User Interface v. SQL Reports and Tracking

Blackboard Vista tracks student activity. This tracking data is viewed as a critical feature of Vista. Our instructors depended on the information until we revoked their ability to run reports themselves due to performance issues. Campus administrators can still generate reports (though some still fail). We doubt the solution to this is Blackboard improving the… Continue reading User Interface v. SQL Reports and Tracking

I’ve been tagged

By George [here] to post seven facts about me. I am the product of miscegenation. I read when I eat alone. There are 455 contacts in my instant messenger. Three of my four grandparents died before the age of 55. My height is 191.5 cm. No one else has my name in Google. (First entry… Continue reading I’ve been tagged

HAL 10

» Microsoft confirms Vista Speech Recognition remote execution flaw | George Ou | ZDNet.com I heard back from the folks at the MSRC, and they let me know that Microsoft is investigating public reports of a possible vulnerability in Windows Vista’s speech recognition feature. Microsoft’s initial investigation reveals that this vulnerability could allow an attacker… Continue reading HAL 10

Pick Me! Pick Me!

NPR : ‘Star Wars’ Celebrated in the Tournament of Roses Parade: The 501st Legion will be marching in the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day. That would be an international legion of Star Wars fans. This year, George Lucas is the grand marshal of the parade. The Star Wars director is celebrating the… Continue reading Pick Me! Pick Me!

9/11 – 5 Years Later

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

Efficient Dispute Management

Have I said before that I like news from the state of Florida? Order of the court – Jun. 7, 2006 This matter comes before the Court on Plaintiff’s Motion to designate location of a Rule 30(b)(6) deposition (Doc. 105). Upon consideration of the Motion – the latest in a series of Gordian knots that… Continue reading Efficient Dispute Management