That awkward moment when you realize that you were beating your head against a wall trying to tweak server settings…
…and the whole problem was that your file-sync utility read the “groups” file and found a group with the same name but a different GID and changed all the file GIDs to that group.
Thank a deity for “find -print0 | xargs -0”
Managing Your Dead Tree Library | Linux Journal
This is actually a brilliant idea. I should try this on an empty weekend or something.
Alexandria (http://alexandria.rubyforge.org/) a GNOME and Cocoa (OS X) library manager, with ISBN and CueCat (and basic metadata) searching/adding. Would love to see someone work with a cell-camera to enable ISBN-via-barcode input scanning (instead of just the CueCat scanner) and front-cover image input scanning.
The full rewrite of Alexandria, Palatina (http://palatin.as/), looks to be trying to offer that functionality, but it is not at a mature stage yet.