We recently had several sites that had spam code injected into them due to a mis-configured file permission. It was a very targeted attack and only revealed itself to the Google search bot when it visited the site. Normal site visitors simply saw the regular web page, but when the Google bot came, the script [...]
Now that we have spent a little more time with the iPad, it’s slightly more obvious how to do a few things. The voice over options have a learning page that is quite useful. You have to get the focus on the test area by right flicking or tapping it and then it walks you [...]
I’ve gotten asked a few time lately to document how we integrated Joomla with Shibboleth authentication. It turned out to be fairly straight-forward, primarily due to the awesome Joomla Auth plugin from Sam Moffat .
The first step is getting your Apache server configured to use Shibboleth. The main Shibboleth site https://spaces.internet2.edu/display/SHIB2/Home is your best friend [...]
The fine, fine folks at MIT have released the first version of their Mobile Web project as open source code. I’ve been messing around with it for a bit today and it is quite impressive. We’ve been up against budget crunch issues for continuing to push into mobile on campus and this platform may be [...]
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the so called “digital native” label so often assigned to college students, the idea that they are fully versed and skilled with technology. I’m just not convinced it’s true. I work with a lot of students and student organizations and I would say that by and large most [...]
For the past few years we have provided Mambo based sites for the over 600 recognized student organizations at UNC Chapel Hill. In a month or so we will migrate to Joomla and convert existing sites on a by-request basis. Managing these sites hasn’t really turned out to be that much of an issue, although we do [...]