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Adolescent Diary Weblogs and the Unseen Audience

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The Performativity of Naming: Adolescent Weblog Names as Metaphor

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February 23, 2006

IU Webmail Migration

This morning I have been thinking unkind words about the universities webmail system. Ok, I know IU people are laughing now wondering when anyone has ever thought good words about it since the change to webmail. In truth webmail isn't all that bad...the interface is much better than PINE's and you have access from anywhere which is a real plus for us off-campus folks and when we travel. But lately I have to exit and reenter the page at least two times to read my morning email, and today I've restarted it close to 10 times without gaining full access.

So I got interested in what was going on and started at the UITS page Notices & Alerts box, it says everything is fine but then it always says everything is fine. I found out last semester that the box only acknowledges complete outages so it's not really very useful. I kept digging and found this jem IU Webmail Migration:

Beginning Monday, February 6, IU Webmail users will be migrated to an upgraded environment. This migration will take place each day from 8:00am to 5:00pm over the following 3 weeks. No interruption of service is anticipated.

No doubt in my mind that this is the problem...because in my experience when UITS says "no interruption of service is anticipated" expect massive interruptions. Nothing ever runs that smoothly for anyone, not just UITS, especially over an almost month long transition.

Posted by prolurkr at February 23, 2006 09:03 AM

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