[Noisebridge-discuss] Need help painting a bikeshed

Josh Myer josh at joshisanerd.com
Thu Jan 20 03:45:54 UTC 2011

I'm really, really trying to avoid making a bajilion URLs here.  It requires
that we change those bajillion URLs if we want to point it at a different
site, which is often an interesting proposition involving data destruction.

Similarly, the library books probably want to point at gBooks or OpenLibrary
or some such page by ISBN, which is another template problem, and doesn't
require adding thousands of records which are otherwise noise to

On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 7:42 PM, Albert Sweigart <asweigart at gmail.com>wrote:

> I've been meaning to ramp up the functionality of nburl.net. I could
> add a textarea to the site so that we could write a simple script that
> generates all the parts/XYZ text and then just copy/paste it to the
> site.
> Feel free to email me any other ideas.
> -Al
> On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 7:03 PM, Josh Myer <josh at joshisanerd.com> wrote:
> > Short on time, so this is a bit terse:
> > 1. I'd love to use nburl.net, but I worry that it's not currently
> considered
> > a core nb service, so it may go away before noisebridge.net does, which
> > would make me a very sad panda (hundreds upon hundreds of now-invalid QR
> > codes to replace...)
> > 2. I don't want to make a bajillion NBURLs for already-stated reasons, so
> a
> > simple nburl.net/parts/XYZ redirect to a configurable URL is all I need.
>  We
> > might want to add a small parameter language to it, but, that's
> > overcomplicating something.
> > 3. The books thing is neat, good luck with that. (I really like my
> ex-libris
> > embosser, and it looks like one could be had with custom artwork for
> > $100: http://customembosserpro.com/hand_held_custom_artwork.php )
> > 4. Adding QR codes for all the nburl.net signage would  be awesome.
>  Google
> > charts makes this easy:
> >
> http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=qr&chs=350x350&chl=http%3A%2F%2Fnburl.net%2Fyomomma
> > (See what I did there?)
> > --
> > /jbm

Josh Myer 415.230.9791 <-- NOTE: New number!
 josh at joshisanerd.com
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