And now!

Apr. 27th, 2017 08:03 pm
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The CDs are now available for purchase on our webpage!

It's been a hectic couple of months, but it's all done now!

Code push scheduled for Sunday night

Apr. 27th, 2017 03:03 pm
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We are planning to do a code push late this weekend, at approximately 8pm PDT / 11pm EDT / 3am UTC on Sunday, Apr 30 (or May 1 for you transatlantic types.).

I don't have a list of changes for you yet, but most will fall into the following categories: things users have complained about to support volunteers, things support volunteers have complained about to developers, things [staff profile] denise has complained about not working the way she expects them to (and as we all know, The Boss is Always Right), and things that were printing warnings over and over in the production server logs, making it hard to spot when less frequent, more urgent errors were being printed. Oh, and also all the unused code I ripped out at the roots, which if you notice that, I did it wrong.

To sum up: we are rolling out a bunch of requested changes, so thank you all for your feedback!

If you're new to Dreamwidth and interested in tracking our development process, our commit logs are published to [site community profile] changelog and [community profile] changelog_digest, and every month or so, one of our volunteers will translate those often-cryptic entries into witty, informative code tours! The most recent one was published on April 1, so we're about due for a new one. Hint, hint.

We'll update here again to let you know when the code push is imminent!

FKO hotel feedback

Apr. 25th, 2017 05:49 pm
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If people want to leave comments for the FKO hotel -- regarding the hall lighting, for example -- it can be done at .  Getting your word in now (politely!) may mean that we won't have to see it next year.

Filk Hall of Fame 2017

Apr. 22nd, 2017 07:53 pm
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The 2017 Filk Hall of Fame Inductees, as reported by FilKONtario on Twitter:

  • Gary Hanak
  • Judi Miller
  • Jeff and Maya Bohnhoff

All excellent choices!

The importer has (mostly) caught up!

Apr. 19th, 2017 11:02 pm
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Our content importer has mostly caught up with its backlog; almost everything that's still listed as being "in the queue" are jobs that were tried, failed once or more with a temporary failure, and are waiting to try again. (The importer tries a few times, at successively longer intervals, when it gets a failure it thinks might be temporary/might correct itself later on.) This means that new imports scheduled now should complete in hours (or even minutes), not the "several days" it's been taking.

If you tried to schedule a second import while the first one was still running, at any time in the past 10 days or so, you may have confused the poor thing. If you think your import should be finished by now and it isn't, and you're seeing "Aborted" on the Importer Status part of the Importer page, feel free to open a support request in the Importer category and we'll look into it for you. (It may take a little bit before you get a response; those of us who have the access to look into importer problems have been really busy for the past two weeks or so, and I at least need a few days to catch my breath a bit before diving back into the fray! But we'll do what we can.)

I hope all y'all are continuing to settle in well to your new home!

Pasadena Folk Music Society update

Apr. 14th, 2017 08:42 pm
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OK, having gotten no complaints, I post the first update to the PFMS since I abruptly jumped over from LJ. Comments, suggestions, feel free - this is pretty much a quote of their mailing with excess formatting deleted. These presentations are usually at Cal Tech in Pasadena, CA; as you can see they've got interests in other stuff too. Usually well worth it if you can make it to a performance. (Also Broceliande will be down June 3..)

Here's an early heads-up about our next show, which will feature Ben Miller, master of the Scottish border pipes, and Anita MacDonald, from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia (Canada) on Saturday, May 13 in Beckman Institute Auditorium at 8:00 PM. Ben and Anita joined forces in the last couple of years, and their debut recording, A Day at the Lake, is getting lots of attention. They are tremendous instrumentalists and they do a bit of singing too. They will be joined in this show by Zakk Cormier on guitar and maybe a bit of foot percussion as well. Anita just might do a little dancing. You can get a good introduction to them in this 4 and one half minute introductory video, where you will get a very good idea of who they are and what they do. We highly recommend watching!

Radio Station 101.5 in Nova Scotia (known as "The Hawk") described them this way: "Ben and Anita have the unique talent of taking well known, traditional tunes and giving them life. They have a great respect and knowledge of how these tunes are to be played, but are able to inject an energy that brings them to life once again. That's the way you keep the music alive for a new generation to discover and enjoy." We think you will like them a lot, and we're excited about presenting them in our series.

Tickets for the show are $20 for adults and $5 for Caltech students and children. You can order them on the phone by calling the Caltech Ticket Office at (626) 395-4652. Online tickets are available here. There is a service charge for online and phone tickets, but you can buy tickets without a service charge by visiting the Ticket Office or by purchasing them at the door on the night of the show. The Caltech Ticket Office is now in their new location at 1200 E. California Boulevard in Pasadena (Southeast corner of Wilson Avenue). Their usual hours are 9AM-4PM, Monday through Friday. There is limited short term parking in front of the four story Spaulding building on California Boulevard (note the yellow curb and the sign that indicates 15 minute parking for the Post Office station inside) Otherwise, you can look for street parking nearby. They are located just inside the door on the east side of the building, to the left of the entrance. And you can buy stamps or do Postal business while you are there!

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