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Tuesday October 28th
Beginning the long haul (1 comments)

Saturday October 25th
Live from PEI (1 comments)

Tuesday September 30th
Kylie (5 comments)

Thursday September 25th
CUFTS (2 comments)

Tuesday September 16th
To live & work in L.A. (0 comments)

Monday August 4th
Trying to reach... (1 comments)

Friday July 11th
My Life as a Net Nanny (0 comments)

Monday June 23rd
CACUL Innovation Award (1 comments)

Wednesday June 11th
My new project (0 comments)

Thursday May 29th
walking the DOM with IE in Mac OS X (1 comments)

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WIBS Update

By art, Section Diaries
Posted on Sun Nov 30th, 2003 at 11:14:46 AM EST
I finally have some updated information on the WIBS site. I have raved about the power of stylesheets all over the place, but WIBS is the first real example of where it all comes together. The irony is that procedural programmers seem to really suck at stylesheets, including me, but imagine what someone who achieves the Zen of stylesheet writing could do.

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Thank you, Google!

By art, Section Diaries
Posted on Thu Nov 6th, 2003 at 10:54:37 AM EST
I was overjoyed to hear back from Google that they were willing to bump up our API limit for Project FLOW. This means we can do this sort of hook in our OPAC for no hits searching.

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Live from PEI

By art, Section Diaries
Posted on Sat Oct 25th, 2003 at 03:39:29 AM EST
It's early in the morning here at the Zap Your Pram conference and I gave my talk called Information Landscapes and Spaghetti Code last night. The discussions were amazing, we've got to figure out a way to bring this group together with the Access crowd. hackfest by the sea, I wonder...

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To live & work in L.A.

By art, Section Diaries
Posted on Tue Sep 16th, 2003 at 06:03:14 AM EST
Spotted this job posting on the Mozilla-RDF list. It describes putting together a Digital Asset Management (DAM) application with Mozilla in the same manner as Mozilla Calendar and Thunderbird. The position is only open to candidates who live in L.A., but substitute XML-Marc or Metadata for DAM and it would be a fantastic combination for a library application. Imagine getting paid to do something like this, maybe there's hope for more Mozilla apps in the library world if other communities are recognizing what a great application platform Mozilla is.

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My Life as a Net Nanny

By art, Section Diaries
Posted on Fri Jul 11th, 2003 at 07:23:35 AM EST
Walt Crawford's recent Cites & Insights is devoted to the CIPA decision and the ramifications for libraries. It's very well done and his comments on an "open source" solution are intriguing. It reminded me that I had once written a sort of filter in 1999 called Netuse which we used for limiting the use of e-mail on our, at the time, very limited amount of public stations.

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walking the DOM with IE in Mac OS X

By art, Section Diaries
Posted on Thu May 29th, 2003 at 11:05:25 AM EST
I can't believe how much work it is to support IE in OS/X. Using the DOM with JavaScript is also amazingly slow. Netscape/Mozilla/Firebird run circles around it. So why even bother? Because the new PowerBooks come with it installed and we have patrons who insist on the OSX/IE combination.

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Moztop

By art, Section Diaries
Posted on Fri Mar 7th, 2003 at 09:31:08 AM EST
I am glad to see another Mozilla/Zope project coming together. I have always been convinced that these two worlds can come together with the power of a thousand suns. The last time, the combination faltered, but Mozilla gives Zope something it needs, and that is a rich client that is still browser-based for administration. Mind you, I still think they need to keep the pure HTML option available, but Mozilla's XUL is deep and rich without breaking the browser paradigm.

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