User talk:Sethwoodworth/Archive1


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~October 2007 to Feb 5th 2008


borking pages

Hi Seth, thanks for pointing out the borkable pages; only one of them really needed to go. We could use some more cleanup pages here on the wiki to coordinate efforts to find weird articles.

Tell me more about how your speex work is coming -- have you tested out how well that works recently? And I'd love to help get that flickr idea going; perhaps creating a group about it on flickr and certainly creating a set of tags... is there a standard way to do this within the flickr community?

Sj talk 01:36, 14 October 2007 (EDT)

Wiki cleanup:I've been working on updating the OBX templates on a few of the activities. I would say that 50% still need to be worked on and about 25% were already correct. It's pretty easy to work on while I'm working at my day job, so it's not a big deal. I'll try to keep an eye out for strange pages like that, vandalism seems like it's pretty well taken care of ATM.
Speex: I haven't made much progress because I just moved and don't have interweb at home hooked up. It's not really feasible to transcode in an windows environment, at least not in batches. I will have the 'nix server up sometime next week that I can run batching tests on. I have pulled in a few gigs of audiobooks from archive and torrents, so I'm ready to transcode. I have the minimum settings that I liked, so we'll see if they can get the books small enough. I might have to sacrifice a little more quality. I'll keep you informed. Testable package ETA: one week
Flickr, I love social media, there's just so much that can be done with such a community. I have a group started at which wasn't taken as a group address yet surprisingly. There is another existing group that is more about photos OF the OLPC than photos FOR the OLPC. There are already a few groups that deal with Public Domain images, and an entire system for searching for photos with various CC license. It is fairly easy to write up a default 'invite' text that you can copy and paste as a comment on photos. There is enough scripting on flickr that the user is notified and is given a button to accept or decline. I have invited a few photos of the OLPC, but that's really not what the children WITH olpc's are going to want to see.
That's the only thing slowing me down with Flickr so far. We can ask people to contribute photos they would /like/ on the OLPC, photos /of/ the OLPC, photos that have acceptable copyright or any combination thereof. We should probably start a Contributer page like Internet_Archive and now Librivox(see below) to figure out: what licenses are acceptable (does Asheesh's lib let us do CC -by attribution in metadata?? that would be excellent), what type of content is wanted, should these be in subject based packages. Maybe this is known, but /I/ don't know the answers, and I would like that sort of thing to be accepted in writing before I go out and sorta-kinda represent the OLPC project. I've been worried about getting 'off message' when I've been I've been talking to some people over at Wikibooks and the slovenian professor, so I've been on the far side of careful and I've been doing my best to represent myself as a volunteer and talk about things that /I/ would like for the OLPC, not what the OLPC people want/need. It's not like a TON of policy stuff is on the wiki or talked about in IRC. Well this is getting lengthy, so I will see/talk to you tomorrow.Specialization is for Insects 00:32, 15 October 2007 (EDT)


This should be a proper "contributing site" page, after the model used by Internet_Archive. If you have a moment and can fill in that kind of info -- links, icon, and extent of collection -- that would be useful. As an aside, I'm trying to get groups of teachers and librarians to have reading hours where they record themselves and upload to librivox -- since kids libraries already do a lot of reading and even podcasting; and I want them to start doing multiple-person recordings, with a reasonable tech setup and multiple mikes... there are still no public recordings of shakespeare, for instance! Cheers, Sj talk 01:38, 14 October 2007 (EDT)

Yeah, I would love to do that! I'll put that on my to-do list. It's so great that you're helping people contribute to Librivox. It's such a great project. What if we had a that on whatever "how you can contribute" page that exists. Far more layman users are going to be able to contribute to that (with a $20 usb mic or less) and a copy of Audacity, than most of the current OLPC work that is going on right now.
I wish I had my little booth put back together so I could read more often. PS, there are a few Shakespeare recordings on LV, but not nearly enough. Shakespeare. Specialization is for Insects 23:47, 14 October 2007 (EDT)

Thanks for the headsup.

There are also some other outdated bits of information on the site and on this wiki, including notes about initial deployments and country partners... Sj talk

Supposed Wiki Spam

Hi. Travel reservations and Semipostal stamp for email are both serious pages, not spam. The page Semipostal stamp for email also contains the idea for an OLPC calling plan, which is related to the heading "Certified OLPC telecom partner" on Fundraising certificate. One could probably move all the content to the Fundraising certificate page but I don't see this as urgent. --Fasten 17:15, 20 October 2007 (EDT)


The link to the Flickr group doesn't work. Flickr says it doesn't recognize the group. What's up? (Orcmid 20:18, 19 December 2007 (EST))

Uploading Hesperian goodies

Hi Seth, Once I get an account I'll upload the Hesperian In Design files for you to convert. Can we talk about health materials sometime? Anna B 20:24, 19 December 2007 (EST)

re: photo

it's not the most useful photo for identification purposes, but those are findable enough via google, and I think everyone ought to wear a superhero costume at some point... we may have to make you one as a side project during the health jam. ;) also, that costume (along with the costumes of the rest of my friends going as batman chars) was created in a mad rush to the thrift store + scissors in the car about 2-3 hours before that picture was taken at my school's halloween party... the following year we went as the cast of Serenity/Firefly. anyway. Mchua 14:42, 5 February 2008 (EST)

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