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Please edit MediaWiki:Sidebar to fix the links in the left column. Sethwoodworth 13:00, 24 November 2008 (EST)

Done. (Actually done 2 months ago, but updating my talk page now...) Mchua 03:46, 27 January 2009 (UTC)


Hi Mel. Thanks for suggesting Gobby - from what I was able to gather from their website and a couple of minutes of single-user use, it seems like it might fit our needs. I'm having a problem installing it on my mac, though (actually, it would perhaps be more accurate to say that I'm having a problem installing DarwinPorts/MacPorts, which it seems is required for installing gobby on a mac). Do you know of any alternate software that might do the trick and has a more straight-forward installation process on both Windows and OS X? (I assume I'm not the only one using a mac, and further assume that anyone running Linux/Unix/etc. has sufficient skillz to figure it out)

Thanks a lot! Lbaker 03:15, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the note, Mel. Managed to actually follow the instructions properly this time and get it installed and get a multi-user session running, so all seems well. Enjoy NZ! Lbaker 02:44, 29 January 2009 (UTC)


Yeah, I was also thinking Etherpad looked like a simpler alternative once I saw Aaron and Ayelet use it. The only problem is the limit on the number of simultaneous contributors (currently at eight), which I think would bar it from being perfectly useful for us. Lbaker 13:12, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Video conferencing

Hi Mel,

We're going to have a guest on March 30 that will need to interact with the class via videoconference (pretty much like today's class, except without the feed cutting out). Will we need a special classroom for this, or can we do it in Hauser 102/105? Is there anything that our guest will need to do on his end (just so that I can keep him informed)? What will we (our group) need to do in preparation for this?

Thanks a lot!


D'oh, Skybe and gTalk, how could I forget!? >.<

I'm a little worried about our guest not being able to hear questions/comments from our live guests and the "peanut gallery". Is there some way we can have (a) mic(s) that feed(s) into my laptop? Sometime like what Nessom/Fisher were using during the RIAA/Tenenbaum class (except without necessarily involving an entire A/V team). Thanks again! Lbaker 13:52, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks Mel, I'll see if anyone has an appropriate bluetooth headphone, or just work with a mic extension cord. Lbaker 03:41, 17 March 2009 (UTC)