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This blog is NOT indexed by google

I would like to point out that this blog is not indexed by google.

After spending the last hour clicking “mark as spam” in the bulk actions menu, I’ve decided to disable commenting on this blog. Dunno why I didn’t do this a *long* time ago.

Seriously spammers, it has been interesting reading about all the ebooks, smartphones, pharmaceuticals, porn, porn and porn that you all want to tell my “readers” about, but we’re done now.

Spammers, this is why we can’t have nice things.

<3
–RemyD.

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Achievement Unlocked: Create a Hello World Facebook App

I am happy to follow up my last open shift post with a much more delightful one: I successfully deployed a TurboGears2 quickstart, and added a very simple web page that will allow client-side oauth2.0 authentication. I'm about to be late for a sitdown at Kodak Park, so I won't be able to expound upon the (many) merits of openshift and how easy it was to get this running, so suffice it to say, here is a link to the app:

Hello Facebook World, running on OpenShift

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Openshift Experimentation

After seven tries at getting the foss@rit site migrated to openshift, I must concede… for tonight.

Vanilla openshift quickstarter for drupal
First attempt was editing by hand, and I installed modules and themes after bumbling around in the new (to me) drupal 7 interface.
installed the backup and migrate module, and tried to restore from a mysqldump from this site… and hosed it
destroy the app, start fresh
bumble around til I figured out how to enable phpmyadmin
import the sql backup manually… and hose the site

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Break Week

Right before winter break began, we decided to go out with a bang. We hosted a hackathon for the STEM Video Game Challenge. We had about 2 dozen attendees over the course of the evening, and had about 3 prototype and concept projects go into development by the end.

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Week 2: Bug Fixes

So, after spending some time pouring over some of the high-profile python projects on GitHub, I found a handful of populars and forked to look for bugs. It was successful!

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Week 1, post 2

The FOSSBox is picking up again :) I love when we have foss courses running, as it brings much more traffic through the lab. We're also in the process of bringing in another part-time hire to help with FOSS@RIT/LTL projects. We spent the afternoon going over the basics of git, and some of the projects that Robb will likely be working on this quarter.

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FOSS Seminar

I am more than excited to be taking the FOSS projects Seminar course here at RIT. This class is shaping up to be all the things they didn't teach you in school that you need to know when you enter into the world of FOSS.

Syllabus

The RIT Seminar in FOSS Course

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FOSS@RIT goes to Ithaca – Part I

Though Seneca county is only 2.5 hours away from Rochester, FOSS@RIT had yet to interact with our neighbors to the southeast, that is until last week. Through Charles Profitt, I was invited along to attend Ithaca's Education Technology Day or EdTechDay for short. EdTechDay is a gathering of education and technology professionals to meet, discuss, and share stories and showcase best practices, hardware, and new tools.

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my|_____|: or The Social Network Formerly known as MySpace

/me dug up his old and busted myspace, or my|_______| as it is called now. After a bit of a facelift (+.5 for having a decent javascript-y UI) I checked out their “Open” Developer community and RESTful API. *Almost* signed up for an API key, but quickly rescinded when I got to that pesky Proprietary Rights Section of the Developer Addendum… Pasted here for your amusement:

“””
MySpace retains all right, title and interest, including without limitation, all intellectual property rights, in and to (i) the MySpace Services, including, without limitation, the MySpace Apps Developer Platform, including, without limitation, any and all content, look and feel, user interfaces, data and metrics in connection therewith, and any derivative works and/or compilations thereof or relating thereto; (ii) User Information; and (iii) any feedback you may provide to MySpace in connection with the MySpace Apps Developer Service (collectively, “MySpace Property”).
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