The latest trends in communication your research: Force11 Scholarly Communication Institute (July 31-Aug 4, 2017)

The latest trends in communication your research: Force11 Scholarly Communication Institute (July 31-Aug 4, 2017)

The Force11 Scholarly Communications Institute (FSCI) is a week-long intensive summer training program in the latest trends in research and data publication (http://www.force11.org/fsci). Come learn how you can increase your impact and profile from leading Scholarly Communication researchers.

When: July 31 – August 4, 2017
Where: University of California, San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
Early bird: Register before July 8, 2017 to receive a discount

The FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute at the University of California, San Diego is a week long summer training course, incorporating intensive coursework, seminar participation, group activities, lectures and hands-on training. Participants will attend courses taught by world-wide leading experts in scholarly communications. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss the latest trends and gain expertise i Read the rest of this entry »


The latest trends in communication your research: Force11 Scholarly Communication Institute (July 31-Aug 4, 2017)

The latest trends in communication your research: Force11 Scholarly Communication Institute (July 31-Aug 4, 2017)

The Force11 Scholarly Communications Institute (FSCI) is a week-long intensive summer training program in the latest trends in research and data publication (http://www.force11.org/fsci). Come learn how you can increase your impact and profile from leading Scholarly Communication researchers.

When: July 31 – August 4, 2017
Where: University of California, San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
Early bird: Register before July 8, 2017 to receive a discount

The FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute at the University of California, San Diego is a week long summer training course, incorporating intensive coursework, seminar participation, group activities, lectures and hands-on training. Participants will attend courses taught by world-wide leading experts in scholarly communications. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss the latest trends and gain expertise i Read the rest of this entry »


Linux/Chrome on Chromebook using Crouton

There are many articles about this on the web. This is just a reminder to me as to what I’ve been doing.

Change boot to developer mode

Doing the following deletes all local data on your system. You can always reinstall the Operating System (Chrome seems to do that remotely). But your data is wiped after you do this.

  • Hold down the ESC + ↻ (refresh) key (the refresh key is where F3 would be on a normal keyboard)
  • While holding them down push the ⏽ (power) key (top right corner).
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How to open the container folder for a Google Doc

I quite like using Google Docs. I’m less crazy about Google Drive.

One of the common issues I have with the relationship between the two comes when I am given the direct link to a Google Doc or Sheet as part of a project. I often want to access (or start) other documents in that same folder. But until now I never knew how to find that folder (everything I learned comes from this page).

It turns out that all you need to do is click on the little folder icon beside the file name (highlighted in yellow in the following image):

When you do this, a dialogue opens up with a “Move” button. Read the rest of this entry »


Installing Vidyo on Ubuntu 16.10

I need to use Vidyo conferencing software for some projects I’m on. Because I just reinstalled Ubuntu 16.04, I needed to reinstall the Vidyo desktop.

This is not easy, since the installation file Vidyo directs you to contains a dependency that is not available on Ubuntu 16.10 (libqt4-gui).

There are various solutions out there, though I was not able to get the one proposed by Vidyo itself to work.

The one that did work for me is on the CERN site. Read the rest of this entry »


Date-time missing from menu bar (Ubuntu 16.10)

When I reinstalled Ubuntu 16.10 today, the date and time wasn’t showing up in the menu bar at the top of Unity (I’m going to miss it now that they are planning to stop supporting it in 17.10).

When I clicked on System and Date and Time, everything was correctly set.

The solution comes from here

sudo apt-get install indicator-datetime
sudo dpkg-reconfigure --frontend noninteractive tzdata
sudo killall unity-panel-service

Of these, really only the last was necessary in my case: the dialogue showed that it was up-to-date and when I rant the apt-get install is was clearly already installed.

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Date-time missing from menu bar (Ubuntu 16.10)

When I reinstalled Ubuntu 16.10 today, the date and time wasn’t showing up in the menu bar at the top of Unity (I’m going to miss it now that they are planning to stop supporting it in 17.10).

