The Musing I recently created a Fedora boot-able USB drive with Fedora Media Writer to install it on a computer. It worked great! Except that I couldn’t get Windows to recognize the USB drive, even if I use the FMW to reset the drive to drive to factory settings. It appears it might be an issue with how the drive… More →
The Musing Not really a musing, as much as I wanted to document this fix, because it seems to happen with alarming frequency. The Situation I run a Mythbuntu box to as a PVR – it works great! I recently created a software RAID array using mdadm with three disks. Sometimes when the power goes off and the machine doesn’t… More →
The Musing As I’ve written previously, we moved our Moodle server to a virtual server, but I also keep live backups of each term for as long as possible. Because we’ve been using Moodle for almost ten (10) years, we have mountains of data, and it won’t all fit on the virtual machine. I’d still like to keep it live, not… More →
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The Musing So at MHU we use Moodle extensively, and have been piloting a test install of Mahara for some English faculty that really want to use ePortfolios. I set Mahara to integrate with Moodle, so that with a single (or more?) click, one can export their work to their Mahara portfolio. Because of the strange way we do terms… More →
The Musing We use Moodle at Mars Hill – at least three (3) different instances. One for our main LMS, one for TimeTracker, and one for myMHU, our campus intranet. This past weekend, I braved the frozen tundra of our server room to upgrade the OS on our campus intranet server to CentOS 7. Seriously, I needed a parka. At… More →
The Musing So yesterday, I went on a 23 mile ride with a colleague at work, and that put me over 1k miles for the year! Now, I realize that number is not much for many people, but I’ve never been even close before. I think last year I rode 650+, and the year before was probably even less. Coach… More →
The Musing About a year or two ago, I began using a trackball – I said I would never use a trackball, but whatever. Specifically, I began using the Logitech M570. It took a while to get used to it, but after the initial break-in period, I’m pretty good with it. I use synergy (I donate – you should, too)… More →