Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4

Month: March 2008

  • Tweets for Today

    08:57 I was feeling empty… Then I realized it was because my Twitter and Pownce desktop clients were not running. So much better… # 11:16 Post on metrics was buzzing in my head. Finally posted it…. www.ezrasf.com/wplog/archives/500 # 12:44 @sherryneal Is MT still a timesink? With Dreamhost one-click installs I've installed 3 WP blogs and…

  • Tweets for Today

    07:29 @galindafied No, not it isn't "Sneezy". Check your direct messages. 🙂 # 07:36 @dgcombs Thanks for the warning. Checking the weather maps to see if I have time to make it work. 🙂 # 07:38 Wow… it should be raining right now? Headed out the door… # 10:57 Message away… Let the games begin!…

  • Page View Metric Dying

    First Metricocracy measured hits. Pictures and other junk on pages inflated the results so Metricocracy decided on either unique visitors or page views. Now, the Metricocracy wants us to measure attention. Attention is engagement, how much time users spend on a page. What do we really want to know? Really it is the potential value…

  • Roll a d20 in His Honor

    Gary Gygax passed away last night. I haven’t played in years. 🙁

  • Why the Opposition to Year-Month-Day

    When naming files, I would make a file with today’s time stamp 20080304. My brain was confused for a second when it saw 13012008. There are not thirteen months! Oh…. I have to use ls -latr to get the list in chronological order instead of just ls. Month-day-year I can understand (old habits die hard).…

  • Tweets for Today

    08:31 Checking on what was wrong in Blackboard Vista when 3 nodes paged yesterday. Early mid-term (aka gradebook) stuff? # 09:50 Didn't find anything definititive in the logs about the Blackboard Vista errors. Crafting a SQL query for tracked actions on nodes involved. # 11:26 Hammer : Nail :: Twitter : __ ? # 12:44…

  • More Spiking CPU Over Assignments

    More on concerns with editAssignmentSubmission.dowebct on Blackboard Vista nodes. Found an error in the exceptions logs tied to one of the transactions: Error occurred maintaining selective release status-Learning Object Id It gets better…. The assignment in question? Not using selective release. Yeah. There is an error for an assessment. Hopefully it is just the assignments…

  • Assignments Spike CPU

    Yesterday a Blackboard Vista node went unresponsive but recovered. Then a second and third did the same. This was odd as only the test which logs into the node reported a failure. Normally, in severe unresponsive cases the Weblogic monitor either reports either one of the parameters we watch is very high or fails because…

  • Tweets for Today

    09:28 Every day with this cold has been different. Thursday couldn't think. Friday sneezed. Saturday small coughs. Let's hope today it actuall … # 17:24 Watching TiVo'd African American Lives 2 from last week. Depressing… Showing bills of sale for slaves to descendants. # 18:35 Maybe kids ought not to go to off to college?…