I got the LaCie Big Disk Extreme 500GB backup drive back today. LaCie is suggesting it was just a firmware issue, so they thoughtfully updated the drive, nuked the data that was on it, and returned it. Over a month after it died. Going a … Continue readingLaCie Big Disk Extreme back in action
I just took a few minutes to install a fresh copy of Drupal 4.6.5 along with the Aggregator2 module, which provides Glu functionality to Drupal. You can provide a bunch of feeds, and it sucks them in as if they are native content to that … Continue readingDrupal + Aggregator2 isn’t quite EduGlu
More faves. I couldn’t use the cool new Ruby-powered favinator because it somehow conflicts with the CSS on my blog, and I haven’t had a chance to debug wtf is acting up there. Regardless, here they are. Links to individual photos on the Flickr page … Continue readingFlickr Faves 2006/02/26
I’m involved with an ePortfolio project with our Faculty of Education – aimed at getting student teachers to build a series of high quality, interactive, personalized portfolios outlining their development as professionals. It’s more about the journey (self reflection, writing, documenting) than the destination (the … Continue readingiWeb as an ePortfolio Management Platform?
Sami went out last night to take some pictures around Campus. And was accosted by an undercover cop who demanded to know why he was taking pictures of a public place. He had to show ID, his information was recorded (including his driver’s license – … Continue readingPhotographing Public Places Illegal in Calgary?
I just realized that there was no “University of Calgary” group on Flickr, so I created one. This should be an interesting way for students, faculty, staff and alumni to share photos about the U of C. Please feel free to join the group and … Continue readingUniversity of Calgary group on Flickr
This is one of those things that, as a parent, sends an icy shiver down my spine. An unfathomable loss to a young family – their 6-year-old daughter dying suddenly of bacterial meningitis. They’ve taken to blogging as a form of therapy, and/or an expression … Continue readingDear Elena
It started out as a simple photo collection mission. Shawn is in Hong Kong, and asked if I had any pictures of the “Goddess of Democracy” statue that was erected on campus in memory of the Tiananmen Square incident of 1989. I didn’t have any … Continue readingQuick Photos from Around Campus
I was bugging Boris with some emails today to ask about Drupal‘s support for structured blogging. I was asking if Drupal would be getting something like the WordPress Structured Blogging plugin, which provides templates for authoring various microformats. It wasn’t until after he responded that … Continue readingDrupal and Structured Blogging
Scott Leslie mentioned that he thought EduGlu was a bit of a misleading name for this conceptual educational RSS mix workflow application, and he’s totally right. The *Glu projects are primarily about aggregation. Merging a bunch of different feeds into a single stream. At first … Continue readingEduGlu is a misnomer