[Noisebridge-discuss] Need help painting a bikeshed

Josh Myer josh at joshisanerd.com
Wed Jan 19 08:40:45 PST 2011


On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 1:25 AM, Andy Isaacson <adi at hexapodia.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 12:09:28AM -0800, Josh Myer wrote:
> > Any suggestions on how to add a layer of indirection there, without
> having
> > to create a new URL for each entry?
>
> That seems pretty easy to do programmatically...
>
> > I thought about
> > nburl.net/parts/${PARTNO} (if I could convince Al to special-case me),
>
> That seems entirely cromulent to me!  In fact why not just make it
> nburl.net/uln2003
> and inject entries into nburl.net for every part?
>
>
My concern is that the underlying URL will change.  Since the part number is
just a parameter, I want to use a rewrite rule to place that one parameter
in the subsequent query string.  If every part is a separate page, changing
the underlying URL requires a change for every part in our list, which isn't
really feasible.

(I hope the front page transclude has some sane limiting...)
>
> > but I'm a little nervous about nburl.net not being a proper
> > noisebridge service.
>
> lulzwut.  There ain't no such thing as a "proper noisebridge service",
> nburl.net is as proper as anything else.  (Nobody ever asked AFAIK, we
> could easily have it at url.noisebridge.net but the shorter TLD is
> nice.  Also, alas, noisebrid.ge is hard to register unless you're
> physically in Georgia.)
>
>
In my little world, there are sprinkles.  Also, there are two noisebridge
services I can rely on: the wiki, and the mailing lists.  Everything else is
ephemeral.

(I'd propose a mediawiki plugin for this sort of thing, but, given the
calendaring situation, it seems like they must be hard...)


> I suppose it'd be nice if we could do some backups of the nburl.net
> database, especially if it's going to have nontrivial elbow grease
> applied, but that's orthogonal...
>
>
This strikes me as a good idea anyway, especially because it wouldn't be too
hard to just get a database dump of the thing posted to an URL that is wgot
every day.
--
/jbm
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