Thanks to a little help from Kake, my Openguide is back up and running.
Kake, I really appreciate it as you made me do the (surprisingly small)
It's pretty well despammed, I believe, but if you notice anything let me
I'll have this run for a bit and might soon think about a Sydney
Openguide. The sites for this town are really quite lousy. Nothing as
good as Beer In The Evening.
Rev Simon Rumble <simon(a)rumble.net>
"It's the good girls who keep the diaries, the bad
girls never have the time."
- Tallulah Bankhead
For information: I've renewed the following domains for another
year recently (well, December; this mail's been kicking around for a
To date I have spent GBP101.05 on domain fees for the project -- which
is fine and completely my choice. But if you fancy contributing to
the project (absolutely no obligation) then you can do so with
credit/debit cards at
or by bank transfer directly; email me for details.
If the payments received exceed the amount I've spent... I'll just
renew the domains some more :)
Dominic Hargreaves | http://www.larted.org.uk/~dom/
PGP key 5178E2A5 from the.earth.li (keyserver,web,email)
Just a heads-up to let people know that the job spec for the work
Michael Heimbinder recently asked about on this list has now been
submitted to jobs.perl.org. He says it should show up on the site
Once it's visible there, I'll post to london.pm to make sure people
know about it - unless someone else spots it and gets there first :)
London.pm has enough international members that it'll likely percolate
quite quickly from there to somewhere more local to Michael.
I'm quite excited about this, not only because it'll mean we get to be
famous OMG famous, but because I hope it might bring some new blood
into the project, which would be fantastic.
Michael's asked if he and I could chat on the phone about OpenGuides.
He's going to phone me at 4pm BST on Wednesday; I can pass on anything
that any of you lot might like to tell or ask him. I'll have my laptop in
front of me during the call, so may possibly be grabbable on IRC, but
don't rely on it.
Has anyone else encountered this, and/or is able to suggest a fix?
[After trying to save a node:]
DBD::Pg::st execute failed: ERROR: invalid byte sequence for encoding
"UNICODE": 0xa3 at ../lib/Wiki/Toolkit.pm line 895
An idea that popped into my head earlier today:
16:53 <Kake> OK. Shared del.icio.us account for links and things relevant to
openguides development - good idea or bad idea?
16:54 <Kake> I'm thinking a separate account for the same reason I made
del.icio.us/kake_food - domain-specific means we can tag with more
16:54 <Kake> Also because it lets us all add to it.
16:55 <Kake> It makes it easier to have consensus on tags, you don't have to
look up the deliciouses of all other openguiders to figure out what tag
to use, you just look at the list for the openguides delicious.
16:56 <Kake> This is about 5 minutes' thought, so feedback would be good.
Hello! I just committed some changes (changeset ) to svn for
the openguides.org website, specifically updating the "latest news".
What needs to be done to put these changes live?
Also, I wanted to suggest a change to the stylesheet, but that's
Earle's domain so I didn't want to just commit it without asking.
Could we have the line-height increased a bit? Say to 1.3em? See here:
I do think the former is more legible.
This was pointed out on #london.pm IRC earlier:
It's basically a website about websites, running on MediaWiki. It has
a bot that crawls the web finding out about various websites and
making them skeleton pages which people can then add more details to.
It really looks quite nice.
It already has a page for openguides.org:
but it doesn't understand subdomains so you have to add e.g.
london.openguides.orgboston.openguides.org manually. I added RGL:
It might be worth all guide admins taking the time to make sure their
guide's on there, and adding a couple of nice screenshots. And of
course we'll all want to add each other to our "related domains".
(Alternatively, if you decide you hate the whole idea of AboutUs,
please ignore the suggestions in this mail and instead treat it as a
warning that your domain information may already be on there. Note
however that if you use their search box to search for your domain, if
it hasn't already got it then it will add it.)