On Troubled economic agency shouldn’t be fooling us twice
There in lies the problem, common sense isn't so common and accountability ended with the partisan appointment of a crony with loose morals. Seriously, who owes the state that much money in back taxes? I would submit no one that any taxpayer would want holding the purse strings.
On Janesville School District considers computer upgrades
MGDJoker - After reading your articulate single sentence I don't care what you're talking about..dropdead - I reread your post, very nice build out already. Cisco AP's for the externals, cabinets wired for the future. You undoubtedly work in the system and are spot on with the blade servers and thin clients. You stay abreast of technology and are a consummate geek. Give up your can of compressed air for the reverse shopvac and rejoice! voip/mumble voip.usagaming.net 1tb traffic per month. We're #1 :) .Karl Dommershausen, no such thing as a 30 year plan in IT. With the application of Moore's law what the heck is Dr. Smiley extrapolating over 3 decades... in IT? I'm always leery of those that can put together wonderful presentations and are engaging orators. They tend to be the best sales people in the business of self preservation. .Listen, I don't know Dr. Smiley or his vision. Put Dr. in front of his name and he's pulling six digits correct? On top of that the district hired a consulting firm to find him? Ties to the community? Oh yes he's relocating here. Good for us. Here today and gone tomorrow like so many other consultant outcomes. I'd bet money dropdead and 100 more like him are from Southern Wisconsin and have a vested interest in the success of this area..I typed the above and then used that cool tool called google:::He would be paid $124,000 a year. His benefits would cost an additional $39,677..Smiley has been at Waunakee less than 18 months. He previously was the information technology director for the Stoughton School District, where he had worked for 17 years..Smiley was a Peace Corps volunteer on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent from 1986 to 1988.I like Dr.Bob much more however for that kind of bacon he seems to be lacking some security creds. I'm sure there is a special consideration between his education in administration, with minors in school business administration and mediation and conflict resolution,double-major bachelor's degree in accounting/management of information systems and a master's degree in special education for the hearing-impaired, both from Ball State. Maybe he can fill in vacations for another administrator? Seriously though strong candidate with LOCAL TIES! Kudos! Just lacking some security certs.
"Rewire with cabling? lol, way to waste money. Wireless unless you want to spend big bucks for people to pull cables and repair the damages. And yes, I am aware of issues like bandwidth contention.Not my problem though, since I am in Milton school district".Then if you're aware of bandwidth trends you would quickly agree that multimedia demands bandwidth. You more or less counter your own argument..vnvet, districts and government would rather hire those with professional titles and esteemed college degrees than those with a proven track record in IT/IS consulting learned old school. Listen, I don't need a $1000 oscilloscope to recognize that a rail on a power supply is dead or ripples , rather another good $50 power supply to see the problem go away. That's common sense and what is most lacking in government. This applies down the line to every precious dollar needed for our kids. Everyone in this facilities need to become a steward of that dollar, from the Janitor to the Superintendent. Don't get me wrong, there is a need for well educated IT/IS staff but that is typically at the NOC/Security level..dropdead, sounds like someone was intelligent enough to draft a build out of the facilities infrastructure. I ponder disaster mitigation? That is where the cloud truly shines! Communities cannot afford data centers however local government could and what better place then the seat of county government? You could have your county data center integrating all aspects of county wide IT needs and save a BOATLOAD of taxpayer dollars to boot. .Concerning Google Docs however I quickly learned in college that open source is cool for us hipsters but academia runs on MS Office, between OpenOffice and Google Docs, even I purchased MSOffice due to every demographic of professor using a different version of it..Anyways dropdead, looks like you and I should grab a watts meter and demonstrate the power savings alone of centralized blade servers. Wonder if Janesville wants to hire a couple of concerned locals to keep it cheap, lol. I doubt it, look how long it took them to transition from inkjet to laser.
Baloney, while I do not know the specific builds and whether they would benefit from ram or hard drive upgrades, they certainly would benefit from re-imaging from an install with all non-essential Windows services disabled.
