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Thursday 31 March 2011 04:03 pm

Just had to make a few tweaks to allow for students needing to submit assignments in the 200-300Mb range. And their deadline is tomorrow :) Updated the php.ini upload_max_filesize and post_max_size to 300M and made a 'bodge' to the file_manager/config file to allow for a check on class code to extend the MY_MAX_FILE_SIZE and MY_MAX_STORAGE for students in this class only to 300Mb. The only remaining issue will be the browser timing-out when the student comes to upload such a big file as the nature of PHP is such that it wont keep the connection open until the file is done, it may just time-out... not much we can do about that though.

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This Week's Tweaks

Friday 25 March 2011 04:49 pm

not much this week due to various (too many) meetings

SIPBS website
various tweaks and fixes to content and display of database items. Fixed grants to be fully user updatable. This uses a copy of central data so it doesn't matter if they delete them. Some changes to website manager to restore features not linked to by the new staff profile editor pages

migration
final (hopefully) tweaks to the moodle xml export of questions. Everything should now be in place for them to set up all spider quizzes to work in myplace. Static content migrated successfully for the bioscience pilot course with no problems expected for the rest of the static stuff (notes, slides, other files, links, teaching staff etc)

FMT lab exercises
many bug fixes. Thanks to the students who pointed these out

workshop jobs system
this is being evaluated by staff. Some mainly cosmetic changes and enhancements based on user suggestions.

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This Week's Tweaks

Friday 18 March 2011 04:23 pm

radiation v2
orders/deliveries - fix for standard users view. Added pdf output for RP1 form. Updates/ fixes to holding limits. Fixed users tool so that only dbm can edit 'group' (rps can only add/edit rps + user groups). Fixes to stock_reports. Updated bin history to reflect changes made to bin in ss bin store (decays). Fixed home page to display correct tools for each radiation user group. Fixed bin decay to only decay short t1/2 isotopes. Update bin_move to correctly record move type. Realised 'create probes' wasn't completed. Mostly done now (still need to manage disposal of 'waste from probe generation').

SIPBS website
migration to new version of site went live. Few issues with home page going live a bit early, resolved with the help of webteam. Multiple tweaks to sipbs folder to fix missing paths (images held in web manager module in SPIDER) and re-route moved pages to their new addresses. Created some new banners.

web manager
updated to use new staff profile editor.

questionnaires
fixed automatic class evaluation questionnaire to work correctly with education cluster 'sections'.

ePDP
fixed bug in 'course files' that was causing files uploaded without file extensions to not appear in database.

exam paper database
general tweaks and fixes. IE warning issues resolved.

FMT
completed updates for data input side. Still requires some work to update marking changes.

migration
quiz export to Moodle format completed, image export included. Passed to myPlace team for import testing.

 

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This Week's Tweaks

Friday 11 March 2011 04:25 pm

showContent
updated to allow passing of a 'num' in $_GET to switch from standard 4 archive tabs to whatever num is set to (staff member needed to see some 2005 content).

Photos
dusted off my dSLR and took some exterior and interior shots of the Hamnett Wing. Images will be used for the signage system and the new-look SIPBS website.

PG DB
updated funding tool to use AJAX lookup of budget codes; added in bench fees, use same lookup feature. Minor tweaks to student pages (debug data turned off for superadmins).

iGEM
fixed bugs in document manager. Increased allocation of storage.

radiation v2
various bug fixes/ consistancy fixes prior to final acceptance testing. Updated home page with new icons. Still to do 'monthly' automated updates, but rest of system nearly ready to go.

FMT
minor changes to wording on some pages - various other updates in progress.

 

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Recent Tweaks

Thursday 03 March 2011 04:32 pm

SIPBS website
seminar page updated - slight modification to layout/ordering of seminar details

radiation v1
updated to include I-128 and I-131 (iso, short t1/2 list for daily decay)

radiation v2
added 'bin store' decay option - allows safety services/ dbm to decay correct bins. Slight update to bin_history tool to account for this function (history now shows any decays).

PG DB
student record: 'status' now has 'Terminated' option
student record: 'Viva Result' now has 'No viva required' and 'PhD not awarded but to resubmit for MPhil' options
student record: 'duration of study' now shown under start/end registration dates (automatically calculated from these dates)
student record: 'funding details' now available to all departments (was previously P&A Chemistry only)

wiki
updated dev pages with dev: radiation pages - not many there just now (a few 'bin' pages mostly)

migration
minor tweaks to JSON export for class basic data and fixed file content. VLE team have working importer on their dev server.

BPU database
updated to allow for supervisors/ users, suppliers etc to have an 'active' field. Updates to filters to only show active records.

exam paper builder
minor modification to allow staff to view other user's submissions (e.g. allows editing of question banks belonging to staff who have left)

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February Stats

Thursday 03 March 2011 09:24 am

Updated stats for this academic session to date, with mobile usage figures. Total page visits by mobile is low, but % of users making use of mobile access is now up to 25%.

2010

monthloginsusersSystem uptimePage visitsMobile use
9-5pm24/7TotalDaily meanMax#users%users%visits
October* 102,836 8,241 100% 100% 2,821,246 91,008 141,933 1,426 17.30 2.49
November 206,594 7,667 100% 100% 2,776,477 92,549 140,843 1,662 21.68 3.04
December 167,885 6,723 99.97%** 99.97% 2,022,650 65,247 128,534 1,556 23.14 4.42

*October login tracking started on 15/10/10
** ~15min downtime for reboot after ClamAV update

 

2011

monthloginsusersSystem uptimePage visitsMobile use
9-5pm24/7TotalDaily meanMax#users%users%visits
January 181,988 7,605
100% 100% 2,283,585 73,664 126,916 1,641 21.58 3.46
February 180,947 7,019
100% 100% 2,113,781 75,492 114,112 1,823 25.97 3.46

 

 

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