[Noisebridge-discuss] Need help painting a bikeshed

John Morgan dr1ce315 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 18:05:26 UTC 2011

When you guys get your QR system down, I'd be more than happy to properly
order / label all the books at Noisebridge as well, since I don't think
there's currently any type of catalogue system.  Books could be checked in
and out via your phone, and/or the front desk kiosk...

On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 8:40 AM, Josh Myer <josh at joshisanerd.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 1:25 AM, Andy Isaacson <adi at hexapodia.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 12:09:28AM -0800, Josh Myer wrote:
>> > Any suggestions on how to add a layer of indirection there, without
>> having
>> > to create a new URL for each entry?
>> That seems pretty easy to do programmatically...
>> > I thought about
>> > nburl.net/parts/${PARTNO} <http://nburl.net/parts/$%7BPARTNO%7D> (if I
>> could convince Al to special-case me),
>> That seems entirely cromulent to me!  In fact why not just make it
>> nburl.net/uln2003
>> and inject entries into nburl.net for every part?
> My concern is that the underlying URL will change.  Since the part number
> is just a parameter, I want to use a rewrite rule to place that one
> parameter in the subsequent query string.  If every part is a separate page,
> changing the underlying URL requires a change for every part in our list,
> which isn't really feasible.
> (I hope the front page transclude has some sane limiting...)
>> > but I'm a little nervous about nburl.net not being a proper
>> > noisebridge service.
>> lulzwut.  There ain't no such thing as a "proper noisebridge service",
>> nburl.net is as proper as anything else.  (Nobody ever asked AFAIK, we
>> could easily have it at url.noisebridge.net but the shorter TLD is
>> nice.  Also, alas, noisebrid.ge is hard to register unless you're
>> physically in Georgia.)
> In my little world, there are sprinkles.  Also, there are two noisebridge
> services I can rely on: the wiki, and the mailing lists.  Everything else is
> ephemeral.
> (I'd propose a mediawiki plugin for this sort of thing, but, given the
> calendaring situation, it seems like they must be hard...)
>> I suppose it'd be nice if we could do some backups of the nburl.net
>> database, especially if it's going to have nontrivial elbow grease
>> applied, but that's orthogonal...
> This strikes me as a good idea anyway, especially because it wouldn't be
> too hard to just get a database dump of the thing posted to an URL that is
> wgot every day.
> --
> /jbm
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