Archive for April, 2007

Which is worse – the cheating or the commentary?

Monday, April 30th, 2007

The Chronicle of Higher Education (and others) are reporting the largest cheating incident ever at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke. 34 students were caught having very similar answers on a take home exam. 33 were convicted of cheating, one of lying to the judicial board and four were exonerated. Cheating by students always […]

Weekend update (updated)

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

Not a whole lot going on this weekend. A little shopping, a little work around the house, etc. Saturday, Bryn’s husband, Adam, came by and took a look at some trees that were worrying me. Having a master arborist tell you that, while they are dying, they won’t come down immediately was reassuring. I had […]

Moving to an ISP

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

After migrating two other sites off of my desktop, it was time to move the main site.  I’ve now got running on the LinkSky ISP.  So far I’ve been very happy with them.  I still need to turn on ssh access, but I am thrilled that they offer it.  If anyone runs into any […]

99 Luftballons

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

etselec has her dreams to help her figure out what’s going on in her subconscious. I don’t dream. Okay, for all of you pedants, I do dream – I just never remember my dreams. Instead I have music. I find that almost any time I ear worm myself with a song that I haven’t heard […]

Javascript and Form Saves

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

As I’ve been working on the web front end for the PWC database, we ran into an interesting problem. Our patient records are implemented w/ a “tab” style for the display of different parts of the record. Unfortunately, the folks using the database kept tabbing over to a different part of the record which wound […]

Duke LAX

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

I never planned to comment on the Duke Lacrosse rape case, but one observation keeps running through my head and it’s probably best to get it out. Back when I was in high school, I remember being told that, in a Shakespearean sense, tragedies were uplifting and comedies were depressing. That struck me as backwards […]

It’s quiet, too quiet…

Friday, April 13th, 2007

I haven’t been so much with the blogging lately. For me, that is generally a sign that things are busy enough that I’m living life rather than blogging it [ed note: For all of you young readers, this is what is known as irony. When I have the most to say, I have the least […]

Icon Rules!

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

Okay, this is too cool.  Icon has put together an audio clip of the old Sesame Street Martians listening/responding to the telephone.  For the first time ever, I’ve actually put a ringtone on my phone instead of using the boring default! Thanks Icon! And when you’re talking about players doing things like rationing among themselves […]

Copyright infringement on campus

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

I can’t turn around anymore without hearing something new about how colleges and universities are public enemy number 1 with the copyright industry.  In early February, the Recording Industry Association of America released a top 25 list of the schools to which they have sent notices of alleged copyright infringement.  Right after that, they started […]