Tuesday, November 18, 2008

This is broken

I am very disappointed that I must shutdown our "pay your fines w/paypal" feature in our OPAC. I was so proud to have gotten it working.
Alas, there seems to be a field size issue which makes the instant crediting of user accounts unreliable when paying multiple fines at once.

This must not affect many libraries and is either very complex to address or very low priority, and all the workarounds in the world cannot make me make sense of making my users pay all their $0.50 overdue fines one at a time nor would it be wise for us to pay the paypal transaction fee on each of these.

So I had to eliminate the service today.
It makes me very sad and it makes my glass half empty.





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Monday, November 17, 2008

ground breaking news

I was so incredibly pleased to read this. really makes my monday.

my webmaster has been getting his feet wet with drupal, and I have been encouraging him to get involved at drupalforlib
and I really really hope he does so we can explore a move towards SOPAC

more to come (fingers crossed)

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Friday, November 07, 2008

A message 4 Obama


message4obama
Originally uploaded by rambleonsylvie

I'm pretty happy with this one.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Zappos again

you know I love them, but
free audiobook with my shoes, be still my heart,
this library geek is sooooo smitten!

from an email they have permission to send me:
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TRIBAL LEADERSHIP: COMPLIMENTARY DOWNLOAD
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Courtesy of Zappos, download the Tribal Leadership audio book
featuring Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com, having a conversation
with Dave Logan, co-author of Tribal Leadership.

http://www.zappos.com/n/z/ref/81103l/kw/triballeadership.html




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