Ramblings of Daniel Graziotin

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Retiring rchiveit and its rchive.it domain

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Four years have passed since the launch of rchiveit and its domain rchive.it. For those who did not know, rchiveit is (used to be) a modern frontend to SHERPA/RoMEO, for discovering how and when to self-archive academic articles and make them openly accessible to everybody in the worlds. I developed rchiveit mainly for two reasons: to refresh my JavaScript knowledge (and tryout Bootstrap), and to...

mbpfan v2.0.0 with universal sensor detection, man page, support for clang, and more

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This should perhaps be codenamed “nobody-will-believe-I-released-it”. After almost two years of no stable releases, I am proud (and also a bit ashamed) of announcing mbpfan v2.0.0. Download it here Compare all changes here. Major improvements Support for CentOS using new kernel but old sensors path #92 Universal support for sensors path regardless of kernel version #92 Added man page...

My OS X-friendly Docker LAMP, MySQL, and Apache-PHP images now support Vagrant-based boot2docker boxes

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As of today, my three Docker images osx-docker-lamp, osx-docker-mysql, and osx-docker-apache-php support boot2docker run through Vagrant. In short, when running boot2docker through Vagrant, you should add the following three environment variables VAGRANT_OSX_MODE="true" for enabling Vagrant-compatibility DOCKER_USER_ID=$(id -u) for letting Vagrant use your host user ID for mounted folders...

Announcing osx-docker-lamp

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I am glad to announce osx-docker-lamp, an out-of-the-box LAMP+phpMyAdmin Docker image that *just works* on Mac OS X (and on other operating systems, as well). osx-docker-lamp, which is published as dgraziotin/lamp in the Docker Hub, is an open source Docker image, which makes sure that Apache and MySQL have proper write support, also when mounting volumes on OS X (for example, when sharing the...

mbpfan v1.8.0 is out. Enhanced startups and shutdowns

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It is my pleasure to announce the availability of mbpfan v1.8.0. This version features several commits of gifted open source developers from all around the world, who I kindly thank and acknowledge. This version features clever ways of starting up and shutting down. On starting up, it will detect old, unclean .pid files and delete them instead of aborting. On shutting down (under any...

Repubblica Popolare di Bolzano

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“Repubblica popolare di Bolzano” (translated to People’s Republic of Bolzano) is a data visualization and visual journalism project. The project was born in order to show to the local community of Bolzano/Bozen, Italy, who are the members of the Chinese community of the city, and what they think about the cultural settings of Bolzano/Bozen and Italy. The project aims to overcome...

Announcing Altmetric support at The Winnower

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As part of my commitment to make The Winnower a (even more) better place to publish scientific results and discussions, I am proud to announce that each archived article at The Winnower now features Altmetric stats. Josh posted a nice article explaining why Altmetric is an important feature to foster scientific discussion. I suggest you to read it. The most important point to be echoed here is...

Joining The Winnower

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I am proud to join The Winnower, a revolutionary open science project, as Web software engineer and advisor. The Winnower is an innovative open science publishing platform-i.e., an academic journal-that employs open post-publication peer review. The platform aims to revolutionize how science is communicated by breaking down the barriers to scientific communication. While its founder Josh...

Announcing mbpfan-v1.7.0

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The last update to mbpfan happened almost 1 year and a half ago. Besides having little time to invest in this project, I had the issue of not possessing a Macbook anymore. One week ago, my faculty assigned me a shiny new Macbook Pro 11,1. Just in time, because the new Linux 3.1.5 kernel was breaking mbpfan (or better, mbpfan was not suited for the new kernel). It was time to update the project...

rchiveit 1.4.0

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I am pleased to announce the availability of rchiveit v1.4.0. This version corrects a few minor bugs, including one when a journal has more than one publishers. It removes the quite annoying scrollTo action, which used to happen before the results where returned. Rchiveit now returns more entries when multiple results are retrieved. It correctly represnts SHERPA/RoMEO’s subject to...

rchiveit v1.3.0 – blazing fast

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I am pleased to announce the availability of rchiveit v1.3.0. This version features a strong code cleanup and a cache system. This means that if you are not the first one looking for a specific term, the results will be displayed amazingly fast. The cache system is temporary. It keeps the searched records for 7 days. The version is already live at . If you visited rchiveit before, you may want to...

rchiveit v1.2.0 – now with permalinks and UTF-8 encoding

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I am pleased to announce the availability of rchiveit v1.2.0. This version features a major refactoring of the codebase and two important features: Permalinks for journals! You can actually bookmark the entries now. Try to see Nature entry UTF-8 was forced for SHERPA/RoMEO XML. This means that words like Educa��o will now be displayed correctly. The version is already live at . If you visited...

rchiveit v1.1.0 – search the publisher self-archiving policies

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I have just released rchiveit v1.1.0 on GitHub. This version brings several improvements, summarized here: It is now possible to search the publisher’s default self-archiving policies. For example, if your conference paper is published by the general ACM Proceedings in the Digital Library, you can just see what ACM default policies are. Share buttons are disabled when the screen is too...

Announcing rchive.it

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I am glad to announce the public availability of rchiveit, a Web application with the aim to quickly deliver the answer to the question What am I allowed to do with my scientific paper? Three days ago, I played with Bootstrap for the first time. Yes, I have background in Web Engineering but I have never played with Bootstrap before. However, in addition to play around with some CSS and...

SematAcc v1.1.0 supports Meteor v0.6.0

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SematAcc v1.0.0 was out only 3 days ago and Meteor people were already able to make it obsolete.The cutting-edge Meteor v0.6.0 adds several interesting features up to break SematAcc. It also broke one of SematAcc employed libraries, RGraph.
SematAcc v1.1.0 is already out to fix that. It runs the latest RGraph stable release and it is compatible with Meteor v0.6.0.

Introducing SEMAT Essence Accelerator

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It is a pleasure for me to announce a stable public release of SematAcc – the SEMAT Essence Accelerator. SematAcc is a web positioning system for SEMAT Essence Theory of Software Engineering. It provides practical ways to learn the Essence theory, as it enables a web positioning system to represent a software system status using Essence Kernel (currently, only the Concerns, Alphas and the...

New (git) announcements system

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Starting from today, I will point out interesting git commits for my projects, using Standard Theme‘s Link posts. My first git announcement is regarding two new features for mbpfan. The micro-posts let you download latest mbpfan-git release by clicking on the post title. I might use this system to report interesting things I find around, as well.

Ramblings of Daniel Graziotin

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Dr. Daniel Graziotin received his PhD in computer science, software engineering at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. His research interests include human aspects in empirical software engineering with psychological measurements, Web engineering, and open science. He researches, publishes, and reviews for venues in software engineering, human-computer interaction, and psychology. Daniel is the founder of the psychoempirical software engineering discipline and guidelines. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software, academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal, and academic editor at the Open Communications in Computer Science journal. He is the local coordinator of the Italian Open science local group for the Open Knowledge Foundation. He is a member of ACM, SIGSOFT, and IEEE.

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