This will buy the district time to wire these facilities for the future. Blade servers/virtual machines. Every room where computers will be utilized should have Cat6 or fiber, every lab or classroom should have 2xCat6 or fiber. Conduit is best.
Essentially a cost benefit analysis in the end to see if the manual labor involved will be worth the computer upgrades. There again I do not know the starting point of the original builds. Technology costs money, money that is wasted if the infrastructure isn't there to begin with, ie a corvette on a wagon trail.
On What would you ask Paul Ryan?
I would ask and then advise against a 2016 National Presidency campaign. Hillary Clinton will stomp a mudhole in his arse..He really needed to publicly distance himself from Mitt Romney in the waning days of their campaign. At first I was excited about his potential vice-presidency and then Mitt kept talking..As an independent sickened by what our contry has become, I would ask him for a sit down meeting so I could pick his mind a little. He is the most intriguing local politician now that Joe Knilan's is in somebodies else's basement in Appleton or (insert) other last bastion of conservative fortitude..How about it Mr. Ryan, a sit down meeting with a local nobody awaiting American Revolution v2.0?
On Why you should be optimistic about Janesville
So tired of these moronic GM discussions, GM was a wonderful employer who paid more than a livable wage at the expense of the human body. Worthwhile trade considering many of these other local parasitic companies feeding off the misery of the unemployed. .With that said I have met some wonderful folk since working in Janesville and certainly not the anti-gm, anti-worker anti-happiness folks who comment on here all to frequently..GM will return again someday and I realize many of you bash the company because when they left they took part of your lively hood or you refuse to believe that they will return for fear of being let down again. Welcome them back with open arms, embrace the type of change Rock County needs, all working together to compete against countries with unfair labor practices, currency manipulation and rampant corruption..For those that want to debate GM Janesville's future educate yourselves on corporate bankruptcy in relation to federal super fund cleanup sites. Now check this: http://www.racertrust.org/Properties/Pro....Do some more research, learn about Google Syntax search queries: http://www.googleguide.com/using_advance....The truth is out there even if under the surface. Nothings certain in life or on the internet however, there is a lot of commercial real-estate out there cheap, I would submit almost free in Michigan.
On Gun shows face new scrutiny after school shooting
Almost RAF, the UCR stats are misleading at times in how they are reported. Rifle could mean of the hunting variety in certain jurisdictions while Assault Weapons might be classified Otherguns or type not stated. Regardless the disease is in the human mind and not the implement. Pandora's box..With that said the ONLY way we will ever come to any type of responsible legislation is through that scientific process. Why then are politicians once again doing the knee jerk mommy fix routine? I call for a consortium of well respected sociologists take a deeper look into how and why we kill one another and what the meek can do to protect themselves without the tools for the task at hand.
On Kolste enroute to victory in 44th
Wow! Blowing constituents off from your brothers basement command center has consequences? Who'd a thunk. :D I'm glad neither Sheridan or Knilans are representing my neighbors! Do the same to Kolste if she doesn't work out! To bad we can't keep the door swinging on a larger scale. Holding representatives responsible for their actions and leaving them in fear for their jobs could create that cooperation to do the will of the people that current partisanship lacks.
On Janesville falls short in survey
TheKai, I love you man. I have been reading your submissions on here for some years now and you're always the voice of sensibility. You take the time to thoughtfully caress those keys, me? Sometimes not so much. Oo.Hell, if you told me you were Mitt Romney or Joe Knilans, I would vote for you if I lived in district..Regardless, I got a nice hot cup of joe for ya at MM's if you ever want to redeem.
On YWCA ceremony remembers those who have died due to domestic violence
And I quote:
"Family violence accounted for 11% ofall reported and unreported violencebetween 1998 and 2002. Of theseroughly 3.5 million violent crimescommitted against family members,49% were crimes against spouses, 11%were sons or daughters victimized by aparent, and 41% were crimes againstother family members."
Don't name yourself truth if your going to misrepresent others life work.
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