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Dan Scott
Works at Laurentian University
Attended Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto
Lives in Sudbury, Ontario
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Even a lame plane window shot can't ruin the beauty of Georgian Bay...
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Switched from snow tires to summer tires this morning.

Now it's snowing, of course. You can't see it in the photo, but it is.

#sudbury #comeon
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Spring 2014:
"At least it isn't snowing."





"What?!?!? It's snowing again!?!?!?"
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Wiped my Google+ cache, reduced lag for Google Now launcher

+Chris Pick had noticed that his G+ cache had bloated over 5 gigs while investigating why G+ was eating up a ton of his battery.

I checked the G+ cache on my Nexus 5 and found a "mere" 2 gigs... Wondering if that could possibly be related to why my stock launcher UI felt laggy recently, I cleared the cache.

Things are back to being snappy instead of having an easily perceptible delay between hitting the home button and seeing the icons paint on the home screen.

+Google+ devs might want to look into that bloated cache pronto...
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Just sent out a round of rejection notifications

... and I'm wiped. This has to be the hardest part of editing a journal. It's my first issue as a coordinating editor for the Code4Lib Journal (at http://journal.code4lib.org), and so I get to do all of the unpleasant bits. I'm trying to provide as much constructive criticism as I can, as some of the rejected proposals have potential and I've been on the other side of the rejection relationship, but it's hard.

On the bright side, we have a lot of high-quality article proposals for this issue (our 25th... quite the anniversary)!
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Thanks for your work.
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Continuing the march towards a Python3 package for RDFLib in +Fedora Project , I've created a branch of python-isodate that provides a Python3 build; my branch updates isodate to the latest version and adds a %check section to actually run the unit tests as a bonus.

The lack of a Python3 python-isodate package is the only thing holding back a Python3 RDFLib package at this point, so I hope this goes quickly :)
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Wow... I'm delighted +Jörn Hees decided to dust off this draft blog post, update it, and publish it. I always find it easy easier to learn from a hands on tutorial than from piecing together docs from disparate pieces.

Thanks Jörn!
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Yes, Virginia, the Library of Congress does have an official subject heading for you!

/via the Pineapple Express catalogue record, naturally -- http://lccn.loc.gov/2010600022
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Hey, just saw +Sebastian Mauer 's G+ post of the Atlassian "git push" ad during Leo's Atlassian ad read in TWiT #454! You're famous :)

This Week in Tech 454: Kansas City, Oklahoma
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Cool and what an honor to be circled by the always awesome +Leo Laporte ;)

Glad he appreciates Geek Humor :D
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Requested a +Fedora Project package review for python-SPARQLWrapper, which is needed to complete the functionality offered by the python-rdflib update that I have in the queue.

Many irons in the fire, but when all of this is done Fedora is going to be the best platform to work with RDF under Python 2 and 3 (well, from the package perspective of course; one can always use virtualenv + pip to sidestep packages). 
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Occupation
Systems Librarian
Skills
Structured data (schema.org, RDFa, microdata); Perl; PHP; Python; PostgreSQL; HTML5 (yes, JavaScript and CSS too); obscure library standards and protocols like MARC21 and Z39.50; can code Java when necessary, which Android gets me to do.
Employment
  • Laurentian University
    Systems Librarian, 2006 - present
    I make it possible for people to connect with information they need in the form of articles, books, and data, while overcoming the hurdles that publishers and "solution providers" put in the way.
  • IBM Canada
    1998 - 2006
    Product planner for DB2 on Linux; Information Architect for DB2 / IBM Software Group (System House); Technical Writer focused on DB2 application development
  • Xerox Canada
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Sudbury, Ontario
Previously
Toronto, Ontario - Barrie, Ontario
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Librarian coffeetarian bass guitarian geek.
Introduction
I'm a systems librarian who cares about software freedom and open source. Since 2007 my core contributions have been to the Evergreen library system project.
Bragging rights
I can (and do) hit some awesome mountain biking trails right out of my backyard. Sudbury rocks!
Education
  • Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto
    Information Studies, 1996 - 1998
  • Laurentian University
    English & Philosophy, 1992 - 1996
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