Forcing Weblogic’s Config.xml

Let’s nevermind why I am working on this in the first place. Namely… the Blackboard Learning Environment Connector introduced using the hostname and port for applet URLs in Vista 8 Blackboard, Blackboard dropped WebCT’s support for using a different port for an application when behind a load balancer. So we found out we could use… Continue reading Forcing Weblogic’s Config.xml

Enrolling Administrators

One of the challenges of having 42 institutions is managing the administrators. (Actually we created some 12 spare institutions but why is another  post.) So my challenge was how to not drive myself insane trying to enroll the 6 same admin users to each institution. The best way in my opinion is to create the… Continue reading Enrolling Administrators

CE/Vista and Banner Integration

This is the second time I have worked on making Vista integration work with Banner. The first was 2005 in Vista 3.0.3 at Valdosta State. The production here at GeorgiaVIEW was set up by Harold, Jill, and Amy years ago and integrated into the install scripts or part of the cloned databases. So now I… Continue reading CE/Vista and Banner Integration

Anti-Malware and Blackboard Vista

Tier1 support was contacted by a student to report a problem with a quiz. Some sort of anti-malware software complained about code in the quiz. Tier1 support replicated the issue. Their software identified it as belonging to MyWebSearch. Very bad news. Tier2 support suggested the student remove the MyWebSearch toolbar. Tier1 escalated to Tier3 who… Continue reading Anti-Malware and Blackboard Vista

links for 2007-10-14

Firefly Books – Nature – The World of the Polar Bear (tags: polarbear) World’s oldest wall painting unearthed in Syria | Tech&Sci | Science | Reuters.com (tags: archaeology) Thunderstorm Gamma Rays Linked to Lightning (tags: science meteorology lightning weather) Techdirt: Ellison Looks To Pull A PeopleSoft On BEA BEA rejected this bid. So did PeopleSoft… Continue reading links for 2007-10-14

VM(Night)Mare

So, I need to install software on a couple servers which don’t exist. They are virtual: VMWare ESX. I can see and login to the web site. However, its frustrating to consistently get a working console. I get a partial page with “Error on page.” Going to the error reveals: Browser#ResponseReceived(): invalid content type text/html… Continue reading VM(Night)Mare

links for 2007-08-27

GotPrint: Full Color Glossy Business Cards (tags: cards) Easy Picture Hanging (tags: lifehacks photography photos DIY) Best Life Magazine: Health & Fitness: Eat these eight foods every day to cover all your nutritional bases (tags: cooking food lifehacks health nutrition) Linux.com :: Is my hardware Linux-compatible? Find out here (tags: linux hardware)

links for 2007-07-25

. Tennessee Baha’i­ School (tags: Bahá’í) WebServices – Axis (tags: webservices Apache xml java documentation programming reference webserver Blackboard_Vista) DevNet (tags: blackboard_vista development lms) WebCT – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (tags: Blackboard_patent wikipedia)