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POSSE RIT 2012 Monday

This is the third POSSE event I have been involved in, and the second which I have helped to run, and I always feel like a visitor in a foreign country. I am not a coder, so there is always this sense that I am a strange animal in this landscape. As I started to … Continue reading

POSSE RIT TUESDAY Commarch Assignment

Yesterday went extremely well. I will admit to being fairly nervous about how my assignment on Commarch (community architecture) would be received, but the delightful crew of faculty we have in attendance leaped right in with both feet, and really got to the meat of the assignment right away. Chris also introduced us (I’m wiping … Continue reading

POSSE RIT 2011, Monday

It’s fascinating being on the teaching end of a POSSE experience. I was on the itinerary to open with a presentation on IP, copyright, and Open Source history this morning. Originally geared towards undergraduates, I tweaked my presentation towards an audience of educators, but since my own background in OS is still somewhat limited I … Continue reading


Just a quick hello to everyone coming to POSSE at RIT this week! Chris and I have a packed week of Open Source goodness for you. I’m looking forward to meeting you all this evening at the Lovin’ Cup.

What I want students to be aware of/include in community info requests

Yesterday after Mel talked about her mentoring experience with a high school student, we discussed briefly the kinds of information that needs to be included in help requests to the community.  Here is my initial draft list: 1.  A concise description of the project/goals you are trying to accomplish. 2.  A description of the specific … Continue reading

Posse, day two, OY.

Spending a fair amount of time today being bewildered.  We were warned that this is part of the process, and I would have to say that as soon as we started working on “patches” I was pretty much working in Betty Crocker mode–just following the instructions as best I could, having no idea half of … Continue reading

IRC Clients for Mac–not many, but my bewilderment abounds.

I have currently loaded and operating on my MacBook three IRC clients: X-Chat Aqua, IRCle, and Colloquy.  I have been tasked with the job of selecting the best, or barring that selecting one.  The latter I can certainly do.  Eenie, meenie, meinee. . .   Ah, fuggit.  I can’t do that.  I wrote gadget reviews … Continue reading