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Visiting Information System Analyst (3 year term). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Library IT – Infrastructure Management and Support (IMS). Position Available: This is a 12 month, full-time Academic Professional position with the University Library's IT Infrastructure Management and ...
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I wish the older / less changed a file was, the harder it was to delete or move. Well, for normal users interacting w/ files one on one.

Too often it feels like I'm going in for a restore of a folder that was last accessed months ago and nothing is in any of the backups.  I suspect many of our users accidentally drag and drop things into abysses or accidentally hit keyboard combos somehow.
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That's more humane than my impulse of increasing electric shocks ;).

I think we need better ways of dealing with space, but there's a rather depressing regularity to files just somehow disappearing among our less technical stuff. Seems mix of issues -> people accidentally deleting files, people moving files without realizing it, people trying to "clean up"...

Really, just a symptom that most people don't need file systems, they need document systems.

(Logs for when documents were added, logs retained even after deletion, automatic versioning, etc.

As disk space gets cheaper, maybe it's better to just go that way, with some insanely complicated thing needed to actually honestly delete something.
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Any folks have recommendations for getting up and running with Workflow technology? Books, blogs, tools, etc?
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Anyone have good examples of user interfaces for rule-based systems?
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Some more info:

So on the backend what I'm envisioning is pretty simple, a series of keys which can have multiple values, then the operators "and","or","in". Operators can nest. 

Goal is to find a set of books that met certain criteria and have an graphical interface which can then be put into a rules engine to spit out the various needed indexing / database queries. That part I've done recently enough, but curious about if anyone has any better graphical tools than those or/and dropdown boxes to join together criteria.
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Another day with a scheduled blood donation at the library, another thunderstorm...am I in an X-Files episode?
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+The Game Crafter  Whee! My Decktet order came in before I even expected it to ship. A most excellent and impressive job, the cards feel quite nice, already got a play in of Magnate last night.
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Throwing this out there: Anybody have favorite books for Visual Studio/asp.net mvc?
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So...anyone have any good programming talks on youtube? (On the shorter side preferred, no more than 20 to 30 minutes).
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Ok, Google+ foks, what's your favorite timeline visualization. I'm thinking something that would be good for a relatively simple and straightforward series of workflow events.
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Oh yeah definitely overkill for 3-4 items :-)
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So, anyone have recommendations for free image archives? Thinking of stuff like memory.loc.gov, www.gettyimages.com, and so on?
Find high resolution royalty-free images, editorial stock photos, vector art, video footage clips and stock music licensing at the richest image search photo library online.
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Ok folks, need some advice. Trying to print out a print table for random rolling for my cosmic encounter game.

Right now I've got three columns: Dice Roll, Name, Difficulty Level.
Let's say I want to compact this as much as possible, so ideally I'd print in landscape mode, with the columns "wrapping", that is, when it hits the bottom of the page, it treats the three columns as unbreakable and starts again at the top of the page if possible.

Any ideas on how to do in LibreOffice? Or should I attempt this some other way. (Say, xsl-fo?)
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