The Elusive IE Javascript Fix

I’ve been poking at getting IE browsers to properly handle and detect a browser’s window width. This is affecting a third of WERC visitors. I’ve tested it to the point where I know that the script is running on IE clients, but its not quite working correctly. Hopefully this will not take too much […]

By |April 26th, 2010|CEM, INE, WERC|0 Comments

WordPress SEO

SEO = search engine optimization.

In order to make sure that the WERC (and any other future wordpress site) gets indexed and appropriately ranked by Google and other search engines, there are particular things that needed to be addressed.

have H1 tags appear once and more or less match the title of the page
use Description meta […]

By |April 20th, 2010|CEM, INE, Research, WERC|0 Comments

A little LDAP research

I had opened a ticket a while back with OIT and eventually got a response from Daniel LaRoe. He suggested one way to get a listing of INE people via and LDAP was to do an advanced search with this query:

(&(|(uid=*Northern Engineering*)(unitDirectoryHeadings=*Northern Engineering*)(unitAlias=*Northern Engineering*)(unitDisplayName=*Northern Engineering*))(|(ou=routing)(ou=resource)(ou=departments)))

This only produces two records, each which point to […]

By |March 5th, 2010|CEM, INE, Research|0 Comments

mysql 5.1.43 Done

Upgraded to 5.1.43.

mysql> select version();
| version() |
| 5.1.43-standard-log |
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

./configure -prefix=/usr/local/mysql -with-server-suffix=-standard -enable-thread-safe-client -enable-local-infile -enable-shared -with-zlib-dir=bundled -with-big-tables -with-readline -with-plugins=all -without-docs –libexecdir=/usr/local/mysql/libexec/

By |February 1st, 2010|INE, INE Server Log|0 Comments

Methane Videos

Videos located at were having a hard time loading on some computers. Videos were uploaded to YouTube and we do not have this problem anymore.

The text was also cleaned up on these pages and some emails were updated.

By |January 29th, 2010|INE, Roxen Pages, WERC|0 Comments

Accessing EDIR Data

Spoke with David Bantz and John Mitchell about getting a data feed for accessing Banner info to update pages like

Will open another ticket requesting rpts ops$sxldap resources. The plan is to have shell access on some SQL machine, produce a data dump of INE people (for example), and then send a data file […]

By |January 15th, 2010|INE|0 Comments