Night School

I noticed a couple weeks back there are interesting spikes in the evening hours of Sunday through Wednesday. Just like morning/afternoon usage, the evening spikes diminish but even more so by comparison. As I recall for Monday through Wednesday, when I first started, the evening traffic almost flatlined at 5pm and then dropped off at… Continue reading Night School

Ender’s Shadow

This paragraph really resonates with me. So I wonder which a new factor disrupting my life falls under: comfortable/liked or quiet/blamed. They were career military officers, all of them. Proven officers with real ability. But in the military you don’t get trusted positions just because of your ability. You also have to attract the notice… Continue reading Ender’s Shadow

Sabra

Unusual names intrigue me. Whenever I encounter a name I don’t know, I find myself curious about the origin. Probably this comes somewhat from researching my own names which both my first and last (see the last post Legacy of a Name). Both were for obscure authors and painters people almost never know. Which lets… Continue reading Sabra

Legacy of A Name

There is a legacy of my name most people may not be aware. Ezra the Scribe made all the men of Israel send their foreign wives back to Persia. See, the people had been living in Babylon in Persia (now Iraq). Cyrus, founder of the Persian Empire, allowed them to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem… Continue reading Legacy of A Name

We Remember

Today is the day many Americans will signal (any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message)┬átheir nationalism by displaying pictures of the World Trade Center, the United State flag, NYFD logos, or yellow ribbons. Given the current climate, such signalling probably is wise as anyone like me who fails to appropriately signal can be… Continue reading We Remember

Vox

I’ve imported my blog posts from Vox. As a service, I liked the concept: A highly social rich media blog site. My hopes it would take the place of LiveJournal never came to pass. My use of it to pretty much devolved to a secondary place to post my Flickr photos. (Of course, that is… Continue reading Vox

Verify Node Has War Update

Last week I posted on how to verify the cookie domain on nodes not just looking in the Ear file on the admin node. That same concept has another cool use: Verifying which VSTs the nodes actually have. Typically one-off updates from Blackboard has us run the updateWebctEar to replace classes in the war file.… Continue reading Verify Node Has War Update