Assignments Spike CPU

Yesterday a Blackboard Vista node went unresponsive but recovered. Then a second and third did the same. This was odd as only the test which logs into the node reported a failure. Normally, in severe unresponsive cases the Weblogic monitor either reports either one of the parameters we watch is very high or fails because… Continue reading Assignments Spike CPU

The Golden Compass

I didn’t have any interest in this book (or the His Dark Materials trilogy books of which TGC is the first book) or the movie. Then I heard about Vatican objection to the movie despite the references to the Church being removed. This kind of objection made me curious. Does being an atheist make Phillip… Continue reading The Golden Compass

Overused

First: This… is… SPARTA! Then: I… am… BEOWULF! Ironically, Gerard Butler spoke the first in 300 and played Beowulf in Beowulf & Grendel a couple years ago. The second line however is from a CGI (hear the suckking sound already) Beowulf set to debut soon. I haven’t liked anything by Neil Gaiman unless you count… Continue reading Overused

Spies Among Us

Every quasi-governmental organization needs their own spies. Why am I not surprised that the MPAA has spies all over the country? I am surprised that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA, not to be confused with the Business Software Alliance the software equivalent of the MPAA and RIAA) are the spies. Though, the longer I… Continue reading Spies Among Us

Spies Among Us

Every quasi-governmental organization needs their own spies. Why am I not surprised that the MPAA has spies all over the country? I am surprised that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA, not to be confused with the Business Software Alliance the software equivalent of the MPAA and RIAA) is are the spies. Though, the longer… Continue reading Spies Among Us

Big Clef

Every quasi-governmental organization needs their own spies. Why am I not surprised that the MPAA has spies all over the country? I am surprised that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA, not to be confused with the Business Software Alliance the software equivalent of the MPAA and RIAA) are the spies. Though, the longer I… Continue reading Big Clef