Archive for the ‘Stoa admin’ Category

Stoa Consortium Temporary Downtime and Services Outage

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

On March 29th, 2011, the main server for suffered a hardware failure. Unfortunately, this led to an extended period of downtime for sites and projects hosted on the Stoa. We have now set up a temporary server, and are working to restore sites and services to it from tape backup, while we also look into a long-term solution for replacing the original server. Please bear with us while we work to restore the site, and thank you for your patience.

A note from the blog editors

Friday, March 21st, 2008

The authors and editors of the Stoa blog have been hesitant to post a new item to this blog that would take the obituary and memorial to Ross Scaife off the top of the page. However, we are determined that the blogging should go on, and that this site should continue to serve the functions for which Ross founded it.

This blog exists to report, highlight, and comment upon issues of interest to Classicists and Digital Humanists (since 2005 it has also been the official blog of the Digital Classicist community). Its core themes include digital research and publication, events, publications and jobs. We place particular focus on standards, Open Access, Open Source, and other issues that are vital to the future of our fields.

We are in communication with the Stoa Advisory Board, whose members are communicating with the various Stoa project leaders concerning steps for the maintenance and preservation of Stoa content. As their plans formalize, we will report on them here.

It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

This blog has now been upgraded to the WordPress 2.0 “Duke” release, named in honor of jazz pianist and composer Duke Ellington. No big changes on the surface, but nicer to work with behind the scenes.

Subversion client

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

Just found a quick way to get a Subversion client going on a Mac that hasn’t got Fink on it, here at (Also here.) Click to install the package, check /etc/profile to be sure /usr/local/bin is in the path, and away you go.

That client works at the command line. svnX provides a decent GUI (if you want one), usefully complemented by SSHPassKey (or here), to enable svn+ssh interaction with your remote repository.


Thursday, October 6th, 2005

After installing Spam Karma 2 (a WordPress plugin), I’ve turned comments on as the default for this blog. We’ll see how it goes…