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Blackboard Migration Update

The VCU Technology Services Learning Systems team reports that the migration of course data from the locally hosted Blackboard system to Blackboard's cloud hosted system was completed yesterday evening. One final piece of work being completed is routing of VCU traffic to the new system via the blackboard.vcu.edu web address. Currently this presents a security certificate warning on most browsers. The Learning Systems team is working with Blackboard to resolve. Please feel free to use the vcu.blackboard.com web address to access your data until the security certificate issue is resolved. We will post an update at ts.vcu.edu as more information comes available. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions.
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Marketing at its best. Everything we say can be taken out of context and make us look less than informed. But there are some real zingers in here. My favorite? I particularly liked the Balm Dogg referring to the components that make up a computer as  "innards". You can just visualize the engineers in Microsoft shaking their heads at that one. 

Why do I call him Balm Dogg? Just watch the video. BTW, +Cult of Mac  is where I first heard Balmer referred to as Balm Dogg. Props to them.
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I don't agree with the author's premise that open source does not work. I think open has worked pretty well in the server space for Linux. The difference between the server space and the desktop space is the experience. User experience is just not as important for the server space mainly because of the users. Fluffy UI gets in the way for most server and application admins. Say what you will about Microsoft but they do have a solid experience for the Windows user. From the user interface to the developer community, they provide a pretty good experience for the customer as does Apple with Mac OS X. Ubuntu has a strong user interface experience but it is still lacking in developer support. The ecosystem is part of the experience. Mobile is still too early to tell. Yes, Android has the numbers but iOS has the dollars. That one is still to be determined. I did think the article's take on Samsung was good.  They essentially want to be as closed as Apple. 
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I like the graveyard at the bottom.
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What the heck is Social Engineering? One thing it is not is a new online dating site.  Learn about this and other cybersecurity topics Tuesday and Wednesday at the Cybersecurity Fair. Great sessions, have some lunch, and win a Raspberry Pi (Not the baked kind) as well as other prizes. More information at ts.vcu.edu/cybersecurity
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Yet if my line should die,
It dies with its teeth in the enemy's throat,
It dies with its name on the enemy's tongue.
For just as mere life is not victory,
Mere death is not defeat;
And in the next world I shall kill the foe a thousand times,
Laughing,
Undefeated.

Klingon ritualistic song from The Hand of Kahless
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I can remember shouting "I want my MSN TV!" Oh wait, no I didn't. 
 
Microsoft Quietly Shuts Down MSN TV, Once Known as WebTV http://ow.ly/2y9KKb
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  • Virginia Commonwealth University
    Asst. Dir., User Services, 2000 - present
  • Randolph-Macon College
    Dir., Student Life, 1990 - 2000
  • College Satellite Network
    Account Executive, 1987 - 1988
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  • Murray State University
    M.S. - Organizational Communications, 1989 - 1990
  • Murray State University
    B.S. -Bus. Admin. Marketing, 1982 - 1987
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