One of my co-workers says about tracking, “One of the big selling points to [Blackboard] Vista is the wealth of tracking data for auditing, grade challenges, and catching cheaters.” Certainly, Reports and Tracking in Blackboard’s Vista 3 is one of the more favorite tools. So making sure the data gets there is critically important. The… Continue reading Its 10:34 Do You Know Where Your Tracking Files Are?
Since you readers seem not to comment much, I took it upon myself to check on you by other means. 😀 More of my visitors come from Washington, DC, than any other US locale. Interesting…. All of them are from a certain publicly traded company. \Why would I be surprised, considering I mentioned them and… Continue reading Who Is Lurking In the Shadows?
Yahoo To Shut Down Yahoo Photos In Favor Of Flickr You have until September to move all your photos. UPDATE 17-JUN-2007: I have imported 511 pictures at Yahoo! Photos to my Flickr account. The migration tool was kind enough to mark all of them as private. However, though untagged. 🙁 I’m working through them, updating… Continue reading RIP Yahoo! Photos
It’s often argued that the high false positive rate proves the system is poorly run or even useless. This is not necessarily the case. In running a system like this, we necessarily trade off false positives against false negatives. We can lower either kind of error, but doing so will increase the other kind. The… Continue reading False Positives
Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of forwarded or group invites for kinds of things about not buying gas for a day, not buying gas from the two largest oil companies, or even everyone not using electricity for an hour (One Hour NO Power). These are ambitious endeavors for problems I agree are present. My… Continue reading Waste Not
There is a bill in the GA legislature to additionally fine people for excessive speeding. Fine. Good even. However, it disturbs me that people quote the wrong statistics as rationale and tie it to emotional cues. Slowing down ‘super speeders’ on Georgia highways is a super idea – gainesvilletimes.com: Last year in Georgia, 1,700 people… Continue reading What is a Super Speeder?
Discovery Channel :: News – Space :: Did Viking Lander Kill Alien Life? Last month, scientists excitedly reported that new photographs of Mars showed geologic changes that suggest water occasionally flows there — the most tantalizing sign that Mars is hospitable to life. In the ’70s, the Viking mission found no signs of life. But… Continue reading Let There Be Life!
Hairy Originally uploaded by sneezypb. Definitely time for a haircut. About a week ago I decided I needed one. However, its been quite hectic. As most of you know, I work for the University System of Georgia’s Office of Instructional and Information Technology, specifically a project to provide system wide (35 schools) online classes. We… Continue reading Hairy
The world has changed as a result of these attacks 5 years ago today. Pre-9/11 we viewed the world’s problems as only something we had to deal with should we travel to a dangerous country. Post-9/11 we are constantly nervous that once again our home might be that dangerous country. A whole country going through… Continue reading 9/11 – 5 Years Later
I have always considered the Illiad or the Odyssey to be among the best of love stories. True, there is lots of violence. True, the characters are mostly men. Love is the motivation and driving force behind the heros and why each is able to overcome and win. If they were written by women, then… Continue reading Homer a Pseudonym for a Woman?