Tweets for Today

  • 08:46 Ack! Bb Vista won't continue making a backup in the background if you kill the web browser. Got it making the backup now. #
  • 08:47 We are going to burn to death in this death trap because we won't ever know if the fire alarm is a test or the real thing. #
  • 10:01 Still grinding out that backup… Its made about half the progress it made yesterday before I killed it by shutting down my computer. 🙁 #
  • 10:28 Selective recall: "9 times out of 10 its ***. Just in the last 6 months I have had 3 cases where someone [matched the profile]." #
  • 11:59 You've GOT to be kidding me… The Bb Vista backup was there. It just was put in the wrong place. Closing the browser changes where its put. #
  • 12:18 Annoying fake voice "[Noise] Attention! Attention! An emergency has been reported in this building. Please use nearest exits and stairway." #
  • 14:55 @lgerard better a basketball than a beachball 🙂 #
  • 17:21 Amy: Cutesy buttons are stupid! They get ripped off all the time.– At first I thought HTML? Bb Vista? I work too much. It was gloves. #
  • 22:49 New pictures are up www.flickr.com/photos/sneezypb/ #

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Using An LMS As a Network Drive

Ran across a video describing how to get the WebDAV info in CE6 (aka Blackboard Vista 4 Lite) for the purpose of using CE6 as a network drive.

The narrator says this is a good idea because if the site has good policies, then backups are being made. In the event of a site disaster, you can recover your files from it.

This is a HORRIBLE idea.

  1. An LMS is unlikely to be sized in such a way to store backups of all user content. The IT administration will end up buying more expensive storage for CE6 than for other desktop backup solutions.
  2. By placing content unrelated to classes, you will contribute to making the CE6 site slower.
  3. The IT administration will not be able to recover a single file for you should you make a mistake. They will have to restore the whole database, place a CE6 web server in front of it, and get the one file for you. Its a more expensive investment in time to recover your content.

Use a backup system to do backups. Use a online instruction system to instruct.