FBI Investigates Legal Activity Also

One of the reasons my photos sets are more full of flowers than buildings is people don’t call the FBI over pictures of flowers. While it is perfectly legal to take pictures of buildings from public spaces, it makes “victims” nervous. No one cares about flowers. I can take all the pictures I want without… Continue reading FBI Investigates Legal Activity Also

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

Using An LMS As a Network Drive

Ran across a video describing how to get the WebDAV info in CE6 (aka Blackboard Vista 4 Lite) for the purpose of using CE6 as a network drive. The narrator says this is a good idea because if the site has good policies, then backups are being made. In the event of a site disaster,… Continue reading Using An LMS As a Network Drive

Dumbfounded By The Numbers

Chancellor Eroll B. Davis Jr told the Georgia Board of Regents, “We grew essentially by a large university.” The USG gained 10,077 students (my alma mater has ~11,000) in a year. They calculate these fall term to fall term. In the same fall term to fall term time period, in the same same university system,… Continue reading Dumbfounded By The Numbers

Coradiant TrueSight

Several of us saw a demo of Coradiant Truesight yesterday (first mentioned in the BbWorld Monitoring post). Most of the demo, I spent trying to figure out the name Jeff Goldblum as one of team giving the demo had the voice and mannerisms of the actor’s characters. Had he mentioned a butterfly, then I definitely… Continue reading Coradiant TrueSight

Public Performance and Universities

Since restaurants get sued for not paying royalties for public performances of copyrighted music, it seems likely playing a song at an athletic event is a public performance. I wonder how much the UGA Athletics or just UGA pays ASCAP for the ability to do this? Certainly, its not academic use. 🙂 Youuuuuuu – Red… Continue reading Public Performance and Universities

Input Into Decisions

Fear brings out the worst in people. Fear of change or the unknown manifests in criticism, anger, and overreaction. Yes, I am guilty of this like everyone else… I am not somehow above all this. The idea of democracy, I think, where everyone is able to provide input into the making of a decision was… Continue reading Input Into Decisions

links for 2007-10-18

Colleges Struggle to Keep Up With Storage Demands (tags: Blackboard_Vista storage) Jobs, News and Views for All of Higher Education – Inside Higher Ed :: Professor Avatar (tags: education social) Designing For Spam (tags: google search) Customer Reference Checklist | Smiley Cat Web Design (tags: checklist software)

links for 2007-07-04

CD Rack 600 – Modern Floor Standing CD Rack 600 – Boltz Online CD Rack Store (tags: furniture music storage) flickrSLiDR – My Flickr Slideshow Embedding Tool – PaulStamatiou.com (tags: flickr photography web2.0 widgets slideshow photos) DivineNotes.com: Digital, Downloadable Baha’i-Inspired Music (tags: Baha’i music religion music.store) Desire2Learn and Blackboard Technology Tutorials for the Patent Case… Continue reading links for 2007-07-04