Found: 25-year-old COSI visitor guide Found: 25-year-old COSI visitor guide

Posted by smokris on 2013.07.14 @ 17:44

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I’m in the middle of cleaning and packing to move house, and I came across a time capsule I made as part of a workshop at COSI (Columbus, Ohio’s science museum), 25 years ago today (1988.07.14). I was 5 years old at the time.

Included in the time capsule were two pieces of yarn identifying my height and circumference, and a personal-facts sheet, mentioning such things as my favorite musician (Herbie Hancock, of whom I’d recently become aware via his appearance on Sesame Street) and my favorite toy (the Yamaha PSS-470 synthesizer with its wonderful FM modulation control panel).

And this Souvenir Program, submitted for your approval — [more...]

Getting HTML5 video to work with iOS Mobile Safari Getting HTML5 video to work with iOS Mobile Safari

Posted by mradcliffe on 2013.05.17 @ 09:50

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I’ve been researching issues regarding serving HTML5 video content to iOS devices this past week. Here’s an outline the issues and some concise answers as to how iOS Mobile Safari 6 will handle HTML5 video. This post won’t touch on video encoding.

Mobile Safari’s QuickTime component does not handle HTTP requests the same as it does normally, say for a web page. Instead [more...]

From celebrating women in computing to changing the system From celebrating women in computing to changing the system

Posted by jstrecker on 2013.03.16 @ 22:47

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You’re in a roomful of computer scientists. Most of them are women. All of them are there to promote women in computing.

What do you talk about?

What don’t you talk about?

What are you accomplishing?

What aren’t you accomplishing?

These are the questions I’ve been asking about the recent Ohio Celebration of Women in Computing (OCWiC). [more...]

Rules-provided entity variables: Where are my field properties? Rules-provided entity variables: Where are my field properties?

Posted by mradcliffe on 2013.02.19 @ 15:08

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At times I am confused by behavior in the powerful Rules module. Sometimes Rules data selectors for entities have their fields listed and sometimes they do not. I did not find documentation about this behavior.

So I dug through code… [more...]