Fuji Instax 210 Tips and Tricks

On focusing and using the closeup attachment lens: If you want to take portraits, use [the included closeup adapter]. With the camera focus set to infinity, the point of sharp focus becomes 1 meter. With the same [closeup] attachment the .9-3m focus setting gives pin sharp results at 45cm. (Selfie range) The depth of field […] » about 300 words

Checkouts Vs. GPA?

Cindy Harper, Systems Librarian at Colgate University, posted to the IUG list with this notion today:

I’m clearing out a large group of expired student records, and wonder if anyone else has had the same idea that has occurred to me. [Our ILS] keeps track in the patron record of TOTCHKOUTs (total checkouts). At the expiration of the students’ record at the end of their four or so years, this represents a measure that is not perfect, but could distinguish heavy library users from non-users. Of course, it combines book chekouts, video and music checkouts, reserve checkouts, etc. And it misses the effect of electronic sources. I was thinking of trying to get GPA data for these graduates and use an ANCOVA (Analysis of Covariance) to see, once you’ve accounted for the effect of different majors and year-of-graduation effects, if there’s a correlation between library use and GPA?

Has anyone done this type of study? Do you analyze your TOTCHKOUT data in any way?

I’d second her question. Public libraries, I think, do better at correlating their statistics with other metrics in their communities. What do we know about academic libraries?

Usage Instructions

What’s really angering about instructions […] is that they imply there’s only one way […] their way. And that presumption wipes out all the creativity. Actually there are hundreds of ways […] and when they make you follow just one way without showing you the overall problem the instructions become hard to follow in such […] » about 100 words

bsuite Bug Fixes (release b2v7)

Contentsbsuite FeaturesFixed/Changed/AddedInstallationUpgradingCommandsClear bsuite_speedcacheRebuild bsuite tag indexOptionsMinimum userlevel to view bsuite reportsOutput default CSSDefault pulse graph styleSuggest related entries in postTag input formatHighlight search words and offer search helpFilter incoming search terms using comment moderation and blacklist wordsIgnore hits from registered users at or above userlevelIgnore hits from these IP numbersTag SupportUsing bsuite FunctionsKnown BugsMoney GrubbingWork […] » about 800 words

bsuite Bug Fixes (release b2v6)

Contentsbsuite FeaturesFixed/Changed/AddedInstallationUpgradingCommandsOptionsTag SupportUsing bsuite FunctionsKnown BugsUpdate: bugfix release b2v7 available. It’s been a while since I released a new version of bsuite, my multi-purpose WordPress plugin. I’d been hoping to finish up a series of new features, but those have been delayed and this is mostly just a collection of bugfixes. This update is recommended […] » about 500 words

bsuite Bug Fixes (release b2v3)

ContentsFixedInstallationbsuite FeaturesI’ve fixed another bug in bsuite b2, my multi-purpose plugin. This update is recommended for all bsuite users. Fixed Previous versions would throw errors at the bottom of the page when the http referrer info included search words from a recognized search engine.  Installation Follow the directions for the bsuite b2 release. The download […] » about 300 words

bsuite Bug Fixes (release b2b)

ContentsFixesInstallationbsuite FeaturesI’ve fixed a couple bugs in bsuite b2, released last week. Fixes A bug with search word highlighting that caused it to litter the display in some cases.  A silly mistake of mine that cause a mysql error for some users. Installation Follow the directions for the bsuite b2 release. The download link there […] » about 300 words

bsuite Features: The Photo Spread

bsuite highlights the search words used to find blog posts in Google and other search engines, and uses those search terms to recommend other related posts at your WordPress site. — – — bsuite uses the tags of one post to recommend related posts in your WordPress blog. — – — bsuite includes an easy […] » about 100 words

bsuite WordPress Plugin (b2 release)

Contentsbsuite FeaturesChangesInstallationOptionsTag SupportUsing bsuite FunctionsKnown BugsThe first thing we all have to agree on is that bsuite is the replacement for bstat. The name change reflects that fact that the plugin is doing a lot more than simply track page loads. The most exciting new feature is a module I can’t help but call bsuggestive. […] » about 1000 words

bstat Beta 4 Release

[[pageindex]]UPDATE: shout outs to Zach, Cliff, Justin, and Thomas who’ve submitted bug reports. Their feedback has been rolled in to the B4 July 20 release, available now (look for the link below). This is likely the last release before the code gets bundled into bsuite (more details on that later). Changes This documentation supersedes any […] » about 1100 words

bstat Beta 3 Release

UPDATE: bstat has been updated. Beta 2 never went public. This is beta 3. Changes This documentation supersedes any previous documentation. The bstat_pulse() function has been improved and now uses your CSS for appearance. Call bstat_pulse_style() to add my default styles inline if you don’t want to modify your CSS. Also, bstat_pulse() now has two […] » about 1200 words

bstat Beta 1 Release

UPDATE: bstat has been updated. I’ve finally added a clean admin interface to my bstat WordPress stats tracking plugin and cleaned up the code for release as a public beta. Quick Start Installation Download and unzip  Place bstat.php in you wp-content/plugins directory  Place spacer.gif in your wp-content directory  Log in to your WordPress admin […] » about 900 words

WordPress Stats Goodness

Work on my bstats plugin continues. I’ve added recently commented posts tracking, begun work on a usage graph, as requested by Richard Akerman, and put together an interesting way to track usage of the Google ads. I’m using the Google ads to figure out how to best use them on another project later. I think […] » about 300 words