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Apr 20, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

LPI Course Project - Alive and Well

Contributed by: Tim Inkpen The LPI Course Project is Alive and well. This is project is will put free on-line courses for the LPI Levels 1 & 2 exams for ovSAGE members at After several false starts, I have decided review the entire LPI exam requirements in depth before building the course. Anyone interested in assisting with this project is welcome to contact me at tinkpen at, Phone: (613) 241-7394 or Skype (ID: tinkpen).

Apr 19, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

Looks like we may have a basic meeting tonight

The original speaker has fallen through, not a large enough audience, and we don’t have the capacity for a very large one, so I guess it’s all good. There is a possibility for a speaker from Novell to show up tonight, but I don’t have confirmation on that either. I am going to bring along a short video I saw years ago that may be new to most people. Hopefully the VGA adapter I picked up for my mac works with the projector.

Apr 11, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

Great little comment I heard last night

There I was at the local HTCIA meeting and the presenter was nattering about HCI and passed this comment: There are only two industries where the customer base is calles users: Computer science, support and design Drug Trafficking It struck me as worth repeating. For the acronymically challenged… HTCIA - High Tech Crime Investigation Association HCI - Human Computer Interaction

Apr 8, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

Module installation can be a real pain.

I was so happy with a recent book purchase that I decided to install the book review module. It installed with no issues, and appeared as a content option as expected. Then the trouble started… It appears that there is some incompatability with the module. It says it is installed, I can fill out the forms, but when I save it, nothing. After wasting a day on changes, attempted fixes, and browsing the database (of course I had opened the wrong one so nothing appeared to be working properly), I decided to uninstall it.

Apr 1, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

Barcamp 3 - impressions

I was dragged to Barcamp 3 yesterday. It seems Carleton U has been granted some provincial money to “foster open source” so one of their contributions was to host Barcamp. Barcamp seems to be a once-in-a-while (every month-and-a half? every two months?) event. I think the Ottawa event was started by some vulture/venture capitalists who wanted to meet techies to slave, I mean work in their startups. But, this time they seem to have attracted some actual techies.