Are You a Battery?

Yup. I would take the blue pill every time. 🙂 I’m happy being a battery. If I didn’t want Facebook to have control of my data, then I would not give that data to Facebook.

Show your anger with your feet. Leave and make all of your zombie followers go with you! Build your own open meta social networks. That’ll show the evil Facebook community (oh, right, you have and no one cares). LOL Just stop whining that you cannot do whatever you want.

Step Back and Take a Deep Breath

Chris Hambly is asking for thoughts and reflections on Blackboard.

I deal with Blackboard nearly daily. We have one of the largest implementations of Vista. A choice to migrate to something else would affect around 180,000 people. So that choice will be very carefully maide. Of course, the longer we stay, the larger we grow and more difficult moving becomes. Unfortunately, that makes a careful choice more difficult to make.

I feel Blackboard is a publicly traded corporation. Therefore, many of its decisions are to get people with budgetary power to spend that money on Blackboard products. Yes, there are problems with Blackboard. From the looking I’ve done, people have problems with all of the equivalent products out there. Because the problems are more unfamiliar, its difficult to say whether changing would improve our situation.

The patent thing made me disappointed not angry. Less of the disappointment was directed at Blackboard, because given the state of affairs of its filing, I would have tried to get the patent as well. My most severe disappointment was to the United States Patent and Trademark Office for approving it. Perhaps this is because I’ve seen a history of the USPTO approving software patents which do not make sense. I am hopeful the USPTO can move to improve this.

Tweets for Today

  • 21:49 Ooops. Getting get well emails. Not for me though… For mom. 🙂 #
  • 22:04 *choking* a Dungeon Siege movie? Will they never learn RPGs (even computer) made into movies universally smell rancid? #
  • 09:11 Wowsers… 3,411 axis files removed from one of the clusters. Looks like users are building classes for next week… #
  • 09:29 Nothing special for maintenance tonight. Ought to be only an hour. #
  • 11:13 I bet Angel bought the Google Adwords for WebCT! Nothing like trying to snipe your competitors users because they see you when reading s … #
  • 11:19 LOL bash: /usr/bin/ls: Arg list too long #
  • 11:20 It handle more than 25,000 items but less than 38,000 items. #
  • 12:06 Ugh. For Monday "…present an overview of the GeorgiaVIEW architecture…" includes diagrams, types of nodes, other key items #
  • 14:56 Doh… Dev doesn't capture user agent… #
  • 16:58 DBAs and Systems playing chicken is a dangerous thing… #

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