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VBS Check-in Process Improvement

Monday, July 25, 2011 5:15 PM by nairdo
This year we had a little more than 1750+ kids use the automated check-in system for VBS across three of our campuses. Looking at this graph which shows the number of check-ins per minute, you can see check-in does not ramp up as sharply as we would want Read More...

Custom IE Error Page (DNSERROR.HTM)

Monday, June 20, 2011 3:22 PM by nairdo
When you use a web based kiosk for your attendant-less check-in system , you should think about what's going to happen if your network fails you -- especially if you're using the 3G network. This is what you'll see if the kiosk cannot reach Read More...

Patchy Philosophy and the Bug Free Software

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 8:17 PM by nairdo
[note: This is an especially 'angry coder' post -- so I encourage the the faint of heart reader to simply skip this article.] Although I hate to admit it, I know there is no such thing as bug free software releases. With testing and a solid QA Read More...

Remote, Mobile, 3G, Check-in

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 7:11 AM by nairdo
When we launched our Queen Creek campus at the Queen Creek High School, we decided not to rely on the local network there. Having learned our network reliability lessons when we ran a test church at Campo Verde High School the year before, we instead Read More...

Our Virtual Check-in System

Sunday, February 08, 2009 3:34 PM by nairdo
For the past few weeks, I was beginning to think our new Arena check-in module was only going to be a virtual system -- not a real, working application. You see, we had to postpone the full rollout a few weeks ago when our first full scale pilot had a Read More...

Pestering Pays Off: Say Hi to Derek

Monday, March 17, 2008 11:53 AM by nairdo
My pestering has paid off. I just got word on Friday that Derek Mangrum , our Network and Systems Administrator, has begun blogging IT specific posts over at Grinding-IT-Out and he's doing it at a furious, daily pace (compared to my 1-2 per month). Read More...

Server Re-Rack , 9hrs and Counting

Friday, June 08, 2007 3:36 AM by nairdo
It's 4:07am and we're nearing the end of our computer room (closet) re-rack project. Thanks to Derek Mangrum, our ultra talented and organized server/network engineer, we've got a computer room that was completely recreated from the ground Read More...

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