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Free Books from my Bokshelf

Math, physics, computer science. And a signed copy of  The Art of Computer Programming Volume 1: Fundemental Algorithms (Donald E.Knuth).   Free for the taking, available only in Lafayette 407

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BBB keeps rolling along

Upgraded from 1.1ßeta to 1.1-RC from BBB: It’s been almost four months of testing since we announced the availability of 1.1-beta on Jan 12, 2017.  See: https://bigbluebutton.org/2017/01/12/1-1-beta/. A big thanks to everyone who reported issues with the beta and helped … Continue reading

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Guide on the side

Helped Daisy, Graham, and Lyman get updated GOS installed on library servers. They were very happy, but not so happy as to let us use their SpringShare software.

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Data begets data

Created more graphs; moved jpgraph library into cumulusclips library (was on ctl.w3.uvm.edu); refactored code to use cc-core DB  objects for mySQl queries; added tabular (HTML table or Excel CSV download)  custom user reports. Incorporated all of this into Admin Panel. … Continue reading

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cool stuff

Hacked a solution to embedding live feeds from Wowza into blog posts Also wrote some code to display real-time data   And wrote a lot of documentation and a CTL blog post https://wiki.uvm.edu/index.php?title=Streaming_Server http://blog.uvm.edu/ctl/2017/03/30/uvms-streaming-media-server-and-online-video-platform-ovp/  

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BBB 1.1ß

installed, needs some configuration before taking it ‘live’ . This release offers three main enhancements:  1. Breakout Rooms: https://youtu.be/q5N-lcocJss  (3:41 minutes)  2. Live Closed Captioning: https://youtu.be/vDpurrMgal0  (1:23 minutes)  3. Faster Desktop Sharing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTFuEvmEqB0 (3:10 minutes)

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Video Queue redux

Staged a  race to transcode 4 videos concurrently on prod server and sequentially through queue on the devo server Concurrent won. So I figured I needed to use two queues to leverage multiple virtual cores. modified code to do just … Continue reading

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UVMTube: Allow users to upload their own Poster/thumbnail jpeg

I am a coding machine. Today I am happy to announce that UVMTube now allows users to upload their own Poster/thumbnail jpeg. I wrote the code in the Sugarbush (Lincoln Peak) base lodge last Saturday while my wife and son … Continue reading

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Job Queueing for UVMTube (CumulusClips)

Two pieces: a surrogate perl script that receives encode command. Streaming server would send this command direct to OS; now, it sends it to perl script which places job in a queue structure (See CPAN File::Queue) . Meanwhile, perl script 2 runs as … Continue reading

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Stats and history for Guide on the Side

Library is heavy user go University of Arizona Guide on the Side software. http://code.library.arizona.edu/gots/ they liked the quiz/tutorial results email, but really wished it would keep a results table from which they could gather and manipulate aggregate data. I looked at … Continue reading

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