Tag Archives: umwblogs

Archiving Faculty Academy

I mentioned in this post last month that the Faculty Academy sites were down. I discussed this with Martha and realized all the Faculty Academy sites had been created as an independent network within UMW Blogs, and given the plugin … Continue reading

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“Older Posts” Problems for Older WordPress Hacks

Last week Jess Reingold reached out to us at Reclaim about some issues with UMW Blogs (she’s not dead yet!). The “Older Posts” and “Newer Posts” links at the bottom of the main blog pages (not individual posts) were gone. That’s a … Continue reading

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Set UMW Blogs Right to Ludicrous Speed

UMW Blogs was feeling its age this Spring (it officially turned ten this month—crazy!) and we got a few reports from the folks at DTLT that performance was increasingly becoming an issue. Since 2014 the site had been hosted on … Continue reading

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Steal from Work

I recently listened to Jason Scott‘s “Now and Then, Here and There” talk for the Eleventh Hope (Hackers on Planet Earth) Conference. Jason is a free-range archivist working at the Internet Archive. His work with browser-based software emulation over the last few years … Continue reading

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UMW Blogs Stats by City from 2010-2016

In yesterday’s post about the last six years of stats on UMW Blogs, I suggested that, based on the aggregate number of users, sessions, and pageviews, UMW Domains has not cut significantly into the usage of UMW Blogs: So, there goes the theory … Continue reading

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Six Years of Stats on UMW Blogs

Today is the first time in ten years I will not be beginning a semester at UMW —and that number is 20 years if you count CUNY and UCLA. I’ve spent a long, long time in higher ed, and I’ve always been a fan … Continue reading

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The Indie EdTech Movement

I’m just returning from a deeply energizing trip to California. I spent the bulk of my time in Los Angeles, but also spent two days at Stanford University for the dLRN conference. This post was inspired by the presentation I did with Adam Croom at dLRN. … Continue reading

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Stabilizing AWS Costs on UMW Blogs

One of the quiet wins we had in DTLT this semester was moving UMW Blogs to Amazon Web Services. It was essential because this platform was quickly outgrowing the limits of a dedicated server. In fact, if it weren’t for Tim Owens‘s fancy … Continue reading

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UMW Domains Is Not Radical

On Tuesday Tim Owens and I spent the afternoon with the good people at Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS). Rob Pongsajapan invited us up to talk about the work we’ve done with UMW Domains. Rob has led … Continue reading

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Scaling UMW Blogs in the Cloud

UMW Blogs is in it’s eighth year, which is like 56 years old in web time. And like all us aging technologies, middle age can be a bitch when it comes to performance. But thanks to Tim Owens and the magic of load … Continue reading

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