HillaryPAC is selling art based on my Creative Commons licensed photos

July 29th, 2014

A SuperPAC is selling t-shirts/paintings based on my 2007/2008 photos of Hillary Clinton that I released under a Creative Commons license. Check them out:

HillaryPAC Iris Scott Fingerpainting Shirts and Museum Quality Prints

HillaryPAC Kimberly Webber Shirts and Museum Quality Prints

They are based upon:

Senator Clinton @ Hampton, NH

and

Hillary Clinton in Nashua, NH

My shipping address is available upon request if someone wants to gift me a print or two…

#photowalk of Nashua

June 7th, 2014

Yesterday I was dropped off in Nashua with my camera and took photos of whatever was interesting while walking back to Merrimack. Exercise, Art and fun.

Nashua #photowalk (6-Jun-2014)

Features: The newly dedicated Holocaust Memorial, JFK bust in from of town hall, Bagel Alley, Nashua’s new Riverwalk path by the old Millyard, historic houses, and d’art:

DSC07195

DSC07196 (Modified)

DSC07225 (Modified)

DSC07242 (Modified)

DSC07250

DSC07257 (Modified)

2014-06-06 10.10.47

DSC07330

DSC07405

DSC07377

Tempus fugit

March 5th, 2014

Today is this blog’s 12th birthday!

It started out being hosted as static webpages maintained by blosxom which I created a debian package.

As my twitter description says, it is primarily about ‘NH, 6 kids, Linux, photog (some licensed by Creative Commons), 25+ backyard chickens, HP, Cloud, geek, android, arduino, genealogy are some words I like”

Guilford Harbor pano

December 11th, 2013


DSC01780 – DSC01782 (Modified), originally uploaded by marcn.

…in Guilford, CT

Via Flickr:

Projection: Cylindrical (1)
FOV: 100 x 33
Ev: 14.83

NH Humanitics Council speakers to Merrimack Public Library?

November 4th, 2013

Merrimack & nearby folks: I’ll be writing a grant to get three speakers from the NH Humanities Council to come to the Merrimack Public Library in 2014.

Take a look at the speaker list to see if there are any you’d love to see. The PDF is available on this page: http://nhhc.org/humanities-to-go-intro.php

Here is the list I’ve put together in rough priority order: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/966718/FriendsMPL/nhhc-grant.html

Panoramas from Maine

August 24th, 2013

Created using hugin, a very cool open source tools to create panoramic photos.

The stock version included in Ubuntu 12.04 is a little old. You can get a more recent version here

Install script to CollectiveAccess on a debian Wheezy server

August 9th, 2013

I’ve been looking at using CollectiveAccess, a very nice GPL’ed cataloguing tool and web-based application for museums, archives and digital collections, to use for a local historical society and surname genealogy group. If you know me IRL, I can set you up with a test account on a CA instance.

The installation is pretty straight forward, but I took the time to automate the installation progress to install it on a stock Debian Wheezy 7.1 image running in hpcloud.com (standard.xsmall)

Download it to the server, and then as root: sh ca-install.sh

ca-install.sh


#!/bin/bash
########################################################################
# This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
# the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
# (at your option) any later version.
#
# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
# GNU General Public License for more details.
#
# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
# along with this program. If not, see .
#
########################################################################
#
# This script will install Collectiveaccess Providence & Pawtucket
# v1.3 on a stock Debian Wheezy server.
#
# Scan down for CHANGEME and replace it with whatever you want the
# Collectiveaccess (ca) account's mysql password to be.
#
# I tested this using the "209316 – Debian Wheezy 7.1 Server 64-bit
# 20130701 (b)" base image on http://hpcloud.com
#
# -marc nozell
# marc@nozell.com
# 2013-08-08
#
apt-get update
echo "get more packages"
apt-get install apache2 mysql-server php5 php5-imagick libtiff5 libgd-tools php5-ffmpeg libav-tools ghostscript dcraw poppler-utils abiword mediainfo php-getid3 php5-mysql