When I clicked on System and Date and Time, everything was correctly set.

The solution comes from here

sudo apt-get install indicator-datetime
sudo dpkg-reconfigure --frontend noninteractive tzdata
sudo killall unity-panel-service

Of these, really only the last was necessary in my case: the dialogue showed that it was up-to-date and when I rant the apt-get install is was clearly already installed.

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Displaylink and Ubuntu 16.10 and 17.04

I have a new supercool three screen setup in my office.

To run this, I am using two cables: A old-style displayport cable to the middle screen, and HDMI cables, via a Dell USB3 Docking station, to the side screens.

Running screens via a USB docking station requires me to use DisplayLink. Fortunately, Displaylink have an Ubuntu driver. Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to work with 17.04 and getting it to work well with 16.10 LTS requires a little fiddling. Read the rest of this entry »


Updating Textpattern and Solving a Rewrite Problem

Just updated my CMS (Textpattern) to the latest version (6.4.2). I had to because the University just updated the PHP on the server and this broke the old install.

Everything worked great except for one thing: I could get it to work if I put the full URL to the index page in (i.e. http://people.uleth.ca/~daniel. Read the rest of this entry »


Galbraith on why Universities should be contentious places [1]

Good universities have always been places of contention and dispute… And the best universities in their greatest phase have always been places of the most energetic and uninhibited contention. That is because, in great universities, ideas are important and issues are taken seriously and scholars are not cowards—and no one is so silly as to suppose there is such a think as orderly, well-regulated debate which, in the manner of a motion picture script, can be carefully tailored in advance to the taste of the audience and the prejudices of the censors.

Poor universities composed of craven men are inevitably very orderly places and bad universities have the silence and tranquility of the desert.

University of California. 1967. “Warren Joins Others in Urging Greater Understanding of UC, Academic Freedom.” University Bulletin: A Weekly Bulletin for the Staff of the University of California, May 8. 161

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The Real Crisis and the U of L… and why the Board must Act [1]

Full disclosure. I am a professor of English at the University of Lethbridge and a member of the University of Lethbridge Faculty Association (ULFA) Executive. ULFA is a party to a labour dispute associated with the events discussed in this piece.

The opinions presented here concern the wisdom of the Board’s current actions and are mine alone. They are published under my contractual right as a Faculty Member to “participate in public life, to criticize University or other administrations, to champion unpopular positions, to engage in frank discussion of controversial matters, and to raise questions and challenges which may be viewed as counter to the beliefs of society” under Handbook Article 11.01.1. They do not advocate any specific remedy under the Association’s contract, beyond following well-established, previously negotiated procedures.

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Learning Curve: Results from working with Zenodo

Working on the Visionary Cross project never ceases to amaze and provide more learning opportunities for me and at the same time testing the limits for systems designed and made available to research community.  If last year was dedicated to figuring it out as to how data and research outputs will be disseminated so that […]

Let’s get nekkid! Stripping the user experience to the bare essentials (CSDH/SCHN Abstract)

The Visionary Cross project is an extensible, multi-object, multi-media edition of a Cultural Matrix in Anglo-Saxon England. It is built around mediated representations of sculpture, buildings, and text. It employs XML transcriptions, high resolution 2D photography, 3D laser scans, 3D photogrammetry, and a socially focussed game engine. The project is about both the objects it […]

Year End Report

This is supposed to be done before the new year begins but past year did not end as well as I expected due to some serious sickness. But still we got quiet a lot done at the Visionary Cross. For me as researcher and project manager, year 2016 has been quiet good. We were finally able […]

2016 Update: A lot of work (and some stresses) behind the scenes

I see with horror that it’s been a year since we last posted something to the Visionary Cross site! This is not due to lack of work, as there has been plenty going on behind the scenes. Rather it has been the result of a series of unfortunate circumstances (especially a series of student sick-leaves) […]
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