Certification Courses

Today I received an email announcing new certification courses from Blackboard. Every administrator around our system did as well. We have a large body of certified trainers and administrators with multiple individuals at every campus who have been through the certification plus all the functional support have been through both training and admin certification. I’m… Continue reading Certification Courses

Misleading CNN Information

Yesterday, CNN’s Erica Hill was following a story about 2 pit bulls who got loose and killed a woman in while she slept. My first complaint is citing statistics without saying from where they originated. Only because the of rebuttal guest pointing out the study was based on media reporting incidents rather than police reporting… Continue reading Misleading CNN Information

Graduation Rates

Systemwide, only 48 percent of the students in Georgia’s four-year public institutions earn a degree within six years of enrollment, compared to a national average of 54 percent. Even allowing eight to 10 years, the percentage of students earning degrees climbs only slightly. In contrast, the Georgia high school graduation rate is between 56 and… Continue reading Graduation Rates

Open Letter to Netscape 7.2 Developers

Hi guys, Um, English typically is read left-to-right and not right-to-left. So when I type in the address box, I’d really appreciate the flow of my typing to work in that direction as well. As a result, I would get “u.view.usg.edu” and not “ude.gsu.weiv.u”. Killing the process and starting a new one did resolve the… Continue reading Open Letter to Netscape 7.2 Developers

USDOEd’s Turn

Yikes! These are not the kinds of people who need to have their information disclosed. Students are just building their credit. For them to go through someone trashing them so early could be really detrimental. 🙁 Federal student loan program exposes data on 21,000 users: The U.S. Department of Education has disabled its Direct Loan… Continue reading USDOEd’s Turn

We all lose

Survey: Consumers lose to online schemes – Yahoo! News: [C]onsumers lost $630 million over the past two years to e-mail scams. That is nothing compared to the $7.8 billion people spent on computer repair. I’m interested in how many consumers are victims of email scams. Also, the median amount lost. Guess I’ll have to do… Continue reading We all lose

Anger and computers don’t mix

Ex-Boss Describes Sys Admin’s Anger During PaineWebber Sabotage Trial | June 8, 2006: On the day a system administrator at UBS PaineWebber learned his annual bonus had fallen short by about $15,000, he leveled an ultimatum at his boss: give him a written contract for more money or he was walking out the door, according… Continue reading Anger and computers don’t mix

Espionage vs. First Amendment

Gonzales Says Prosecutions of Journalists Are Possible – New York Times The government has the legal authority to prosecute journalists for publishing classified information, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales said yesterday. “There are some statutes on the book which, if you read the language carefully, would seem to indicate that that is a possibility,” Mr.… Continue reading Espionage vs. First Amendment