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Liveblogging Alex


Right now, I'm sitting in our effective use of web tools workshop, and Alex Azam is dazzling the audience with Site Builder's design tools.There is a giant bowl of candy on the table in front of me. Pam Geisel brought it in. A very nice gesture, I think. One of the delicious candies included has a sour apple flavor. This flavor has permeated the...

Posted on Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 9:23 AM

That's How We Roll

survey blog

The Web Action Team is going to leave the Action Cave next week and actually get out to talk to people! We are conducting a training for the North Coast and Mountain Region on 'Advanced SiteBulder-ing'.  We want to show people how to take their site beyond where most County sites are sitting now.  This is not a standard SiteBuilder...

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2007 at 3:19 PM

Site Builder File and WYSIWYG Upgrade


There are two significant changes to Site Builder that may delight, puzzle or frustrate you, depending on whether or not they break something on your site. I kid, I kid. They probably won't break anything. One of the changes was extremely simple, in concept. Instead of storing your files inside of your site's folder, we used to store them...

Posted on Friday, November 16, 2007 at 8:53 AM

Security... Do we need it?

Information Security

The other day Dave walked into my office to show me how if someone used a "%" sign in the blogs the text after the percent sign was mangled and not right. This weird anomaly puzzled me as everything else came out correctly. After looking into this a little while I found one of our security filters was mangling the text and...

Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 11:58 AM



Now that the Simple Grant System (SGS) is complete, I'm back on task with the Grant Tracking System (GTS). The GTS is to the SGS as Physics is to Psychics. Simplicity and transparency are replaced with detailed questions about every aspect of the grant proposal. This data is then run through a gauntlet of reviewers from various levels...

Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 10:16 AM

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