IRC log of #schooltool for Monday, 2014-09-29

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th1ahi replaceafill.17:30
replaceafillhey th1a17:30
th1aHow is it going?17:31
th1aHow's the flood situation?17:31
replaceafillnot as bad as last week17:31
replaceafillit's still raining though17:32
replaceafillhow was your holiday?17:32
th1aOK.  I'm afraid it is going to take a while to fully settle back in.17:34
th1aIt was a quiet weekend, random inquiries-wise.17:35
replaceafilli have a chat tomorrow with the Colombian person who asked last week about training17:36
th1aAh, right.17:36
replaceafill10 am my time iirc17:36
th1aDo they seem to have any Python experience?17:36
replaceafillhe didn't answer that17:36
replaceafillhe just asked for the chat17:37
th1aOK.  Guess you'll find out.17:37
th1aIt is not out of the question that you could teach them to do some simple stuff with reports, etc.17:38
th1aAnd we could write some docs at the same time.17:38
replaceafillah, good idea17:39
replaceafillso, this week we're working on ARK again?17:40
th1aWell, there is no rush, we could finish those other reports first.17:41
th1aWe hopefully will be getting some more feedback from ARK soonish.17:41
replaceafilli noticed in the attendance report suggestions that they inserted some charts17:42
th1aAh, I didn't get that far down.17:42
replaceafilli wonder if they want us to do charts now17:42
replaceafillit doesn't seem complicated, just simple column (or bar?) charts17:43
th1aUh, I should look.17:43
th1aI mean, can we do those with xlwt?17:43
th1aI guess not...17:44
th1aAccording to stack overflow.17:44
th1aWhich report should I look at?17:45
th1aOh, I didn't notice the number of sheets on the attendance report.17:45
th1aI looked at these for about 5 seconds...17:45
replaceafillBy Term sheet in the Attendance Report suggestions17:46
th1aSo there's really only one?17:46
replaceafilltwo graphs?17:47
th1aYeah, ok.17:47
replaceafillone just average attendance17:47
replaceafilland the other one by gender too17:47
th1aI'll send an email.17:47
replaceafillwe could format the output in a way that making the chart is simple17:47
th1aWe should just do it on the web.17:48
th1aThey're just not quite wrapping their head around a new system.17:49
replaceafillmaking these types of charts with d3 should be simple, right?17:49
th1aThis is an unnecessary intermediate steps.17:49
th1aYou don't need d3 for a bar chart!17:49
th1aYou need d3 if you want to develop a sideline in data graphics.17:50
replaceafillwhat? you want to do divs?17:50
th1aHeck, we could use
th1aOr whatever.17:51
th1aThe thing about d3 is if we'd ended up having more opportunities to get better at it, SIELibre could be a SchoolTool and custom data graphics company.  ;-)17:52
th1aWe just didn't end up using it more.17:52
replaceafillare you looking at the report suggest?17:54
replaceafilli know we don't have to discuss these now17:54
th1aI didn't notice anything else weird...17:54
replaceafilli just was wondering about the collection rate for fees17:55
th1aBut you pay more attention since you've got to do them.  ;-)17:55
replaceafilli mean, should it be date based?17:55
th1aDate based for?17:55
replaceafilli mean17:56
replaceafillis it like a "global" collection rate?17:56
replaceafill"all the fees this student has had"17:56
th1aProbably for the year.17:57
th1aOtherwise someone who had paid 4 years but not the 5th would show 80% paid.17:57
replaceafillthe demographics snapshot seems straightforward17:58
replaceafillso i'll try to have a couple of demos of Rick's reports for tomorrow17:59
replaceafilli have the avery sheet working18:00
th1aMaybe I should buy some labels.18:00
th1aI think I'll save asking about the excel charts for the next cycle of emails to PEAS.18:01
replaceafillah ok18:01
th1aSince we have low communications bandwidth.18:01
replaceafillalso i updated www.schooltool.org18:01
replaceafilland changed the linode configuration a bit18:01
replaceafilljust for having better linode identifiers18:01
replaceafilland dev-schooltool-org18:01
replaceafillit's easier to know where the linode alerts are coming from18:02
replaceafilli didn't want to mess with longview for www.schooltool.org18:02
th1aDid you get a note about europe-africa?18:03
th1aI guess it rebooted and they did some service on it.18:03
replaceafillabout the network hardware failure18:03
th1a(i.e., probaby moved it)18:03
th1aIt is up now.18:03
replaceafillyeah, i checked the baia instance was running and it seems fine18:03
replaceafillth1a, where are we with the Surinam folks?18:04
replaceafillGermio and Nawien18:05
replaceafillabout importing grades18:05
th1aWe're waiting for more info from them.18:05
replaceafillah ok18:06
replaceafilli think that's it from me18:07
th1aOK.  I have to email jelkner.  I wish I'd already sent him an invoice!18:07
th1ait is a wee bit awkward.18:08
th1aI guess that's it.  I have a few emails to write.18:09
th1aIf things calm down this week, I'll get back to the school page design.18:09
replaceafillah cool18:10
th1aI guess that's it.18:11
th1aThanks replaceafill.18:12
replaceafillthanks th1a18:12
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th1areplaceafill: ayt?20:54
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replaceafillth1a, i was getting lunch21:52
th1aDo report sheets not have total and average columns (I suspect not).21:53
replaceafillth1a, no22:03
replaceafilliirc it's because the math weirdness22:04
replaceafilli mean, with letter score systems22:04
th1aYes, I knew there was some reason.22:04

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