On Oct 9, 2012 4:13 PM, "MemphisArtGuy" <memphisart...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Good number of my concerns were answered here.
> 1. The wiki makes the Qr code (This is great)
> Q: Which users has access to make the codes / replacement codes. This is
important on how will the project be maintained.
The wiki automatically generates the code for each page. It should be
relatively hands free.
> 2. How difficult is it to print out and place a QR code next to the
> Q: Does the barcode has text/numbers printed so the humans can read which
wiki article they need to look up?
If we were to print out the qr code it would be just as easy to print out
> 3. A library of tools and process documented.
> Q: What is the longevity of this? What are the plans or schedule to keep
this project up todate and current? Who is in charge of it? Could the up
coming board elections impact this?
Other spaces have done well documenting their tools and infrastructure in
this manner. We plan on using this method up until someone else steps up,
proposes a better alternative and leads it into fruition.
As quartermaster it ultimately falls on me to maintain. It is a large
project and thankfully there are people willing to help. As my life and
time permits, I plan on working on this for the foreseeable future.
If there is a change in the quartermaster position, the responsibility
would fall to them. I would still be willing to help out.
> I'm not trying to poke holes, I hope your finding the questions as a
helping aid in the project. I also would like the to think we could come up
with some shared device that could be used with this. I have a spare
android phone, could it be rigged to use WiFi and charging station?
We could certainly use such a device. I'd be happy to set it up if one were
> On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 12:59:01 PM UTC-5, Dan Hess wrote:
>> Before this goes into some sort of back and forth of this, that, and the
other, I'd like to attempt as objective of a look at this as possible. I
wholeheartedly agree with you Dru that there might be an individual or two
who may not have the availability to scan a QR code with whatever devices
they already have on them. However, let's look at it with the
following perspective, and everyone please do stop me where you don't agree
or have different input on it.
>> What are we trying to do here? We are attempting to get documentation
about various tools in the space onto the wiki. Plain and simple,
something I think people would agree is a good thing.
>> How difficult is it to print out and place a QR code next to the
specific tool? The QR code is automatically generated by the wiki upon
article creation with the template. So the most difficult thing about it
is printing it out and actually placing it next to the equipment.
>> Do we need it? No not really, but the amount of extra work and effort
on top of what is already being put forth to put all of this info on the
wiki is almost non existent. It literally took me less than 2 minutes to
get the QR functionality working and automated.
>> What does it gain us? For the individuals who have a phone or something
that can scan the codes, it provides just an even quicker means to look up
something on the fly.
>> What are the drawbacks? If you don't have your phone, tablet, etc on
you, you have to go look it up on the computer. Same goes for those that
don't have the ability to scan them.
>> Does this prevent anyone from using the tool or still looking up the
info? No. It's obviously not as convenient, but at the same time that is
no different than us simply not using them as we are now. It doesn't make
sense to leave them off so that no one can use them only because a few
might not be able to. This especially doesn't make sense when it doesn't
hinder anyone in any fashion when they are there.
>> In short, it provides a convenience that can optionally be used and it
being in place hinders no one from still being able to do what they want.