User talk:Austin J. Che

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Hey Austin, any idea why the Caltech iGEM pages aren't linking back to upper level directories? e.g. IGEM:Caltech/2007/project_overview doesn't have automatic links to IGEM:Caltech or IGEM:Caltech/2007. Thanks -Josh K. Michener 01:56, 18 June 2007 (EDT)

Lucks 20:38, 14 May 2007 (EDT): Good sleuthing on the common Dvorak mistakes! I hope I changed all of them from Julian to Julius - let me know if I missed any. Ironically many people mispronounce my name as Julian, which should only get worse if I keep that mistake up. Sri told me you use Dvorak as well - that true?

Thanks for getting those pages started! I'll help fill in as well when i have the time. --Sri Kosuri 01:25, 5 Dec 2005 (EST)

Awesome calendar and drop down lists!!! --Sri Kosuri 18:40, 16 February 2006 (EST)

ok cool, thanks for that, please let me know if you make any progress on what it might be replaced with, something google video compatible would be cool. cheers. Johncumbers 20:17, 1 March 2006 (EST)

Johncumbers 20:22, 1 March 2006 (EST) actually I meant the message that popped up telling me I had a message, not the e-mail. but cheers. and what does this mean "However, I am definitely not in the way. btw ?

Johncumbers 20:28, 1 March 2006 (EST) I just get a cream coloured bar at the top saying "you have 1 new message" I had not had this before, it's not a popup, I just haven't used user discussion much before. cheers.

Jennyn 10:18, 16 March 2006 (EST): Could we also change the icons on the resources & toolbox sidebar if I make some icons for 'em?

Sri Kosuri 19:24, 23 March 2006 (EST): I just posted an A on your Q at the Q&A forum.

Sri Kosuri 12:42, 8 June 2006 (EDT): Could you add IMPRS to the dewikify mappings.

  • Sri Kosuri 18:41, 14 June 2006 (EDT): Usage statistics are only open to MIT IP addresses.

  • smd 13:37, 11 July 2006 (EDT): Hi - I updated the color scheme for the "slidingdoors" css tabs (see User:ShawnDouglas/monobook.css). Could we maybe include this in the sitewide Monobook.css, e.g. as "tabs-blue"?
  • Jkm 20:37, 5 April 2007 (EDT) Hey Austin- trying to add new users from Special pages/Create account, I get the error "Fatal error: Call to undefined function setPassword() in /data/web/extensions/active/WikiSIP.php on line 71"
    • Now it's
      Database error A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software. The last attempted database query was: (SQL query hidden) from within function "Database::selectField". MySQL returned error "1054: Unknown column 'id' in 'field list' (localhost)".
    • Looks good, thanks. Jkm 23:15, 5 April 2007 (EDT)

smd 13:25, 8 April 2007 (EDT): Hi Austin. Thanks for your help with the geshi syntax highlighting extension. Sorry I didn't thank you earlier; somehow I missed the message you posted on my talk page. Anway, I was wondering if we could disable line numbering (or make it optional)? Numbering makes it slightly more annoying to copy and paste code from the wiki a local file to use. Thanks.

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Hi Austin,

I noted that you wrote the templates for hiding and revealing text. Well done. I tried to use it also on our local (media)wiki but it seem they require a script. How can I install that? Or is there a way to expand/collapse using the normal mediawiki (1.7.1)?

Ciao, Jasu 09:41, 24 September 2007 (EDT)

  • Ok, I think I found it on your toggle page (Commons.js). But where does that need to be installed? Jasu 09:49, 24 September 2007 (EDT)
    • Austin Che 10:01, 24 September 2007 (EDT): Copy the javascript to MediaWiki:Common.js on your wiki. Depending on the version, if that doesn't work, you may have to copy it to the skin-specific file, e.g. MediaWiki:Monobook.js

Related to your "recently visited pages" javascript

Steve Koch 01:55, 26 April 2008 (EDT):Hi, Austin -- I am currently using your script for the recently visited pages menu. (See User:Steven J. Koch/monobook.js). I notice that it seems to load in a script using whatever's on your page. I am wondering if I could use something similar to copy the Mediawiki:Common.js and other pages from the public wiki to my corresponding private wiki pages? I specifically want to do this so that the lab notebook will work on the private wiki. I can copy the pages manually, but doing this would more easily capture changes made to the lab notebook. I don't know the syntax, but it looks like you may be able to suggest something simple. Thanks for your advice!

  • Austin Che 16:49, 26 April 2008 (EDT): Yes you can include javascript from other sites. In your private wiki's Common.js you can have the same thing you have in your monobook.js except replace the page title User:Austin...history.js with MediaWiki:Common.js. That should allow your private wiki to have the same js file as the main site.
  • Steve Koch 18:27, 26 April 2008 (EDT):Thanks, Austin! Does the same thing work with MediaWiki:Common.css?
  • Austin Che 21:35, 26 April 2008 (EDT): No. For css, use @import, e.g. @import "" (You can see an example from any page on this wiki to see how it includes Common.css.
  • Steve Koch 00:10, 27 April 2008 (EDT):OK, got it & thanks again. (For anyone else who may stumble across this conversation, two note: (1) it took me a minute to figure out that you can see the example of usage on this wiki by "view source" via firefox or internet explorer. (2) for use with Lab Notebook on private wiki, you want to copy MediaWiki:Monobook.css as opposed to common.)

sc 14 March via chat - still struggling

Hi Austin,

Thanks for the invite to join the steering committee meeting online. I am trying to do that but I am still being bogged down by technical problems. First our institute firewall prevented me from displaying the chat page at all. Now, with a proxy I got one step further to the spark login, but creating an account failed. I used my full name as user name and assigned a new password. Any tips.

Best, Jakob Suckale 12:30, 14 May 2008 (EDT)