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This Week's Tweaks

Friday 24 June 2011 04:31 pm

SCRIPT
minor bug fix to home page display of link to revision test.

Radiation database v2
Monthly actions script updated with all changes required to run (cron now active); further tweaks to temp storage decay and mailer functions. Monthly lab stock sheet generation updated for v2 - partial update to use list of staff->lab numbers until stocks are all udpated with owner data. Archiving sealed sources now gives option to dispose of the source in domestic waste or radiation bin, with appropriate updates to bin_history (via inc_bin_functions). Bug fix for decay of stock first usage for activity date - was only being fired if user made a 'use' action, if they did a 'dilution' or 'probes'  as a stock's first use, the activity date adjustment was not being carried out. Abstracted the activity date/decay function to inc_stock_decay and it is now called from stock_usage, stock_usage_dilution and stock_usage_probes. Updated v1 database tempStorage_disposal script to allow for final disposal of temp store waste - updates v1 records and 'block' activity held in v2 systems.  Updated stock_usage_probes to disallow empty (0 activity) probes and stock_usage to allow for disposal of 'excess' waste from probe generation.

PHPdocs
updated inc_database to include PHPdocs format comments - makes dev in Eclipse show useful info on function params etc. Did same for inc_radiation_functions, inc_bin_functions in radiation database. Will continue to udpate all scripts to include this where relevant.

Migration
ran semester 2 export, so all s2 classes now output on the SIPBS disc array in JSON + file zip format for import by VLE team. Also exported all "s1&s2" classes.

Central Data Web Services
attended a demo of the soon to be released PEGASUS based web services API. Looks to simplify the process of capturing data sets for use in 'local' departmental systems. In terms of SPIDER, will look to replace all current 'hard coded' integrations such as the /interface/oracle  tools with this over time.

 

 

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Last Week's Tweaks

Monday 20 June 2011 11:42 am

I was on leave on Friday, so this post covers week beginning 13th June.

Login page
updated to include links to myPlace and its migration support pages.

Radiation database v2
minor bug fixes to orders tool - department ID was not being stored by PG users. Updated filter to allow RPS to see all their departments orders. Added search tool for RPS, SS and dbm users (searches stocks, bins, monitors and sealed sources). Updated monitor tool to allow for history of calibrations (qv sealed sources leak tests). Monthly 'actions' script - updated to correctly decay/ report on temporary storage items.

Class lists
fixed bug in class lists tool that was adding incorrect session value to ID key when adding multiple users to a class list from historic sessions.

phoneGap
started to investigate this 'web to phone'  framework - an OS tool that allows you to develop 'native' apps in HTML/ Javascript for android, iOS etc.

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This Week's Tweaks

Friday 10 June 2011 04:39 pm

Radiation Systems of Work (SoW)
updated SoW to use inc_radiation_functions to share labs, sinks etc. in drop down menus. Needs updating to better handle editing rights.

Radiation database v2
bug fixes in: pdf output of order (RP-1); stock history/ disposal rounding/ comparison (standardised on 6 D.P); debug output removed from temp store disposal; access of RPS to all stock; accss of RPS to all orders; fixed student department not saving with orders. Further development of search tool. Added 'view' pages for sealed sources and monitors.

deptWeb
updated to remove links to 'old' SIPBS web content management to non-admin staff.

PD DB
updated central data sync to use live 'PDDD' system. Made changes to student record and supervisor request form live. Updated student record to show local data alongside central data in response to user requests (allows for comparison). Will need to liaise with the centre to determine how to resolve data discrepencies c.f. change of supervisor request.

PDP
updating 'credit' status now updates the date of saving instead of leaving original save date.

Workshop job tool
Priorities option now in place to allow jobs to be sorted/ highlight important/ critical jobs. Search improved.

Exam paper database
bug fix - report of questions per exam instead of question bank per exam. Home page updated to use colour coding of exam/question bank status.

Class reviews
Co-ordinator can now release review to other staff prior to full data availability.

Migration
Semester 2 backup script tested and ready for roll-out for central VLE team - need to liaise to get agreed roll-out date.

 

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May stats update

Friday 10 June 2011 12:26 pm

Stats update with May figures. Total page visits for May were slightly up on April, but with end of exams and the beginning of the summer exodus the downward trend will continue. One minor outage of just under an hour on 13th May due to the zip/acp issue (resolved) puts a blemish on our otherwise 100% uptime in 2011 [technically SPIDER was still 'up', the slowdown made it unusuable for that hour ;) ]

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
March 203,558 6,847 100% 100% 2,521,094 81,326 114,655 1,875 27.38 3.77
April 149,290 6,491 100% 100% 1,757,909 58,597 136,037 1,527 23.52 3.63
May 150,144 6,698 99.87 99.87 1,615,332 52,107 107,302 1,390 20.75 3.41

 

 

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This Week's Tweaks

Friday 03 June 2011 04:57 pm

Radiation v2
The radiation records database is now live. So far, no issues have arisen. Minor bug fixes/ tweaks to a few tools (extra fields for monitors, sealed sources; pdf view of delivery note for new stocks). Search tool suggested and development in progress. Linked to main staff tools page for non-SIPBS staff.

SIPBS website/ Research Admin tools
updated staff page to fix bug in showing extended publications list - was an error causing staff with shared publications to have their list limited to only 1st author publications if they had also selected a set of 'key publications'. Updated the key publications tool to allow ordering by Author, Title, Journal as well as impact factor. Updated REF tools to allow staff to edit/delete their own publications. Updated myREF page to use user setttings, fixed display bugs/ anomolies and fixed width DIVs.

questionnaire/ PGDE
created a PGDE cluster to aid differentiation between general 'education' classes/degrees and the PGDE course, mainly to allow for automated class evaluations to be created in the PGDE cluster without impacting the education cluster. Updated auto-evaluation tools to account for move from education cluster to PGDE cluster. Migrated ~200 classes from education to PGDE.

PDP
updated PDP to allow staff to mark PDP as 'Resit, no action required' for students who completed their PDP activity in a previous session and are not required to do so in the resit year. Updated staff PDP progress tool to account for this change.

Migration
added a questionnaire question export to Moodle XML format. Only exports questions at present, requires testing and consideration of whether the questionnaire structure/ meta data needs exporting in addition to questions.

Workshop job tool
Integrated with asset tool - asset register updated with a 'repair' field to allow recording of repair history. Refinements to inerface including 'new jobs', output of pdf with 'works' message (e.g. item broken do not use) for printing and attaching to equipment under/due for repair.

 

 

 

 

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