Category: GeorgiaVIEW

  • Why you need a pre-performance routine

    As he moves toward the OR, McLaughlin is running through a precise series of thoughts and visualizations, which he calls the Five Ps. First is a Pause: He tries to forget what’s happened earlier in the day and focus only on the present. Next, he thinks deeply about the Patient. “This is a seventy-three-year-old man, […]

  • healthcare.gov

    As an information technology professional, when a web site has performance problems, I sigh, gnash my teeth, and gripe just like everyone else. However, twenty minutes later I realize I have been there and feel bad for those having to deal with the mess. Also, should I feel hurt that I am not among the […]

  • Anatomy of a Mistaken Shut Down

    We intensely monitor our servers. We want to know things before a work ticket reaches us. So a  month ago one morning I saw notifications where a couple servers failed login checks. (A process does a login and logout for each server multiple times an hour.) These go to the servers directly. Another check comes […]

  • One of Many

    The Learning Management System (LMS) has been a despised technology by some ever since I started working with one, WebCT, in 1999. At the time it was deemed crappy technology that had to improve or die. So today in 2012, about 13 years later, I have to roll my eyes at the pundits writing about […]

  • Want to Work With Me?

    There are a bunch of new positions which were just posted. We need analysts, database administrators, and an operating system / hardware specialist. The list: Database Administrator SQL Server for us Desire2Learn, an eLearning system. We have other projects needing Oracle DBAs too. System Support Specialist Linux, Windows, VMWare. Includes Desires2Learn but also other projects. Business Systems […]

  • Curiosity

    In Curiosity Is Critical to Academic Performance, curiosity was measured as a strong factor like conscientiousness and intelligence for academic success. Capacity and speed acquiring information, staying on task, and motivation to work with information are all good things. At the end of article, I found this interesting. Employers may also want to take note: a […]

  • Muzzled

    For over a month now my team has been heads down to provide some sandbox environments for the University System of Georgia Learning Management System Transition Task Force. The evaluators are looking at a sandbox for each contender. Various technical teams are also determining how the product fits with our experience and our operations. Growing […]

  • Aspiring to a Billion Pageviews

    Read this in an article about Reddit, But Reddit.com is still one of the internet’s most popular sites with over a billion pageviews a month. I realize a billion is a big number, but I figured even GeorgiaVIEW could be getting half a billion pageviews a month. January 15th to February 14th (our peak 30 […]

  • Organization Relationships

    A friend of mine who I used to work with once remarked (2007-ish) the University System of Georgia does not really work like a system so much as a loose confederation fighting over money. Given I have no access to budgets, I would not know. GeorgiaVIEW works remarkably well given there are only a few […]

  • 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 […]