This website is composed of information connected through taxonomy. It is simultaneously a proof-of-concept and a means to allow Agaric to share and store information both within the collective and the world as part of our open documentation philosophy.

User login

This website is composed of information connected through taxonomy. It is simultaneously a proof-of-concept and a means to allow Agaric to share and store information both within the collective and the world as part of our open documentation philosophy.

Tasks and notes, getting close

Hi Steve, I knew there was an important e-mail to answer:

1.I think we are ready to let editors test some stuff. How do I give
them access? Can they just go to the site and login? Or do I need to set
up user names and privileges.

Yes. They will have to register (or be assigned roles) again when we go live, as we will be using the same user base as FSTV. Whom we have to ping again on live access.

Hi Steve, I knew there was an important e-mail to answer:

1.I think we are ready to let editors test some stuff. How do I give
them access? Can they just go to the site and login? Or do I need to set
up user names and privileges.

Yes. They will have to register (or be assigned roles) again when we go live, as we will be using the same user base as FSTV. Whom we have to ping again on live access.

  1. For the website sections etc... let me know if you want me to attempt
    to create the pages from the old site. I think you've ported in section
    which I can't do, but let me know if I should create static pages for

Article Theming Questions

1. Do you want the tool box embedded on the right at the top of a story, at the bottom of a story, or in the middle as presently?

2. Do you want it with the same title, "Tool Box" or instead Toolbox or something else?

3. Do you want the date of posting the story up top as on Tiki Wiki or not at all?

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blockquote>1. Do you want the tool box embedded on the right at the top of a story, at the bottom of a story, or in the middle as presently?

  1. Do you want it with the same title, "Tool Box" or instead Toolbox or something else?

  2. Do you want the date of posting the story up top as on Tiki Wiki or not at all?

  3. Do you want fields on the content submission form for the byline (e.g. "BERLIN, May 10 (IPS)") so that (a) it can be themed differently at any time and (b) articles can be sorted by this date and possibly location (as opposed to date of entry, which can also be messed with).

Women in Open Source

In response to a Google Summer of Code blog post which celebrated:

Consistently between 2005 and 2007, approximately 4% of SoCers are women. While we'd like to see that number increase over time, we're still quite happy that it is double the usual percentage of women reported in the overall open source developer population.

I wrote:

When you really want to order text elphabetically in TextEdit

Mac OS X Services menu functionality including alphabetizing lines of text text:

http://www.devon-technologies.com/

http://www.devon-technologies.com/products/freeware/services.html

Other Apple Macintosh stuff there too.

Why Agaric is putting so much effort into InternetBarContest.org

The way we see it, this is a contest about bringing trust to the online world and justice to the whole world.

We hope you'll get involved too.

A link on the user page to admin user list.

Agaric wants a link on user pages to the administrative user list for administrators.

A link on user profile pages to a much better-formatted general user list (with links for editing for those with privileges) might be an even better solution.

So maybe the two needs – for easier navigating through users, to list, and back, and for a good presentation of user profiles.

Resolution

Open Content and the State

Here's a post I made to a non-profit centered "Open Content" discussion group started recently. The extent to which I should have been working instead of writing this is quite impossible to describe.

I'd like to suggest early in the discussion that we can't talk too much about open content without tackling the laws and economics that create a closed-content alternative.

How to draw straight lines in the GNU Image Manipulation Program

Yes, I had to Google for this. Does this read as satire, or am I just taking things too personally?

http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Straight_Line/

The picture with the shift key circled could use more explanatory text on how to press it, though.

Agaric and Not-for-profit Organizations' Drupal Sites

There was a huge Drupal for Nonprofits thread which I posted to. It's funny, we bill ourselves as almost aimed at nonprofits, but a lot of our work hasn't necessarily been for nonprofits– although always for the underdog!

Agaric Design Collective has worked on a couple...