Author Archives: ashkev

About ashkev

The Fiddling Librarian 3.0 is Kevin Smith’s personal weblog. Kevin is a recent graduate with an MLS from IUPUI. Kevin is the Assistant Director of the Cass District Library which is in Cass County Michigan.

How to Create a CIPA Compliant Content Filter Using Free Software.

In this post I will describe how to use free open source software to create a simple CIPA compliant web filter that can be used in a small to medium public library.  I am using Ubuntu server 10.04 with Squid, … Continue reading

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Some Family Stuff

I have finally posted some flickr pics (they are all from some time ago) and I finally put up a video of from the day Julia and I stayed home from school because it was -15 ,it had been -19 … Continue reading

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Julia’s SuperTux Commercial

SuperTux This is the commercial that Julia, Ashley and I made for Julia’s first grade advertising project.  She made the poster that is at the beggining and end of the video.  She is also going to give a presentation tomorrow.  … Continue reading

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Girl of Summer

Julia Originally uploaded by ashkev We all had a good time at the beach this July 4th. Julia in particular seems to be a real water child. She and I had a grand time playing in the surf and jumping … Continue reading

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South Bend Symphony Best Blast

Mom, Dad, Avery, Ashley and Julia Originally uploaded by ashkev Last night we all went to the pops concert at St. Patrick’s Park just down the road from my house. We all had a good time. We learned that if … Continue reading

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What I did to make the Everex ready for patrons

The first thing I did was download and burn Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Herron to a disk.  This was eventually done on a “gasp” Windows machine, since the gOS burning software was somehow not able to burn a readable .iso.  So… … Continue reading

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Everex pc2 first impressions

The everex pc arrived today and the reviews of gos being a total piece of crap os are true.  I am sure that anyone with tech skills would put on a Distro like Ubuntu, and those without tech skills (like … Continue reading

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New Linux Project @ Cass

The friends group at the Howard Branch of the Cass District Library have generously donated a six station computer table for patron access computers. This means that we need to come up with six new computers… Since we have a … Continue reading

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Julia with Sculpture @ Cass District Library

Julia with Sculpture @ Cass District Library, originally uploaded by ashkev.

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Avery with Sculpture @ Cass District Library

Avery with Sculpture @ Cass District Library, originally uploaded by ashkev.

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