Category Archives: projects

Fixing Numara Footprint’s addressbook search with a Greasemonkey Userscript

UVM uses Numara Footprints to track client support tickets. When creating tickets from client submitted email, the application automatically fills out the contact information for the client, using their email to search against LDAP. This search fails if the address from the incoming ticket is in the format uid@uvm.edu (as opposed to first.last@uvm.edu). This results [...]

NetNewsWire to FriendFeed

After building an applescript to post items from NetNewsWire to FriendFeed, I settled on using FriendFeed’s own bookmarklet from within NetNewsWire. Here’s the how and why. I’ve been using NetNewsWire’s Clippings feature as a sort of light-weight alternative to posting links to my del.icio.us account. It makes for a one-click bookmarking experience, without having to [...]

Recruiting web professionals

A new position went up last week on the UVM Jobs recruitment site: Multimedia Development Specialist To assist faculty and staff to produce and manage digital multimedia content for instructional applications. Provide coordination of a Mac/PC multimedia computer lab and develop and facilitate workshops for faculty on digital multimedia. Provide general faculty and student support [...]

Directory Digger

Update (2007-06-27): Directory Digger is a featured download on Apple.com‘s main dashboard widget site. Cool! (thanks Rob, for the tip) In my spare time (heh), I’ve built an Apple dashboard widget that lets one search an LDAP directory. For me, the tool is filling a number of needs. The project page summarizes some of them: [...]

Caching and zooming your Flickr images

I’ve made a few changes and additions to Dan Coulter‘s phpFlickr API class. These modifications address the retrieval of image URL’s, and allow the caching of images locally. In the process, I also created a little helper class to complement existing phpFlickr interface methods.

ZoomifyImage ported to PHP

Wes Wright has ported Adam Smith‘s ZoomifyImage processor from Python to PHP. This is a tool that lets you convert images to a format that can be viewed using the flash based Zoomify viewer. Wes gave me the go-ahead to write a bit about his work on this and put it up for download. Additionally, [...]

Upcoming.org API wrapper for PHP4

Sounds like Upcoming.org is set for some upgrades (does version 2.0 of a Web 2.0 application == 4.0? :) ) next week. Aside from a yahoo account merge, they are keeping things pretty close to the vest. Maybe the documentation wiki will be reincarnated. The suggestion board is nice, but doesn’t have the same information. [...]