echo "update php.ini"
perl -pi -e "s/post_max_size = 8M/post_max_size = 32M/" /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini
perl -pi -e "s/upload_max_filesize = 2M/upload_max_filesize = 2M/" /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini
perl -pi -e "s/memory_limit = 128M/memory_limit = 256M/" /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini
perl -pi -e "s/display_errors = Off/display_errors = On/" /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini

echo "restart apache"
service apache2 restart

echo "configure mysql -- enter the mysql root password:"
mysql -p < < EOF
create database ca;
create user 'ca'@'localhost' identified by 'CHANGEME';
grant all on ca.* to 'ca'@'localhost';
EOF

echo "get providence 1.3 kit"
cd /usr/src/
wget -c http://collectiveaccess.org/downloads/collectiveaccess-providence-1.3.tgz

echo "unpack providence"
cd /var/www/
tar zxvf /usr/src/collectiveaccess-providence-1.3.tgz
mv collectiveaccess-providence-1.3 providence

cd providence

echo "edit providence setup.php"
cp setup.php-dist setup.php

perl -pi -e "s/my_database_user/ca/" setup.php
perl -pi -e "s/my_database_password/CHANGEME/" setup.php
perl -pi -e "s/name_of_my_database/ca/" setup.php
perl -pi -e "s/my_database_user/ca/" setup.php

echo "set some providence directory protections"
cd ..
chmod a+w providence/app/tmp
chmod a+w providence
chmod a+w providence/app/lib/core/Parsers/htmlpurifier/standalone/HTMLPurifier/DefinitionCache

echo "get the pawtucket kit"
cd /usr/src/
wget -c http://collectiveaccess.org/downloads/collectiveaccess-pawtucket-1.3.tgz

echo "unpack pawtucket"
cd /var/www/providence
tar zxvf /usr/src/collectiveaccess-pawtucket-1.3.tgz
mv collectiveaccess-pawtucket-1.3 pawtucket

cd pawtucket

echo "edit pawtucket setup.php"
cp setup.php-dist setup.php

perl -pi -e "s/my_database_user/ca/" setup.php
perl -pi -e "s/my_database_password/CHANGEME/" setup.php
perl -pi -e "s/name_of_my_database/ca/" setup.php
perl -pi -e "s/my_database_user/ca/" setup.php

cd /var/www/providence/pawtucket

echo "create media softlink"
ln -s ../media ./

echo "fix pawtucket directory protections"
chmod a+w /var/www/providence/pawtucket/app/tmp /var/www/providence/pawtucket/app/lib/core/Parsers/htmlpurifier/standalone/HTMLPurifier/DefinitionCache
chmod 777 /var/www/providence/pawtucket/app/lib/core/Parsers/htmlpurifier/standalone/HTMLPurifier/DefinitionCache/Serializer

echo "Now go open http://THIS-SERVER/providence/install and complete the setup"

Genealogy Resources @ Merrimack Public Library

July 25th, 2013

Tonight I gave a presentation on using the Genealogy Resources at the Merrimack Public Library. (and internet in general)

Here are the slides:

They are available under the Creative Commons’ Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Using GRAMPS for your Genealogy Project

July 11th, 2013

Tonight I gave a presentation on Using GRAMPS for your Genealogy Project at the Merrimack Public Library. (and internet in general)

Here are the slides:

They are available under the Creative Commons’ Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Getting started with your Genealogy Research talk

June 27th, 2013

Tonight I gave a presentation on getting started with your genealogy research at the Merrimack Public Library.

Here are the slides:

They are available under the Creative Commons’ Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Over the next two weeks I’ll give a talk on using GRAMPS for managing your genealogy information and one on using genealogy resources at the Merrimack Public Library such as the ‘Library Edition’ of Ancestry.com, other databases at the library and internet resources.