Today, I called them, as I hadn't gotten any response from them, so I didn't know if they got my fax. They said they hadn't received anything from me.
I re-faxed the items this afternoon. They called back, asking why I hadn't faxed anything yet.
Third try: I realized I had been putting the paper in upside down and faxing blank sheets of paper.
COLLEGE CIRC DESK
The following item(s) are overdue. Please return or renew the item(s) immediately.
Title: James Dean died here : the locations of America's pop culture landmarks / Chris Epting.
Title: Me talk pretty one day [sound recording] / David Sedaris.
Title: Time out San Francisco guide.
Title: Eats, shoots and leaves [sound recording] : cutting a dash -- the radio series that inspired the hit book / Lynne Truss.
They're in my apartment, 2200 miles away. We'll see if I can renew them over and over until I make it back to Wisconsin. Otherwise, I'll ship them. Media mail is actually pretty cheap.
PHP seems to be back up on the UPL server, but my old blog still doesn't work, as the permissions on the database tables weren't preserved in the upgrade. I still have SSH access to the UPL and would fix them myself, but they seem not to have user authentication up for aftermath, where the database lives, so I can't go fix it myself.
The media section on the old blog would just pull the newest five items from a table with two columns: ASIN and a date. The ASIN can then be used to make two URLs: one for the image of the item and one for the link. Amazon, kindly, has them all standardized.
I kind of hate to. The UPL site was homebrew and allowed me full control over everything. A couple of PHP scripts handled pulling from and adding to a PostgreSQL server that the UPL ran. It allowed me to add features whenever I wanted to. I especially liked the Amazon item icons.
Anyway, now that I'm not hosted by the University, there are no political content restrictions anymore.
So I believe I'll be so brash and rebellious as to say this:
I find that, at times, I find it necessary to respectfully disagree with certain policies of the President of the United States.
phew... nice to get that off my chest.