April 21, 2006

Nice try, but...

Okay, so this was a somewhat interesting experiment. It's also a bloody failure. Time has elapsed, things have changed. Maybe it's time to try again.

Since Jim Phelps's visit to our humble campus, various sources have been encouraging me to again make an attempt at taking up blogging. On the off chance anyone is still paying attention to this site, or somehow stubles across it, check back within the next few days to find a link to the new, relocated blog.

When awakened, it will be here.

Posted by rigsb007 at 10:37 AM

May 3, 2005

Resurrecting “Advanced Labs”

Sherman, set the Way Back machine for sometime between 2000 and 2003, when a small group of people participated in a project called Advanced Labs.

From the homepage of the Advanced Labs Website:

The Advanced Labs were created to explore, investigate, and experiment with new technology, to perform option analysis of new tools and new methods. And to bring that new technology home to the Web Team so that we can integrate it into our products, to make our projects more robust and more current.

It's time to bring this back. Please keep reading and post your ideas.

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Posted by rigsb007 at 7:35 AM

Consistent Approach for Guest Login IDs

Once the door to on-the-fly creation of X.500 guest accounts opened (Guest View aka eProxy), I speculated it wouldn't be long before candidate #2 came knocking, and I expect a flood of others to follow. Enter GoldPass. Employers need to be able to login to this system, and it makes sense that they should be able to take advantage of our new ability to create accounts in real time.

However, some differences in the design and approach of on-the-fly X.500 ID creation indicate that we should discuss the merits and problems associated with using a consistent approach to this function across all systems, before we get any further down the road. Please read on...

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Posted by rigsb007 at 6:29 AM

April 15, 2005

Security, Authentication, X.500 Directory

Co-leading a review and analysis of our current centralized security infrastructure, including the X.500 directory, use of Active Directory, and all aspects of central authenication, are Mark Powell, Kevin O'Rourke, and Chris Rigsby. The entire team of 9 or 10 people is charged with providing a review of the current state and a list of potential recommendations for improvement.

  • What do we do well?
  • What don't we do so well?
  • What can we do better?
  • What do we need to do that we're not doing now?
Posted by rigsb007 at 8:45 AM

April 13, 2005

Potential energy?

"Good architects are great listeners. But at at some point the synergy between a client with courage and an architect with vision happens, and the architect’s free. And when that happens, you get great buildings. And without that, you don’t get great buildings. So the client is the essential catalyst."
--Sean Godsell

Listening is a challenge. It's difficult to coordinate schedules, to stay on-topic, and track everything that's said. And nobody's Inbox needs more filler-material. Yet, without input and feedback, Mr. Godsell observes that there's no point in having an architect.

Enter: the blog. Follow the Continue Reading link below for more...

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Posted by rigsb007 at 3:49 PM