A New Focus

Over the course of the last few months we have been quietly updating and working on our web tools we offer our K-12 teachers.  We were using a variety of products to develop a very robust K-12 portal. The problem is that we had to support, maintain, and train on too many offerings.  School websites … Read more

Moodle 2.2 gradebook layout causing headaches

We just updated to Moodle 2.2 and my teachers are ready to revolt.  Moodle has destroyed the gradebook layout by adding so many columns that unless your screen resolution is super huge, you will be stuck in the sideways scroll of death.   The gradebook has added so many columns now such as email, user … Read more

Ubuntu Hidden Files Using Up Disk Space

For other Ubuntu noobs like myself, I learned a valuable lesson today about deleting files as root using Nautilus.  Apparently these get placed in a special hidden folder in /root/.local/.share/.trash  and you think they are deleted but they are simply, “moved off the books” so to speak where they are no longer anywhere the normal … Read more

Made the Move – Joomla 1.5 to 1.7

Just before the holidays we moved our site to Joomla 1.7.  It was a very tedious task and not for the faint of heart.  We tried several times to use the Joomla Migration tool but sadly this didn’t quite work out.  It ended up creating more problems than it solved.  In the end we decided … Read more