another indeed infringed on copyright.  Not sure if this would cover your use -- but if you are

Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib 2012 Registration Cost?

2011-11-10 Thread Nate Vack
On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 10:28 AM, Jonathan Rochkind wrote: But how does the pre-conf being free hurt you there? I think the idea is if the preconference had a cost to attendees, its sponsorship money could be used to defer the cost of the rest of the conference for everyone.

Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib 2012 Registration Cost?

2011-11-10 Thread Nate Vack
On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 10:42 AM, Jonathan Rochkind wrote: For some reason people keep proposing significant changes to how we do the conference for reasons of getting more sponsorship money or using sponsorship money in certain ways--- why, when we apparently get enough as it

Re: [CODE4LIB] iPad Kiosk Statistics

2011-11-11 Thread Nate Vack
On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 2:31 PM, Cary Gordon wrote: It depends on what you mean by local. If you mean that the html files are on the iPad and you have no network connection, there isn't much you can do. You could use HTML5 storage:

Re: [CODE4LIB] Professional development advice?

2011-11-28 Thread Nate Vack
On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 4:21 PM, Alexander Johannesen wrote: Your task should rather be to understand the why, who, how, when and the thenceforth of data models, and everything else will follow. Ye good gods, no, no, no! A more productive task is to understand

Re: [CODE4LIB] Professional development advice?

2011-11-28 Thread Nate Vack
On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 5:15 PM, Alexander Johannesen wrote: Hi, First, I should apologize for my tone a bit. It's been an odd day, and, yeah, email. Sorry to be overly flippant. Understanding this is not disconnected from designing data models *right*. It's the

Re: [CODE4LIB] Professional development advice?

2011-11-30 Thread Nate Vack
On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 4:40 PM, Alexander Johannesen wrote: No argument there. For example, why are we having this conversation?  ;) Well, Anne was looking for advice on skills to pick up, when starting out a career as an application developer fresh out of

Re: [CODE4LIB] server side vs client side

2011-12-01 Thread Nate Vack
On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 12:35 PM, Nate Hill wrote: I should have provided a bit more information here. Here's a rough in-progress view of what I'm up to. I was using processing.js to read a file and then

Re: [CODE4LIB] jQuery Ajax request to update a PHP variable

2011-12-06 Thread Nate Vack
On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 8:04 PM, Godmar Back wrote: That said, I'm genuinely interested in what others are thinking/have experienced. I've heard the don't send HTML argument, but in my experience, writing HTML template code and then Javascript code to generate the same HTML is

Re: [CODE4LIB] jQuery Ajax request to update a PHP variable

2011-12-06 Thread Nate Vack
On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 5:00 PM, Nate Hill wrote: Here's the work in process, and I believe it will only work in Chrome right now. In this case, it looks like there really isn't that much data. I'd preprocess

Re: [CODE4LIB] Patents and open source projects

2011-12-06 Thread Nate Vack
On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 5:18 PM, Erik Hetzner wrote: It was my intention only to suggest that trademark issues were something that one needs to pay attention to, not that the Koha community had not paid attention to trademark issues. Additionally, in the case of trademark

[CODE4LIB] Sending html via ajax -vs- building html in js (was: jQuery Ajax request to update a PHP variable)

2011-12-07 Thread Nate Vack
OK. So we have a fair number of very smart people saying, in essence, it's better to build your HTML in javascript than send it via ajax and insert it. So, I'm wondering: Why? Is it an issue of data transfer size? Is there a security issue lurking? Is it tedious to bind events to the new /

Re: [CODE4LIB] Sending html via ajax -vs- building html in js (was: jQuery Ajax request to update a PHP variable)

2011-12-07 Thread Nate Vack
On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 4:19 PM, Robert Sanderson wrote: * Separation of concerns... * Lax Security... * Obfuscation... Let's say I'm planning to first build a completely functional app with no javascript at al(*)l, and then use javascript for progressive enhancement. In

Re: [CODE4LIB] automatic greeking of sample files

2011-12-12 Thread Nate Vack
On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 2:06 PM, Brian Tingle wrote: Potential contributors of specimens would have to be okay with the fact that a determined person could recreate their original records. To make things simpler, you might just see how many contributors would

Re: [CODE4LIB] Linux Laptop

2011-12-14 Thread Nate Vack
On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 10:31 AM, Chris Fitzpatrick wrote: I just had a Howard Beale moment with Apple. I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore. What caused this moment? If you're thinking man, OS X is so dodgy or this is some crap quality hardware then a

Re: [CODE4LIB] Obvious answer to registration limitations

2011-12-19 Thread Nate Vack
On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 12:02 PM, Roy Tennant wrote: One of the founding concepts of the conference had been no spectators. That is, everyone has an opportunity to participate and is encouraged to do so. I'm not saying we need to limit the conference to 80 seats or so, but

Re: [CODE4LIB] math problem

2011-12-20 Thread Nate Vack
On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 10:57 AM, Nate Hill wrote: This way, when I loop through and hit my CSS {background-color:rgb(255, **data**, 255);} each piece of data will generate a different color and I'll have the maximum spread in proportionally correct colors from 0-255.

