There are two kinds of people in the world – yes there really are

People believe either one of two things about intelligence and talent – either they are fixed traits – “it’s just the way someone is” – “God or genetics blessed or cursed them” – or they are something that is malleable and can be developed over time – with play, practice, and effort. Carol Dweck, Stanford […]

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A Reading List: High Availability for Alfresco ECM

Start with watching the Alfresco hosted webinar: High Availability Clustering with Alfresco to get a high level overview. Then read thru rivetlogic’s comprehensive page that includes notes on disaster recovery: Deploying HA Alfresco on Linux. This is mirrored on the AlfrescoWiki. Not sure which wiki page is definitive. Finally, put it into practice with a […]

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Reading List: Running Alfresco behind X

Jeff D. Brown: Alfresco Integration with JBoss Portal optaros labs: Alfresco Django Integration Screencast optaros labs: Alfresco-Drupal Integration via CMIS (Screencast) Jeff Potts Drupal-Alfresco Integration and Alfresco’s Move to the Front-End content here: Drupal and Alfresco AlfrescoWiki: Blog Publishing User Guide

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Notes on the Alfresco Web Content Management Evaluation Guide

This walk-thru requires 3.1 Enterprise or 3.2 Community as a prerequisite. Clean install of Alfresco seems a must. Network connection is required! Sometimes you need to restart your machine (if you see a deploy or preview task ‘freeze up’ for example). Note: this tutorial is far more comprehensive (and usable) than the WCM Forms Quick […]

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Installing Alfresco on OSX – quick and dirty

Note: These are terrible instructions – no security or any set up in regards to making upgrades easy. But this gets you up and running fast. Prerequisites: JDK 5.x, MySQL 5.x First, insure there is no pre-existing alfresco database $ mysql -u root -p <ENTER> <ENTER> mysql> drop database alfresco; mysql> exit $ sudo /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM/MySQLCOM […]

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Four Videos on Changing Our Notions About Education

Dr. Tae: “Building A New Culture Of Teaching And Learning”: TED.com: “Dave Eggers’ wish: Once Upon A School” TED.com: “Alan Kay shares a powerful idea about ideas”: TED.com: “Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity”: Metafilter Thread: Scratch, a beginner’s programming language Shamus Young: Scratch

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