I am wondering if you are interested in exchanging a reciprocal
link/banner with us. We are a website which provides users a listing and
reviews of popular locations (Restaurants, Bars, Pubs and Clubs) in and
Our name is www.whatshappening.co.uk. Please have a look through our
site and let me know what your thoughts are.
If you are interested in exchanging a link/banner I will happily put a
link from your site onto our site.
Thank you for your time.
With best regards,
On Fri, Oct 15, 2004 at 01:36:47PM +0100, Kake L Pugh wrote:
> On Thu 14 Oct 2004, Dominic Hargreaves <dom(a)earth.li> wrote:
> > Reminder: If you could release an OpenGuides at some point soon that
> > would be great.
> Was going to last night, but there's a failing test - can you fix it
> and let me know?
Assuming you meant:
t/21_rdf............................NOK 4# Failed test (t/21_rdf.t
at line 62)
It looks like this is something that Earle broke (and didn't put in
RCS file: /var/lib/cvs/grubclone/lib/OpenGuides/RDF.pm,v
Working file: lib/OpenGuides/RDF.pm
date: 2004-10-05 00:04:33 +0000; author: earle; state: Exp; lines: +1
fix use of wn:Neighborhood (as mentioned at http://rdfig.xmlhack.com/2004/10/04/2004-10-04.html)
Earle, can you do the honours?
On Tue, Oct 12, 2004 at 05:44:31PM +1000, brian quinn wrote:
> Hi, I am intrigued by your mention of geo and Phone stuff and library
> hackage. What's that mean?
anything to do with phone numbers interests me, and geographic data
also. The Openguides- and Wiki-specific bits of OG don't interest me at
all, but anything they use which can be made more generally useful is
something I might be interested in hacking on.
> Are you interested in stuff like
Given that I don't have a Symbian phone - no :-)
> Can you have a wiki on a mobile phone? Openguide on mobile nets?
That's a simple matter of providing an interface so that mobile users
can conveniently interact with the server.
Probably more useful would be a downloadable stand-alone app people
could install on their PDA and use as a read-only openguides.
David Cantrell | Reality Engineer, Ministry of Information
The test of the goodness of a thing is its fitness for use. If it
fails on this first test, no amount of ornamentation or finish will
make it any better, it will only make it more expensive and foolish.
-- Frank Pick, lecture to the Design and Industries Assoc, 1916
I have sent the reply below to a contributor regarding copyright and images.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ivor Williams" <ivorw-openguides(a)xemaps.com>
Sent: 06 October 2004 00:26
Subject: Re: Images on St Paul's Cathedral London Openguides node
> > Hi Ivor.
> > I note you've removed the photo I linked in for this page (you'll need
> > to remove it from Millenium Bridge too). However, I'm not clear on the
> > basis of the change. I see you also modified the Wiki Etiquette to
> > discuss this.
> > Problem is, I see no reason that this image causes any problems. It is
> > linked with an <img> tag rather than copied somewhere else. If the
> > owner of the original image doesn't want it linked from elsewhere, there
> > are simple technical measures that can be taken to prevent it.
> > So can you explain your rationale here?
> The reason for this change is owing to the statements on the source website Urban75
> which should be self evident.
> see http://www.urban75.com/copy.html
> In my view, the guidelines for use of this image are not compatible with the Creative
> Commons Licence that applies to the Open Guide to London. see:
> If you are connected with the Urban75 website and are giving permission for the
> London OpenGuide to use the picture, this is fine. If this is the case, the picture can be
> reinstated without a problem, and you should add some text to this effect.
> Hope this clarifies matters. I am forwarding a copy of this email to the London
> Openguides mailing list (http://openguides.org/mm/listinfo/openguides-london),
> where you will be able to see and/or contribute to any further
The idea of a hackfest was mooted at the recent London.pm social. Topics for
- Munging CGI::Wiki into Wiki::Toolkit.
- General OpenGuides hackery.
The venue would be my place, unless someone has an objection - bandwidth in
both wireless and wired varieties is available. We would get food (pizza?).
Date - probably a Sunday. Some time soon.
Who's up for it?
I've packaged the dependencies for OpenGuides that weren't already in
Debian (testing/unstable). You can make use of an apt repository of them
by putting the line
deb http://www.larted.org.uk/~dom/debian/openguides/ unstable/
OpenGuides itself isn't yet packaged, but I will be working on preparing
a package of it in the next week or so. In the meantime, you should find
that everything else should be available, so I would be grateful if
Debian users running sarge or sid could test these packages.
The following command should result in all dependencies of OpenGuides
(0.41) being installed:
# apt-get update
# apt-get install libdbd-pg-perl # OR
# apt-get install libdbd-mysql-perl # OR
# apt-get install libdbd-sqlite-perl
# apt-get install libalgorithm-diff-perl libcgi-wiki-perl \
libcgi-wiki-formatter-usemod-perl libcgi-wiki-plugin-categoriser-perl \
libcgi-wiki-plugin-diff-perl libcgi-wiki-plugin-geocache-perl \
libcgi-wiki-plugin-locator-uk-perl libcgi-wiki-plugin-rss-modwiki-perl \
libcgi-wiki-plugin-rss-reader-perl libconfig-tiny-perl libfile-spec-perl \
libgeography-nationalgrid-perl libwww-perl libmodule-build-perl \
libparse-recdescent-perl libsearch-invertedindex-perl libtemplate-perl \
libtest-mockobject-perl libtime-piece-perl liburi-perl libxml-rss-perl
Once you have done this you should be able to download OpenGuides and
manually install it by following the instructions in INSTALL.
This testing is best done on a vanilla sarge/sid system, but especially
one that hasn't had any openguides-related stuff installed on it before.
Comments welcome, either to the list or me personally. You can if you
wish add to
but if you do please email me to let me know you have done so.
IP 22.214.171.124 (Prodigy UK DSL) was hammering london.OG earlier;
5,000+hits in the last couple of hours.
Any thoughts on preventing this in future? Perhaps with Apache or at the
application level. It isn't the first time it's happened either, and it
drives the load on the machine way up. (Not as badly as the MT comment
spammers however... b*stards.)
What I'd much prefer to see is for someone to come up with a workable,
ideally executable, plan rather than just say 'check out mod_throttle'
Paul Makepeace .............................. http://paulm.com/inchoate/
"If elephants were green, then I'm sure I can hear the fat lady
I'm gradually hacking my Openguide installation into shape, getting some
starter content in there. I'll start pushing it more publicly when I'm
happy with it and think it's ready for the big bad world (and
slashdotting, which is probably inevitable)
Here's the (current) URL. I'll ask for an openguides subdomain when I
work out what I want to call it. Comments gratefully received.
Now my question is this: how well does sqlite as my database scale?
What are the caveats? According to the web site it is ACID and thus a
"real" database (thought the "C" is kinda laughable since it doesn't
enforce foreign key constraints).
What do I need to do if I decide to upgrade to a "real" RDBMS? Is it
easy to move the data from one to the other?
Rev Simon Rumble <simon(a)rumble.net>
"Bore, n. A person who talks when you wish him to listen."
- Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary