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"It is about control -- control of people." Feeling violated?
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Come work at LYRASIS!  We're looking for a Drupal/Islandora specialist.
LYRASIS seeks a highly motivated, experienced Applications Developer and Repository Specialist to contribute to our dynamic, fast-growing open source support and technology services department. The Applications Developer and Repository Specialist will manage and extend LYRASIS' Islandora-based Repository Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering. Responsibilities include: design, develop, test, and document themes and modules to implement Islandora f...
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Harmless toilet brushes?!?
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Peter Murray hung out with 5 people. <a class='ot-hashtag' href='https://plus.google.com/s/%23hangoutsonair'>#hangoutsonair</a>Terry Brady, Jacob Andresen, Roy Tennant, Kate Kosturski, and Misty De Meo
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Freenode remains, still driven by all-volunteer efforts.
 
Bye bye PDPC 

Sadly, we were forced to dissolve PDPC, freenode’s parent organisation.

When the organisation transferred across from the US to the UK we wanted to keep the organisational structure as close to what it had been before (change is scary, right?) -- however, we made the conscious decision to no longer have any paid employees after Rob Levin passed away. This meant that everyone involved with the organisation were volunteers and we no longer had anyone who could invest the time and effort required to do fundraising and similar tasks, meaning that the organisation was unable to sustain the levels of donations required to obtain and maintain charitable status in the UK.

Due to the massive reduction in financial support we found ourselves in a position where being an incorporated organisation cost more than what we were able to bring in in donations and after years of operating at a loss it was decided that we would apply for the dissolution of the corporation in order to drastically reduce costs. The application has been processed and the organisation has been dissolved; to further reduce costs we have also discontinued the majority of infrastructure services for which the organisation paid, together with the reduced administration and organisational fees this means that we are now in a position where our outgoings are restricted to domain renewals! We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the organisation in the past, users, organisations and staff in particular, who has always been (begrudgingly?) happy to contribute towards the difference in order to cover the deficit.

What does this organisational change mean for freenode?

In practise it means very little, the PDPC has never been involved in the day to day operations of the network and there will be no changes to the way in which the network is run. freenode is staffed entirely by volunteers from all over the globe who contribute their time and expertise to keep the network up and running in between contributing to various other FOSS projects.

What about other PDPC projects, such as fosscon, geeknic, and the fossevents site?

These projects will continue as they have before, and we invite you to attend fossconn[0] for real world talks and collaboration, to join a geeknic picnic or plan your own at http://geeknic.org, and to check out http://fossevents.org for events in your neighbourhood and around the world.

I appreciate the work you do and I still want to contribute

The best way in which to help the network is to contribute time -- help out in #freenode or elsewhere on the network, assist users in finding answers to their questions and help us try keep the channel and network temperature at a nice, comfortable level which encourages collaboration! If you are low on time but still want to help out you might be able to help us through your company or organisation by becoming a server sponsor (See Hosting a server[1] for more information). If you feel that one particular volunteer has helped you out and you want to say thank you -- ask them if they have a preferred charity to which you could make a small donation! With time we might update our website to provide links and information of such preferences. Alternatively, you may consider donating to one of the following projects: 
 - https://www.softwarefreedom.org/donate Software Freedom Law Center 
 - https://supporters.eff.org/donate Electronic Frontier Foundation
 - http://www.openrightsgroup.org/donate/ Open Rights Group

Existing PDPC donor cloaks

Existing PDPC donor cloaks will remain valid for a full year, after which they will be converted to unaffiliated cloaks. Ongoing donations will be cancelled by us. If you have previously donated to PDPC you'll still qualify for your donor cloak as normal. If you believe you're due a cloak and we haven't processed it yet please contact us[2]. 

[0] http://fosscon.org
[1] http://freenode.net/hosting_ircd.shtml
[2] http://freenode.net/faq.shtml#contents-gettinghelp
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Members of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs choir perform a rousing rendition of Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' before Friday's Opening Ceremony.
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The sausage-making of standards development.  Read on only if you have the stomach for it.
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My "How I Work" Answers

Location: Columbus, OH  (actually Dublin, OH -- right down the street from the OCLC campus)
Current Gig: Working for the members of LYRASIS
Current mobile device: iOS devices (phone and tablet)
Current computer: MacBook Pro and a Lenovo ThinkPad

One word that best describes how you work: Varied-focus

What apps/software/tools can't you live without?
Synergy -- a virtual keyboard/mouse utility that lets me drive the ThinkPad using the keyboard/mouse connected to the MacBook Pro

What's your workspace like?
Messy.  The two laptops and a 23" monitor are lifted off the tabletop using PVC pipe constructs so that the three screens line up at the top and are at a good ergonomic height.  Below them is a (messy) work surface with a GTD-style inbox tray, reference material tray, VoIP phone and a notebook.  Behind me is a window with a cat bed.

What's your best time-saving trick?
Knowing a variety of text manipulation tools -- BBEdit, Perl, XSLT, GNU cut/awk/grep, and even Word and Excel -- and when each is best suited for a task.

What's your favorite to-do list manager?
OmniFocus -- Mac and iOS

Besides your phone and computer, what gadget can't you live without?
Laser pointer -- for getting the cat tired so I can do some work.

What everyday thing are you better at than anyone else?
Hmmm.  Tough question.  I think I'm pretty average at just about everything.

What do you listen to while you work?
With the kids home for the summer, the "Solo Piano" channel on Pandora and a set of noise-cancelling headphones is a must.  Otherwise nothing day-to-day.

Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?
More of an introvert; I like time alone to recharge after a full conference day.

What's your sleep routine like?
Regular.  Family pretty much enforces that.

Fill in the blank. I'd kill to see ___ answer these same questions.
Well, I won't "kill" literally, but I'm curious to hear how Cliff Lynch would answer these questions.

What's the best advice you've ever received?
Automate yourself out of your current job; there is more interesting and important work to be done.
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Come one, come all to the next round of virtual lightning talks.  See this event and  http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/Virtual_Lightning_Talks for details.
 
Sign up to present a quick, six-minute talk on a topic of your choosing and come listen to what others are doing with libraries, technology, and related fields.

Note that the actual start time of the presentations is 30 minutes later than the listed event start time.  The first 30 minutes of the event is for presenters to get accustomed to the Google Hangout environment.
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Fri, June 14, 2013, 1:00 PM

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Education
  • Simmons College
    Master of Library and Information Science, 2003
  • Miami University
    Bachelor of Science in Systems Analysis, 1991
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Librarian-Technologist with LYRASIS
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Peter is a technologist with a librarian background and a keen sense of how to apply the right solution to an issue. With training in the field of Systems Analysis, he is able to translate between librarian jargon and computing/networking jargon to bring the two worlds together. He has over two decades of experience in higher education libraries, including eight years at members of the Association for Research Libraries (ARL), and actively participates in a wide variety of technical areas such as TCP/IP networking protocols, HTML/XHTML/XML markup, and metadata standards. Current interests involve digital object repositories, privacy, and distributed authentication/authorization systems, and JPEG 2000.
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  • LYRASIS
    Assistant Director, 2010 - present
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