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Boxcar Prom Poster from 2005

March 28th, 2013 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I was cleaning up my web host and I found this poster that I designed for the Boxcar Books/Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project Rock N’ Roll prom in March of 2005. PDF Version


Boxcar Books 6-Year Anniversary Dessert Party and Open House

February 1st, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Boxcar Books 6-Year Anniversary Dessert Party and Open House Saturday, February 2nd 2008 7pm at 310A S. Washington St. Boxcar Books is turning 6 years old on February 2nd, and we’re throwing an open-house and dessert party! For six years, Boxcar has been proud to be one of many centers of community, culture, and activism […]


things that bloomington needs

June 4th, 2007 by Geoffrey Hing | 1 Comment

I wrote a blog post for the blog I write for the local newspaper’s website about the wall at Lincoln and Kirkwood that was extended and capped with plants to make it less hospitable to sit. I compared this to more menacing techniques used in larger sittings and made the point that Bloomington deals with […]


boxcar inventory todo

April 22nd, 2007 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Fix comic book/comic collection/graphic novel report to include books


craft night for boxcar prom @ microcosm hq (nw corner of 3rd + rodgers). 4p.

March 29th, 2007 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

hey y’all! come help make prom decorations so we can make the bluebird look sweeeet! this is the biggest fundraiser of the year for both boxcar and pages, so we really need your help! details- – 4pm on sunday (we’ll go for hours, so show up whenever you can) – sparky’s house/microcosm headquarters (north-west corner […]


Boxcar Inventory Development Update: discount children’s books inventory report, title sorting

March 25th, 2007 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Modified reports form and discount_inventory_list report so that there is now a report generated for discount books that have a subject of Childrens Books, Young Adult Fiction, and Young Adult Nonfiction.  These books weren’t getting included in any reports.  Note that all these subjects are shelved along with their corresponding non-discount sections. Modified the inventory_list […]


boxcar wishlist

January 15th, 2007 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Our wishlist with the Bloomington volunteer network is out of date.  I asked Boxcar folks for suggestions: maybe comfy chairs (steven) computer paper (steven) carpet cleaner (steven) new chairs for front of store (christie) new projection screen (christie)


boxcar technology wg project ideas

December 18th, 2006 by Geoffrey Hing | 1 Comment

Mass inventory edit feature to Boxcar inventory.  This would allow user to change inventory details for multiple inventory entries all at once. Essentially this would allow you to change everything that you can in the inventory edit form. Barcode-based inventory entry Integrate POS and inventory Make pages card catalog/inventory electronic


Boxcar Inventory Development Update

November 12th, 2006 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

The top seller queries weren’t working properly so I re-wrote them.  The update implementation is contained in the ‘book top sellers’, ‘books sold in last 2 months’, ‘comic/zine top sellers’, and ‘comics/zines sold in last 2 months’ queries.


online inventory replication batch program update

September 7th, 2006 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

The Boxcar online inventory replication program wrapper batch file wasn’t working right because the SSH tunnel to the MySQL server kept dying. So, I modified the wrapper to test to make sure the server was up and then restart the service if it’s not before running the replication. The code looks like this: mysql –user=*** […]