Scraping Wikipedia User Data w Google Spreadsheets

By | March 24, 2015

creative commons licensed ( BY-SA ) flickr photo shared by nojhan Alice Campbell in the VCU library hosted a Wikipedia edit-a-thon today. It was interesting and we had a variety of faculty and even some students show up. Gardner joked at one point whether we had a leader board for edits. It got me thinking.… Read More

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Photography – Week 67

By | March 23, 2015

I liked how the window bar works almost like one of those black bars to hide someone’s identity. He initially posed with his eyes rolled back in his head. The sign said NEED BEER so I think I needed to better explain the purpose of the photo. It bothers me to think he might have… Read More

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An Inventory of My Thoughts

By | March 23, 2015

I’m no Myron Helfgott, but I’ve made a few minor changes to my life which have been at least semi-interesting. It’s not about productivity. It’s more about eliminating distractions that have wormed their way into my head. These reflexive actions are scary because they eat into the way you think or in some cases if… Read More

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Improved Google Folder Shortcode Plugin

By | March 22, 2015

creative commons licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Steve Snodgrass In December I wrote a tiny shortcode plugin that would let you embed Google Folders in WordPress. It was mainly to get around the iframe embed issues in WordPress Multisite. This interaction seems to make a number of faculty members pretty happy. So… Read More

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Weekly Web Harvest (weekly)

By | March 21, 2015

Education Outrage: In education, the goal should not be test scores but happiness “Teaching history in school usually spreads propaganda, typically about how great one’s country is.” tags: weekly history quote schrank Millennium Camera Documents Next 1,000 Years Of Change “The camera, which is a relatively simple construct similar to a pinhole camera, is designed… Read More

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More Dates in WordPress

By | March 20, 2015

creative commons licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by peacay As I continue to mess around with time/calendaring in WordPress I thought it’d be helpful to be able to allow users to add specific events1 to the calendar service of their choice. That led me to the addthisevent.com javascript. It allows the user to… Read More

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Dating WordPress

By | March 17, 2015

This post is going to attempt to document how I figured out how to mess with dates in WordPress custom fields. I don’t know how widely valuable that is but a number of the concepts are probably broadly applicable. This particular discussion will wander into areas of programistan and there is one child theme page… Read More

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Photography – Week 66

By | March 16, 2015

I liked this guy quite a bit and he was more than happy to pose for the picture. He even switched the newspaper around so it’d be visible without any prompting from me.1 Another stranger portrait from the public park near where I work. I like patterns. This particular shot also has colors that I… Read More

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Show Today’s Events

By | March 14, 2015

In WordPress it’s easy to delay publishing until a certain date or to show posts published on a certain date but I didn’t know of an easy way to show posts associated with a certain date. What I wanted to do was allow an instructor to write a bunch of posts about art related events… Read More

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Weekly Web Harvest (weekly)

By | March 14, 2015

Google Feud h/t Michael Price tags: weekly culture society google 3D Printers Create Fancy Future Crackers That Sprout Into A Mini Salad “Food Designer Chloé Rutzerveld believes 3D printing will revolutionize the food industry, and she is getting the ball rolling by developing a 3D printed cracker that consists of living organisms such as seeds,… Read More

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