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Making Debian stable/jessie images for OpenStack with bootstrap-vz and cloud-init

I’m investigating the creation of VM images for different virtualisation solutions. Among the target platforms is a destop as a service platform based on an OpenStack public cloud. We’ve been working with bootstrap-vz for creating VMs for Vagrant+VirtualBox so I … Continue reading

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Handling video files produced for a MOOC on Windows with git and git-annex

This post is intended to document some elements of workflow that I’ve setup to manage videos produced for a MOOC, where different colleagues work collaboratively on a set of video sequences, in a remote way. We are a team of … Continue reading

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A howto record a screencast on Linux and tablet

I’ve documented the process of how I’m trying to perform DIY screencast recording, for the needs of a MOOC. I’m working on my Debian or Ubuntu desktop, using an external graphic tablet with integrated display for annotating slides. The main … Continue reading

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How to publish an HTML5+RDFa Web site from org-mode

I’m a big fan of org-mode (see previous posts), and I’ve started maintaining (sic) my professional webpage(s) with it. But I’ve also recently tried and publish some more Semantic/Linked Data aware documents too (again, previous posts). Ideally, I think my … Continue reading

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Publishing my papers as Linked Research

I intend to make the extra effort of republishing my own research papers as Linked Research, i.e. in a form readable by humans (HTML5), but also embedding meta-data (as RDF) for machine processing. I’ve started with Authoritative Linked Data descriptions … Continue reading

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New short paper : “Designing a virtual laboratory for a relational database MOOC” with Vagrant, Debian, etc.

Here’s a short preview of our latest accepted paper (to appear at CSEDU 2015), about the construction of VMs for the Relational Database MOOC using Vagrant, Debian, PostgreSQL (previous post), etc. : Designing a virtual laboratory for a relational database … Continue reading

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Testing the RuneStone interactive Python courses server in docker

I’ve been working on setting up a Docker container environment allowing to test the RuneStone Interactive server. RuneStone Interactive allows the publication of courses containing interactive Python examples, and while most of the content is static (the Python examples are … Continue reading

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Configuring the start of multiple docker container with Vagrant in a portable manner

I’ve mentioned earlier the work that our students did on migrating part of the elements of the Database MOOC lab VM to docker. While docker seems quite cool, let’s face it, participants to the MOOCs aren’t all using Linux where … Continue reading

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Student project contributions on using docker to build headless virtualised labs for MOOC participants

After having used Vagrant to create Virtual Machines (VMs) ready made for MOOC participants, I’ve been investigating the use of docker for a similar need. In order to move on, I’ve applied a clever trick by proposing a project to … Continue reading

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Shell script to connecting to a Shibboleth protected web app with curl

Here’s a shell script I’ve created (reusing one meant for CAS protected resources), which will allow to connect to a Web application protected by the Shibboleth SSO mechanism.

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Offline backup/mirror of a Moodle course, using httrack

I havent’ found much details online on how to perform a Moodle course mirror that could be browsed offline using httrack. This could be useful both for backup purposes, or for distant learners with connectivity issues. In my case, there’s … Continue reading

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Building a lab VM based on Debian for a MOOC, using Vagrant + VirtualBox

We’ve been busy setting up a Virtual Machine (VM) image to be used by participants of a MOOC that’s opening in early september on Relational Databases at Telecom SudParis. We’ve chosen to use Vagrant and VirtualBox which are used to … Continue reading

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Using RDFAlchemy together with RDFLib’s SPARQLStore to query DBPedia and process resources in OO way

I’ve been searching for interesting ways to manipulate RDF graphs in Python, to create an application that would handle Linked Data Resources in an OO-way, i.e. using Python classes and not tables/sets/lists of triples. The data will be persisted in … Continue reading

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Debian docker containers using a modified baseimage-docker

I have been testing Docker for a few weeks now, and investigated the use of baseimage-docker, which provides support for supervising services with runit, and includes OpenSSH, among other things, based on an Ubuntu base system. Of couse, I’m interested … Continue reading

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Tagged a first version of the TWiki to FusionForge’s MediaWiki converter

As announced previously, I’ve been hacking on a migration tool allowing to import into the MediaWiki of a FusionForge project, a conversion of the contents of a TWiki wiki. I’ve succesfully imported a first project (from PicoForge to FusionForge) using … Continue reading

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