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Re: [govtrack] metavid gov_track_id link

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  • Joshua Tauberer / GovTrack.us
    ... Great. ... Very nice. Let me know when I should add a link from GovTrack. ... Really great. I can t wait to do that. ... I think I ve done that (other
    Message 1 of 9 , Nov 29, 2006
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      > so I found some time to check out the people.xml file ;) ...much nicer
      > than screen scraping the government website ;) I will be using that xml
      > file for future people updates :)

      Great.

      > so now I have imported gov_track_ids for every person so its easy to
      > make quick pointers. gov_track ids have been linked like so:
      > http://metavid.ucsc.edu/gov_track/300037

      Very nice. Let me know when I should add a link from GovTrack.

      > looking to the future... you might want to check out
      > http://metavid.ucsc.edu/wiki/index.php/External_embed
      > <http://metavid.ucsc.edu/wiki/index.php/External_embed>
      > relevant video clips could then be embeded in the page alongside the
      > textual record (so that people would not have to leave your site to view
      > the clips)...that level of integration would probably require some work
      > on my end as well ;)

      Really great. I can't wait to do that.

      > I am running fedora core 6 and the java applet works but I had to
      > install the sun java jre and point firefox to the correct location
      > something like:
      >
      > ln -s /opt/jre1.5.0_08/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so
      > /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so

      I think I've done that (other java things work OK) but I end up with my
      CPU going to 100% and nothing happening.

      > I am currently working full
      > time for a different academic project which deals with online political
      > conversation analysis... I will announce it here when it comes online as
      > I think it may be of interest to some of the people on this list ;)

      It's at least of interest to me! (owing to my linguistics life)

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      - Josh Tauberer

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      Tortoise (in "Gödel, Escher, Bach" by Douglas Hofstadter)
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