Actually, he asked me about it on Friday and I told him it would be posted soon. I'm meeting with him this afternoon to go over the media stuff so I'll mention it then.
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> Love the idea, but the form is now throwing a 404 error on submission.
> Any chance it can be fixed?
> On Oct 6, 2011, at 9:35 PM, Jonathan Rochkind wrote:
> > So I was in #code4lib, and skome asked about ideas for library
> > hours.
> > And I recalled that there have been at least two articles in the C4L
> > Journal on this topic, so suggested them.
> > Then I realized that there's enough body of work in the Journal to
> > be
> > worth searching there whenever you have an "ideas for dealing with
> > X"
> > question. You might not find anything, but I think there's enough
> > chance
> > you will, illustrated by that encounter with skome.
> > Then I realized it's not just the journal -- what about a Google
> > Custom
> > Search that searches over the Journal, the Code4Lib wiki, the
> > Code4Lib
> > website, and perhaps most interestinly -- all the sites listed in
> > Planet
> > Code4Lib.
> > Then I made it happen. Cause it seemed interesting and I'm a
> > perfectionist, I even set things up so a cronjob automatically syncs
> > the
> > list of sites in the Planet with the Google custom search every
> > night.
> > The Planet stuff ends up potentially being a lot of noise -- I tried
> > to
> > custom 'boost' stuff from the Journal, but I'm not sure it worked.
> > But I
> > did configure things with facet-like limits including a "just the
> > planet" limit, if you do want that. But even though it's sometimes a
> > lot
> > of noise, it's also potentially the most interesting/useful part of
> > the
> > search, otherwise it'd pretty much just be a Journal search, but now
> > it
> > includes a bunch of people's blogs, as well as other sites deemed of
> > interest to Code4Lib community (including a couple other open source
> > library tech journals) -- without any extra curatorial work, just
> > using
> > the list already compiled for the Planet.
> > I'm curious what people think of it. Try some searches for library
> > tech
> > questions or information and see how good your results are. If
> > people
> > find this useful, I'll try to include it on the main code4lib.org
> > webpage in some prominent place, spruce up the look and feel etc.
> > (Or
> > try to draft someone else to do that, I think my time to work on
> > this
> > might be _just_ about up after staying until 9.30 hacking on this
> > cause
> > it seemed cool).
> > http://www.code4lib.org/custom_search/search_form.html
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