Want to get reminders about radio?

I have three weekly radio shows on KRLX – No Apologies, Mathemusical Hotdish, and The Super Effective Show.

If you’d like to get reminders about No Apologies, you can subscribe to an email list I’ve set up just for that purpose. Each academic term I’ll also send out a full copy of the station’s schedule and highlight each of my shows that I’m participating in.

If this all sounds good, you can subscribe online by clicking the button below:

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PNW Phase 1 Funded!

KRLX Project New Wave, Phase 1 has been funded! Thanks to your support, we’ll have a bunch of new gear in place for the start of spring term radio! I personally am very excited to get started!

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Announcing Project New Wave

On behalf of the KRLX Board of Directors committee working on this, I am proud to announce KRLX Project New Wave.

Project New Wave is a project to renovate and update the station by replacing aging equipment, and remodeling the space to make better use of what we have and expand for the future. It’s a comprehensive overhaul of KRLX, with the intention of moving towards a long-term vision of broadcasting, alternative and new media creation, and KRLX’s role as a social organization on campus.

You can see a full plan of our long-term vision at tatebosler.com/krlx/remodel.

What’s up next for the project

Current Carleton students will be voting to approve funding the first phase of the project. This will give KRLX a grant of $8,000 (from student activity fees) to replace the majority of our mission-critical equipment. If funded, we will have new gear in place and ready to go for the start of spring term radio.

We are working with the Sayles renovation committee to determine a timeline for facilities upgrades. This will determine when (and how much) we request funding for Phase 2.

I’m a current Carl, how do I support the project?

Right now, the biggest thing to do is VOTE YES on Measure A (and make sure your friends do too)! This is how the project can actually get funded. Polls will be open from Thursday night (at 9pm) until Sunday night (at 9pm) with results announced on Monday, February 13.

When Phase 2 comes up for your vote in the future, please support that measure as well!

I’m a Carleton alum, can I support?

We’re working with the administrative offices in charge of the project to figure out logistics, but please do get in touch if you’re a Carleton alum and want to help support the project.

Questions?

If you have questions, please get in touch and the remodeling committee is happy to answer them.

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Advisory: Network Maintenance Thursday 2017-02-09

DreamHost has issued a network maintenance advisory that affects tatebosler.com, sayleshill.xyz, and krlx.org. Services may be unavailable between 12:30 and 4:30 am Central Time on Thursday, February 9.

More information is at dreamhoststatus.com. Please let me know if there are any issues outside of this period!

Update: This will affect krlx.org as well. Live streams will be maintained on TuneIn until maintenance ends.

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MidWinter Ball Circulator added to bus departures

The MWB Circulator route has been added to CBD Buses for Saturday night’s event!

Like all special services, MWB departures will be listed in orange on the website. The only interruption will be between the 11:45 and midnight departures, since I (still, sorry!) haven’t built next-day logic into the departures board.

Clients polling JSON should update the buses feed.

In other news, tatebosler.com is now forcing an SSL connection through Let’s Encrypt.

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[RESOLVED] SSL Certificate on sayleshill.xyz

The SSL certificate for sayleshill.xyz has expired and is being refreshed. This should have happened automatically in the background a few days ago, but for one reason or another, it didn’t. Sorry about that!

DreamHost support is working on resolving the issue and I’ll update this post once I have more details.

Clients polling JSON feeds will encounter errors over HTTPS, and may not be able to poll over HTTP. Use the last available version if you have one, as data have not changed recently.

Update 2017-01-30: The issue has been resolved!

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PPS discontinued until further notice

PPS has been discontinued until further notice.

I hate having to do this, but unfortunately the technical issues that I mentioned previously have made it practically impossible to continually update the site with current printer data. The data still exist, but updating the site on a regular basis is not easily doable with the current set of tools that I have access to. (Believe me, I’ve tried lots of different options, and they’re unreliable at best.)

In a few days, sayleshill.xyz/printers will redirect you to the Carleton ITS printer status page, which requires a Carleton login. It’s nowhere near as pretty as what PPS was, but it will at least give you lots of information about the printers and what they’re up to.

I’ll continue looking into solutions to bring PPS back to life, but for now it will be discontinued.

As always, thank you for your continued support and use of the site!

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PPS temporarily offline

Hey all,

Quick heads up: I’ve had to disable PPS (Public Printer Status at sayleshill.xyz/printers, which was just announced last week) for the time being, because the printer status feed that I was using has been updated significantly, and was causing my retrieval tool to error out and not display anything of value.

Any clients using data from the printer feed should suspend access until the issue is resolved (though accessing the data feed will just give an empty array).

The page is still up where it was, but it won’t display any data until I can figure out what’s causing the problem. Hopefully we’ll be back up and running in some capacity shortly.

I’ll keep the front page, status page, and PPS itself updated as information becomes available.

Thanks for your patience!

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CBD 3.5: Public Printers

Hey all, and happy winter break to my fellow Carls!

So you know how sometimes you’re working on a paper and you realize that you need to print it out? Like, right now? Because class is in ten minutes? So you frantically upload your paper to the web print network and send it off to whatever building is reasonably along the way to your destination.

The last thing you want to have happen is to get to the printer and find that it can’t print anything at all because someone forgot to restock the paper. Even worse is when the toner is low enough to make a bad print (which you still get charged for), but not empty enough to prevent the print.

Enter CBD 3.5’s Public Printer Status feature, available now at sayleshill.xyz/printers.

PPS updates automatically with information from the Carleton ITS printer network. During the day (7:00 am to 11:00 pm, US-Central Time), updates are pushed to PPS every ten minutes. Overnight, the update frequency automatically scales back to every half hour, since it’s unlikely that a 3:30 AM print will cause a major change in status.

Printers that ITS has flagged as restricted-access don’t appear on PPS, along with any printers that aren’t accessible to students via the standard web print network. (Department heads: if your printer appears on PPS but you don’t want it to, talk to ITS to get it restricted to faculty, staff, and student workers only, and it will automatically disappear from PPS.)

PPS displays printers as “Ready” with a green checkmark if all is well. Most printers will display warnings in orange if they’re low on paper or toner. Errors will display in red. The public printers in Sayles and the Libe will display with an orange “Large Queue” status if they have 15 or more jobs pending. If you’re in a hurry, you might want to avoid the Large Queue printers if you can.

As always, please let me know if you have any feature suggestions or feedback!

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CBD 3.2: Buses!

Willis Station’s departure board has been officially added to CBD in update 3.2, which went live this morning. The update adds a new page at sayleshill.xyz/willis (or sayleshill.xyz/bus) which lists all of the upcoming departures for the day. The departure board is accurate for summer service.

In the future you’ll be able to customize a few things about the departure board.

DISCLAIMER: Buses cannot be tracked in real time and it’s possible that the site could have outdated information, so it’s important for you to know the schedules and always arrive at the station at least five minutes before your scheduled departure time. Buses can run early or late depending on traffic and other conditions. Fares and schedules can change without notice.

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