Old School Dissertating with Scribe

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanks to some very patient and helpful Twitterfolk I've finally been able to get Scribe working on my computer. I had to build a VM using 10.7.0 and download Firefox 3.6.17, but hey, it's working now.

Why the fuss over Scribe? It makes data collection for my dissertation way simpler and more straightforward. Here's a demonstration:

Branding Self Service Presentation Slides & Template

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Short and sweet post this time around. Click below to get the slides (scrubbed down a bit, but workflows intact) from my "Branding Self Service" presentation at this year's JNUC.

Slides (Keynote):
Icon template (PSD): (info here:

I hope you find them useful.

Music Monday // Minor Alps, Far From the Roses

Monday, November 3, 2014

Juliana Hatfield + Matthew Caws = Minor Alps. Minor Alps' Get There = great great fall album. It's already a year old but I'm not tired of it yet.

My favorite track is "Far from the roses," which is a really great fall song to add to whatever Fall Mixtape playlist thing you rock this time of year. You'll agree as soon as you listen.

Self Service Image Locations on Windows-hosted JSS

Thursday, October 30, 2014

This is going to be pretty self-explanatory, but here is a picture that will give you an idea of where images are if you want to do branding and are running a Windows-hosted JSS.

Pretty easy to find. If you go up a level you'll be in ROOT, where the favicon is located. You'll also find the stylesheets folder there.

Branding of the Self Service app itself will still have to be done on a Mac box, as that requires a machine that can read a .app. Though if you're really clever I'm sure you could work around that… :)

Doctor Who Eaglemoss // Scarecrow

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I finally picked up a new Doctor Who Eaglemoss figure today. I think I've mentioned before that I'm more and more disinterested in collecting the whole line, and find myself more inclined to just get iconic baddies and Classic Series villains. Not many of the New Series figures have piqued by interest, though I do have the Vashta Nerada, Judoon, Silence, and a few others. I think so far the Scarecrow is my favorite from the New Series villains.

I think my favorite part of this Scarecrow is the posture. It's not quite right; slightly leaning forward, like you imagine all creepy inanimate-objects-turned-baddies carry themselves. Plus the detail in the fabric on the face and shirt is just so pretty. I love these. The trick now is finding a good way to display them now that I have 13 of them. One shelf just isn't cutting it anymore…