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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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A little bit of stuff done today

By jfrumkin, Section Diaries
Posted on Sat May 25th, 2002 at 10:21:22 PM EST
Well, I spent most of the day cleaning my kitchen and then scrubbing and sealing the satillo tile therein (and only got 1 full coat done by the end of the day - ugh. 4 more to go). However, I did do a little bit of work on /u/l/i: First, I tidied up the httpd server and proxy to plug a possible security hole and to try and clean up the caching problem. The caching problem seems a bit better, but still there's some funkiness. Additionaly, I added a step to 'what to do now' - read the editorial guide. I think I'll now go into the dev environment and start working on design stuff - 'cause we've got to look as good as the content we deliver! ;-)

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Links I'm looking at today

By jfrumkin, Section Diaries
Posted on Tue May 21st, 2002 at 10:38:00 AM EST
Below are a set of links I am reading over today:

A Metadata Registry for the Semantic Web
Comments: Interesting, but I don't gather a strong adoption principle here (yet). Registries will be needed, but are obviously not in great use yet (mainly, I think, because there aren't inherent tools to use them).

Meta-Design of a Community Digital Library
Comments: Describes a social model for building a community based DL. Good reading, but not focused on the technical aspects.

Levels of Service for Digital Repositories
Comments: Interesting article talking about the possibilities of different digital objects being provided at different "levels" of service, depending on the value and characteristics of the objects.

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Day of Success

By jfrumkin, Section Diaries
Posted on Tue May 7th, 2002 at 02:04:53 PM EST
WHEW! - I managed to learn the basics of apache proxying today, in my attempts to get usrlib.info running without having to specify a non-standard port. The last little trick I discovered is that once you start virtual hosting on a machine with multiple projects, you have to remember to also virtual host the default machine name, or else all sorts of funkiness occurs. But now we can access usrlib just at http://usrlib.info, and now even if people preceed the usrlib part with www or the like, everything still works. Yeah! Now, on to applying the proxying to the Tree of Life Web Project.

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Getting the site up

By jfrumkin, Section Diaries
Posted on Tue May 7th, 2002 at 07:46:27 AM EST
Well, it's going to be a busy day today - I have a few meetings, and I also have to go over to one of our library's donor's houses to help them get their internet connection working. Luckily, I'm working on Apache proxying for another project, and I can probably piggy-back getting the main apache to proxy correctly with the scoop apache, so we don't have to be going through the dreaded non-standard port (failing this, I'll just dig in and set up the main apache to be scoop's apache). The idea behind the proxy setup is that we can take scoop down, upgrade it's apache, etc., without effecting the other projects on the server. The downside is that whenever we need to take the main apache down, scoop will also be down - but these times should be few and far between. The proxying should actually insure us more uptime on a shared machine.

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