Re: [CODE4LIB] math problem

2011-12-20 Thread Nate Vack
On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 11:48 AM, Nate Hill wrote: I've got a top 25 list of fiction titles, and I'm making a set of divs change color according to how many times they've been checked out.  If it looks bad and it's a lousy approach no doubt I'll try something else. Ah,

Re: [CODE4LIB] My crazed idea about dealing with registration limitations

2011-12-23 Thread Nate Vack
As a guide to how many seats we may need to open up, it could be worth looking at the size of this mailing list compared to the number of registrations (waitlist included) for the conference. Is there a relatively easy way to get that data? Historical list size seems like it might be tricky...

Re: [CODE4LIB] Detecting DRM in files

2012-01-19 Thread Nate Vack
On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 3:39 PM, Farrell, Larry D wrote: Does anyone know of a Java, Ruby, Python, etc. package to detect digital rights management features in files? Short answer: The question doesn't entirely make sense. Long answer: What kind of files? DRM in

Re: [CODE4LIB] Detecting DRM in files

2012-01-20 Thread Nate Vack
On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 8:01 AM, Farrell, Larry D wrote: At this point I was primarily targeting PDF and Microsoft Office files that would be passed on to our cataloging folks for manual inspection if they were DRM protected.  As has been pointed out on the list,

Re: [CODE4LIB] barcode scanner with memory

2012-01-30 Thread Nate Vack
On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 1:03 PM, Kyle Banerjee wrote: Since a barcode scanner is just a keyboard wedge, a hardware keylogger would work well for this purpose. It'll cost you less than $50 It'll only work well if you don't mind your scanner spamming keypresses to the rest of

Re: [CODE4LIB] Metadata

2012-02-13 Thread Nate Vack
My take on this discussion, coming from a research lab: Metadata isn't meta. For example, in recordings of, say, blood pressure over time, it's common to think about things such as participant identifiers, acquisition dates, event markers, and sampling rates as metadata, and the actual

Re: [CODE4LIB] Metadata

2012-02-13 Thread Nate Vack
On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 4:25 PM, Genny Engel wrote: You simply can't use the average library catalog to look up Author X's novel that starts with the sentence So a string walks into a bar.  The actual data (the novel) is not in the catalog (which is composed only of

Re: [CODE4LIB] Metadata

2012-02-14 Thread Nate Vack
On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 1:22 AM, Graham Triggs wrote: That's an interesting distinction though. Do you need all that data in order to make sense of the results? You don't [necessarily] need to know who conducted some research, or when they conducted it in order to

Re: [CODE4LIB] Issue Tracker Recommendations

2012-02-22 Thread Nate Vack
On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 11:36 AM, Cynthia Ng wrote: 1) minimal effort in install/setup i.e. ready to use out of the box You might look into github for this. If you're doing something internal with a small team, the $7 or $12/month plans might do well for you. -n

Re: [CODE4LIB] Anyone using node.js?

2012-05-08 Thread Nate Vack
On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 10:17 PM, Ethan Gruber wrote: It was recently suggested to me that a project I am working on may adopt node.js for its architecture (well, be completely re-written for node.js). I don't know anything about node.js, and have only heard of it in some

Re: [CODE4LIB] Anyone using node.js?

2012-05-08 Thread Nate Vack
On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 11:45 AM, Ross Singer wrote: On May 8, 2012, at 10:17 AM, Ethan Gruber wrote: in.  Our data is exclusively XML, so LAMP/Rails aren't really options. ^^ Really?  Nobody's going to take the bait with this one? I can't see why they would; parsing XML

Re: [CODE4LIB] Library site design patterns

2012-05-11 Thread Nate Vack
On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 10:38 AM, Mark Jordan wrote: libraries more often than not end up implementing new sites by reinventing the wheel, and justifying that reinvention by arguing that their local wheel needs to be a oval, not round Well... wheel shape depends on the road

Re: [CODE4LIB] Academic libraries - Will dev for pay models?

2012-06-07 Thread Nate Vack
On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 3:24 PM, Eric Larson wrote: We do an honorable amount of project estimation and time-tracking here, too. s/honorable/horrible/ ;-) -n

Re: [CODE4LIB] Wikis

2012-07-25 Thread Nate Vack
On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 3:34 PM, Nathan Tallman wrote: There are a plethora of options for wiki software. Does anyone have any recommendations for a platform that's easy-to-use and has a low-learning curve for users? We looked at a bunch(!) of them a couple years back, and

Re: [CODE4LIB] Wikis

2012-07-25 Thread Nate Vack
On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 8:32 AM, Sean Hannan wrote: Confluence is fine if you are not going to be touching it or doing any kind of local customizations (hooking it into local auth, etc.). This was the other thing we liked about Apple's Wiki Server -- if you have local auth

Re: [CODE4LIB] Wikis

2012-07-25 Thread Nate Vack
On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 12:14 PM, Cary Gordon wrote: WYSIWYG editors are the bane of my existence. Well... it depends on what you want. If you want clean, valid HTML, then yes -- WYSIWYG editors are unholy abominations unleashed upon the earth. If you want documents to look

Re: [CODE4LIB] Wikis

2012-07-31 Thread Nate Vack
On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 1:13 PM, Ryan Ordway wrote: 3. The authentication source priority scheme is not at all flexible. We have run into situations where local users that had been around for years suddenly could not login because there is a matching user in the LDAP

[CODE4LIB] It's all job postings!

2012-08-01 Thread Nate Vack
So... perhaps 90% of the conversations in my Code4lib folder are job postings right now. That's not what I want. Does this mean my filters (or subscription!) are set up wrong, or that there should be a separate jobs list? Hm... -Nate