At times, network admins need to change their IP address, they need to do it fast and go back and forth with the configurations. They do so for troubleshooting, debugging, testing etc etc etc…
Monthly Archives: May 2012
In this post we will discuss the steps to integrate Moodle with LDAP. In our case we are using 389DS as our LDAP server. Please follow the steps below for the integration
- First enable the Authentication plugin. To do so navigate to Site administration-->Plugins-->Authentication-->Manage authentication as shown in the screen shot below
2. You will see another screen where you have to enable the LDAP server plugin as shown in image below…
Moodle development has always been active. In recent years the changes has resulted in improved end users and teachers experience. Administration process and interface has also improved a lot.
We see most of the major upgrade from version 1.9 to 2.0. Most of these changes has been improved and refined over time up to 2.2. We continue to observer the same improvement process to continue for the upcoming release of 2.3 with few new features.
New Moodle promises for easier management for teachers, better user experience for student and many performance enhancements and additional integration for administrators. The product looks more promising and stable for large deployment in education and business use.
iPad/iPhone enterprise deployment
In my opinion a tablet is most useful if used as a consumer (read your mail, news, presentation, view documents etc) as oppose to a content creator. The limiting factor is how much content you might be able to create using an iPad, even one with Bluetooth keyboard. The enterprise standard integration of an iPad is probably derived from the idea of integrating laptop in a business environment. While we run a laptop program which is integrated to the business environment, we look into accessibility, data security, authentication, enterprise application integration and miscellaneous productivity software and tools. Ability to do seamless integration, providing backup and recovery services and technical support is the key to its success. In this blog I shall try to describe how to deploy tablet for enterprises/ educational institutes in a step by step
Computer and human interface will probably be one of the most important areas of development in next few decades. While we work to master our technology to make computers work for us more efficiently, and double processing power every 18month, little we have seen to improve our direct interaction with computers.
What we seen is form factor changes (tablet/smart phone), introduction to motion sensing input (Kinect), use of GPS, accelerometer, google goggle, google glass, etc. In my opinion, we probably took a step back by heavily depending upon touch keyboards moving away from using 10 fingers (QWERTY keyboard) to 2 fingers. Fashion statements have become one of the key driving factors in the market. Most of our attempts to make handwriting recognition popular were never successful.
Our ability to instruct computers directly from our brain will probably be one of the great leap forward. We have the technology in hand. Project BrainGate is one of them.
BrainGate is a brain implant system, currently under development and in clinical trials, designed to help those who have lost control of their limbs, or other bodily functions, such as patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or spinal cord injury. The sensor, which is implanted into the brain, monitors brain activity in the patient and converts the intention of the user into computer commands.
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Prefix: We have been planning to upgrade our Citrix XenServer from 5.0 to the latest version 6.0.
XenServer only permits upgrades from the last major release. For example, in order to upgrade from version 5.0.0 to version 5.6, you must first upgrade version 5.0.0 to version 5.5, and then upgrade version 5.5 to version
5.6, and to 6.0 and so on.
As I couldn’t find a straight forward upgrade only documentation online. I am creating one. This can be used for a full upgrade from 5.0 to 6.0.1 or any of its subsets independently
If you are upgrading to a feature pack, XenServer permits a direct upgrade from the preceding release. For
example, you can upgrade directly from version 5.5 to version 5.6 Service Pack 2
Are you still using IE?
According to statcounter, Google Chrome has finally overtaken IE last week. It also shows a slow decline on Firefox usage. It would be interesting to follow this chart once Windows 8 comes out. Maybe in windows tablet they will force us to use Internet explorer? Maybe in this browser war the winner will finally be decided by the OS and the hardware manufacturer together. Like so many other things these days.. there is only one way to find out
The Highest Resolution Image of our Planet
It’s been taken by Russia’s latest weather satellite, the Electro-L. Elektro-L is now orbiting Earth on a geostationary orbit 36,000 kilometers above the equator. The satellite took the photos at a massive 121 megapixels. Electro-L’s images were made combining three visible light wavelengths and one infrared, according to Gizmodo. I just love to have this opportunity to showcase this picture in my blog.