The game of hunting down history gets tricky. With so much information available it’s almost comical to think about how much is being lost, specifically because technology is sprinting along so quickly. Publishers, seeking immediate economic gain are doing a lot to ensure that what they produce will be lostContinue Reading

So, while playing with the membership role updates in Civi, I noticed that my cron job was running, but the membership status wasn’t updating as it should be. A look at the logs told me: PHP Warning: include_once(): Failed opening ‘/opt/prod/’ for inclusion (include_path=’.:/usr/share/pear:/usr/share/php’) in /opt/prod/ on line 110 WellContinue Reading

When in need of a mental break, people have all sorts of methods of relaxing, from the inventive to the completely mundane. It turns out, one of mine is reorganizing my Cocoon Grid-It. Having picked up a new adapter (microHDMI to VGA) for a presentation I have this week, andContinue Reading

One of the things I’m tossing around for improving the accessibility of the research the scholars at my office is to start working with them to develop infographics to accompany the papers they produce. Although the process has gone more the direction of “I’ll do all the work and produceContinue Reading

I ran across this a while ago, but it has become apparent to me that I must make a pilgrimage. Dangerous Dan’s “McEwan” burger “10oz NY steak freshly ground into a hamburger patty, mixed with beer, shitake and oyster mushrooms, camembert and brie cheese and 4oz pan fried Lobster TailContinue Reading

Node The ReadMe directions work pretty quite well, this is mostly just another build-specific set of directions, simplified. Getting the right dependency versions proved to be something of a pain, but the directions for dependencies while I was getting TileMill up and running are the same. If you’re already moving,Continue Reading

Getting TileMill up on Ubuntu 11.10 is pretty straightforward following the directions on building from source. The only snags seem to be that the one-line install for npm didn’t work and I had to grab the repo and follow the readme to get it moving. A couple minor hiccups: IContinue Reading

In addition to all the fantastic work they’ve done with Drupal modules in the past, the guys over at Development Seed have been working on MapBox for a while. These guys have shifted their impressive creative machine in the direction of mapping and come up with a fantastic product. AddContinue Reading

Breaking research down into accessible, consumable morsels drives interest. A recent feature by Ken Jennings (popularly of Jeopardy fame) on highlights the monsters of the margins – cartographic phantasms. The presentation is fine, the information is concise and open, the platform is stable and freely available. Sooner, rather thanContinue Reading