Category Archives: Wes

Free Books from my Bokshelf

Math, physics, computer science. And a signed copy of  The Art of Computer Programming Volume 1: Fundemental Algorithms (Donald E.Knuth).   Free for the taking, available only in Lafayette 407

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BBB keeps rolling along

Upgraded from 1.1ßeta to 1.1-RC from BBB: It’s been almost four months of testing since we announced the availability of 1.1-beta on Jan 12, 2017.  See: https://bigbluebutton.org/2017/01/12/1-1-beta/. A big thanks to everyone who reported issues with the beta and helped … Continue reading

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WiFi laptops

Spent way too long getting 303 laptops to speak to the wireless network post radius certificate update. Fixed a lot of issues with caspar and munki along the way.

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Guide on the side

Helped Daisy, Graham, and Lyman get updated GOS installed on library servers. They were very happy, but not so happy as to let us use their SpringShare software.

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Data begets data

Created more graphs; moved jpgraph library into cumulusclips library (was on ctl.w3.uvm.edu); refactored code to use cc-core DB  objects for mySQl queries; added tabular (HTML table or Excel CSV download)  custom user reports. Incorporated all of this into Admin Panel. … Continue reading

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cool stuff

Hacked a solution to embedding live feeds from Wowza into blog posts Also wrote some code to display real-time data   And wrote a lot of documentation and a CTL blog post https://wiki.uvm.edu/index.php?title=Streaming_Server http://blog.uvm.edu/ctl/2017/03/30/uvms-streaming-media-server-and-online-video-platform-ovp/  

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Updates to UVM Streaming gone live

Updates Revamped metadata entry screen with contextual help, revised wording, required field indicators, copyright agreement highlights , formatting water mark suppression is now on by default for new uploads view statistics give more accurate counts view stats now available   … Continue reading

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SharePoint 2016

Worked with SAA to roll out the very first new production SharePoint site. CTL as always a leader in technology.

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BBB 1.1ß

installed, needs some configuration before taking it ‘live’ . This release offers three main enhancements:  1. Breakout Rooms: https://youtu.be/q5N-lcocJss  (3:41 minutes)  2. Live Closed Captioning: https://youtu.be/vDpurrMgal0  (1:23 minutes)  3. Faster Desktop Sharing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTFuEvmEqB0 (3:10 minutes)

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streaming media updates

Wendy and ines made some helpful suggestions for changes to metadata upload pages. They can be found on streaming-dev.uvm.edu . SAA bumped up the # of virtual processors allocated to the server. Need to tune the queuing software, which has … Continue reading

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