Went to an interesting workshop on practical techniques for evacuating people from buildings in the event of an emergency. Came away convinced of a couple of things: first, I need to make sure I know exactly where the muster points are for earthquake and fire (they may be different), and second, we need to buy a couple of blankets. Tagging this as a task to remind myself.
With Greg, write a project plan for:
- survey of current lab users and high-possibility potential users
- detail of sw list provided by Ulf, Catherine et al
- couple of Imacs to test
submit to EGW
JN: Received, processed, documented Neuropsychology routine
audio work order.
Stew and I got the workstudy process started for this year: logged on to http://campus.workopolis.com/, tweaked last year's job descriptions a little, and saved them as drafts, then printed them out, along with the form for the dept head to complete, which prioritizes them. We added supervisor's contracts signed by us, and left the package with Judy to pass to Peter. It would be good if we could get this done before Peter goes.
Adding this as a task for June 15, to follow up and make sure it's done.
The Showcase requires a couple of pages of info on the HCMC site, and it will also need a printable flyer. We decided that all HCMC pages should have a worthwhile print output, so we started work on a print.css page, which is now available for all pages on the site, and is 70% complete. Remaining problems are:
- Links on the site must be properly rewritten so that we can distinguish between links which need URLs in brackets, and those that don't. That's going to be good practice anyway. We should use classes.
- Top-of-page links need to be suppressed.
- Page-breaks need to be allowed in (e.g.) bulleted lists.
- Indents need to be adjusted in headings/subheadings/subsubheadings.
- Borders and bg colours need to be removed from link lists.
Is the admin blog proper place to post this?
Note the commitment to late morning talk and lunch on Thursday. (Btw, I had planned to join you for lunch but Peter and I are committed to a new faculty orientation in the Dean's Office.)
Wed Feb 7
- - Morning: travel (WS 501, arr. 8:49) and check-in (Craigdarroch, on campus)
- - 11:00: meeting with the chair, Robert Miles
- - 12:30, Lunch (U Club, V41): Michael Best (host), Adrienne S Williams Boyarin, Allan Mitchell, Johanne Paquette
- - 3:30-4:30, Talk (Clearihue A127): "Lost in the Shakespearean Archive: Memory and Error in the 1623 First Folio" (reqs data projector and screen)
- - 4:30-6:30, drink: TBA (Host, Ray Siemens)
- - 6:30-, dinner (Il Terazzo): Robert Miles (host), Stephen Ross, Gary Kuchar, Lisa Surridge
- - Late morning: with HCMC
- - Noon: Lunch with Martin and Stewart (HCMC)
- - Afternoon: departure
Stew, Martin and Greg discussed the project proposal submission form, which is still not working. The issue was how it should submit itself, and where to. The proposed solution is:
- We create a mySQL user with privileges to insert into the evo_posts and evo_postcats table.
- We create a B2Evo user with the same name (but different pw).
- We create a new category in Admin: "Proposals".
- The form lives on the HCMC website.
- It calls a PHP script which also lives there.
- The script creates an SQL connection to the B2Evo database.
- The script builds an insert to push a post into the evo_posts table. For this, it needs the mySQL user id and pw, and also the ids for the Admin blog and its Proposals and Tasks categories. It includes relevant data for tasks (such as deadline) and assignee (for which it needs Scott's id). The deadline for Scott to respond is one or two weeks from the date of submission.
- The script inserts the post, including the Proposals cat id, and gets the post id back from the db.
- The script then creates two entries in the evo_postcats table linking the post id to each of the category ids.
- Finally, the script sends an email to the submitter giving the location of the Admin blog, where the proposal can be found (perhaps including a filter for Proposals category only).
We then notice the submission on the RSS feeds, and respond as appropriate.
Assigning this to Stew, although I'll provide the relevant details on the B2Evo db as he requires them.
Posting minutes spent in the discussion, and also in documenting the details of the plan.
SEA 100B-LS01: Lab date & time change requested.
Result: re-scheduled to Wed; 8:30-9:30 am, Lab B.
German & Slavic Studies Dept:
German lab reservation assistance for 2007/08.
LAB B RESERVATION:
Date: May 7, 2007
User: AP French Testing (High School)
Request: Classroom May 7; 12-2; for written French exam
Booked: via Room Bookings, CLE C111 12-2 confirmed
Lab Request: Lab B for AP French Testing (12-4:00 pm)
Coordinators: Scott Gerrity, Joanne (Fr.Instructor)
HUMANITIES SUMMER INSTITUTE LABS RESERVATION:
June 18-22, 2007 both Labs B&C reserved full days for Humanities Summer Institute.
We need an online form for potential clients to fill in, to create a formal project proposal (the word "Charter" is meaningless in this context and just confuses us all).
This should submit to simple mySQL database, and perhaps link in to the blogging system so e.g. when one is submitted, a Task could be created automatically. What's urgently required, though, is a form for creating the document. It should be a set of db fields, along with an XHTML output routine that enables us to read it easily (and perhaps edit it using the original form). The immediate task is to build the form, db and output format; after that's done, another task should be created (perhaps for Martin) integrating it into the blog system.
Stew and I discussed this (15 minutes).
I have written a web page including a form and simple data checking at hcmc/researcher/proposal.php.
The following exams are scheduled to take place in the labs.
Nov. 24: 410g_form_a
Nov. 24: 330_form_a
Nov. 27: 490g_form_a
Nov. 28: 490a_form_a
We need a DVD player to add to the media cart for the labs.
I'm looking for a region-free DVD player that will play PAL and NTSC without a converter, like this one.
I'll talk to City Centre T.V. (477-6971) in University Heights.
- some method for securing the TV to the cart, preferably a screw-down restraint system
- a better lock in the bottom cabinet, or at least a key for the existing one
- air-filled tires. The hard ones are jarring on electronic equipment when driven over a bump
- a plate for mounting the camera. It can be screwed down in front of the TV.
- to have the top shelf lowered to the minimum height - very straightforward
Take a laptop to London Drugs and check to see whether:
- the TV can easily resolve a 4:3 signal without stretching it
- my laptop recognizes the TV as a monitor
- the PIP function is usable, given our needs
- the box will fit in my van (or does it need to be delivered?)